Turn Your Photos into Watercolors
I am sure this isn’t the first time you’ve seen that title! I am about two months behind the curve….:) BUT, if you haven’t heard of Waterlogue, then welcome my friend, welcome.
Waterlogue app is “the new trend” from Apple for iphone, ipad, and ipad touch. It is simple to use and very addictive, I must warn you. After you purchase and download the app you simply upload or take a photo and watch it become a piece of art. There are 12 presets and adjustable settings for size and brightness. Very user friendly!
Pictures with high contrast seem to do pretty well. Here are some examples of still life images turned into watercolors. (I placed my items on a piece of core board!)
Using pictures with more saturated colors or set on a lower exposure have more definition.
When I finally made the $3 splurge for this app late one night (bored in bed because I couldn’t fall asleep *giggle*), I had a brilliant idea to take portraits of my kids for a project I am working on this week. They were printed at my local pharmacy but you could print them out on card-stock or photo paper at home. You can see them on my book case HERE and with styling tips HERE.
I told you this app is addictive right?
You’ll be going through your camera roll and turning everything into watercolors! So cool.
Now all you have to decide is what to turn into a piece of art! Have fun. (By the way, I did not get paid to say any of this. I just think the app rocks!!)
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I am in love with this app but I am team android of course we probably won’t have anything this nice in our store.
That’s sad. 🙁 Its so addictive. 😉 Maybe there will be something available soon for all team android!!
Nice app. I’m Team Android, so I’ll have to see if they have this app. I was drawn to the pic with the photo collage on the wall. I plan to do something similar with photos for my office makeover. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Thanks Shonda!! I really liked how that one turned out too. I have so much color in my house, it transitioned nicely to a painting. Wall galleries rock!!
I’ve never heard of this and it looks cool.. so many Team Androids.. Gotta give a shout out!
I’m glad it was informative for some of my readers Aimee. I was scared everyone would think it was so yesterday. lol It took me awhile to make the $3 splurge.
I’m an android girl when it comes to phones, but I do have an iPod. I’ll have to see if I can download the app for it 🙂
I just made the switch last year and swore I wouldn’t put anymore money into my iphone. I guess $3 for the last year isn’t so bad. 🙂
Um, can I say I’m about to have a new obsession?! Did you print yours off at home or do you prefer a certain printing service like Shutterfly?
I printed my off at CVS with same day pick up but I am going to try printing it on cardstock at home. That seems more appropriate for a “watercolor” anyways! Now every picture I take I think, would this look good on my blog AND would this make a good watercolor? lol
I would use this app for pics that I need to enhance. Or want to use but my eyes are closed or I look heavier than I want to. Thanks for sharing!
Awesome! The picture I took of my daughter was blurry but looked adorable as a watercolor. 🙂
I love the shell photo! I actually work at a shell museum so I can identify those! Whheeee! 🙂
How cool! I wanna know what kind of shells I have? I found them all on the coast of North Carolina.
I need to get on this and use it! Thanks for sharing
Its so much fun!! So many possibilities. Thanks for stopping by!
Still haven’t jumped on this wagon, but I LOVE it. It seems like the app makes every picture beautiful!
Its so much fun! Thanks for the sweet comment.
I’m just curious, have you tried using watercolor paper?
I haven’t Diana and I probably have some laying around… I just tried printing one with card-stock and really like how it turned out. 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing your project on our #PARABlogCrew link party!!
My pleasure! Thanks for hosting a great party!!
How perfect as gifts for family and friends, their homes, children, pets, etc. Always wanted one done (water colour) the front of our home. Thanks for this information. Pat Cahill
What a fantastic idea!! I’m glad you found it helpful. It is such a fun app.