Yesterday I needed to give one of the cars a good run as it hadn’t been driven in a very long time. I ended up at Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks with only my phone and iPad mini. So today’s post is 100% mobile. In the Mission area is a waterfall that I always enjoy taking photos of, today I tried framing it a little differently. I like the way it looks…for the most part.
There were a couple of things that needed taken care of first, for some reason it ended up sideways so I used Snapseed to rotate the image clockwise, then I cropped it just above the drain showing up underneath.
While still in Snapseed I ran the photo through Tune Image and made the following changes:
- Brightness: 0
- Ambiance: 80
- Contrast: 5
- Shadows: 70
- Warmth: -15
Next I ran it through HDR scape and used the following settings:
- Filter Strength: 60
- Brightness: -10
- Saturation: 10
- Smoothing: 100
From there I used Grunge with the following settings:
- Style: 45
- Brightness: 10
- Contrast: 50
- Texture Strength: 25
- Saturation: 60
- I used Texture number 3 and kept hitting the shuffle icon until I found a texture I liked with the photo
The last thing I did was added Drama with the following settings:
- Filter Strength: 90
- Saturation: 5
I was now ready to add my logo/watermark in iWatermark.
On Instagram I’ve seen some full size photos with square, blurred backgrounds and have been trying to find out how they did that. While in Manual Photo Camera I clicked on the three vertical dots on the right-hand side of the screen; scrolling down the screen showed other apps they have, one of which is Insta Full Size! It does what I was looking to do…and then some. It is free with In-App Purchases. Upgrading to pro is $0.99. Here is today’s photo that I posted on Instagram (link is to my photos/artwork).
The final step was creating the Before and After photo in Leonardo.
List of apps used in this post and their links in the iTunes store…