25 October 2015

Testing ... testing

When it comes to the ipad,I am app-shy. Or possibly app-averse ... some would say app-phobic.

Taking the ipad course at CQ winter school has emboldened me to try other apps, Blogsy for instance. This post is a test of its resilience and my own endurance.

And of some practical things - for instance, is a double space needed between paragraphs?

Small triumph, the image actually uploaded! It's an example of "creative tracing", or at least that's what I'm calling it. It's a bit like colouring-in, only instead of getting out the crayons you open an app on the ipad. I used Brushes, and this is the sequence of steps.

1. open a new file in the Gallery

2. upload a photo from your camera roll or a folder

3. make the photo layer about 60% opaque, to see your lines better

4. using the "round ended" brush, draw in the lines - this is the bit that takes time....

In the screenshot you can see most of the settings used for the brush, but the most important ones are the width. I used 7px for the heavy lines and 4, 3, and 2 px for the others.

One of the moves that isn't automatic yet is to use two fingers for enlarging or moving the photo around. Using just one finger is likely to leave an unwanted line ... you've probably already spotted some.

For comparison, the original photo.



Heather James said...

Haven't heard of blogsy - must go and check it out.

Celia said...

Don't judge your iPad by trying to blog on it. I haven't found anything that works as well as LiveWriter on a PC, and I think I've tried most of them. Blogsy is one of the better ones, but none of them seem to be able to upload images easily, where you want them, and the right way up. And combined with autocorrect...

Kathleen Loomis said...

what -- you've got something against TV antennas?

nice "drawing" -- I've tried a similar technique in Photoshop but seems like yours is easier.