We are now in week 4 of the Snappy H’appy Challenge. This week we focus on cutouts. As challenge host We Live in a Flat describes, “Cutouts can be decorative, they can also convey a message. The art of juxtaposing a cut out from a photo or picture with another different photo or picture can create some wildly imaginative scenerios, landscapes or portraits.”
I decided to go ahead and work with the reviewed Moldiv app on We Live in a Flat, although I had never tried it before. I have to agree that I really, really like the options for text on this app. However, I found the cutout option a little difficult to get the hang of. I tried to use a stylus and even the eraser on the end of a pencil to make my outline for my cutout, without success. Only using my finger seemed to do the trick, but my cutouts were not very accurate until I learned to look at the small extra floating box provided while outlining my object.
Original App Challenge Image
Get Me Outta Here!
Mobile Device: iPhone 4s
App Used: Snapseed, Moldiv
Then, since this app provided no way to blur the lines between the cutout and the original image on which it was placed, I was forced to be more creative and find a way to handle the hard line between the two. My final decision was to also make a cutout of the soap bubbles, then duplicate and layer it several times at the bottom of my photo to blend the kitty cutout with the washer.
Duplicating the Soap Bubbles
So here is the final result. I do still wish this app had a way to blend the cutout to the background image. Since it did not, I took this photo into Photoshop to blend the cutout better.
Final App Challenge Image
No cats were harmed in the making of this image!
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