tutorial: appsperiment – lemon-lime

i’ve recently come across a facebook group called “appstracts“. they post a weekly theme/colour or something and members upload their images that meet the theme, or their interpretation of the theme. this week’s theme was “lemon-lime”. i created an image for the theme and realised it might make a fun tutorial. so here goes!

you can approach the theme in a couple of ways: take a photo of something that is lemon/lime in colour, take a photo of a lemon and lime or create something in that colour scheme. i opted for the latter.

starting in the saturation app, i selected a colour palette that was a good fit, there’s a visualiser within the app, so i let that roll and did a screen shot of it to capture the image below. from there i went to snapseed, to crop it square, and add one of the vintage filters, which boosts the saturation a bit.

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moving into the photoartista haiku app, i added a bit of a watercolour/painterly effect. using “style abstract 04″ as a starting point and then adjusting the detail/pen and colour.

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the next step was into decim8, i have a couple of filters in decim8 i really love: beam rider & spaif (you have to look at the names closely to get these spellings, as they like to use english and foreign characters in their filter names).

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on to FocalLab to add a bit of blur.

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and back to snapseed to boost the contrast and saturation, plus using the sharpening/structure to add a bit more detail/depth. resulting in this final image.

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experiments on the iPhone can be a lot of fun… have you tried it yet?

~ kate

2 thoughts on “tutorial: appsperiment – lemon-lime”

    1. Hi Marti!
      Glad you found my blog. :)

      I haven’t printed this particular image, but I do print on a pretty regular basis with success. My best suggestions would be:
      - use a lab like WHCC or Bay Photo
      - be sure they do not do colour correction. On edits like this we’re in control of the colours and sometimes the lab wants to muck with them, so I always turn colour correction off.
      - make sure you save to the highest output possible so that you can print 8×10′s, 12×12′s etc…

      hope that helps!
      thanks,
      kate

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