So I took some macro shots the other day because it was a foggy morning, it’s does gets foggy sometimes in San Diego. What I like was seeing all the dew drops on the grass and plants. After I dropped off Vida to school, I got my macro lenses and took some photos.
As I was looking through these photos during recess at Vida’s school, I was wondering how could I edit these macro photos. I was playing around with PhotoToaster and doing simple edits in the classroom. The kids were watching me edit photos on my iPhone. They are asking me what I was doing. “I told them I’m editing photos but I feel something was missing in the edits.”
Then I was watching the kids wrinkle up paper and tossing them in the trash. That’s when DistressedFX popped in my head. So I was playing around with the app at night, chatting with a friend on messenger and showing the friend what I was doing. I was doing all this because I had an earache. I haven’t had those since I was Vida’s age.
What I want show you are some of the features and tools with DistressedFX. One of them is flattening your layers to pile more textures and birds on top of your photo. All you have to do is put your finger on the screen and hold down for a long time. What I like about this feature is you can really make your edit more complex with more textures. This will also make your photo have that out of the box style to them, so people won’t assume you’re only using DistressedFX. You can also add custom texture with this app too. IV done that a couple of times. But what I wish for with the custom part is blending modes added to the mix. So Cheryl I hope you’re reading this blog post and taking notes…
Now there was a big stink going around about birds in mobile editing. I like the birds in mobile editing and find them to be spiritual on many levels. If you want the birds, then get them and apply them on you mobile edits. It’s worth it in my opinion.
Now my humble opinions about DistressedFX, I like it and what it does. My only concern is the resolution save and email at a higher save bit. When you email your saves you get what called a high density save rather than high resolution save. What the density saves are good for is stretching your photos for printing and resize layers for blending. You get the save like you do with the app but they are packed full of pixels. Overall the app is awesome and very handy in making really interesting textured mobile edits.
You can pick up DistressedFX for $.99 and it’s universal to the iPad. The extra BIRDS are an in-app purchase for $.99. Other things is you can be part of the DistressedFX community on Facebook and follow on Instagram @distressedfxapp hash tag #distressedfx. There is something else too !!! If you go to DistressedFX website, you can pick up birds, bushes overlays, texture and other goodies by clicking >HERE< for Photoshop. Some things are free and they offers bundles packs too.
If you have any questions about this blog post please leave comments, all the photos in this blog post were taken with ProCamera 8 and edited with DistressedFX. Have a great day and see you soon !!!