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Mobile Photography – Shoot & Edit Surreal Photos With Your Phone

teacher avatar Amelie Satzger, Photo Artist / Art Director

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Let's go!

      1:55

    • 2.

      Welcome to the Class

      1:58

    • 3.

      Inspiration: Getting great Ideas

      3:16

    • 4.

      Posing Tipps & Tricks

      4:55

    • 5.

      Hardware & Software

      5:44

    • 6.

      Shooting the Photos

      2:29

    • 7.

      Editing: Making adjustments

      14:37

    • 8.

      Editing: Compositing the image

      12:27

    • 9.

      Editing: Final touches

      1:34

    • 10.

      What We've learned

      0:41

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Want to create stunning, surreal images for your Social Media but you don’t have a fancy camera or editing software? Learn how to shoot and edit compelling images solely with your phone!

Do you wanna learn how to create stunning images, that stop people from scrolling, just with the device you always have with you: Your phone?

Then keep watching, as in this 45min hands-on class we’ll create this image together from scratch:

You will learn: 

  • How to get amazing ideas on mass
  • Tips and Tricks how to pose in your images
  • What equipment you need
  • Tricks how to shoot on an iPhone
  • Which apps to use for editing
  • Step by step guide how to edit

No matter how far you’re in your photography journey, if wants to learn more about iPhone photography, this class is a great place to start! You don’t need any extra equipment beside your phone and the lessons are designed for any skill level. Also you’ll find all the images that I used attached, so you can edit along with me, as well as helpful resources that’ll help to create awesome images yourself.

So let’s get started! Can’t wait to see what you create!

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Amelie Satzger

Photo Artist / Art Director

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Hi, my name is Amelie.
I am a photo artist and art director from Munich.

My pictures are known for their colorful, surrealistic touch. Inspired by books, lyrics and words in total, I am able to abstract and visualize them into new artworks.

My work was already shown at numerous exhibitions and art fairs such as the "Fotofever" in Paris, the „United Photo Industries Gallery“ in New York and the „Galerie Courcelles Art Contemporain“ in Paris. Besides that I give workshops and talks at conferences and events and love to share my passion and knowledge with you guys.

 

You can also find my work on Instagram, TikTok, as well as free ... See full profile

