Tag Archives: Grungetastic

Creating Tiny Twisted Words

It’s always fun to use multiple apps to create a certain look, and I often enjoy creating some interesting art (at least I like it!) using Tiny Planet Photos and a few other apps. I’ll run through how I created an interesting image from a very mundane shot.

My first shot was simply a picture of a book sitting on a red table. The book is Pattern Recognition by William Gibson (no spoilers please…I’m only at the start).

Book sitting on a table.

Book sitting on a table.

I then used Tiny Planet Photos to spin the image into a nice patterned circle. Although hard to see, I like the small profile of a person at the center of the image.

After using Tiny Planet Photos.

After using Tiny Planet Photos.

Using Camera+ I cropped the image, added the Light Grit border, and made use of the new Caption feature to add the text to the image. I opened that image in Grungetastic and saved a version that I liked.

After making edits in Camera+.

After making edits in Camera+.

Used Grungetastic to make this image.

Used Grungetastic to make this image.

At this point I used Image Blender on the two images above to create a slightly more textured version of the shot.

Blend of previous two images.

Blend of previous two images.

I was almost done, but I figured I’d add just a bit more using one of my favorite helper apps, ToonPaint. I adjusted the settings a bit and created this image.

Created using ToonPaint.

Created using ToonPaint.

Using Image Blender once again I blended the two previous images, and ended up with something I liked. Click to see the larger version of this on Flickr.


Tiny Twisted Words

Final result after blending two previous images.

Now, back to reading the book 🙂

Grungetastic for iPhone Goes on Sale

Grungetastic for the iPhone is currently on sale for $0.99 (regularly $1.99). It is one of those apps that people either love or hate. I’m mostly on the love side, but I don’t use it all the time 🙂

One of these days I’ll do a more complete review of this app. For now you can check out their website which has lots of nice pictures, along with information about the iPad and Mac versions of this app.

Here are two sample shots I created with Grungetastic.

Teardrop

Created with Grungetastic for iPhone

Grungy BBQ

Created with Grungetastic for iPhone