One of the things I find I cannot do well, not being a painter at all, is use Photoshop to do a really good watercolour effect.
Today on FB I saw an excellent image that had been done with an app (for IOS and Win 10 only) called Waterlogue – small price tag but thought it worth investing in for experimentation.
Still figuring out the best images to use – there are several different presets and you can adjust the amount of detail but no fine tweaking ability at this stage.
This is a watercolour of Cognac – the original (below) was originally taken using my iPad. There is quite a lot of detail, and I like the soft watery transitions with the colours from dark to light. There is enough detail so you know what you are looking at.
Its my first time trying to do art with an app, will be interesting to see how I can incorporate these watercolour pieces into my work flow.
Do you use apps? Have any favourites to recommend?
if you have an iPhone – don’t know whether it’ll run on iPad as well – you should totally download Prisma. Ursula Vernon recommended it, which made me run to the AppStore in two seconds flat, and it is totally amazing – using machine learning to manipulate images, taking colour schemes and textures from original paintings, so not your standard filters at all. I love it in part because it shows you where you *could* take an image.
I’ve seen images from it on twitter but mostly selfies so didn’t really investigate further. Will have a look!
Argh. And the one time I *do* want to embed a picture, the code gets all messed up.
I like playing with filters, but I often find them very same-y.