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1. Let's go!: Do you want to create awesome surreal images for your socials, but you don't have an expensive camera or editing software, then this is your day. As this hands on class, we will create this image from scratch with your iPhone. Hello, my name is Emily, is that Scott? I'm a photo artists and art director from Munich, and I create colorful surrealistic images that have already been exhibited in multiple galleries all around the world, such as in Paris, New York, as well as for apples shot and edited on iPhone campaign. During the last couple of years, I've been creating many of my artwork solely with my iPhone and iPad. One important lesson, it's not the device and make some awesome images. It's your wisdom, the concept you have for your photo. To bring these ideas to life. I've mastered a workflow that helps me to create more consistently and easily. So in this workshop format class, I'll walk you through everything I've learned over the past years about trading outstanding images with your mobile. We're going to learn how to get a sparking idea and tricks of how to post confidently in front of the camera. We will go through the equipment I use for shooting and editing on my iPhone and then I find useful to invest in. And we will create this image together and I'll show you how I got the idea, how I should photos. And of course, I'll show you all the apps I use to edit this image on my iPhone. And I teach you step-by-step how to realize ideas by only using your iPhone. Also, you will have access to the images I use for the final results so you can follow right along while I'm editing. So no matter if you're a beginner or already a professional, but you want to learn more about iPhone photography and conceptual photography. This workshop has something new for everyone, and I hope to see you inside. 2. Welcome to the Class: Hey guys, Welcome to today's workshop, which is all about getting creative with your mobile. My name is Scott. I'm a photographer and digital artists and I create colorful, surreal false, which I also often shoot an added with my iPhone. I already worked with a bunch of big brands such as Adobe and Apple, who which I shot the shot and edited an iPhone campaign where I've created this image, which was displayed on huge billboards worldwide. So if you're interested in how it did that, and if you want to learn which tricks you can easily get similar results, you're right in this glass, as in the next 45 minutes. I'll let you know everything about that. So what are we going to learn? First of all, I will show you five ways of how I usually pump up my creativity and get new ideas. Even though I think we're all craters here for me, it's always really interesting what tricks and ways others used to overcome their creative block. And maybe some of my techniques are also really interesting option for you. Also nowadays is getting more and more important to show your face on social media and show the person behind the art you create. But often, especially if you're not used to being in front of the camera, you can feel awkward and don't know how to pose. So in the second step, I'll share a few might experience I gained over the last eight years as a self portrait photographer, I give you nine actionable tricks of how you can improve your poses. Then of course, I will show you the heart and software I use for shooting my images with my iPhone. And let's foil it. If you have a stack of books and your headphones and Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, you are good to go. But even if you don't have an Adobe subscription, there are plenty of other apps you can use instead, which I will list in a PDF I attached, I will show you exactly how I shot these images and as you may guess, I will provide you the footage and we will edit this image to get us solely with our phones. So if that sounds right to you, I would say let's start. 3. Inspiration: Getting great Ideas: So how do you get great photo ideas? The easiest way for sure is to integrate odd in your life, I have a lot of different artworks. Hey, my home. I love to go to art shows and museums. And I have a lot of different Pinterest sports where collect images that really inspire me. If you surround yourself with art you really enjoy are really awesome processes happening. You're building an archive of images in your head. And then if you see an idea you really like, you combine the idea with another idea you've seen in an image before and a whole new image is born. So what I would recommend to you if you want to get more photo ideas more intuitively, is to look up different photos every day and just take them in. I promised you head will do the rest of the magic. And I think I often do is try to actively observe my surrounding. The good thing is it doesn't really matter where you are. You can do it from your train when you're on your way home while you're walking or while you're sitting bored at home, for example, what I've realized is that I often thought I needed fancy equipment or special props to shoot a cool new photo. But in fact, you can really create awesome images with the objects which are basically around you. For example, you can see that I only needed a cup of coffee for this image, or wolf or this one. Or I just simply wrap all of my empty Amazon boxes and made them look like a huge pile of presence. So the next time you don't have a creative idea, pick an object around. You can think of ten different ways, how you can integrate this object in a photo and don't stop before you actually have ten ideas. I will promise. The longest you'd