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, Deborah McMillion.
Hello, I am Deborah McMillion and I live in Phoenix, Arizona USA.
At the beginning of the Internet, I joined a university-hosted discussion group on Gaslight-era detective/ghost stories. I met authors, scholars, librarians and small press publishers. We were a tight-knit group connecting with people who loved the same things. Just like the Flickr group for app arts, like-artists found each other. l just wanted to say thanks to Joanne Carter and many members of this TheApp Whisperer community for continuing that all-important Connection.
I also had one of the first online portfolio galleries. I got a “Quality “ badge for my website from “Yahoo”. Of course, at that time there was ONLY Yahoo. I’ve seen so many apps come and go, from raspberries to short-sighted gamers for killing Stamp My Face. Why? Why TileDeck? No! Not Phoster! And I have Formulas but not Stackables.
What was the thinking there? None of my work is just one app now. And because I work in layers when I add blending modes not even layers are one app. I do keep the collapsed and blended layers separate.
Because my work is so detailed (horreur vacuui) I like the back background simple with textures like fresco, and Adobe, so I take photos of walls. Solid blue skies can lead to madness relentlessly day after day. So I give cloud boosts (Formulas distressedFX) or my Monsoon Season clouds. I keep Photowizard for the plaster FX It adds a 3D-bas relief texture of those clouds, skies and desert or add water beads to a figure using Repix, flowing scarves with Flowpaper. Or make it all look more illustrated with Tooncamera.
Tooncamera because it can make my old photos sharper w/o making them artificial. Finally, I like the accessory tier of apps used on finished images like making your own comic books with Halftone2, PopDots Stripdesign, Mixerpiece and Bamboo books.
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