Create beautiful abstract artworks on your iPhone or iPad

Jorge Luis Miraldo, Visual Artist

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5 Videos (21m)
    • Introduction

    • Find a starting image

    • Make your image pop out with Glitché

    • Textures and final touches on Mextures

    • Wrap up


About This Class

I’m Jorge Luis Miraldo (a.k.a Shorsh on Instagram), I’m an art director and illustrator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In this brief class, I will introduce you to a technique that I’ve learned through my daily experiments with images. I like to be able to play with pictures everywhere, so today the phone is a great tool to try things out on the go and put your imagination quickly into action. This is a really simple procedure to convert photos into abstract digital artworks that also have a cool analog look.

By the end of this class you’ll be able to create an abstract artwork entirely on your iPhone or iPad, an image that you can print on paper, canvas, or any other material… or use it as an hd wallpaper, or texture for your digital illustrations, photo collages and designs.  A very handy and interesting technique to explore and experiment even further. 

We'll be using Glitché app and Mextures app on iPhone. Now these two are for iPhone only, so I apologize to any Android or Windows users out there. The first costs $0.99 and the second is $1.99. Trust me, they really worth each cent as you'll have a lot of fun playing with both of these apps. Perhaps there are some alternatives to Mextures, but Glitché has some very unique features and is key to this process. You can also follow this class on an iPad, the workflow is the same as on iPhone. In fact, if you are using an iPadPro you'll be able to work with even higher resolution images.

15 of 15 students recommendSee All

This class was fun! Jorge explains everything well, video quality is good, the apps and techniques introduced offer endless possibilities. The class is short, but I liked it that way since it gives a lot of room to explore on your own as well as having the satisfaction of finishing a class and project, which I struggle with at times.
It's amazing how easy it could be to create something awesome! thanks Shorsh for sharing your knowledge, this class rocks!!
Quick and easy, but the results are beautiful!





Jorge Luis Miraldo

Visual Artist

I’m Jorge Luis Miraldo (a.k.a Shørsh), Art Director and Illustrator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Co-founder and Creative Director at EsteStudio Graphic Design + Communication, where I work for several local and foreign clients.

My passion for creating images took me early in life to study illustration, painting and photography. In 2005, I graduated with honors in Advertising and Communication from Del Salvador University and worked since then in the industry as a creative in various International and local advertising agencies. Some years later I decided to start my own studio in order to have more time to dedicate to my illustration projects. I always felt a very strong fascination for the traditional techniques of illustration and painting and their harmonic combination with technology, I wanted to explore and learn more about that by experimenting with images freely. Recently, I started sharing the results of these visual experiments on Instagram and Facebook. You can learn more about the process behind some of my images here on Skillshare.

Shørsh, is a passion project that has been featured on various popular feeds, blogs and art publications. The purpose behind it is to create compelling visuals, explore and discover the vast universe of the image and its creation process.