think the more interesting ideas will come to you. Which brings me to the next trick I used to be more creative, which is to challenge myself. From time to time, I create challenges for myself to just boost my creativity. What I can tell you from my experience, if you're in the flow, you get so many ideas, you can eventually use some outside of your challenge afterwards as well. Different challenges I did, for example, where my 24 days challenge Welsh on one image every day in December until Christmas. All my C music series where I had to think of interesting images that I can find in lyrics. But you can create your own challenge that fits your needs. I promise it's really worth it. Lastly, I always find it a really refreshing to take long walks and just clear my head while I'm working. I always try to be an observer and think of cool ways of how I can shoot images within my neighborhood. Sometimes I even tried summer random outside of my city and I just basically look around as you will never know what you may find. And this way I, for example, I found this huge pile of logs or this golf course where I showed these images, no matter which technique you want to try out. I think it's always really important to work with your productivity. Every creative probably has times where they feel less or more creative. And the goal is to leverage these moments where you feel most creative, even though you may think that you have more important stuff to do, which is not always the case. And it's one thing to think about. 4. Posing Tipps & Tricks: So now that we've discussed how you get creative ideas for your photos, let's talk about how you can actually improve your posts in front of the camera so you are able to create the best image as possible. So the first thing you can do to get into the right mood for a shooting is to turn on the music. Music awakes feelings and helps you to express mood in your poses with debts. Add it also, of course, means that you should pick your music wisely on what mood you want to have a new images. For example, for this shooting here I had some slow and sad music playing in the background because I want it to mood of the image to be sad. Another example is this fashion shooting. And I was actually playing a 60 some music which really fit it to the whole setting and help the girls to get into the right wipe. The second tip is to simply move up with while you're posing. Oftentimes, I see images on social media where influences pose really weird and stiff and it always looks really unnatural. And to be honest, you don't want that. So the next time you're posing, just move a bit like turn and spin, walk towards the camera. Arches. Move with your hands through your hair. And as movement and total just loosens tension and you should just start having fun while you're shooting. One of my favorite tips. They get any item with you in front of the camera. Mostly people don't know what to do with their hands in front of the camera. And if you just take any item with you in the image, It's just makes it much easier. So if you're an artist, you can, for example, show an image you've painted or you can have your camera for me, for example, or your laptop headphones with you in the photo. Anything that's related to your main theme or your profession. But it can also just pick up some leaf if you're outside or pick some flowers, or just have maybe a hat and new image and just place your hands at the hat. It just simply gives you something to interact with and helps it to be less nervous as you can have something to do, focuses not only on you but also on the item. Another thing is that looking straight onto the camera can be really intimidating even so for me after all these years. So instead of looking like a deer in the headlights, I would recommend to you that you just look slightly right or left to the camera. It also gives the image a more interesting look as if you are, is thinking about what you're seeing there, what you're looking at, and it doesn't look like a normal holiday picture. And also, if you have any item in your image, you can just look at this item. For example, if you have your computer, you can obviously like interact with your computer or maybe with your flowers or whatever you have in the image. If you don't feel comfortable at all in photos, there's still no reason to not take awesome pictures. So you can simply turn your back to the camera or maybe go further away. So two focuses more on the scenery. And this way you're letting the fewer be part of your experience of the things you are seeing because you both look in the same direction. Another way to avoid images is just simply to hide your face. It's just a really fun little trick to be in the image, but also not really. And you can just simply hide your face with flowers. You're painting. I had a plant or whatever seems fitting to your field of professional. This way you can actually also show your personality without necessarily showing your face. One thing that always really helped me to come up with really cool poses is to think of a story behind my images. So for example, in this image, I made up the story that I was on a high cliff and I needed to save someone. So I have to run fast over all this really high stones and this image. I was actually in personalizing the trees that have been fault and I was calling to get an suffering and pain. But it doesn't always have to be as traumatic as my images. So you can just simply have to start that you're sitting on your computer and working. Or you can just imitate that you're currently painting a new image. When I'm shooting myself a trace, I also always take care of how I place my arms. And what I've realized is that if you put them too close to body, it can look a little bit like one whole body then just your body and your arms. So what I usually try to do is keep a small gap between my arms and my upper body. It's both in a good shape and it doesn't look too like one big thing. And the last tip I have for you is to simply look up hoses and have them as an inspiration board while you're shooting. It sounds so simple, but truly it helps a lot if you don't have to make up every single post yourself. But just as I mentioned at the beginning, I tried to be not too stiff and move a little bit within the poses. 