As of this week I am officially on board with Langley, BC’s local continuing education to teach a 9-hour course called iPad Photo Art starting later this winter. It’s an intro to transforming photos into artwork for iPad owners — images that can be used for calendars, greetings cards, numerous home decor projects including framed fine art, etc. Depending on the level of skill of the participants, I’ll be touching on principles and techniques for optimizing images on the iPad prior to importing into various creative apps, how to get the most out of the apps, and many techniques, tips and tricks to create images that stand out in a crowd.
With this in mind, during the coming weeks I’ll be playing around in numerous apps to find the most economical, easy to learn, most creative combination of apps available, along with a few more complex apps. I like what I’m using right now, but need to add a few more effects to suit other people’s tastes not to mention abilities, plus I’d like to know what other apps can do.
My first experiment took an image of a homely echinacea specimen, processed it to improve the image, and then ran it through a few apps to produce different effects. Of course, there were dozens of other possibilities, I just want to get a feel for the apps.