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Lesson 22 of 24

Painting Apps

 

Creative iPhoneography

Lesson 22 of 24

Painting Apps

 

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Painting Apps

we'll start off with some filtering APS related to painting, and I thought I would start off with this one called Auto Painter. And there's Auto Painter 12 and three at our disposal now. And it's actually a very, very cool app. There's a desktop version of this as well on Lee for Windows. It's not. Actually, there's a truncated version for Mac, but there's they're actually very serious program for Windows that's associated with it. And again, media chance is the company that makes this. So I'm gonna open up an image and we will go ahead. And I'm actually the thing to keep in mind when painting and this is goes for the same thing in my photo shop painting class. We just finished up here a while. Ago is the first step for a painting is doing. An interpretation of your photograph is doing an embellishment of the scene because of all you're trying to do is make a photograph look like painting look like a photograph. You already have the photograph. Take advantage of the fact that you're ge...

tting funky with an app that's in interpreting or imitating natural brushstrokes. Media pencils, sketch whatever you're doing and use that to justify you doing the collage work beforehand you do, doing some excessive dodging and burning on it or just getting a little bit further out in the file again. Look at what then Go. Did you know he he saw that way because he was a little bit touched, but what he put down in the most beautiful way it was an amazing man. What he put down the interpretation of the scene, the embellishment of the scene and how he wanted to interpret it is what we think of as Impressionism. You know, this is kind of personified by him. And so anyway, speaking of which ah, wouldn't you know it would be nice if we had a Van Gogh filter here and Banco, right? Next, What has a litany? Brush, stroke and the breast stroke? If you click on it is going to allow you That shows you that you have the option for it. Clicking on the brush, stroke at the bottom lets you paint a mask, and that mask is going to be more detailed. So if we want, you know, certain elements of the scene toe have more detail than others. Typically, if this was a portrait, it would be the eyes, nose and mouth. Then that mask is gonna be used. When we now hit the play button and it starts doing it's a little magic. So, um, most of these have three steps. They're very elaborate algorithms. They're using organic riel brush strokes, and then they're mapping them and change in their color and tone to match the scene. So they're using a combination of riel strokes in concert with a kind of a post arising of the scene. And you actually get because it uses things like Van Gogh's, um, you know, swirly sky from this story night and his sunflowers in the foreground. You actually, if Ben Go would do were to do this, it looks like it. And he uses his little black ground the ground here where he painted black and then paint his colors on top of it. Um, it does an amazing representation of this particular artist style and in kind of a scary way, all of these things that you see, the little exit, the bottom here, all of these can be stopped anywhere along the process and actually going back to our talk about blender. What I will often do. ISS stop. Well, it's very, very rough a painting and stop and say that is a version to run it again. Let it go all the way to the very detailed in the painting. And then I'll have two versions very rough, gestural and very detailed. And then I'll use Blender and then I'll just do the detailed one around a person's face. But here we're still not quite done it. It's still working through this, but as you can see, this is a really elaborate interpretation of our little still life that we started with yesterday in class here at Creative Life and Save and off you go, another one will do just for fun. Quelle and we can use that same little mask on here. This is a watercolor effect, as they say, running colors, water droplets, traces and scratches, though here works on flowers, landscapes, old houses and people, and it's actually is a very nice little effect. It adds the watercolor paper to it. It adds the fade out toe white on the edges. The desktop APs by this company allow you to change the texture and different things like that. This isn't gonna let you change those parameters to it. But you can see if you look the hard edges that are coming up in this watercolor which, by definition, watercolors do have are hard edges as they dry between the wash and the detailed work. Um, this actually does a great job. This would be in a case where I may be saved this. Let's actually do it just for fun. We'll stop it at this thing, save this version of it, click it again, and now I let it run all the way to the end. And so now I'll have two versions of the file, one that's gonna have a lot of detail, maybe it like red around the topography around the lens of the camera and one that's more gestural. Simply take those to paste him into blender and then use that soft edge mask just to bring in a few different areas, even though this has its own mask on it, that is doing that automatically. I like that control to be able to fine tune it, especially with something like a portrait. Okay, we did some jiggery pokery like this again in my painting class. Have I mentioned I have a painting class here? It could have life. I probably have not. This, of course I'm not. I'm not getting any kinesthetic experience in it. So after this one, which I think is one of the nice ones nicest ones of imitating a painting, we're going to do some where you actually get to get a little funky and do the