5. Hardware & Software: So now let's talk about the heart and software I use for shooting and editing my images with my phone. Firstly, of course, I have a phone. I have an iPhone 11 which has three different lenses. But as a mostly only shoot with my standard or sometimes tele lens, it will work the same way with any other phone as well. Also, if you have an Android or any other phone, Don't worry, all of the apps will work on Android and iPhones. Secondly, I have a tripod and a remote control for my iPhone. And I bought this one really, I think Ambrose probably the cheapest on Amazon. So it cost like $20 and the remote control comes with the tripod. So I think it's not really important to buy any expensive tripod as the iPhone is on. Phones in general, are really, really light and I think really heavy or expensive. Tripods are mostly for heavier equipment. So for me, this works really, really perfect. And this tripod actually also has a really good height, so it also can go high enough for me to shoot me full body. All saw the remote control, as I just mentioned, comes with the tripod and it's super, super easy to connect it with your iPhone. So you're basically just connected ones with Bluetooth, and it's connected ever since. One thing you can consider investing in our studio lights. So I just simply bought two big softbox is say cos it around 60 years at Amazon. And I just use them for filming this workshop. I think they're super, super useful, especially if you shoot a lot of videos and photos. But you can just simply use your daylight from your Windows. It just makes you a little bit more dependent of the time of the day as you don't always have sun and daylight. And lastly, I have a lot of colorful background papers. I collected them in the last couple of years, so just basically came together. But if you want to shoot cool photos on a plane, colorful background, but you don't have the budget or not the place to store like big background papers, I would recommend to you to either like paint one of your walls in a certain color which you like, or you can basically just get wrapping paper in different colors. And it's super cheap. And it actually works really well. So that's what I've been using for colors. I don't have as big background papers and it worked pretty decent for me. Now let's quickly talk about the software I'm using for shooting my images. If you want, you can just simply use your phone camera. There's definitely nothing wrong about that. But I usually shoot my images on my phone with my Lightroom camera for a bunch of different reasons. First of all, you're able to shoot in RAW, which is awesome for editing your images afterwards. To do so, you just simply go on the Lightroom camera and switch from JPEG to wrong. Secondly, if you use the Lightroom camera, all of your images you've shot are already in the Lightroom library and as synchronizing. So you can also edit them on your laptop or omega, whatever you're working on. And afterwards if you prefer. And as you will see in a second, I will edit all of my images in Lightroom on my phone. So it's really useful to already have them all in my Lightroom library. And lastly, there are a couple of different options you have in the Lightroom camera, which you don't have an iPhone camera. So for example, you can choose to white balance, which is really useful for me. I usually shoot it manually. So basically I just go on a white bands in the Lightroom camera. I go on the Eyedropper tool and then this little thingy opens and you can just point towards any really plain white area. And then the white balance is correct, which is really, really helpful. And when I shot with my regular iPhone camera, I had problems are a couple of times, especially when I was changing, when it was really sunny and then there are clouds coming, that white bands would react really, really weirdly. And some photos were really like yellowish and some of them were magenta, etc. So that was my problem. And actually we've relied room white balance. It's no deal anymore, so it's just always the same white balance. Now about the apps I use for editing on my iPhone. 