Yesterday I made a few quick shots of a beautiful orchid with the iPhone. I could have worked the composition a little more as I don't like the bottom of the Orchid cut off, but the idea was to grab something to work with in an app called PhotoFactory. I like this app for its creative possibilities. Here is a link for a Demo: http://www.iphoneography.com/journal/tag/photo-factory
Smudging has been a technique available in PhotoShop and used by a very well known photographer in Baltimore: Robert McClintock
I have liked the artistic results one can achieve while doing some smudge work! It is a little hard to smudge on a small iPhone screen but is lots of fun.
Here is the progression of the processing I used to create the opening image:
|First smudged version in PhotoForge|
|Colorized in PhotoFactory and Stretched a little|
|Stretched more and reversed in PhotoFactory: Shadow under image and corner vignettes in PhotoFactory|
|Final Image Frame added in the app Crop'n'Frame|