Over the last 10 years now I’ve had a lot of enjoyment in editing. Plus a friend of mine was good at editing pictures, and was always posting cool stuff on Myspace which inspired me to want to create and step up what I was doing. I still remember making unique collage background for my best friend and her mom’s Myspace pages. Making my own unique, and eye catching profile pictures, too.
My first editing program was called Photo Impression. I found it on my mom’s desk when I had to use her computer since mine got knocked over by my cats while I was gone for a weekend. Photo Impression 4 was really cool. It had filter effects, cloning tool that i could use to brush in a background. It also had a way to do layers, basic adjustments, and a goofy faces template. I still have the CD, but its got more scratches, so I’m not sure if it will work or not now. Its a great starter or alternative to Photoshop.
After I created a background for my best friend’s mom using Photo Impression she gave me a copy of her Photoshop disk to install. I was beyond greatful. It took me a while to learn, but once I picked up a few tips I learned to make some really cool stuff. A lot of the stuff I created in photoshop came after toying around and messing with filters. I like contorting and twisting images, changing the color. Making an ordinary picture into abstract art. Also making unique images from pictures I’ve taken as well.
I’ve also had find alternatives to Photoshop. The first one I found was LunaPic. It has a lot fun filters to use. I found a couple others but they’re down now. I ended up finding a cool online editor to use, Pixlr. I also tried Gimp, but for some reason haven’t been great with it. Recently it just crashes on me, so I’m bummed about that.
At the end of last year I decided to see what apps there were for picture editing. I started with PhotoLab, then PhotoStudio. Then I saw art from someone who used a different app, which is called PicsArt. PicsArt has a lot of cool fun effects, and filters. You can even make your own sticker’s and use stickers that other users create. Between PhotoStudio and Picsart I can still make a lot unique art.
In 2015 on a new social media site called tsu.co(its down now), I saw some cool artwork posted by a friend. Fractal art made with Jwildfire. Very technical and takes a lot on the PC, and time to render. Overall once you figure it out you get awesome results for fractal backgrounds.