6. Shooting the Photos: So let's jump right into the shooting of the images we will use to add a disc final image at the end of the workshop. And I just basically want to show you the process of how I shot the image is really, really quickly. So you can actually try it yourself at home. It's really easy. But of course, as is a really short workshop, I just provided you the images I shot. The idea for the photo basically is that there's a kind of Polaroid frame in the image. And I am standing there and coming out of this polaroid frame. And I have a lot of different, like blue and red flowers around me. Basically, it's just a really fun image that just express my creativity and my love for photos. So the first thing I did was I took a white piece of paper and I just cut out our frame, which looks like a Polaroid frame. And then I took this frame and I've put it on a red background. As initially, I actually thought that I wanted to have a red background of the image. And I just shot a couple of photos from above. Then I looked for some fitting clothes, and I really liked the all in red outfit with the hats. And Diana put up my tripod and I just shot a couple of images in my outfits, and I just use all the posing tip. So I always had music playing in the background. I was really motivated actually. And I am also try to have a gap between my arms and my body. And I had, had as a prop, which was really, really helpful. And of course I had already the final image in my head where I have all the flowers around myself. So I just basically knew I should maybe look to the, towards the flowers or surprised or just really happy basically because it should be a happy photo. And the reason why I shot the image is in front of a yellow wall instead of the red background. I also have is that I knew I just use my body but not the background and read in front of Fred is always a little harder to like, Find the edges and cut out so it doesn't really matter, just maybe not color in color. And last week I bought a couple of flowers I really loved. And I shot them in front of white. White because it has the highest contrast with the flowers and it's just much easier to cut them out afterwards. So yeah, this is what I use and what I shot. And now we're going to edit the final image finally. And I'm gonna show you how I do that with my iPhone. 7. Editing: Making adjustments: Let's now get to the main part of the workshop. We will edit this art work together. And if you haven't yet, please download the Lightroom and the PS Express app and log into your Adobe account. You can now download the images I just shot from the link. I put it in the description down below. And if you just send you a link to iPhone, you can just simply go on a link and you'll see all the images we need to edit. This image will open up. And you basically just have to tap a little bit on this image and save it to your camera roll. So it's really easy and I'm just saving all the images now. So safe. Okay, great. And if you have saved all the images to your camera roll, you just simply open Lightroom and I created a new folder for this workshop. And I just basically go on this little icon down here. I say import from my camera roll and I just basically select the images I just downloaded and I say Add. So now we have all the images in our Lightroom folder and the first thing we need to do is doing little adjustments before we even stitch to the images together. So I would just jump on the image of the person. And the first thing I would like to do is adjust the red tones a little bit because I want to have them a little bit more saturated, a little darker, a little bit more intense. So the first thing I would do in this image, go on color. Go on mix. And you can see you can change all of the different colors now. So red, orange, yellow, green, blue, etc. And obviously we want to change the red tones now. I would just simply go and switch to red tones a little bit to the right and left and see what I like. I like it a little bit to the left or you, and I want to have to saturation higher. So I'm just adding even more saturation and I'm making the red tones a little darker. Not too much, but just a tiny little bit. So it looks like a really nice dark, saturated red tone. And I say that then we of course can go on the lights as well. So I think the light is good, but we can just see what we can improve. So I'm going to go on light and I'm just adding a little bit more contrast here. I'm just lowering, lowering down the highlights a tiny little bit because I think at some hearts is a little too high. Then I'm going down to the shadow. And just to let you know, I forgot to talk about that, but I use just a simple pencil so you can just simply write with the pencil as with any other one, but you have this Rava ending. This way you have more control over the editing. And you can just use it as like a stylus pencil and its cost nothing. I think most people have some similar pencil at home as well. So if you have one, you can just go and grab it because it makes things a bit easier. So now let's see at the shadows and I usually like to hire the shadows a little bit because in a second I will show you what I'm going to do. I'm going to paint with light a little bit. And for that I need a really like flatline so I can actually adjust it later on. And then I'm going down. I think I think I liked the light this way. So you can see I just made the contrast a little higher, lower the highlights a little bit, make the shadows a little higher, and that's it, so nothing dramatic. So as you can see, the first thing I usually do is I adjust the colors as I want them to be, as all of my images are usually really colorful and IHS slide just a tiny little bit. Now the most important part comes into play. First of all, I will go on the healing brush and I will just correct any pimples or anything which wasn't my face, which I don't like. I mean, I don't have a lot of pimples luckily, but I mean, there's something down here which I want to remove and maybe here over there a little bit. So I'm just quickly going to go on the healing brush. I have the Healing Brush and not the stamp tool selected. And then I'm going on this area and I can select a reference area. I think this looks good and say, okay, the pimple is removed and same over here. Now, painting with flight part comes into play and I'm usually doing it with masking. So I'm going to go on this masking tool. I'm going to say