Posts Tagged With: Photoshop Express

The Rich and the Random

Here are some rich and random textures from my picture vault. The most recent is the arched doorway from Whalley Range. The sun was streaming into my humble phone camera resulting in a real dud which I rescued using Photoshop Express and Tadaa. All on the phone, all on the hop. As you can tell, I’m still amazed by technology.

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Editing Reality

Wooden Carving Manchester

I love the way I can use various apps on my iPhone to edit and enhance my pictures. The dull and the flat can be transformed into little masterpieces, sharpened and toned to resemble more professional equipment, or taken to more abstract extremes. The big thrill is finding something dazzling hidden inside a picture destined for the trash.

Different filters added in the editing process

Zoom here to see how a dud picture (Picture 1) is changed into something worth keeping. For those of you who are interested, I used Photoshop Express (Picture 2) to add HD enhancement which fortifies details and added the Orton filter to emphasise colour. Then it’s over to Tadaa which is a more versatile version of Instagram for those who want more control over the results, where I added the Otherworld filter for a more abstract look (picture 3) and finally the tilt and shift effects combined with a vertical vignette to lighten the sides and throw the central column into sharp relief. Sounds complicated, but it’s all intuitive and much more fun than Angry Birds.

Tadaa and Photoshop Express are free picture editing apps.

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Light is Paint

Statue Piccadilly Gardens Manchester

Statue Piccadilly Gardens Manchester

We’ve been getting some summer sun in Manchester. In October. Sometimes I think there’s Continue reading

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Knob Creek and Bubbles

Knob creek whiskey label

Sounds like a minor complaint…

San Carlo Italian restaurant manchester dessert

Ice cream heaven at San Carlo

Sunglasses window display Louis Vuitton Manchester

Louis Vuitton, Manchester

Giant Bubble Blower market street manchester

Giant bubbles blown in Market Street

louis Vuitton window display manchester

More Louis Vuitton

Packaging food hall Harvey Nichols Manchester

Booze Box, Harvey Nichols

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