Category Archives: Collage

Tutorial: Creating a Digital Portrait with Inkpad and Percolator

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This is a portrait of Sweet Melisa for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on Flickr. I started with an Inkpad drawing:

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Next I used the Percolator app to make several different versions:

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Finally I imported all the different versions into Sketchbook Pro. I used the layers to erase parts of each layer to subtract the Percolated areas that I did not want.

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Repix Update!

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Digital collage of Regina Stargazer using Repix and Sketchbook Pro

A couple of weeks ago I went to a Dr. Sketchy NNJ drawing session at the Art Garage in Montclair, New Jersey. Regina Stargazer took some wonderful poses and had two beautiful Belly Dancer costumes. I was able to take some pictures with my iPad at the session and decided to use the newly updated Repix app to modify them.

The neat thing about the Repix app is that you can “draw” on the various filters, as opposed to apps where the filter is applied to the entire image. You have more control over where and how much of the filter is on the image. There are different effects, such as Magic Dust, Daubs, Drips and Scratches. There are also a variety of frames and filters to further modify the photo.

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This is the original iPad photo without filters

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This is a screenshot of Repix showing the different “pens” at the bottom with Magic Dust on her fan

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The Repix version before adding Picgrunger and adding collage elements in Sketchbook Pro

You can add some very interesting textures to your photos with this app. But remember, the filters are a little like adding spices to foods. A little bit goes a long way and you don’t want to overpower the image with too much of a good thing.

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Portrait of Tammy: Creating an App Mash Up With Inkpad and Percolator

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I created a digital portrait of Tammy for the Flickr group Julia Kay’s Portrait Party. I started the portrait using the Inkpad App. I wanted to give the portrait a unique texture so I used the Percolator app and used the “napkin” texture. In order to remove some of the circles in the portrait I imported the images into Sketchbook Pro and used the eraser tool.

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The original Inkpad drawing

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The Inkpad drawing as imported into Percolator

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A screenshot of Sketchbook Pro showing the layers and erased portions

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Portrait of Illustra

Illustra For JKPP

This is a portrait of Illustra for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party. I started with a vector drawing using the Inkpad app. I used the Percolator app to create the circles and Picgrunger to create the texture. Finally I imported all the different versions into Sketchbook Pro to create a digital collage.

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Sleep: Digital Collage Using 123D Sculpt and Sketchbook Pro on iPad

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This is another digital collage using 123D Sculpt and Sketchbook Pro on my iPad mini. I used a Retromatic photo on the owl shape in 123D Sculpt and imported several different views into Sketchbook Pro. 123D sculpt is a very tactile app and its a lot of fun to use even if you have no experience working in three dimensions. Here are three different views of the owl with a blank background:

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Creating a Digital Collage Using 123D Sculpt and Sketchbook Pro on IPad

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I started experimenting with the 123D Sculpt on my iPad Mini recently. One feature that I really like is the ability to give the sculpture a “skin” using artwork from your photo albums. In this picture I used an Inkpad/Retromatic portrait mashup and applied it directly to the head and owl sculptures. I took a photo of the two sculptures with an invisible background. I imported those two images into Sketchbook Pro using the layers feature. I also imported Hipstamatic iphotos of the rose, the two head vases and the magnetic poem. I used the erasure tool to cut out the various collage elements. The great thing about the layers feature in Sketchbook Pro us that you can move layers around and vary their transparency.

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A screenshot of Sketchbook Pro with the layers open

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Photo of head sculpture with transparent background

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Owl sculpture with transparent background

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Inkpad and Retromatic portrait

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Hipstmatic photos

Apps used in collage: Inkpad, Retromatic, Hipstamatic, 123D Sculpt and Sketchbook Pro

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Retromatic Anne

Retromatic Ann

This is another app mashup using an Inkpad drawing which has been imported into Retromatic. I also used Picgrunger for the aged look then imported that into ArtRage to give it the look of a wall painting. I could see this being painted on a wall or the side of a building in NYC.

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