October 1, 2014 2 Comments
Well, I’m back. So says Samwise the hobbit in the seventy-third ending of The Lord of the Rings. Just when you think the movie is finally done, there’s another ten minutes of farewells. Another literary comparison of my returning to the beginner tutorial for iColorama would be Columbo – I’m turning to you as I go and say “Just one thing…”
Last time I took you through the basics of menu navigation; the help file; the differences between iColorama (the iPad version) and iColorama S (the iPhone version); and the all-important Apply button, and how it relates to Steps, the History function. Let’s turn now to a subject that is very dear to me – masking. This is what makes iColorama more than a filter app – the ability to make changes to only part of an image.
I’ve written quite a bit about masking in iColorama, and also recorded a couple of videos that discuss masking technique in this app. But I’m going to revisit it here, in brief. Below you’ll see the help for the masking buttons and the Zoom button. Remember: If the Brush Mask or the brushes found in the Brush menu are active, any touch to the screen will make a stroke. If you wish to move around the screen while a brush is active, you will need to tap Zoom Move.