brush strokes. That's where things like these new a pocho or the welcome pressure sensitive tablets a pressure tends to the pressure sensitive stylus is come into play. The screen is never going to be pressure sensitive. It doesn't have that technology. So what these companies have done is put the pressure sensitivity into the stylists, and then that is sending a signal of how much pressure via Bluetooth to the software. And then it registers a change in the brush stroke. So that's how that's working. So I could again save this one. I won't combine them, but you can see that the more detail work that is that display here, and I won't do other ones on that. But I will do another one that is strictly filter depends upon how funky. I don't know how funky you guys want to get. I'm not gonna answer that question. We're gonna do modern paint job. This one is really great. And I'm gonna write a nap of actually was doing similar things to this before the app actually was invented. So, um, I'm not going to, um Let's let's use It's nice if you have something with an isolated background. This is our one of our, um, images from yesterday shooting in the studio. And what this does is it actually does four different levels of post arising to the image and each one of those it pace in a series of textures. So, as an example, I can have the shadows be this Siris of textures, which is this kind of, you know, um, orange fire kind of looked to it. I can change the highlight out of these four areas thes four areas of postal ization so I can change that there I can make that middle tone here will go toward even more of a blue. And basically it's a very, very simple app in terms that it's doing really textures of riel paint and it, by post arising the image. It allows you to add the's riel pieces of text of texture to these four different quadrants. Very, very simple. But it's a great concept of adding organic material via synthetic representation of the image. In this case, what's known as Post arising breaking it down to four images. But like I said, that is, um, a funky ab that I actually like. I like where they're going with that, another one that is surely filter that doesn't have anything. And it's called pops of color for me. Put that up here. There's the app in the lower left hand corner pops of color, and it does actually a very, very similar technique to the one we just did. We'll come up here and we will say important from our library Will do. Let's see what will do. We'll do a little surfing app. This is a little GoPro image which will be very stylized in the second sign. Won't be too embarrassed, but any time you have a silhouette with this kind of app, both that last one and this one is going to give you some neat options to it, so it post arises the image. You can come up here and, um, do some distortions to it. How it maps the image, the color. Actually, let's just step back here so you can see what it's doing before we elaborate on it. You have a what's known as a fountain effect or a Grady int between Let's say, purple at the top boys and bury, and we've got a red at the bottom. And if I switch that to yellow, you can see that ingredient is taking place in this file between those two options there so purple on top and that, um, yellow on the bottom and you can come up here, you can change some parameters into terms of the image before it does its little jiggery pokery making a mess cleaning up so there. It's kind of darkening it. So you're coming doing a correction beforehand, and let's slight variation on it. So it's basically doing a tweak to the image. And since it's doing this post arising, it's looking for portions of the image. Um, and then the map right now, which is a default, is top to bottom is you can see on the left hand side what they call classic. You can come down here and it can actually follow the contours of the image. So now that color is going to follow, Um, the image, which is awfully nice. Um, you can come up here and then save that to your photos. But there's one more thing in here, and I'm looking for it, which normally it's not there. And that is you do have some very simple controls over the tone ality of the of the image JP here is allowing you to save it in PNG. We do it original size. So that's something that should have saved before we did in there. Always good when you come up to a nap to check it first. Like I said, I raised my IPad. So I'm using a lot of these abs for the first time in here. But there is pops of color, and again, it's just a fun rendition of it. If you look, it will also do little drops of paint at the bottom. Sometimes you actually see it as if the the paint had gone underneath. The normally you mask out an image and you can see that it's actually pulling the pigment along the edge of the frame because if it was doing that, okay, so that is pops of color that is auto painter, that is paint job. Now let's do a couple that are painting from Here's another filter. My sketch isn't bad. No, from library. I think this was one of those ones where you have to rotate here and can we will do Ah, family and find this is gonna be Yes, a my ugly son. We just have to paint him just because this will embarrass him more than you can imagine. A But you can't imagine, actually. And that dashing fellow is my young son just sent off to college. And, ah, so the parameter here in terms of this particular app and again, this app here is called my sketch. It does let you change some parameters. Oh, it's nice to know that when you go out, it automatically tosses that without asking you. You have portrait and you can scale it as I mentioned before, As with all of these doing an interpretation in this case doing a, um, a kind of high key version of the image done in snap seed is, um, nice. So you can see the sketching that is taking place