plus. And I'm going to go on a brush. And I'm just placing the brush anywhere outside of the image as if it's inside the image. I have to experience that I just ran them become underbrush. And it just like I can show you in a second one does but basically brushes or masking and told to them as perfect if you just want to have different areas in the image which should have different settings. So for example, if you just want to. And trees to be a little bit more saturated, you can just select the trees and just make the saturation a little higher. And in this image are usually in my images. I have two different brushes. One where I make the exposure a little higher and one where I make the exposure a little lower. And then I just give the whole image does a little surreal glowing look. So that's what I'm gonna do now. I'm just going to go on the light and I just make the exposure a little higher. And you can see there's nothing selected yet. So I haven't brushed into my image gets so nothing actually changed. But if I go in now and I just have a really, really small brush, so you can see it's not really big. I have really high feathering, so it means that the edges are not hard, but really, really soft. And I have a really low opacity like forex, maybe around five or six. And then I'm just going to paint into the image and just highlight magma cheekbones and areas, which I think really nice if take low a little bit. So I'm just going to do that now. And especially the hat I think looks really nice if I just highlight it a little bit. Maybe I even make the opacity a little higher. Maybe let's go on ten. And if you don't know what you're doing, you can just see how it looks without the brush and brush. So you can already see that if you look on your head and changed quite a bit. So I'm just starting to brush a little bit on my trust and on my outfit. The brush smaller. And you can see it just adds this glow which I really love. And I'm doing that before as I'm stitching together the images. Sometimes you just accidentally paint a little bit over the edges. And I know that I'm going to cut out the whole person anyway, so it doesn't really matter. I just quickly can add a little bit of glue. And Dan, I'm adding another brush, as I mentioned before and I'm just placing it. That's what I mean. I don't want to place it in the middle of the image. I'm just placing it down here. And I'm just lowering the exposure a little bit, maybe around minus one. And I can now brush in and make area's darker, like maybe my cheekbones so they look a little nicer, etc. So I'm going to show you how I'm gonna do that. And you can do the same with the image as well if you like. So I have a brush off, like nine. I have an opacity of, I think around ten was great. And then I'm just going to go in and I'm just adding a little bit of cheekbone, maybe even darkening a little bit my lips. And what I propose, brush smaller. And if you have to feeling like it's not doing anything, as mentioned before, just hide it and show it and you see how you change it. So I think I did far too much over here on the cheekbones and I'm just pushing that way. You can remove things with your eraser tool. I'm erasing dad and then I'm gonna go in with even as softer brush. Now the outfit again a little bit, so I'm just lowering the opacity to five. And I'm just lowering some areas here. Okay, cool. I think that looks fine now. And I'm gonna say, okay. So you can, if you just hold on your image with one finger and let go, you can see how it actually changed the whole image. So you can see it really dramatically change the look of the image already. The next thing I would do is I'm gonna go out and I'm going to go on the flowers. And I also would like to change the colors of the flowers a little bit. So the red plot is, I think it's really fine, but I would saturate it a little bit more. And I think it's kind of like wireless. What kind of color I would like to have this color, this flower in blue. So I would firstly go on the color again on the mixed tool, and then I would just adjust the red tones again a little bit so saturated red flower make it maybe a little darker. And then I would go on wireless Jones and I would just make it blue. So you can see that you can change to you after, after color. And I would just basically go into the blue tones and make it much more blue and then maybe a little darker. So that's the way I want the flowers look like as I have this blue background and red dress. So I want the flowers to fit to that. I would also change to green tones a little bit as I think they look far to yellowish. So let's see. I think I maybe even have to go into yellow tones and make them greener. So yeah, just go in the yellow tones and switch to YouTube green. This way the stems of the flowers look much nicer. Then I say dm. Then I'm gonna go on the light and I'm going to make the highlights even higher, contrast a little higher. So it actually looks really nice. And maybe high-end shadows a tiny little bit. I think this way it looks kinda nice. And I go on. Okay, and now the trick comes. One thing I would recommend you to do if you like any kind of look and you have other images which should be in the same look. I would just go here on the three little dots. Copy Settings. Say okay, and now we can go on any of the other flower images and just paste the settings. That's what I'm doing now. I'm just pasting all the settings to all of the other images of the flowers. So now we edited all the images as we want them to be in Lightroom. We're going to export them and then we're going to switch to PS Express and actually see how the whole image comes together. So let's download the image and say Save image here as well, Export As Jay Pac large. And then say Save Image as well. Export S, Save image, export, Save image, export. Save Image. Perfect. 