Today's blog comes from Candace Weir, Central Library staff:
Sometimes a new book turns up on the shelf and you go WOW!!!
Today that happened with Dan Burkholder’s book: iphone Artistry. The time has now arrived when you can almost effortlessly transform your favourite photos into something that you will be happy to hang on your wall. I say almost effortlessly, because there is, for me, a learning curve involved.
While learning Photoshop seems daunting, the process described by Burkholder looks doable. Check out the images on his website. They were all taken with his iPhone and altered by using low-cost apps with the methods he describes in the book.
The “iPhone” in his title is a bit of a misnomer because his methods work with an iPod touch as well. If the App fits, try it, is my motto. I have an older iPod, one without a camera. It is easy enough to transfer images from my computer onto it to work with his process.
The great thing about the iPhone/iPod is its portability. You could be sitting in your favourite coffee shop and working on the latest creation for your living room wall.
The only downside to this whole experiment is the size of the screen. I'm thinking that a trip to the optometrist might be in order. After playing around for a while, the whole world is a bit blurry – which leads me to the last link I want to share with you: a good article on digital eye strain.