in here, I don't believe weakens him up on it. So by starting with the high key, I've already gotten rid of a lot of the minimizing the distractions on the file. So again you can save it here. It's gonna allows 100% go back to the sketch, go back to a different, you know, flavor of it. This one is going to allow you to save it in the original photograph, the original resolution of the photograph. And again, I like that it's allowing that as an option. Um, another one that I actually love and here and I think that have, under my essentials, is one called sketch guru. Believe this is a fairly new app. Um, I think it does a great job of this kind of sketching effects, and some people are combining this with their photographs. Some of the abs allow you to combine the sketch with the original or they're using something like a blender or, you know, filter storm. But they are combining regular photograph with a sketch and then actually is of really neat way of doing it, especially since, um, some of these are just beautiful sketches to begin with. Let's switch over to abusing my daughter, and it has a bunch of its disposal. It does have gua sh which kind of a flattened, um, poster paint kind of look. But it's a very nice stylization of it that could be used in concert with other techniques getting the big old honking ad. And though I think that I had bought this, so it's a really, really simplified one there, pencil sketches, I think, are really were they, um, sing as it were. Yes, that is, my daughters will here so that right there, that is, I think, one of the nicest sketches. And it's interesting. It's using the exact same concept that we've already seen now to other times with other APS, it's posterized in the image and then adding riel, pencil strokes into those quadrants. If it separates it down into four tones, it comes up with four different textures of riel sketches, and then it maps that to the image. And so you actually get what looks like a riel sketch because they really are really sketched lines. I have some actions as part of my painting class. Did I mention he did a painting class here? But my actions do automatic watercolor and drawing sketch things. Part of that class are the actions that I provided for so that it's in photo shop. Yes, it's painting in Photoshopped, not using painter, not using your mobile app. It is that and this one is there water color. You can see the same thing. They're mapping riel watercolor into those different quadrants. I kind of like that. They've got one here. They've got a blackboard, which is an inverted version of their pencil sketch, to which I think is also one of my favorites. So that's just that's cool. It's low rez. It's fairly low. Rez. That's the one thing. So all of you guys can go and tell the at manufacturer Awesome, but Jack says you should make it higher resolution, this one they call print, which actually is a really nice etching effect. And you have on all of these you can make the line work more bold or more fine. So here is re rendering it with a boulder line stroke of this engraving option, and then you confined tune the brightness, which in this case, there's, you know, it's all black and white. So it's doing a very little work on very little variation on it. But that right there is a sketch guru. It has all sorts of little Liechtenstein, You know, if you want todo that's also one of my actions. They stole this one for me, but very nice. I love it. It is Sketch Karu. Let's see if there's any other own. Yeah, OK, so this one here now we're gonna paint from scratch And this is fun because this is sort of the thing. Mike lasted mainly cloning from photographs, but this is it a app and ah, again this app I need to keep reminding myself toe tell you what I'm in. So it's called art rage. If you look down in the lower left hand corner heart rage and it really doesn't do Cloney. You can kind of do some smashing on it. But it's main thing that you would use it for is painting from scratch. And you can see that even though I don't have right now a pressure sensitive stylus in here if we zoom up you're actually getting the brush strokes of and the skipping across the medium of if riel wet brush and where it does a really good job. If I come in here and I'm mixing colors now, it actually is a wet on wet technique from one color into another. And that, as we now know, the technical term for this IHS pitch in. It's really bitchin the fact that you can come in here and do this. So for those of you who are so endowed to be able to paint from scratch or would like to at least experiment with it, um, you have in art rage the ability Teoh do all sorts of stuff. You have a wide range of brushes, pencils, felt tips, paint buckets. You've got a palette knife. And then when you go on this little one in the lower left hand corner, you confined tune the different attributes within each one of the brushes. So now I'm in this brush right here, and within that brush I have these options of dry, thick, glossy round, you know, whatever tiny dabs. And now when I come up here and paint with it, you can see It's a very short brush stroke, something that you might use for pointillism or something like that. Okay, so I just love it. I think it does some of the best interpretation of a wet on wet what's known as an impostor. Something that you would do in kind of a plan. Air out in the field, working wet on wet, where you have to work quickly. Um, it's one of the nicest. Perhaps for that I won't spend a time doing a painting. Okay, I'm shocked, Like I'm actually shocked that you stop painting. I know, because it's so just gushed on fun that here is one. You reiterate the name of that last piece off everyone. It's called, um, art rage down here in the lower left hand corner, our rage. And that will be, of course, listed in our APP