8. Editing: Compositing the image: Data, we're going to jump into PS Express. And if you open it, you can see there are different options. You can edit an image, you can retouch an image, you can mix an image, collage, etc. So for stitching images together, we have to mix an image. So basically what we're going to do is we're going to go on mix. Then we select the Polaroid image, so the one with the Polaroid framing. And then we're going to cut the framing out because we want to have a blue background. I initially thought that I want to have a red background. I could basically just have photograph that on a blue background, but I wanted to show you that it is possible to do it in PS Express as well. I'm going to go on cut out. And you can see it already finds automatically and it's a subject. So basically it just cuts out the framing around Polaroid image, but I also want to read inside of the framing cut out as well. So what we're going to do is we're going to go on remove. And then you have two options. You can either brush it out yourself or you can use the Smart Remove tool as well. So that's what I'm going to do now. And I'm just going over the red area and you can see it already. Find it. Okay, but over there, it just took too much after framing and I'm just gonna go over dad and just Bringing back to frame here as well. And here it just added too much. And now I have to framing. So it was quite simple and I just go and edit again. And now you can see it's only the frame. The second thing we need to do is we're going to create another background. So what are we going to do is we're going to go on this background. I can add now we can choose any color you like. I just really like this color for example, and I'm just placing it underneath the framing. Sorry. And now it has a blue background. If you want to zoom in and out, you have to take care of that. You haven't selected any of the layers. So if you have selected a layer, you just make it smaller or bigger, what you probably, maybe usually don't want. So just make sure that you haven't selected any of the layers. If you can't see the layers over here, you just have to type on the layer. And I can overhear. So you can blend in and outer layers, but I would usually recommend you to have all the layers visible. Then of course, we need to import a girl because we have the girl in the image with all the flowers. So the first thing I would do is I will just import and girl image where we already have all the painting with light adjustments. And I can just go in and cut out to them. And just go on the subject cut out. And you can see it already did a really decent job, but it hasn't selected this area here. So I'm going to go on the smart cutout again and just kinda go on over this area and it already removed it pretty well. Maybe I'm just gonna go in with the brush a little bit and make it smaller. And just remove this area here, I'm going to add this finger. So I think that looks okay. Maybe I'm removing this here as well. Okay, Cool. So now we have two girl inside of the image, but we want it to look like the girl is coming out of the frame. So while we going to do is I foresee would probably make the gorilla little smaller. So maybe around, maybe dad. Maybe I even made the framing of bigger around dad, maybe cool. And Dan, what are we going to do is we're going to duplicate this layer. So we're going to go under three. I can see a say Duplicate. And then one of the layers is going on a nice layer of the framing and one is above that, and one which is above the framing layer is going to be cut. So we're going to remove the downer body. So it actually looks like I'm coming out of the frame. So for that I'm going to use the brush and I'm gonna make the brush a lot bigger. And I'm just cutting off the whole body down here and you can already see it already looks really good. We have to remove even a little more. I'm just removing that morph the body. And now it looks fine. So now the girl is looking out of the framing. So the only thing left to do to finish this image is to add all the flowers. So as you can only have five separate layers in PS Express, I will basically merge the layers down which don't need to be separated. So what do we actually need to be as separated layers? I like the first two, so we need the girl as it is mostly or sometimes in front of the flowers. So I needed to be a separate layer. I also need the framing. What I need is the background layer and this layer. So I'm going to merge this down and just make it together with the background. And then I'm going to add a couple of flowers. So I think this one is the first flower I'm going to add to this image. I'm just going to go on cutout, say subject. And it already cut it out pretty well. So I'm just going to add it here somewhere around there. And obviously I want it to be underneath the girls, so it's good around here, maybe maybe a little higher. Now. You can place it wherever you want to, but it's just really simple. It cuts out the flowers really, really easily. Then let's add another flower, maybe just time we want to have to write one. And I'm gonna go on cut out again. I say subject, I think I don't need the stem, so I'm just I'm okay with for removing them. So I'm just adding down here, maybe here. Moving them underneath the girl swell and just placing them where I think it looks good. Maybe I'm just flipping it. Looks better. Then we can as