Thursday, March 21, 2013

More iPhone Fun............

This past Saturday I held my very first iPhone workshop and based on the feedback I received, it went pretty well. There are a couple of things I will do differently next time, but for the most part it went smooth and I just hope my students had as much fun as I did.

We went over the basics for the first part of the class then went on to the "fun stuff".

One of the things I did to prepare for the workshop was to install the "Reflector"app on my laptop, then hooked a large monitor to it. With this setup I was able to project what I was doing on my iPhone for the whole class to see.

I later discovered that I can also use the "Reflector" app to record a video of what I do on my iPhone, and decided my first video would be a demonstration on how I created this image.

©2013 Dianne Poinski

One of the apps I shared during the "fun stuff" part of the class was Tiny Planet. This is the first app I use in the video. (Since I don't have a voice over track or text added to the video, I am writing out a few of the steps here....)
  • I begin with a tree image in Tiny Planet. From here I click on the "Rabbit Hole" option. (There are two options, "Rabbit Hole" is the one on the right....)
  • The next thing I did was open Image Blender and import the Tiny Planet image and then my photo of the moon.
  • After clicking on the "cross of arrows" on the top, I was able to resize and move the moon to where I wanted it to be.
  • To set the blend mode, I clicked on the middle top icon of the two squares and chose the "Multiply" blend mode.
  • I saved the blended image and then opened it up in Distressed FX where I was able to add the birds.
Hopefully these steps will make more sense after you watch the video (maybe a few times).

I added some music, so turn on your speakers if you want to hear it.

If you can't see the video here, click on this link:

iPhoneography from Dianne Poinski on Vimeo.

I promise I will work on my video editing skills, but for now, I just thought it would be fun to see how this app worked for making iPhone videos.

If you play around with these apps, I would love to see what you create. Send me a jpg or share a link to where we can see your iPhone images in the comment section.

Have fun!!


  1. Wow, Dianne! I'm impressed with your technological savvy. It really helps to have a good grasp on your tools when in the create art mode. I love the image you created too!

    1. Thanks Dena! After I figured out how to do this, I was pretty impressed with myself too!