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How to make your art and photos look great.

Big Fat Lines: How to make your photos look great.

Most people have played around with filter apps on their phones to make their great photos look even better. App stores offer a variety of them and they are lot of fun to play with. While it is fun it’s generally not something a serious photographer or artist would use. Well probably not anyway.

Sometimes it is good to use these tools as an intermediate step when altering your digital photography or art. I also think you shouldn’t limit yourself only to apps. The web is full of really cool tools for altering your images and we will continue to let you know about them!

I discovered one such tool not to long ago. Linify.me is a fun tool for images. You upload an image to the site, then some computer happens and you have a new image. If you use Twitter, you can find the author @LINIFYme.

Using filters to inspire better art.

This is a fun tool to have a play with and it makes great images on its own, but you could take it to the next level using GIMP or Photoshop. Play around with various filters and settings. Remember to keep it weird. That’s our motto. Once you have spent a little ‘improving’ your photos or image, sit back and enjoy it. If you feel a little nauseous but excited, then you know you’ve made something great.

Be warned, once you start crossing the streams, you will lose many hours. Below is the image I started with. I ran it though the linify.me page and followed up with many hours of Photoshop tinkering.

Show us what you got!

Now that you have spend many hours making the perfect digital photograph or artwork, “Show us what you got”! Post an image of your beautiful and unique art somewhere and let us know where it is. If we get at least 20 I’ll dedicate an entire Pinterest board to it.

A cropped photo of person at Blazing Swan wearing an awesome horned hat made by mmmaciej
A photo of person at Blazing Swan wearing an awesome horned hat made by mmmaciej
The same photo as above but it has been put through the linify.me filter at 40,000 lines.
The same photo as above but it has been put through the linify.me filter at 40,000 lines.
The final image after it has been manipulated in Photoshop. #nofilter #blazingswan
The final image after it has been manipulated in Photoshop. #nofilter #blazingswan

How to make great costumes.

 If you’re planning on going to Blazing Swan in Western Australia, then you’re going to need a great outfit. Without one you will end up being a mere spectator which is not anywhere near as fun as being in the middle of it. Jump down the rabbit hole and make a cardboard mask. These are a lot cooler than you might think!

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