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Help Required with Iris

Discussion in 'App Tutorials' started by Robert Lancaster, 2 August 2012.

  1. Robert Lancaster

    Robert Lancaster A kind (of) MobiSir... Site Staff

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    Greetings MobiPeeps,

    Does anyone know if there is a good video tutorial somewhere on using the layering and masking modes in Iris? The ones I have found on YouTube have all been for very old versions of Iris.

    I have previously got some really, really good info from RoseCat and Delta but am really struggling to apply this information in practice. I cannot seem to transition from the written explanations to the practical implementations.

    Thanks in advance,
    Robert
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    Hi Robert did you check out my tutorial on theappwhisperer ?

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  3. Robert Lancaster

    Robert Lancaster A kind (of) MobiSir... Site Staff

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    Hi Veevs, yes I did but the tutorial is still a bit too high level. I need a sort of "Idiot's Guide" or a video tutorial to show me which of the little steps which are oft overlooked I am missing. I follow the tutorial and produce results but when I try again later on one of my own images everything goes pear-shaped. Last night after an hour or two of masking an image ... nothing was happening. The mask I had painstakingly created for applying effects was doing nothing. I am very new to this kind of graphical work and I suppose there are certain steps of techniques that you may have overlooked but of which I am blissfully unaware. I can mask and overlay in ImageBlender perfectly, but for some or other reason I cannot seem to get anything right in Iris.
    Thanks for the info Veevs.
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    I can help you if you want. Let me know what you want to learn/achieve and where you are having problems? You can send me the photo you want to use Iris on and I could help you with that?

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  5. Robert Lancaster

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    Thanks for the offer Veevs! :)
    The image is this one below. What I was trying to do was to load this image into Iris and apply some of the effects and textures (like the cracked plate) to the daisy in particular. I then applied various textures to the whole image until I was happy with how the cracked daisy looked with the texture.
    This is now where things went wrong.
    I set the current image as the base layer and then reloaded the original image. What I wanted to do was mask out the daisy in the original image so that the cracked and textured daisy showed through. I tried seriously for about two to three hours to get this to work but had absolutely no success.
    Thanks for the offers to help. I really appreciate it.

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    No probs leave it with me as am at work and have a guest staying til the weekend

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    Robert,

    Here are my top (5) tutorials from Mobi peeps on the appwhisperer :D hope they help

    http://theappwhisperer.com/2012/03/...o-recreate-veevs-feed-us-pastel-styled-image/
    http://theappwhisperer.com/?s=Catherine
    http://theappwhisperer.com/2012/06/...torial-creating-flower-art-with-lisa-waddell/
    http://theappwhisperer.com/2012/07/10/a-pictures-worth-with-mel-harrison/
    http://theappwhisperer.com/category/tutorials/
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    When you have set first image as base and added filters to it etc - then you reload original image - do you set that one as blend with image? Then you can blend it and ad more filters to it then work on the mask?

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    Sort of :) I want to load the original image and then mask out the daisy so that the one from the base layer show through.
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    i can also help Robert! so Veevs if you need a water break throw me in coach lol
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    Thanks Gennifer! :)

    I am sure that between the three of us we can get the Iris conundrum sorted.

    You ladies are stars!!!
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    yes lets do this!!! i love this site!!
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    Hey guys I just updated the iris review from my book iPhone Obsessed but iris is not the best with layers if you have an iPad check out the developers other app laminar !
    Here is my review: http://marcolinaslate.com/obsessed/IrisStudio
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    iPad is on my Wish List! :)

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    I use Iris A LOT, but interestingly never tried layering! I use the mask feature to add their filters to areas of a photo, but haven't tried layering/masking 2 photos in a very long time.

    I seem to remember trying it when I first got the app and couldn't figure it out.... Since discovering Image Blender that's what I always use.

    Will try it again maybe... :thumbs:

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    Hey Dan and a very warm welcome to THE Original iPhoneography Community that is MobiTog, it is great to have you join us and participate in our discussions... ;)

    Thanks for your input to this discussion, please feel free to give your fellow MobiMembers the benefit of your experience in other areas... :)

    And if you fancy introducing yourself to the community it would be great if you popped over to the Welcome Section when you have a minute or so to spare... :D
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    Looking at Veevs tutorial will that allow me to take an artistic or painterly type image that I created and blend it with a copy of the actual starting image to get a toned down version of the painterly type image? I downloaded Glaze but it seems that their effects are a bit over the top and I'm trying to find the best way layer mask and blend using opacity settings. I use Photoshop but it seems every iPhone app works completely counter intuitively to PS. I'm with Robert, idiot's guide for me!!!!
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    Dan, I bought App Alchemy, and it is quite wonderful.
    Robert, I am on hold with Apple.
    I use Laminar, I wondered if I should lust for Iris.
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    Also signing up for the idiots guide :p these apps stump me badly :oops:
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    Thank you Carolyn :inlove:
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    I sent you a message, Robert.
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    Thanks every one sorry for the delayed response! Just finishing some big ebook projects look for appalchemy pocket an an update to the iPad version
    Dan
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    Hi Gareth, correct! That is what I do. I create my painterly or glaze filters (several of them) and then start blending them (you can blend either with Iris or with blender). I use the masking functions to remove areas where the filters are too strong so that I can let part of the original image come through. If I remove too much I can then use the eraser to bring them back in.

    I tend to have my painterly or glazed filter image set as the base and then I add the original and set that one to blend with base.

    Hope this helps, if not let me know. I think I covered all the steps in full on my tutorial in TheAppWhisperer.

    Robert so sorry I just realised I never got back to you with your original request :cheeks: - do you still need help?
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    One thing to remember when you layer in Iris is to make sure you adjust both layers to the same size. There is a section of that on my tutorial : http://theappwhisperer.com/2012/03/...o-recreate-veevs-feed-us-pastel-styled-image/

    As for Laminar, am totally clueless with that app! Have given up trying to master it which is why I stick with Iris! I really hope the Developers start improving the file size for Iris as they keep promising us all these exciting updates which never materialise!!
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