Percolator is one of those unique apps that let’s you get create some really interesting artwork. I really enjoy it. When I show some stuff to my friends they often think it would be difficult or take a long time. It doesn’t. It’s fun!
I was having one of those philosophical “thinking about myself” sort of days so I thought I’d see what I could come up with. The shot below is what I ended up with. I’ll walk you through the very quick and easy steps I used to get this one.
I started with an image from Picasso. I used Touch Retouch (mostly the clone tool) to remove the red region on the left side, and also the vertical line on the forehead. That left me with a simpler image to open with Percolator.
I then used Percolator to create this image using the Treble setting.
At this point I wanted to include some color/texture from a painting my sister did, so I snapped an image of that (which included some glare since it was a sunny afternoon in my living room!).
At this point I have the two images I want to use so I import them into Image Blender and use the Color Burn blending mode. This image that is very close to what I wanted.
I now used PhotoToaster to remove a bit of color, do a minor crop, and add a frame. If you look at a closeup of the image you can see the texture and some color from the original painting. Here is a small sample, or you can drop by Flickr and view the full size image.
I used several apps in the process and ended up with an image that I really like. Since I’m not a professional, that is all that matters to me.
Here are links to the apps that I used.
From the author
Hello. This blog started in April 2011 and continues to grow.
If you are interested in photography with your iPhone and iPad be sure to drop by every now and then. I'll try to let you know about any photo apps that I happen to be using that day, or things that I notice about iPhoneography.
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