— January 31 —
So this is the last day of my month-of-blogging challenge. While it’s true I technically “wrote” every day, I don’t think I did a very good job of fulfilling the challenge. I may have even driven some regular readers away with my blog about nothing.
I shall try again in February. No guarantees it will get better, but even still I want to continue the “every day” challenge.
SO. This one is for Nancy, in particular, who wanted to know how I created yesterday’s “eyeball” picture. Nancy, it’s all in the apps. I won’t (can’t) tell you the specific choices in the app, because there were MANY, but I can say it was mostly done with the PhotoStudio app. I may have put a final, subtle vignette on at the end through CameraBag, but I can’t say for sure whether I did or not.
Here is the original photo. It is a picture of my finger covering half the shutter.
The black area was just too black. While I liked the balance of space, I still thought for my purposes of demonstrating a picture of “art” I needed more. So I added a “grunge” feature.
While that did add detail to the black area, it also took away the color and made it sepia. I missed the color so tried to add some back.
It was still pretty boring, so I went into a “styles” menu and picked something fairly weird, that posterized the shapes into basic areas and added its own bulbous shapes to the edges.
Now we’re cookin’! I liked that. But I still felt it needed more texture, so I went in and added some water texture.
Nice! Looked primal, like lightning and energy. BUT, being an artist, I can’t leave well enough alone. I wondered what it would look like if I threw it through the Symmetry filter.
Awesome! But wait! There are still more filters I haven’t yet tried! How about a white vignette?
How about throwing it through another odd Styles filter?
Aaaaaand I like it. It’s time to stop playing and go to bed. I proclaim it done.
…. wait, no. Let’s try a few more variations.