I thought it was time I put together one of those “how the heck did she do that?” posts. kind of walking through how I took a somewhat bland image and made it a bit, dramatic.
Starting with this:
I went to the Snapseed app, first to crop the photo to square, then to muck about with the vintage filters to see what would strike my fancy!
Then I went to this image:
This one was captured with an Olloclip, and also edited in Snapseed. I’m a fan of the vintage filters, so I applied one of those and increased both the structure and sharpening a bit. I should mention the macro use the Olloclip is pretty rad (and I see an Olloclip post in my future).
After edits in Snapseed, I rather liked this result, which to me could certainly stand on it’s own.
I knew that I’d want to blend these images together. After creating the two edits above I went to PhotoWizard for some blending. There are certainly lots of blending options out there, a few of which I’m looking to explore more in depth. What I like about PhotoWizard is that is an editing app that offers lots of great options, to do anything from fixing white balance to cropping to exposure compensation, black and white conversions, even more including the blending options. It’s a pretty powerful app.
This is the final edit, I believe I used the Darken option in the blend mode, but when you’re in there experimenting you can go through the gamut of options to find the blending mode that’s right for what you want to create.
So there you have it!
thanks for reading!