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Mobile Photography/Art – Tip Of The Day – Number 5 – The App Whisperer

Welcome to another brand new section from your favourite mobile photography website and one of the most popular in the world. Today, we’re publishing our  fifth Mobile Photography/Art Tip Of The Day to our brand new section of the site.

Every day we will publish a short quick tip to help you with your mobile photography, this may be related to editing your image, capturing your image, printing your image, all manner of things, across the complete photographic and art mobile genre – we’ll be featuring great mobile street photography tips, great blending tips, great cloning tips, we will cover it all from some of the greatest mobile photographers and artists in the world.
We’ll also have a widget in our right hand column, displaying the Tip of The Day every day, just click on that and you will be taken to our tip of  the Day archive.

We are delighted to publish our fifth Tip Tip Of The Day article today with a great tip from Elaina Wilcox. We have published and featured Elaina in many articles on, including tutorials, interviews and within our Flickr Group Showcase. If you’ve missed those, please go here. You can also read more about Elaina at the end of this piece.

Over to you Elaina (foreword by Joanne Carter)…


‘I love a look that is slightly painterly, but if its too strong it can take a away from other elements in the photo, such as texture,light,& mood. If you want a painterly look but want to preserve the photography element in a photo,run the photo through a painting app, but make sure to save the original as you will need it.I love the app glaze but there are many out there. Then, after fine tuning it, save it to you’re camera roll’.


Step One



Import the raw photo into a painting app. I like glaze but there are so many great painting apps, go with one you like.

Step 2



I used a custom mix to give the image a very painterly look.

Step 3



Import the original image into a layering app. I use superimpose to blend and mask so, that is what you see here. I chose the lighter blend mode.


Step 4



Adjust the tones,brightness and contrast to taste and save the final project!


Final Image



Hope this tip helps,have fun!

Contact Details For Elaina


Elaina Wilcox ~ freelance photographer
Headshot & Portrait:

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:

One Comment

  • Twinkletoes

    Thank you Elaina and Joanne for that simple, but brilliant tip. Im flying off now to try it out!