This week’s challenge for Snappy H’appy is to experiment with watercolor apps.
My co-host of this Snappy H’appy Challenge, JX at weliveinaflat, begins week three by saying:
Welcome back to Week 3 of the Snappy H’appy Photo Challenge hosted by weliveinaflat and firebonnet 😉 This challenge asks you to (1) share a good photo that you took or edited last week, (2) run it through a photo app on your smartphone or mobile device and share with us the result. This week, we are looking at Watercolour.
She then goes on to show us, in the most delightful way, how to go about this. I highly recommend reading her post for the information she provides (here).
I took this photo a few days ago with my iPhone 4 and thought it would be a good one to use for this process. Flowers … watercolor, they seem to go together.
I have both an android device and an iPhone so I was able to experiment with three of the apps weliveinaflat recommends. I did buy the app called Waterlogue for my iPhone since it looked pretty good. I tried a number of the styles it offers and thought this was the best of the bunch for this photograph.
I like the grass but the watercolor flowers seem unfinished to me. Then I played on my Samsung Galaxy tablet (it’s my goal with this challenge to do more with it). I didn’t like any of the results I got with the app called PixArt, but had some success with SketchGuru.
Although it doesn’t have the spontaneity and vibrancy of the Waterlogue one, it is more complete. I played a little more with it and came up with warmer version.
I’m not entirely happy with any of the results. As with HDR, I think the image you use as the base is important to the outcome. I am going to continue experimenting with these apps using other photos. If I come up with anything awesome, I’ll let you know!
A day later: I took JX’s suggestion and took number three into Snapseed and lightened and brightened it. What a difference! I then took it into Pixlr Express to add a paper texture to it and the frame and signature. I am definitely happier with this one and it is my choice for the pic of the week for the watercolor theme.
As always I welcome your comments on this or any other part of my blog. Please head on over to my co-host in this challenge, weliveinaflat to see the work of the rest of the participants in this challenge.