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‘How I Did It’™ with Rad Drew – Creating Captivating Images with DistressedFX

We have just mentioned this brand new section in our post here. We are delighted to publish our very first ‘How I Did It’™ with Rad Drew tutorial, this time with the iOS app – DistressedFX. Please take a look below…

“For iPhone photographers, a big part of the fun is in the post-processing. Distressed FX is one of the easiest, yet most powerful, apps for adding textures, filters, gels, and overlays that give images a vintage, moody, or nostalgic tone”.

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  • Pam Costa

    Thank you Rad and Joanne for this wonderful tutorial. I knew the app was awesome, your tutorial brought out a few tricks that are so helpful. Love the new section and look forward to seeing more.

    • Rad

      Hi, Pam, Thanks for your comment. Glad you found a few new tricks. There are so many nooks and crannies in our favorite apps that we all have a lot to share with each other. I’m excited to have this opportunity to share her via TheAppWhisperer!

  • Yoni Mayeri

    Nice review, thank you for the tip about uploading your own textures! #learnsomethingneweveryday