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Mobile Photography & Art – The Recipe I Can’t Live Without with Jenny Pieters from South Africa


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 (tutorial) they can’t live without in relation to editing their images. Kicking us off today, is Jenny Pieters from South Africa. She has created a Surreal/Abstract  recipe . To read the others in this new series, please go here. (foreword by Joanne Carter)

Serves: All

Cooks:  1 hour 30 minutes

Difficultly: Intermediate

Genre: Surreal/Abstract Family Classics








Image sources:  2x own images;  2x Freemix


1.  Crop both own source images in Snapseed.

2.  In SuperimposeX:

– Editor> Transform> Mask >

Both images are treated with the same steps, and as the layers can be edited separately.  The mask tool is used for this purpose, to edit away unwanted sections of a layer.

SuperimposeX does not limit the number of layers, but it is probably wise to merge some layers if they are not going to be changed again.

Blending styles can be selected under > Transform.  In this case, Multiply was selected.  Depending on the image, masking may not be required in some of the other blending modes.

Save as a png image.  The two Freemix images were added, and after masking, they were merged and saved with the other two own images.

3.  Procreate was used to do final clean up editing, with their extensive range of brushes to season.

4.  Finally, Hipstamatic  (Mindel, Cine, Apollo) was used to create the mood of the image. Serve.

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