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Olloclip Tutorial – Creating Fish-Eye Art With Mel Harrison

For this tutorial I used the fish eye lens of the Olloclip to take this photo of buildings in the city using the 6×6 app. I loved the lines and the way the fish eye curved the buildings. I thought this would be a good image to work with and decided on a painterly effect to contrast the modern lines of the buildings.

Take a look at the steps below and see if you can also create something like this. All the apps I’ve used are available with links at the end of this article.

Step 1 – Original Image



This is the original image, I used the app 6×6 to capture this shot. I then saved it within the app.

Step 2 – Underpainting



Next, I chose to use the Autopainter 3 app using the Gogh 2 setting. Autopainter goes through three steps, underpainting, drying and fine details.

Step 3 – Dry Reveal


Step 4 – Detail Brush


Step 5



Once Autopainter had worked it’s magic I used Image blender to layer the original image and the autopainter image in normal mode. I did this to bring some more detail back into the image.

Step 6



Next, I transferred the image from Image blender to Lenslight using the ‘save to other apps’ function within the app.

Step 7



I then added in a blue spike where the sun was glinting in the original photo. I adjusted the brightness and saved to camera roll.

Step 8



I wanted to bring down the brightness in the blue and give the image a steel grey overtone so I loaded the image into Pixlromatic.

Step 9



I then used the Bob filter to utilize this effect.

Step 10



Here is my final image once again, it’s a great fish-eye image with an arty twist.

Apps With Links Used To Create This Tutorial

Mel Harrison is an Australian digital artist, iPhone photographer and writer. Her work has been shown in exhibitions around the world including the LA-MAF. She has been honoured with Artist of the Day and Artist of the Month at Mel is active in the IPhoneography community and is part of our sister site staff team at You can follow Mel's work at and her work is a available to purchase via As a Columnist for, Mel will focus on digital art and collage images. Her column will be called APPart and she will be incorporating a different 'mainstream' editing app each week and will hopefully inspire you to try your hand at some APPart of your own.