Who This is For:
Beginners or anyone who is interested in how I created these images from an Amaryllis photo.
What You’ll Need:
- an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch (not 100% sure if it will work on the Touch)
- Mirrored app
- Spektrel Art or Tangled FX
This post is similar to Using Painterly Textures in that it starts with the photo in Step 2 in that post. I created the painterly look in Topaz Studio, then airdropped the photo to my iPad Pro. Your first step is selecting your photo and creating a painterly look, or processing it in your favorite image processing software. Either on your computer, or on your iOS device.
The first app I started in was Mirrored app. After loading your photo, you can choose the mirror from 8 different positions. I came up with 5 different looks as you can see below. I tried all 8 positions, then played around with fine tuning the final design by repositioning the “box” below the main image.
I then moved on to Spektrel Art app. Starting with the first image, I went through the included presets until I found a look I liked. I then tweaked some settings to create my own preset.
I also have Tangled FX, which adds light or dark webbed light to your photo, but I like Spektrel Art’s UI better. Another plus, Spektrel Art was updated 1 month ago for iOS 11 while Tangled FX hasn’t been updated in 2 years.
UPDATE 12-21-2018: Tangled FX was updated 3 months ago
The last app I used was BeCasso. I first selected Artistic and went through all of the paint styles. I chose Oil 5, then adjusted the settings.
I then went into Styles, went through all of the presets and played with their settings before selecting Feathers and changing the settings.
Clicked on Colors and went through all of the presets before choosing Ada. I didn’t change the setting.
Final step was selecting Surfaces>Rough Paper. I adjusted both settings.
You don’t have to follow every step I used. So don’t be afraid to play around to see what kind of look/effects you can get. Have any questions? Ask below. Want to share your creation? Link back to this post.