February 15, 2012

Dave's App Recipe Book Project - February, 2012 Edition


Welcome to the February, 2012 edition of "Dave's App Recipe Book"! This is a collaborative online project designed to allow "smartphone" photographers a place to share their images....and how they created them with everyone. 

There are no requirements other than posting an image or images taken with a  smartphone camera on one's blog, website, or Flickr site and give the "recipe" on how that image was created. Listed below you will find the links to all those who have decided to participate this month. Make sure to visit all these links...and most importantly....leave comments about what you find. (Comments make us all very happy!!)

To prime the pump....here's my image and recipe for this month's edition!

Hippy Chick. David Hayes. 2012
"Hippy Chick" started off as an iPhone snap taken during the Christmas holiday of "The Eldest" clowning around with a skein of yarn. (I've used this same pic earlier but with different apps.) This time, I opened the image in a newly found app called PhotoTropedelic and played around with the "Detail" and "Colors" setting until I had a version I liked. I think I settled for a "Detail" of 4 and all 22 "Colors" for this. Saving this to my Camera Roll, I then opened the PhotoTropedelic version in Iris. Here I first cropped the image square....and after trying out a couple different filters settled on the "Classic Grunge Filter". Somehow this just fit...

Enough on my image! Here are the links to this month's contributors. Again, do visit each one and leave comments!


Once again, my thanks to everyone who contributed this month!!

7 comments:

Gail P said...

Perfect portrait for this app.

amy of four corners design said...

great image - did you tell your daughter she looks like Janis Joplin in the photo? totally hip!
Here's my submission...all "soft edged" for you!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fourcornersdesign/6880587269/in/pool-1923948@N23/

Bill said...

Great image! She definitely looks like a hippy. I have to agree with Amy above, too. I see Janis Joplin in the photo. Fun art!

David said...

Do you have many settings in the app to customize the final result or it's a sort of combinations that you add together to get an interesting result? I've seen the pictures on the website you linked but I've learnt to not trust too much the pics developers show sometimes.

jaeartworks said...

Very cool! Blows my mind how easily technology can mimic painting and drawing now.

Dave said...

David...PhotoTropedelic has a couple of settings that you can use. You can control how many "stars" show up, how many colors used (up to 22 I believe), how much "detail" to include (1-5). It also lets you rerun the image after each change so you can see the results right away. It also lets you turn on/off circles, rays, gradient, merges of known colors, mirror left to right and line width! So....I'd say there's a lot of different combo's to play with. For Hippy Chick I just kept it simple...22 colors, 170 stars, line width at 1...everything else "on" except the mirror function...

David said...

Thank you David. It seems interesting but you know what, I ended up buying ArtStudio too, for iPhone and iPad :D
And I have to say it's an incredible app, but it requires a lot of work to study it completely!