Combo Apps/ColorLake Update 3.0

Mirrored Flooded Playground

ColorLake is one of the best water flood reflection app on the market. The developer has maintain the edge and stayed in top. I wrote about the app two years ago. So you ask, what could Shahzad Ababeel do to make the app even better ? Well sit back and read what he did to take ColorLake to the next level in app update innovations.

Top photo was edited with ColorLake.

Macro Flower Demo

This is the photo I’ll be using for the demo for ColorLake tutorial.

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I’m going to do the tutorial from my iPad because it’s easier to see the screen shots. I played with ColorLake with my iPhone and it operates the same way. ColorLake has been totally redesign with new look and user interface. You also get outline direction of how the buttons operate.

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The menu that popped up on the left hand side is your water horizon line adjustment and placement. What’s is you get to know what the resolution save will be when you adjust the horizon line. It’s also where you can rate and write a review about ColorLake, follow and email suggestion.

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Now here’s my photo loaded up and I’m making my adjustments with the horizon line. You really have to play with the adjutants to get it to your liking and it can take awhile. When you do your adjustments you will add the length of your photo. If you plan to use a square photo, make sure you have some leeway to work with because what you see in your head will not work with this app.

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Next menu are water ripple adjustment with the reflection and tint. So you slide on how rough or soft you want the ripples in the water reflection. Then you can add a tint toward the bottom of the photo. You can adjust the colour, tints, height and intensity by using the slider. I recommend when using the tint, you try to match what the dominate colour of the photo or use a colour that complements the photo. The safe colour tints to use are black, white and grey because they go with everything.

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You can add rain or snow falling effects to your photo to go along with your reflection. It’s a simple and easy to operate the tool. All you have to do is mess with the slider back and fourth. You can adjust the wind draft direction too.

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You can also change your photo to colour, saturated, sepia and black/white. There is a slider adjustment to add intensity.

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Then when you done, save or share your photo.

ColorLake Flowery Demo

This is my creation but there’s more to the app now and I’ll show what it is !!!

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Just when you think an app has peaked, here comes video motion.
VIDEO has been added to ColorLake !!! That’s right you can record the motion of the ripples, rain and snow on your creations.

This is the video, this is really cool and love the outcome of it. The only thing I suggest is an Instagram button, so you don’t go over the 15 second limit. Other than that it’s still an awesome addition to ColorLake.

ColorLake - Matter Demo

I also made a combo with Matter and ColorLake.

Then I added video motion from Matter for added effect and just to be creative.

Living Planet - ColorLake Demo

Last one, I got creative with Living Planet app. The image came out really well and love the results.

Overall ColorLake has done it again and has made me fall in live with the app all over again. You can pick up ColorLake for $1.99 in the App Store. It’s universal to the iPad, so go and pick this app up !!! HAVE A GREAT DAY !!!


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7 Responses to Combo Apps/ColorLake Update 3.0

  1. woolane says:

    Thank you Tina for introducing another interesting photo app.

  2. Ithalu says:

    Thank you for the information, I appreciate it.

  3. finnicle1 says:

    thanks for that update, I like that you can adjust do many things, the size of ripple, the tint etc! cool

  4. Elvia B says:

    Thanks for the info on color lake app. Can’t wait to try it.

  5. Kimberly says:

    Sounds wonderful! Would love to have it!

  6. imapurrson says:

    Hi Tina,
    Nice review of this fun app! I’ve had the Color Lake app for a while, and have always enjoyed it. I hope you have a great day, too!
    Cheers, Denise

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