Welcome to TheAppWhisperer’s new section, “what apps are we using this month” series, where we discover which apps you are particularly enjoying. Kicking us off today is non-other than Award Winning Mobile Artist, Kerry Mitchell.
Thank you Joanne for asking me to participate in What Apps Are We Using This Month?
I’m Kerry Mitchell and I live in Seattle, Washington. I’m retired from working in law and medicine. I paint digitally and take photographs.
I have to agree with my friend, Marco @vastumarco that all of a sudden many apps disappeared a few years ago. I believe this was due to Apple no longer financially supporting apps the way they once did.
Tricia Dewey and I used to have a page on Facebook where we showed a new app every week. But we gave it up partly because it got so difficult to find new Apple apps that were worthwhile.
I’ve cut back on my art due to severe issues with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). So I’m having to keep things much simpler than I used to do. So here are some of my recent works from old standard apps.
My stand-by apps are Procreate (which if you are having trouble learning go check out @nickifitzgerald_iphoneart beginner’s class), iColorama, SuperimposeX, Trimaginator, Repix, Tangled FX, DistressedFX+, Decimate. I’ll just give examples of a couple of these today.
This first is a daffodil that I cut out in SuperimposeX. I chose to save it as png and shared it to Procreate from SuperimposeX. I then opened it in iColorama and chose Textures/Leak. That’s where I got the yellow gradient light to dark. Now for some reason iColorama wouldn’t save my png with the leak on it! Am I the only person with these kind of problems? So I took a screenshot and cropped it. Next, I opened DistressedFX+ and applied filters only. I saved a few examples. I tried their birds. But I didn’t like them. I’m not very hot on their birds. You can’t resize them and quite frankly they mostly look weird. So I reopened this in Procreate and brought in some of my own birds. Of course, for some reason, they had lost most of their color and I had to color them in.
I got a huge bouquet of flowers from my husband for my birthday. We have this amazing woman here in Seattle that puts together amazing bouquets of flowers. So I’ve been taking photos of that. Here are some of the flowers from that bouquet and what I’ve started to do with them.
This was a beautiful tulip that had a really busy background. So I took it into an app I use called Blur Photo. I hit Magic Select and got this.
I rather like it like this. But I can now go to DistressedFX+ or any iColorama or Decimat8.
Here’s another example from my birthday bouquet:
I really liked the orange flower in this but all that was going on around it was very distracting to say the least. So I took one of my best friends and one of the best apps around Touch Retouch. It cleaned up the distracting pieces in this picture!!! That app has gotten so great!
Then I took the flower into the lenses in Photoshop Camera/Artful and got this:
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