Okay let me start this off by saying how jealous I was of all those uber nice calligraphy IG posts that I couldnt seem to do.
I kept wondering-- were they doing this on paper, scanning the image and editing the entire thing on Photoshop only to bluetooth it to their mobile device to post onto Instagram.
TOO MUCH HASSLE, I think.
And I was wrong.
They were using a series of apps to come from paper to the final product. And these series of apps (some of which) are only available on apple.
Which is a bummer for someone like me who totally loves Samsung and all its cool features at better prices over the Iphone.
So it is with this reason that I justified buying an Ipad mini. (No...this is not the ONLY reason! ) Aside from its immense usefulness to me -- reading on the go, emailing, communicating with my siblings who OWN iphones (ew!), etc -- I am now able to create those awesome Instagram-worthy calligraphy photos that have an awesome background.
First off, many thanks to @carligraphy who explained the entire process in detail on his IG account. And for the benefit of my readers I will also post here how I got from a regular paper photo to an awesome decked out and "masked" photo.
1. Start by thinking of what you want to say. I used a quote from yesterday's mass sermon: SADNESS IS LIVING WITHOUT LOVING
2. Crop and Straighten the photo using SNAPSEED (Selective Adjust to push the highlights)
3. Then use NEGATIVE ME to invert the image
4. Pick out a background you want to lay-out the text on
5. Combine both images on UNION APP. (the one app that is not available on android and I couldnt find a replacement-- believe me I TRIED!)
6. flatten the image and click save. You are now ready to share your artwork to the rest of your Instagram world.
It was a bit trying to iron out the kinks in my photo. In the process I also realized I forgot to put the dot on the letter "i". But I am pretty pleased with how my final image turned out.
So, tell me what you think??
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