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The Recipe I Can’t Live Without with Filiz Ak From Istanbul, Turkey

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 Filiz Ak from Turkey. She has created a very tantalising delicious portraiture family recipe . To read the others in this new series, please go here. (foreword by Joanne Carter)


iPhone 8+






This is my friends portrait. It was taken at a wedding last summer.


I looked at the photo and I didn’t like the Background, so I want to do a hazy background in Repix, I used spray for this.

Then I got it to Trigraphy, used the Glagol preset.  And masked for erase, wherever I want.

I took this image into in flowpaper app. Chose brushes and draw mode. I would like to make some dreamy effect, so I try to do the poetic hat.

I want to add a much more poetic effect, so take it into the Formulas App. I chose lilac rose preset and then I save it.

I cropped it a bit.

And into the finals; I want to add a bit bright,so reopened it in Repix again. Used bokeh and flares presets.

And Finished!! Enjoy it!  Thank you so much to Joanne, for this beautiful project ! I’m so grateful to take  part in this project and amazing group TheAppWhisperer.

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