Mobile Photography & Art – ‘My Top Five Apps’ by Jerry Jobe from Georgia, United States

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We are revitalising our Top Five Apps section to our Photo App Lounge column. This a section within TheAppWhisperer where we ask highly accomplished mobile photographers and artists to list their top five apps and to explain why they have … Read more

Mobile Photography and Art – A Picture’s Worth with Tricia Dewey from Texas, US

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A Picture’s Worth‘… is where we ask mobile photographers that have created powerful mobile photography/art to explain the processes they took. This includes their initial thoughts as to what they wanted to create, why they wanted to create it, how they created it, including all apps used and what they wanted to convey. We also ask these incredible artists to explain their emotions and how the image projects those feelings. We have published a few A Picture’s Worth articles recently, if you have missed those – please go here.

In this ‘A Picture’s Worth’ today we asked Tricia Dewey to tell us more about her image featured here.  Dewey has detailed her thoughts below, we think you’ll find this invaluable…

 

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Mobile Photography Apps – Black Friday Sales

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There are some really great mobile photography and art apps on sale today. Take a look at the following and click on the links to make these savings. If you hear of any more, that we have missed, please add them to the comments below.

 

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Adobe’s PaintCan: A Nifty Addition to Beginner Paint Apps

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We are delighted to publish Jerry Jobe’s latest mobile photography/art tutorial for our reading and viewing pleasure. This time Jobe takes a look at the app Adobe’s PaintCan app. Read his thoughts as he puts it through its paces (foreword by Joanne Carter). Take it away Jerry…

PaintCan is free and you can download it here

“Painting apps can take several different forms. There are the auto-painting apps, that apply the brush to the canvas in a specific, software-driven way. Glaze, Brushstroke and the AutoPainter series are among the auto-painting apps I’ve covered. There are those that allow you to “trace” photos, but the user completely controls the brush strokes and they can even paint completely from scratch. Procreate, ArtRage, Sketch Club, and the Brush menu in iColorama fall into this user-intensive group.

There’s a third group of painting apps which I’d call “software-assisted”. These apps do not allow for painting from scratch like user-intensive apps, but require users to touch the screen and make strokes (unlike the fully automatic apps). Mobile Monet, Photo Viva, Foolproof and today’s app, PaintCan, fall into this third category. These software-assisted apps fall into that middle ground between fully user-controlled and fully automatic. They give you more control over the result than a fully-automatic app, which can help your “eye”: the decisions you make about form and details. At the same time, they help with the brush strokes so that you aren’t immediately frustrated with lack of drawing skills.

PaintCan is an Adobe app. To me, that means it’s pretty solid, and has a team of developers that will back it up as long as the company maintains interest in it. Of course, the flip side is that you don’t have a single developer with the passion to keep it going, either”.

 

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Mobile Photography / Art – Three Years of Tutorials: A Recap, an Assembly Feature, and an iColorama Procedural

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Huge thanks to Jerry Jobe on his Mobile Photography / Art Tutorial Third Year Writing Anniversary. We have loved and enjoyed every single one of Jobe’s tutorials and we know that you do too.  This week, Jobe does something a little different, take a look…(foreword by Joanne Carter).

“On November 7, 2012, I published my first tutorial on Hipstamatic. As usual, on my anniversary, I like to take a look back. But there’s more to this article than a walk down memory lane. There’s a feature currently in beta for Assembly that I’d like to show you, and an iColorama procedural on how to create a multicolored water color painting like this one. So let’s get started!”

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Mobile Photography/Art Tutorial – Brushstroke Part 2: Canvas the Area

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We are delighted to publish Jerry Jobe’s latest mobile photography/art tutorial for our reading and viewing pleasure. This week we have published Part 2 of Jobe’s two part series on the app Brushstroke. If you missed Part 1, Please go here. Read his thoughts as he puts it through its paces (foreword by Joanne Carter).

Brushstroke retails for $3.99/£2.99 and you can download it here

“In part 1 of my article on Brushstroke, I covered the painting and color presets. Part two covers the finishing touches: adding texture with the underlying Canvas; Adjusting the painting; and adding a signature to your work.

The image I’ll be using is a portrait of my wife. The background was lightened and blurred with iColorama to let her features stand out”.

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Mobile Photography/Art Tutorial – Brushstroke Part 1 – A Dizzying Amount of Presets

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We are delighted to publish Jerry Jobe’s latest mobile photography/art tutorial for our reading and viewing pleasure. This week Jobe takes a look at the popular mobile photography and Art iPad app Brushstroke. This is Part 1 of what will be a two Part series. Read his thoughts as he puts it through its paces (foreword by Joanne Carter).

Brushstroke retails for $3.99/£2.99 and you can download it here

“I’ve covered a few apps that turn your photos into paintings. Glaze has several fine presets, but doesn’t offer a lot in the way of control. Artista Impresso gives you quite a bit of control, but it is over a particular style of painting. iColorama gives you both automated painting, as I discussed in my tutorial on the Auto2 feature last time, as well as the ability to make the strokes yourself (the ultimate control).

There’s always room for one more app, however, trying to hit the appropriate balance of various styles and amount of control. Brushstroke, by Code Organa, falls into the first category, offering only a moderate amount of control over a dizzying number of presets. So my two-part tutorial on this app will not be structured around how you control your output, but comes across more as a sampler of the different styles available. There are many, so let’s get started.

I’m going to work with this flower image, which has already been modified from the original in iColorama. The background foliage has been faded, and a “drawn” border was applied”.

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