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Mobile Photography & Art – The Recipe I Can’t Live Without with Fleur Schim

We have a new section at and it’s called ‘The Recipe I Can’t Live Without’, within that we are asking highly successful mobile artists to give us their one recipe they can’t live without in relation to editing their images. Kicking us off today, is Fleur Schim and she has created a recipe for her image ‘Just an Illusion‘ check it out below. To read the others in this new series, please go here. (foreword by Joanne Carter)

Serves: All

Cooks: In 20 Minutes

Difficulty: Not Too Tricky

Genre:  Super Illusion Family Classics



1.  Using the Apple iPhone XS with the Hipstamatic app create a double exposure. In this example of Jack London Ina’s 1982.



2.  Open Snapseed and select ‘Looks’ from the bottom menu. Then select ‘Accentuate’ and once that has processed, click the tick. Then select ‘Faded Glow’. Select the ‘tick’ to confirm the changes.

3.  Still in Snapseed, select ‘Tools’ and then select the first option ‘Tune Image’. Select the second option on the bottom row and select ‘Ambience’, move the slider up to +100 and then select ‘Contrast’ and move the slider to +100.

4. Next still within Snapseed, select ‘Details’ and move the slider to +100.

5.  Still within Tools of Snapseed, select ‘Tonal Contrast’ and select ‘high tones’ and move the slider to +30. Then within ‘mid tones’ move the slider to +50. Protect highlights to 0. Protect Shadows to 0. Then select the ‘tick’ to save.

6. Next select Brush within Snapseed and select ‘Saturation’ +10 on light bulbs to add more of a yellow tone.

7. Click the ‘tick’ to save.


8. Open the file in Distressedfx and select ‘Bokeh Illusions’, then ‘Skylight’ and Save.


9. Open the file in iColorama and select ‘Form’, then ‘Tiles’ and Save.


10. Next open the file in Impression. If you have previously saved your signature as a watermark. Select ‘Signature’ and Save. If not, create a Signature file, to allow you to utilise it in a future workflow.

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