Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 1st Jun 2012 12:11 UTC
Multimedia, AV Following our recent interview with the iPhone collage artist _meta_, a few readers asked for more such articles. So here's one on how to create your own such digital collages! Technically-speaking, digital collage, illustrations, and photo-montage are the same thing. It's just pictures or drawings put together in a single image, made look like a seamless, coherent piece. However, there are distinct differences in the way these are perceived and enjoyed, they essentially are different sub-genres.
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RE: Thanks, but...
by henderson101 on Fri 1st Jun 2012 18:42 UTC in reply to "Thanks, but..."
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Photoshop touch. (or photoshop express) or Auto desk Sketchbook can do this kind of stuff.

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RE[2]: Thanks, but...
by Eugenia on Fri 1st Jun 2012 21:31 in reply to "RE: Thanks, but..."
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I don't have an iPad or any tablet for that matter, so I can't check out Photoshop Touch ($10), but it's possibly the most complete app to do this kind of thing.

On my Galaxy Nexus I tried Photoshop Express (free) and Autodesk Sketchbook ($2). The Sketchbook does all the basic cuttings and trasnformations, it has layer support too, and then Express does all the color stuff (you would have to import the layer parts one by one on Express, don't try to color-correct the whole final image, it won't look as impressive).

You might want to create on an actual computer a transparent document and use that as your starting point, just so it forces Sketchbook to use the predefined DPI and resolution.

There are things missing though: gradients, textures, strokes (for the various layer elements, separately). These are part of the layer control on Photoshop CS and are used quite a bit. Let us know if there are any apps that can do these. Also I didn't notice any selection methods, they are important if you only want to keep specific parts of the image in a specific shape (so either selections, or layer masks become important).

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RE[3]: Thanks, but...
by henderson101 on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 21:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Thanks, but..."
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Photoshop Touch is the one to try for sure. The tutorials even give you some of the basics. One guides you to removing people from an image, one guides you to replace a colour, one shows you how to combine 2 images seamlessly. With those techniques, and the extra control the app gives over Sketchbook, I think it has everything covered.

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