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Inner Glow by Mel Harrison
This morning a friend of mine, and fellow iphoneographer, Emanuel Faria sent me a message suggesting an app for me to try. I’m always very keen to play with new apps and as I am sick in bed with a cold I have lots of time to play around with it. The app is called Rollage. It is a free app and quite a handy little tool for an interesting effect.
I have called this image ‘Inner Glow’. It is a combination of two old images from my camera roll; the first is wormhole an image I created with Hipstamatic, Image Blender and Paint FX. The second was just a simple black and white image of my eye.
Final Image – Inner Glow
This is the final image, the one we are going to show you how to create.
Original Image 1
Original Image 2
Step 1 Load Photos Into Rollage
Step one was to load them both into Rollage and adjust them to fit the loading windows.
Step 2 Adjust
You can adjust size, rotate the image or flip the image if you desire. I deliberately made wormhole smaller and let the eye fill the window. When you are happy with the loaded photos, hit the next button.
Step 3 Add Blending Effect
In this screen you need to choose between 3 blending options; stripes, starburst or sharp points. For this image I went with the starburst.
Step 4 Adjust Position
I then arranged the wormhole image down into the bottom right hand corner. You can arrange each image individually, adjusting size and direction by toggling between the 1 and 2 in the bottom right hand corner. When happy with the placement, hit the next button.
Step 5 Add Filter Effect
In this screen, there are 4 filters that you can add to your image. The first is “as loaded”, the second is black and white and the last two have a grungey overtone in blue and pink, respectively. For this image, I went with number 3; the blue toned filter.
Step 6 ScratchCam
The next point of call was ScratchCam. I knew I wanted the multi-tiled overlay but colors were a bit hard to decide on. I ended up with two I was interested in but they were not quite right. This is a screenshot of one of the ScratchCam versions.
Step 7 Will it Blend?
I loaded both the ScratchCam versions into Image Blender, and adjusted the slider on the ‘normal’ blending mode until I was happy with the color.
Step 8 Send to LensLight
Using Image Blender’s ‘send to other apps’ function I then transferred the image to LensLight.
Step 9 Sunstar
In Lenslight, I selected the ‘sunstar’ and arranged it onto the image.
Step 9a Adjust Brightness
Staying with LensLight, I adjusted the brightness levels and saved the image to the iPhone’s Camera Roll, completing the editing process.
Step Final Image
This is the awesome final image again. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, Rollage gets a little addictive, loading different photos in to see what effect it creates so have fun!!