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Texturize Your iPhoneography with the Camera Awesome App

Welcome to today's iPhoneography workflow titled "Textured Landscape." I will guide you through the steps I have taken to turn a landscape photo into textured artwork. 

I took this shot while on a walk with my family. It's a simple landscape that just caught my eye. I used Camera+ ($1.99) to capture the photo and used the Auto Focus feature. I did this because I wanted to get a clear shot of the whole scene, not focus on just one area. I also used this app for starting my editing process. After taking the shot, I used the Clarity option at 100 percent. Next, I went to the Vibrant feature and used put it to 100 percent also. Then, I saved to Camera Roll. 

Next, I brought the photo into Adobe Photoshop Express (free). I used the De-noise feature and adjusted to my liking. I then used the Sharpen feature and adjusted that to my liking. Note: be as precise as you can, so as not to over edit your photo. De-noise will filter out any distortion that may have occurred while taking the photo. I love the Sharpen feature, because it cleans up and adds a crisp look to your photo.

After saving to Camera Roll once again, I brought my photo into Distressed FX ($0.99). I really like this app for its Birds feature. I went to the Birds option and added the Alfred setting, which adds a nice group of birds flying. I added the birds, then saved to Camera Roll.

Next, I brought the photo into Camera Awesome (free). This is a very cool app with tons of great filters, textures, etc. I only used the Textures feature here. There are a lot of cool options, but I chose the Cotton texture and applied before saving to Camera Roll.

Next, into one of my personal favorite apps, LensLight ($1.99). I wanted to add a little sun to this cool landscape. This app has tons of great light effects for your photos. It's a must-have for great iPhoneography. I used the Sun Beam option. I adjusted the brightness after I placed it to my liking. It's important to use your adjustments on all of your apps.

Lastly, I brought the photo into iWatermark ($1.99). I use this app at the end of every editing process to add my name. There are tons of fonts, colors, etc. I added my watermark, and saved to Camera Roll. 

I want to thank the iPhoneography community for visiting my workflow. I hope you find some useful tips here.

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I'm just a regular guy with a union concrete job. I have a wonderful wife and children who are loving supporters of my hobby which is "iPhoneography." I'll be sharing methods I use to create great photos with your iPhone. You can always find my work on Google+, ampt community, The Mobile Photograhy Blog.