list. And again, there's a number of APS that paint from scratch that are out there. Brushes and number of ones. I just like that one for its wet on wet. And how much time do you spend painting painting on your IPhone? Um, a lot. It's that same, you know, bedroom at night scenario rather than watching TV, so it depends upon what I'm working on. Most of the stuff is leisure hours. When I'm not working, it's It's the It's the filling up of the cup after it being emptied throughout the day. The great thing with being a teacher of digital photography and photo shop and painting is I up and down, depending upon how much of it is work and how much of it is. You know, the business side of things. I get to play a heck of a lot, so I will. I like that. So that was outraged that went Zen brushes What I'm gonna show you now. Zen brush Two words. It is excellent again, not even having a pressure sensitive brush. Um, I can actually do some. Yes, and I am doing a wave. But I can actually do some really good impression of what's known as a Sumi a Japanese Inc style. So you have some subtlety in terms of some color that you can do with it. You actually can, after the fact, come up and change your paper so you can experiment with that and you can see that it changes the ink at the same time that it changes the paper. It's very, very cool if you've ever played around with it. And the Zen aspect of it, of course, is that everything is an illusion and everything is ephemeral. And you shouldn't get, um, attached to anything. Your button that doesn't even ask you Sure you wanna delete is right there waiting for you to, um we can take our size down. So in terms of a dry brush, ink technique and the ability Teoh experiment and get really gestural with it. If you've never been into surf, you have no idea what I just drew. But if it's 3/4 view looking toe anyway, so that is in brush. I absolutely love it for its gestural work, and I think it is very, very cool. And you could use it for a sketching app. And again it does save and it has its own built in social networking, if you like With that, there is another one, which I think I've got over here called Paper from a company called and had started off paper was never really designed as a painting app it waas Um, yes, I got it it was for making notes, but very soon the tools were in it. Or some of that were some of the best painting and drawing tools that were on any kind of computer device. And so now it's actually known mawr as this very gestural. Either note taking or pure artwork. So you have these series of notebooks that you can click on and you have pages that you can flip through and you can click on them. And then you have these series of tools. Now I'm gonna have to restore my purchases, which I won't do right now. Um, I should because I don't have my watercolor brush. Yes, you're going to restore cause I've bought everything that you guys have ever done because it's so awesome. Okay, so that unlocked all my features in here, which I really like again paper for a company called 53. It also will start off with Black will also do the exact same wave. But you're going to see if you've ever worked with Adobe illustrator or photo shop. The quality of that line is ridiculous. It is just really, really beautiful in terms of smooth. And of course, this isn't pressure sensitive. So this is using velocity to determine how thick the Linus. But, um, for a graphic designer for you ever to do that smooth of a curve and that smooth of a transition from a fine line toe, um, non fine line is amazing. And then what they have is they have these incredibly subtle watercolor washes at their disposal and a huge range of colors. You can actually use their little mixer in here so you can come up in mix, you know, another color. So come up here and we'll Mexico green and we kind of a little custom color here. And you can find Tune that here and now I'm gonna be painting with this little green watercolor and this again, I really don't care if you guys want to leave Now. I am happy as a pig and slop. I'm playing. It's just really fun. So this is paper from a company called 53. Sometimes it's just known as paper 53. But I absolutely love it in terms of, you know, being able toe. This is what if I was to paint out in the field even though right now I'm walking has come out with a scent Ika portable tablet, which has the pressure sensitive screen and the tablet all in one, which is awesome. I highly recommend it. It's not a Mac compatible tablet, but it's an android or Windows template. But if I was in the field and wanted to just sketch in play and have this experience of being out in the field and playing with either pencil sketches and you can you've got little things, you've got a pencil in here in terms of fine point you haven't undo, didn't I should now undo. You can rewind back in time or go forward in time throughout the entire printing creation process by doing a two finger circular swipe. But you have pencil sketch, you know, marker and all these things like that. So no, I don't want you to draw it. No, I don't you to draw it. It's because people are living that style. This stylist or one of the poker ones are. That's a good question. It's not reading me as I'm not sincere enough. That's a wonderful thing. There we go. He's gone. Now folks know I'm trying. Aloha. I'm doing the yes There we go. Um, I just have it clear off that thing. Uh, I'm not sure if there's somewhere between 20 and 50 bucks. It depends. Climb again. They're not cheap because actually is a sensor. The battery. And I do own the pogo. The battery on it last six months, and it stays on constantly. You don't turn it on and you don't turn it off. It's just always on and you touch it. And if the software supports it, as this piece of software does, then um, it works. You squish