Samsung Note 8 and Photoshop Mix — Post Two

My second post showcasing my experiments in using Photoshop Mix (Post One link).

Once again, everything in here has been created and/or captured using the Samsung Note 8 and all edits are done on the Samsung Note 8. I then transfer the files to the PC so that I can output them using Lightroom (how I add the watermark).

For them not interested in reading, you can go directly to the SmugMug Gallery HERE.  
For a slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options:
1) Manually scroll through the photos by clicking the “<” and “>” symbols to the left or right of the photos.
2) There’s a PLAY/PAUSE button at the bottom-left of the screen with the transition set at about 5 seconds. Note: clicking the PLAY arrow will run a full-screen slideshow. You can then still use the”<” and “>” symbols to the left or right of the photos as this will pause the slideshow.

If you want the full experience, keep reading

The above mix combines a photo from an imports shop (creepy statues) and other stuff I don’t remember. Note: some of the mixes have dual watermarks. That’s because some of the photos I used were previously processed with Snapseed and output for use on the blog. Some might see it as a bug but think of it as a feature.  

Photoshop Mix lets you take any number of photos, apply basic “looks” and then blend them in various ways. Depending on the blend, the structure (edges and or textures) don’t appear in an obvious way. Instead, the colors combine to produce new blends of colors. Such was the case for the above mix. 

This next blend is actually the first mix I did. The reason it wasn’t presented first is that while I had created it, I hadn’t exported it to a file. Since these are presented in chronological order by the time they were created, it appears here . . . 


I rather like that mix as being more “straightforward” than many of the others. This photo combines a utility cover on the ground and a photo of a fern plant. Notice how you can add/subtract certain portions to generate different blends. Meaning, it looks like the cover is not so much blended with the fern as it’s cut out in shape of a fern. 

. . . or the fern grows to become a utility cover. 

I went through a phase where I was learning how the colors in different mandala doodles interacted to form new hues. The above — and some of the following mixes — are the result.

However, I rather preferred the blending of photos both with doodles and with other photos. 

. . . but the doodles did give myriads of colors when blended together . . . 

. . . or outlines . . . 

As usual, I had no plan in mind when it came to creating these (hence why they’re not likely to be considered “art”) but on a few occasions I would scroll to a photo and could see possibilities . . . like taking these two photos and joining them . . . 

That’s a painting at one of the hotels combined with a shot of the Kona Bay.

That photo had me wonder what some of my Bagel Faces would look like when combined with other Bagel Faces and a few of my Doodles and other stuff I don’t remember right now. 

The faces triggered a sequence of different faces mixes . . . which will be explored in the next post in this series. 

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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