Tips for Better Waterlogue Images | Pretty Handy Girl

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. Lets check them out – Tips for Better Waterlogue Pictures.

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.

PHGFancySign

 

12 replies
  1. Kathleen in Kaneohe (HI)
    Kathleen in Kaneohe (HI) says:

    Aloha all–I just purchased waterlogue ap today and love it. But I have a question and I hope someone can help.

    When I started playing around with it, the 1st choice of finish was one called “natural”, followed by Vibrant, Bold, Luminous, “It’s Technical”, etc.

    I sent myself a couple of different versions of some photos and now the “Natural” setting (which I like very much) is no longer one of the choices. It’s gone. Poof! There is nothing that I consciously did to delete it and I can’t explain what happened to that filter option. I turned the ap off and on again, turn the whole phone off and on again. I’m stumped.

    Anyone out there have any ideas how to get that choice back?

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      • Kathleen in Kaneohe (HI)
        Kathleen in Kaneohe (HI) says:

        Problem solved and want to share in hopes to help others.

        I gave my phone to my teenage daughter who (rather quickly) figured it out. If you look at vibrant (the 1st icon now) you can see that there is something peaking out from behind that icon. Tap on the vibrant icon and “natural” comes to the front. Tap it again and vibrant is in front again.

        Also, same is true for “it’s technical” There is another image mode hiding under it. I hadn’t noticed that before.

        Any suggestion anyone has to improve the quality of faces I would appreicate hearing those, too. I did try setting the size to giant–but still leaving a little to be desired.

        Aloha all–enjoy your photos and have fun sharing.

        Kathleen

  2. David Queen
    David Queen says:

    Great job on the wl images. I just downloaded it to my pc (windows 10 not a mac or iphone)

    I found the same thing with faces in their FAC section. Use the largest and CROP as much as possible to define as a “face”

    I wish there was (or at least I haven’t found yet) a filter for “intensity of effect” as I think their algorithm is too strong. I would like to apply the waterlogue effect to my photos (I used to go to Paris a lot) http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/48d21/18308/
    and would like waterlogue to be more subtle in it’s effect.

    Any advice you have would be much appreciated. Would you please email me if you have any suggestions or advice? Thanks again for the pics.
    davequ
    email (disguised to prevent bot spam) dave underscore queen at hotmail dot com

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  3. Leah C
    Leah C says:

    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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  4. Kim (TheKimSixFix)
    Kim (TheKimSixFix) says:

    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!

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  5. Catherine
    Catherine says:

    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!

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  6. Terri Porter
    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!

    Reply

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