October 29, 2011

Dave's Apps Recipe Book - First Edition



Apps. We all have them. One is never enough. There's always another one to have. Then there's those in-apps "updates". After awhile they all blur together. You find that you have...how many? Too many to really know what to do with them! Which is why I'm starting "Dave's Apps Recipe Book"...to give us all a chance to share our favorite "recipes"...how we used an app or apps to create an image. Welcome to the First Edition of my recipe book!!

Here's the deal....admit to your appoholicism and post on your blog, Flickr site, or Tumblr site a photograph you took with your iPhone/iPad/Android camera....and the app or apps you used to create it. Be specific on how your image came about. What did you do first, second, and so on to create it. Then email the link to me so I can add you to the list. There's no minimums/maximums to the apps used...or even to the subject matter. I'll be adding to the list not only today, but for as long as people send me links! Have any questions...please email those to me as well! (My email address is: clearer reflections (at) hotmail (dot) com.)

Make sure to visit your fellow app-oholics to check out their recipes and to let them know how much you appreciate their sharing. Take notes...I plan to!! Also, please check back here often to see who's joined in the fun! 

The links will be numbered so you can keep track of what you have seen.

To start things off, here's my pic...and how I created it!!


First, here's the original snap I took using the "regular" iPhone camera. This was taken at an "antique mall"...the lighting was terrible and I just grabbed the shot to work with later....


And here's the final shot! I kept it simple this time...working only in Scratchcam. I didn't do any cropping, feeling that it really didn't need it. I didn't use their randomizer" function, instead I went for the "Edit" button! I played around with the color layer first....then I added the folded paper layer....and finally a scratch layer. While I played around with the adjustment slide, I decided just to leave the layers the way they came. Not a complicated "recipe"...but I do like the results!! I saved this to my camera roll...and then sent it on its way to Twitter and Facebook!! 

Enough of my recipe....without further ado...here is the First Edition of Dave's Apps Recipe Book!




12 comments:

Seth said...

Love the image you created. And thanks for setting this whole collaboration up. It has been fun and I look forward to seeing the other participants posts as they are listed.

Julie said...

HI Dave- I like the edits on your photo...specifically the color. Thanks for hosting this event..Can't wait to see what everyone puts up.

terri k said...

I really like the transformation you created! I can't wait to see what everyone else does. I just got my first iPhone and I've just started to play with all the apps.

Carol said...

Hi Dave, I've added my offering on my blog. I really liked your image. Now I want what you've got.Thanks for getting this going, Dave, it will be really interesting. Carol

MrCachet said...

They're just getting started! I'm truly amazed at the wealth of apps available. Great idea, this recipe book, Dave!

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

Yay super excited! Found you via Julie Prichard's Land of Lost Luggage. Just posted mine. I'll email the link. Thanks for hosting this as I'm glad I'm not the only one with this addiction! It's been fun seeing the other apps people use - so I can get them myself!

amyd said...

it all looks so great...need time to explore everyone's recipes!

LR said...

what a great way to learn about new apps. thanks. i love the texture added.

MrCachet said...

I 'invited' someone. We'll see if they show up.

jaeartworks said...

great photo and great challenge. can't wait to click through the list!

amyd said...

went to everyone else's entries - overwhelming! there is so much to explore! I've made my notes...now need time to play!
thanks again for hosting!

rivergardenstudio said...

Great photo and I love what you did with it!
roxanne