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parallel ll perspectives With Catherine Restivo & JQ Gaines – Fourth Edition

We are positive that you’re all going to love this latest parallel II perspectives column article by Catherine Restivo and JQ Gaines. This is the fourth edition to their brand new and very popular Column ‘parallel ll perspectives and this time they use a wonderful image, taken by Catherine through her car windscreen/shield whilst stopped at traffic lights in New York City.

Parallel ll perspectives is about using one image and seeing how it can be aped in different ways to create two completely diverse overall images. We have created two separate screen shows of both of their images along with their own individual tutorial audio to demonstrate this entirely. We really hope you enjoy this wonderful column, many thanks to Catherine and JQ for their excellent work.

We have also included still images of each shot too with apps used and links to the app store incase you feel inspired to try some yourself.


JQ’s Screenshow


Catherine’s Screenshow


JQ’s images


Original Shot

Step 1


Camera Awesome – cropped into a portrait

Step 2



ProCreate: Smoothed out the graininess

Step 3



ProCreate: Painted over the water droplets

Step 4



Plastic Bullet: Applied a filter.

Step 5



Camera Awesome: Applied a cyan filter and “Ripples” Frame (Kubota)

Finished Image




ProCreate: Applied finishing touches. Darkened in area on the left, lowered highlights on the second person’s face, and did touch up work on the frame.

Catherine’s Images


Original Shot taken with Hipstamatic.

Step 1


Crop with Filterstorm. Smoothed in ProCreate.

Step 2



Procreate – textures and grunge.

Step 3


Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at:


  • Janine Graf

    Wow! Just W O W!!!! First of all, this image all it its own is really fantastic; talk about your perfect timing Cat! Mercy he’s handsome. It was great to see how you both chose to attack the processing on this one . . . and now I’m thinking I should start using my iPad, which is a first generation . . . actually I’m not even sure where it is (under a pile of laundry probably). Please, please agree to work further with this one because it’s really a gem! Love it! Wonderful work once again you two! xo

  • Cecily

    These are so great and so informative!!! I am so glad you all are doing these because I love seeing how the same image is taken to new creative levels by each of you!!!!