Playing with the Mirror Lab Android App

Assume I have these two photos . . . 

They are nice photos and all, but I want to play with them a bit . . . 

So, I fire up an app called Mirror Lab . . . 

So, taking the first photo, I come up with something like this . . . 

Hmm . . . interesting but not much punch. Bring in Topaz Impression and . . . 

I tried a few more things with that but I lost interest and moved on to the next photo. Still using Mirror lab, I got this . . . 

Now, that’s interesting. Another trip to Topaz Impression . . . 

Not bad, but I think I’ll play with Photoshop Express (Android App) . . . 

There are a number of looks that one can quickly apply in Photoshop Express and that’s in addition to tweaking each one and adding other adjustments. 

Some of these may look close but they are different adjustments and presets I tried.

Some of those have a Darth Vader look . . . you know, if Darth Vader wore a palm tree headdress.

So far, I’ve only tried the free version of the Mirror Lab app. The options to distort and modify a photo in the free version are numerous and the above was only one option. 

The paid version adds some interesting variations so I’ll probably blow the few bucks to activate those features. 

I mean, this wasn’t much of a demo because I only tried the spherical filter. I’m sure I’ll have other examples in the future. 

For them interested, you can access 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.

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Odd guy with odd views living an odd life during odd times.
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3 Responses to Playing with the Mirror Lab Android App

  1. Ha, before you even said it, I was thinking, “Hmm…Star Wars-ish.”
    I bet you have fun creating these!
    It’s fun to look at them and see your process!
    HUGS!!! :-)


    • disperser says:

      I do think Vader would have been more likable with a palm headdress . . .

      Right now I’m just learning the tools and yes, it’s fun (joyful, even) discovering new things to play with.

      Thank you, Carolyn.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. AnnMarie says:

    I found the above photos to provide a pleasant meditative effect . . . looking at them made my mind wander and my body relax. Well done, E!


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