and you get your parameters. You can do all your pages. You can, you know, close it again. Choose another one. You can change the cover art anyway. Paper 53. It's extremely fun, and it's It's awesome. Battery is replaceable. It's a triple A battery on most of the pans. Again, I have not worked with I'm walking just gave me their into owes pro. They just come out with a new tablet called into its pro, which is awesome. So I have one of those. But I did not grab one of their pogo's. Here are some samples of people who have done our work So this is built into the app just so you can see what you can do in terms of this kind of sketching. I also use it for doing business sketches as well. I just I like comping up things in it. So, like this, I'll do these sorts of drawings in it just because it feels like a traditional marker come. But it is a great app. And that, again, is paper 53. And, um, I just found in the app store recently. Adobes, Ideas, app. Yeah, kind of a simple illustrator. Yeah, it actually is great. And we've got it on there. There are a few APs that are good for that idea is a great one import another one that I like Is this one that you actually see that it's on my I'm home screen, and the benefit of that one will to start with a new page and go into it is its unique. So if you're if you're doing ideas and again that go into adobe ideas. But this one has been out longer, and I like it if you're doing something, so if I'm doing, you know, my traditional sketch and actually has a nice variable size to it. So I'm doing some kind of sketch, and I'm doing my dimensionality to it. Whatever. And I do. You know, the thing is, is that this is all vector. This is not bit map. This is all vector imagery speaking about illustrator and I can come through and I can isolate out every single one of these components and scale it and manipulate it and move it. And it keeps its vector nous throughout the entire process and that his Bhichit Okay, that is something that is, in a sense, is even isn't even easier than what you would do an illustrator just because of how you're selecting it. I didn't select the 10 different lines that made that up. I just draw a selection arrow around it and, um, and then manipulated. And you can cut the lines Don't have to be, you know, one single element. So it slices and dices specters really nicely. And this is one called ideas are inflow. I'm sorry. Inflow ideas is the is the adobe inflow is one I use and I use that for my sketches when you save it. It's interesting when you use these APS that take advantage of vector technology. The camera roll. Kant's doesn't support vectors at this time. So what you end up doing is you email them to yourself or you send them over to your dropbox account. They have to reside somewhere other than on the device or if they are on the device, they have to go into an app that does support that, like documents or Evernote or something. So you're basically creating vector image, usually in a pdf format Since pdf supports layers vectors, pdf supports everything. So people are using a pdf format to save off these devices. Yeah, there are a number of APS that you know that do that sort of thing. And that last app was ink flow that is ink flow. Okay, absolutely right. Yes. And, um, we'll just do percolator cause it's just too dark Kashtan fun. And, uh, we use this one as well. It uses a coffee scenario percolator analogy. Don't ask me why. It's boiling the water right now, and, um, it has a default setting. So it's generating this this wonderful, you know, sera a pointillism effect to it, but you can come up here and we'll do ring, so it's gonna do a slight variation on it. And now it's gonna look kind of almost like a batik in terms of how it does this. And then you can do light and sweet or soy milk, you know, into it here. And, uh, I can tell you I'm sure this is not anyway, that you've done your photography in the past. I showed the first day some maps that you do typography like this where you said, you know, use type. You want a phrase and actually actually sets the type in different sizes and colors in order to do this so again, you can do extra fine. We're gonna go tiny, and now it's gonna re grand the coffee beans and do an even more detailed version of it. So these parameters are available at the bottom called percolator. And, um, it's fun and funky and makes me smile. Also coming from a graphic design background. It's those you know, those very graphic elements. Um, can I just put my boat? Okay, so those are very, very cool. I think so.

Class Description

Get ready to take jaw-dropping photos and videos using only your iPhone! Join award-winning photographer Jack Davis for a two-day introduction to the power and sophistication of the iPhone camera. Jack will teach you everything you need to know about using your iPhone to capture dynamic images, panoramas, and high-definition video. You’ll explore the benefits and storytelling opportunities that come from always having a high-powered camera at your fingertips. Jack will guide you through the use and selection of apps for enhancing and embellishing photos. You’ll also learn about sharing and archiving your photos using videos, slideshows, collages, social networks, web galleries, and more. Whether you’re a novice who uses an iPhone as your primary camera or a professional photographer who’s ready to leave your bulky camera at home sometimes, this course will give you the tools you need to take amazing photos on-the-go.

Reviews

Phillip Ziegler
 

Jack is terrific and there's a lot I learned watching the videos. Of course this is a fast-changing field so some things are dated--some of the apps no longer exist--but I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting a wide and pretty in-depth orientation to the world of Iphone photo apps.