Sunday, November 11, 2018

When will I learn?

I don’t know when I am going to learn not to take a class at the Spruill art Center in Dunwoody, Georgia. They are expensive and not anything like I expect. I spent a whole Saturday listening to a woman my age brag about her photography, her smart phones and digital tablets. She did not demonstrate anything, but showed some slides of her work and just gave handouts with some photograph filters apps she recommended. She sent us out to photograph things in and around the center then that was it! No critique, nothing. One of the women sitting next to me who saw some of my photo art on my iPad asked if I would teach a class about doing that. Believe me I was tempted. I know they would get more than their money’s worth from me.

Here is a photo I took at the center in their pottery class. I played with it when I got home with iColorama and Procreate. Neither of these apps were known to the Spruill instructor. I doubt if she would even be interested in this type of digital creation.

Monday, August 27, 2018

My Free Rip Pix Tutorial

My first attempt to create a video tutorial using my iPad and Camtasia. What a challenging experience! Being almost 82 in a few weeks probably had a lot to do with it. But it’s free and I just wanted to show you, after many requests, how I use the Rip Pix app.

I said in the video I would post what the final images look like. I also stated I would possibly use other apps to enhance the image I created with RipPix. The two apps I used were Stackables and Snapseed for the frames.

These are the final results.

              This is one of the final RipPix images in the video.  I only added the frame using Snapseed 

    This is another one that I created in the RipPix tutorial, but afterwards, and not in the video, before I closed the RipPix app I added another texture on the bird. As long as you don't close the app you can continue to edit or add things to your image. Then I added the frame with Snapseed.                      

           For variety I added a multicolored filter in Stackables and then the frame in Snapseed.

Below are some other collages I create with this fun app.

                                 I added the figure in Procreate and the frame in iColorama.

This scrapbook style collage was created in RipPix, but I added the little eyelet on the jam image in Procreate.The clippings and flower drawing background was created beforehand in Procreate.

                      This is a RipPix combination of two of my Procreate abstract images

Except for the eyelets, all of this was created in Rip Pix from an distorted image I created in

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Catching up with digital collage

Time goes so fast but I am going slower these days. I joined our new senior center to get away from my computer and iPad. I don’t take my iPad with me because I am so afraid I will lose it. It took me such a long time to save up enough money to buy it! But I digress. Where I was going with this is the activities at the senior center have taken over my life. Not only am exhausted from all the exercise have classes, but they played Rummikub. It is a form of Gin Rummy with plastic chips instead of cards. I honestly don’t remember ever playing that game so I spend a lot of time trying to learn to play it to save face when I am at the center. As a result all of this has cut into my creative time! (Boy, my age is showing with all of the backstory rambling!)

An artist whose work I saw on Tumblr just knocked my Rummikub game right off the computer. It’s not like mine, but for some reason his work inspired me to use some of my travel photos again. The artist is Stev’nn Hall 

I used a photo I took in Scotland years ago and one of my CitraSolv textures. Of course I created the collage on my iPad Pro using my favorite apps, Procreate.
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