well just simply duplicate them by, you can see we already have five players now. So what I would do is if I liked the flowers, like they are right now, I'm just marching them down. So I'm just saying, okay, Merge Down and these two flowers are combined now on one layer. And then I'm adding this flower again. I'm cutting it out. Luckily, it's really, really simple to cut it out. So it's nothing really special. And I'm just removing the stem because I don't want to have it in the image. Brush. And I'm placing it underneath the girl one more time. And maybe placing it down here. And you can see we need to like cut it a tiny little bit so it doesn't look weird. So I'm just placing it here. I'm going to go on a cutout tool. And I'm just cutting a little bit of after these over here so it doesn't go into the body of the girl. Cool. And if you think it looks good and I will just merge it down again with the other flowers. And then I would add two flowers as it's a little bit more easier and it just fills out the whole image. So I'm gonna go on cutout. Say subject cutout. Looks good. Say Okay, go underneath the girl. Looks good. I think we need a flower down here, so I'm just going to merge them down so you can merge down. And I think I would like to add, maybe I even take this one again and I just used the blue flowers. I'm just cutting out subject and then I'm removing the red flower just really quickly with the smart cutout tool. It, we got good. Cool. We're placing this one down here and just moving it underneath the GRU. But we need to cut it obviously because L so it looks a little weird and I'm think I want to have it above the red flower. So let's see. Yeah, you can just see how it looks best in your opinion. I think it looks kinda nice like maybe like this. And then I'm just cutting off all the, and all the nice down here because they just don't work with the image. So I'm just cutting it out. Now. It actually looks already really good. Cool. Marched down. Maybe I even want to have a little red flower down here because it just looks a little weird. There's no flour down there. Such as say subtract, added down there. Who've done there? I merge it down with the background. And Dan, I think the only thing which is missing is some kind of flower which just comes out of the frame. So that's why I actually selected these flowers because I think they really fit to like going out of the frame being a little bit like out of out-of-control am. So I'm just cutting them out like any other flowers. I'm gonna, gonna go on the subject tool and you can see it selected too much because it's so detailed. The cutout tool was not working really, really well. So I'm going to add areas like this one with the actual and the SOP smart swap checked. And I think I actually only want to have the red flowers, so I'm just removing the whole blue flower. I only need one. And then I'm going to go in and you can see they're white areas still selected here. So I'm just gonna go in with a brush. And I'm just painting in with the brush and just removing the white areas, which are really, really obvious. So just removed them, removed them. Let's see how it looks like. I mean, it's okay. I guess I'm putting it underneath all the flowers because it should come in from the background. And maybe something like this. I think I like it this way. So now we have finished with stitching the whole image together and PS Express, and we're going to export it now and just jumping really quickly back into Lightroom to make some final touch ups really, really quickly. I'm just going to go here, up here and I'm saving it and a high-quality. And now let's jump into Lightroom. 9. Editing: Final touches: So back into Lightroom, I would just simply important to image which has stitched together and add it to my folder. And then we can just go into image and just do a couple of adjustments. So I would just basically go on color because I think for me color is the most important and I wanted to adjust the blue tones a little bit. I like to have them a little bit more like Sudan toned. I would make the saturation a little higher and I would make the blue tones even darker around dad, maybe. And then I would go into the red tones and even make the red tones a little bit more traumatic like this. And lastly, I would just simply go on the light and just adjusted a tiny little bit. In a way, I think it looks good. So make the contrast a little higher. Maybe the highlights, maybe like this. Shadows are tiny little bit, just the way you think it looks good. So maybe black tones, victim a little darker. And if you are tested all the light, you can just simply maybe you have anything you would like to adjust. Like you can just try things out here in Lightroom. For me. That looks good. I'm just going to go on this little icon. I say Export and just exporting it. And now we have the final image which we shot and edited with the iPhone. 10. What We've learned: So data set, that is how I usually create my colorful, surreal images with solely using my iPhone. And I hope you had as much fun following this workshop as I had creating this workshop, I hope you'll learn some new things which you will try out in the future. If you did, I would be happy if you share it with me on my social media. So it's at amnesias got on Instagram and at amnesias gone YouTube. Also, if you want to learn more about creative photography, I think photography, photographic tips in general, you can check out my YouTube channel as I'm posting videos about these topics really regularly. I hope you have a lot of fun with the other workshops here now. And I hope I see you soon. Bye.