Apps In Action – The Dual Apps Loop

This short manual shows, how to make smooth, soft coloured pictures with a fine graphical interior. Just by using two apps in conjunction. I call it the Dual Apps Loop.

All You need is two apps:

  • An app, which allows to produce two or more instances of one and the same source picture: 1st black and white and 2nd an overcoloured version. I prefer Dynamic Light. But there are a lot of other apps, You can use (ProCamera … all apps that have a fx suitcase)
  • An App for overlay the two pictures into one. Here I use Pro HDR’s library function.

In the example below, I imported the original image into Dynamic Light and produced a high saturated picture with the Orton Filter, saved it to photoalbum. Next step I processed the same picture with Dynamic Light’s infrared filter – that makes a nearly black sky from the original blue and it strengthens the contour.

Now You have to merge the two pictures with Pro HDR’s library funktion. Normally it is a better output, if You choose the Orton coloured snapshot as the darker image and the Infrared snapshot as the lighter image but it is allways a good idea, to play with the possibilities and to try both ways..

Fine tuning is very smooth with Pro HDR’s triggers for contrast, saturation, warmth, tint and exposure.

Last step of my Dual Apps Loop is to sharpen the final shot with PS Express’ sharpen function et voila …

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