iPhone Tintype For Creative Portraits Tutorial

October 03, 2013  •  2 Comments

 

iPhone Tintype Textures from trace photographs on Vimeo.

 

This tutorial on creating tintype textured backgrounds and overlays for creative portraits was inspired by a recent creativeLIVE episode by the very talented fine artist Jennifer Hudson. She does a great tutorial on finding, scanning and creating tintype textures from online and magazine sources. It got me thinking, being the D.I.Y. sort that I am, that I have the perfect way to create my own tintype textures and borders: my iPhone and the Hipstamatic app.

_MG_1539 - Tintype_MG_1539 - Tintype

I love figuring out my own way to make things, it keeps the creative juices flowing. Combining iPhone images with DSLR images can be a great way to add interest and a unique quality that you wouldn't usually think of. A few things not covered in the video above: One nice thing about playing working with the Hipstamatic app settings described, is each time you get a slightly different rendering of the tintype borders and effects. Different surfaces, even a plain white one, will give you different properties to use. You can also try using different Hipstamatic Lenses with the D-Type film to render alternative tintype effects. The idea is to experiment, say, "what if...?", and see where the process takes you.

_MG_1539 -Tintype Version 2_MG_1539 -Tintype Version 2 I created this version with a more pronounced tintype overlay and more texture on the subject to bring out the cracked, glass-plate like features. I wanted the subject to look even more "embedded" with the whole image. Again, let this be a springboard for your own creativity, and see what inspires you!


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trace photographs
Glad you like it Nancy! and I guess I'm just a ToT then! ;~}
Nancy McGregor(non-registered)
What a fun thing to play with! I mean work. Nice little video to teach us how to do this... O Teacher of Teachers.
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