Combo Apps/Fluid FX/Warping & Blending

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The photo up above was blending with a few apps, but the main focus of this blog is an app called Fluid FX. As you can see in the image it has a Van Gogh swirly sky. This app is more than a “One Trick Pony”. If you use Photoshop than you know a tool called Liquified, it will give you that liquid/warped look to your photos. Some people I know swear by this tool, I was more of a “Plastic Wrap” person myself. Other apps I used for this photo was Qbro, Dynamic Light, DXP and Pic Tools for the border. I also wanted to thank David Write for showing me Fluid FX. You all know him on Instagram as @doggonewalkin.

If you’ve noticed that I’ve been exploring more into making and blending my own backgrounds. The reason is I’m looking for my own signature and unique effect to my photos. I think I’m finding my own style in the digital world. So I’m going to be sharing this style with all my blog readers/fans. Now lets start the blog lesson !!!

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Fluid FX, the liquified tool for the app world. You can buy this app for $.99 at the app store. Autodesk makes another great photo app called Pixlr-o-maitc. I recommend you pick that app too. I explain more about that app, Pixlr-o-matic in a second blog after the lesson.

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The button I tap on is the setting of photo/image your planning to warp or manipulate. You can choose to start here with your manipulation.

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You can tap on the “Auto Pilot” button to set on what you want on or off in the app. The auto pilot button is the airplane looking button on the bottom left hand side.

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You can change the setting of each of the different warps, fire, smoke or explosions. You can choose how much or how little effect you want on each setting. I just keep it at the default presets for now.

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The app comes with preloaded photos and images. I prefer to use my own, which was something I drew on Live Sketch to be warped.

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When you use this app, you can take you finger and run it all off the place on the screen. You can design anything you want or just be random !!! This setting “Thick Oil Warp” will slowly go back to the original looking image, so you have to be fast and tap on the “camera button” to take the screen shot. If you use the “Image Sculpt” it will keep it on what you swipe or swirl with your finger. You can take your time when warping your photo.

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Some of the warps will automatically start and you have to act fast before it disappears. The two examples are up on top. You can also change what direction of how you want the to go or look. Also check your setting to slow the warping down so you can snap the shot a lot easier too.

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Now I decided to use the “Image Sculpt” to manipulate my image, this is how I get that Van Gogh looking background.

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Here is a photo I shot with Hipstamatic, of a wooden deck. I recommend you shoot a photo on the abstract side if you want to warp your photo.

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The photo that was manipulated with Fliud FX.

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The finished photo I blended together with DXP. I really love how it totally makes the photo totally warped with a slight pano effect.

If you have an questions about this blog or any of the other blogs, you can leave a comment or e-mail me You can also follow me on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and Photovine @ashcroft54.

I’m also on EyeEm, just look for Tina Rice if you want to follow.

Check out the Combo Apps Group on Flickr, lot so cool and creative work in the group pool.

photoAlmost to the End362230/365 - Indian summer up northphotophoto
Diva TrashGinza Goes GooeyEnergiaEnergia #02Energia #03In Search of Apple Store Ginza
Toon portraitThursday Already?ColorsBlowing in the windState of MindAll Mixed Up
SunsetSunset tonightDown the hallway...167/365 iPhone - The smallest things167 reject - can't shake itcalm way

Combo Apps, a group on Flickr.



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3 Responses to Combo Apps/Fluid FX/Warping & Blending

  1. Great job on the Fluid FX blog! Thanks!

    • ashcroft54 says:

      Your Welcome, it was hard for me to write this blog, because I was mentally out of it. Normally I don’t struggle writing them, but it was like pulling teeth and constant correcting. I was worried that it didn’t flow right.

  2. roksa says:

    Thank you for another informative blog. Where else could I get that type of info written in such an ideal way? I’ve a project that I am just now working on, and I’ve been on the look out for such information.

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