One of the neatest things about running Photoshop on a the iPad is that it is both portable, and it has has cameras. That might not sound like much, but it lets you do a lot more than just take pictures. Photoshop Touch lets you shoot into the current project right from either camera, and you can use this to add some pretty amazing analog effects to your image.
Today we’ll take a look at two cool tricks, one using each camera. One needs a flashlight, and one needs a textured surface or a piece of paper. Go get your tools and follow along.
And that’s it. This effect works best with darker images that you can then light up with your flashlight. When I first saw this done it blew my mind. We are so used to adding digital filters with apps like Instagram that the thought of doing it manually is pretty freaking cool. But there’s more. Grab your piece of paper and check this next project out.
I hope you get a few ideas from this. The addition of the cameras effectively lets you bring parts of the world directly into your projects. Photoshop Touch isn’t yet optimized for the new iPad’s camera, and doesn’t support autofocus when filling a layer, for example, but it still works great.
Let us know about any cool ideas you have in the comments, or any suggestions for a future Photoshop Touch how-to.