Tips for Better Waterlogue Pictures + Best of #PrettyWaterlogueApril Week 2

Tips for Better Waterlogue Images | Pretty Handy Girl

Everyone participating in the #PrettyWaterlogueApril challenge are amazing artists! I had chosen 80 favorite Waterlogue images this week, but force myself to narrow it down to just twenty images. This has been torturous! If you don’t see your image below, please know that it’s not because I didn’t absolutely love your painting. I just had to limit my weekly showcase.

Before we get to this week’s 20 favorites, I wanted to share a few tips for getting better Waterlogue pictures. Besides good composition, I use the photo editing app, SnapSeed to clean up and edit my images.

This is the photo right out of my phone after I snapped the picture:

Tips for Better Waterlogue Images | Pretty Handy Girl

I used SnapSeed to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation and a few more settings. I find using SnapSeed really helps my phone images look a lot better.

Tips for Better Waterlogue Images | Pretty Handy Girl

Once I bring that edited image into Waterlogue, I play with several of the settings in the Waterlogue app. I’ve found that if you are using an image of animals or people, it really helps to increase the amount of detail shown by choosing Large or Giant (only available for newer iPhones) image size. The larger the size, the more detail Waterlogue retains. You can see in the example below, that Buddy’s eyes are lost in the medium setting. It isn’t until the Giant setting that you see the highlight in his eye, which makes his face more recognizable.

Tips for Better Waterlogue Images | Pretty Handy Girl

I used the giant setting for my final image because it helped retain the definition in Buddy’s face.

Tips for Better Waterlogue Images | Pretty Handy Girl

However, there are times that I like a looser painting. For example, landscapes look great when broken down to blocks of color with less definition.

Now, onto my Top 20 #PrettyWaterlogueApril images for Week #2!

Best of #PrettyWaterlogueApril Week 2

ln no particular order, here are my favorites this week. Be sure to click on the link below the picture and follow these talented artists on Instagram!

Best of #PrettyWaterlogueApril 2 | Pretty Handy Girl

by dreamsfactory1

 

Best of #PrettyWaterlogueApril 2 | Pretty Handy Girl

by ltodd5000

 

Best of #PrettyWaterlogueApril 2 | Pretty Handy Girl

by barbaracarrollaz

 

Best of #PrettyWaterlogueApril 2 | Pretty Handy Girl

by kcaley1

 

Best of #PrettyWaterlogueApril 2 | Pretty Handy Girl
by glogil

 

Best of #PrettyWaterlogueApril 2 | Pretty Handy Girl

by tossedsaladlife

 

Best of #PrettyWaterlogueApril 2 | Pretty Handy Girl

by jcash77

 

Best of #PrettyWaterlogueApril 2 | Pretty Handy Girl

by travelblonde

 

Best of #PrettyWaterlogueApril 2 | Pretty Handy Girl

by barbaracarrollaz

 

Best of #PrettyWaterlogueApril 2 | Pretty Handy Girl

by k_a_r_e_

 

Best of #PrettyWaterlogueApril 2 | Pretty Handy Girl

by kellykardos

 

Best of #PrettyWaterlogueApril 2 | Pretty Handy Girl

by ginghamcherry

 

Best of #PrettyWaterlogueApril 2 | Pretty Handy Girl

by thekimsixfix

 

Best of #PrettyWaterlogueApril 2 | Pretty Handy Girl

by kybarb

 

Best of #PrettyWaterlogueApril 2 | Pretty Handy Girl

by coppercurls55

 

Best of #PrettyWaterlogueApril 2 | Pretty Handy Girl

by caraschramm

 

Best of #PrettyWaterlogueApril 2 | Pretty Handy Girl

by sand625

 

Best of #PrettyWaterlogueApril 2 | Pretty Handy Girl

by terriporter

 

Best of #PrettyWaterlogueApril 2 | Pretty Handy Girl

by a_casarella

 

This last image is one that is a beautiful collage of images by Leah. She consistently puts up amazing art that are beautiful collages using the Rhonna Design app and Waterlogue.

Best of #PrettyWaterlogueApril 2 | Pretty Handy Girl

by lollytc

I can’t wait to see what y’all come up with this week! Follow along by viewing #PrettyWaterlogueApril on Instagram! By the way, it’s not too late to join in! I’d love to see your Waterlogue masterpieces. Simply use the hashtag: #PrettyWaterlogueApril in  your description field.

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Comments

  1. You picked some beautiful one. I especially like the chicken, hummingbird, and the photographer.

  2. Terri Porter says:

    Thanks so much for choosing one of my images this week! I am completely enjoying this month of Waterlogue beauty. Thank you!

  3. I want to be on that boat so badly! So fun seeing one of my pictures up there – thanks. I don’t envy you having to narrow down your choices. I love them all!

  4. Wow! There are so many good ones! I sure love using this app! Thanks for the tips. Hugs, Diane (I’ll send you a couple more! lol)

  5. So many great ones here, difficult to choose. Great job ladies!

  6. I love how some of those images are really obvious what they are, and others are completely abstract. It is so fun to putz around with all the different settings to see what the images look like rendered with the different algorithms. I’ve been having a blast waterloguing this whole month! What a great idea this was!

  7. Thank YOU so very much for choosing one of my “waterlogued images”…and for the very kind words!! It really made my day! This has been an awesome, wonderful photo challenge. I really look forward to all the lovely “pieces of art” each day! Kudos to you, my friend:) xo

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