Working the Filters Part One
Today’s blogpost will explain how to use the filters in the Urban Jungle Photo Editor. Filters come in the later part of the digital art creation process. By this time we will have set the scene with our landscapes and objects. Filters directly apply to the landscape, the objects remain unchanged. Let us use the landscape we created for our last blog post about moving objects as an example. Click on the Filters tab at the bottom to open the Filters menu.
Filters are further divided into sections by artistic styles like Vintage, Black & White and Neon, etc. Let us choose Kodak 1 by touching it.
You can see the filter is immediately applied to the background. Filter does not affect objects layers.
We can see there are more options above the filter templates like exposure, gamma, and contrast. These tools allow Urban Jungle Photo Editor users to take full control of how they want their background to look. Let us take a look at some of these tools.
Let’s start with exposure. Exposure changes how much light we want in the object. We can increase this effect by moving the slider towards the right and reduce it by moving the slider towards the left.
The gamma tool in simpler terms controls the brightness of each pixel. Thus by increasing gamma, the background will become more bright and white.
The contrast of an image is the difference in brightness of different colors that make up that image. By increasing contrast the image will have more bright colors.
The blur tool allows us to create a blur that starts from the edges, and creeps more towards the center of the image as we increase it via the slider
The saturation tool has a somewhat similar effect as the contrast tool on the image. Saturation controls the color intensity or purity. So by increasing saturation, all the colors will pop out more.
Vibrance also deals with colors, but the tool is very picky. Increasing vibrance only increases the intensity of muted colors while already saturated colors stay the same. This tool allows us to make those bland colors in the image become more prominent and look less washed out.
These are just some of the starting filter tools, we will be covering more tools in our future blogs.
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We will be looking at advanced movements in Urban Jungle Editor. Movement tools help us to navigate the objects on the template we are working on. They allow us to set the scene for our digital creations. First, let us select a template from the available selections, let us go with this cityscape of a street at night. Now from the object menu at the bottom, let us put in a giraffe.
At the top right of the left is the mirror command. It allows us to mirror the object about its centerline. Simply click on the icon to mirror.
You can click again to mirror it again and return to starting orientation.
The icon on the bottom right allows us to roll an object. By rolling an object, we can place the object at different angles. You can roll by placing the finger on the icon at the bottom right and moving your finger in a circle.
Let us rotate the object by 180 degrees so it is upside down.
Let us roll the object back to an upright position. The same icon also allows us to make the object larger or smaller. You just touch the icon and then drag your finger diagonally away to enlarge and vice versa. You can Pan (moving around) the object around by placing two fingers on the object and dragging.
To complete our digital art for today. Enlarge the giraffe and pan it to a little towards the left to set the scene.
We can click on the icon at the top right of our screen to save, export, and share our digital creation.
Well done, you now know everything there is about moving objects in the Urban Jungle Editor. Why not follows us on Twitter and Instagram to be the first one to get news of new updates. You can also support us by purchasing the Pro version of the App and unlocking new objects, filters, and many more exciting features.
Working with the Layers
This blogpost will briefly dive into the world of Layers in the Urban Jungle Photo Editor. Layer Menu is a very powerful tool within the Urban Jungle Editing App that allows you to set the scene for your artwork. Let’s start by selecting a template for a new project. I like this beach landscape. Now let’s start adding objects, we can use this mangrove tree.
The tree is adding to the landscape, now let's enlarge and pan it towards the left edge of our landscape. Every object when added to the image creates a new layer for that object. Why not enhance your creative freedom by buying the Pro version, that will unlock many more objects for you to use.
You can scroll the object selection menu at the bottom to look for more objects to place. Let's also add a whale and a moon. Now that we have placed a few objects, let's go to the Layers menu by clicking on the icon on the top right.
This is the Layer settings menu. The eye icon allows us to set the visibility. This a great way to quickly hide or show objects. The lock icon allows us to lock a layer, so we don’t accidentally move that layer while working on something else.
The next icon is the Blend mode. It allows you to set how you want your object to interact with the template or background. We can see that for the moon object it is set to blend, let’s change it to normal and see how it looks.
You can experiment with other blend modes to find the perfect fit for your project. The icon with three dots allows you to delete or duplicate that layer. Finally, you can hold and drag each layer to rank their positions. To place an object in front of another, you need to position that layer above the other layers in the menu.
Congratulations! You have just mastered the Art of layers on Urban Jungle Photo Editor.
Welcome to Urban Jungle Photo Editor, your gateway to creating mesmerizing digital art. But before you start your first project, let’s set your preferences. Click on the gear icon on the bottom left of the home page.
Now in the settings menu, the first preference you need to set is for the image file type. PNG images offer high quality by taking more space, while JPG images take less space by saving lower quality images.
Next set your preferred resolution size. 4000x4000 looks more detailed but also takes more space, while 3000x3000 sacrifices a little image quality in exchange for taking less space.
You can also back up your projects to iCloud by checking the marked option .
While we have you here, consider following us on Twitter and Instagram. That way you will stay up to date on new exciting features being added to the App. Click the X on the top right corner to go back to the home page.
Now to the exciting part, starting your first project. You have two options: either select an image from your gallery or choose from our template selection of 100s of high-quality images.
On the template selection menu, you can either scroll through our collection or you can search from the search bar at the top.
Once you see a template you like, click on it and you’ll open the editing screen. This is where you’ll spend the majority of your time working on the project.
I found a beautiful sunset image. Do you know what this image could use? Flying birds in the distance!
Slide your finger towards the right in the bottom panel to explore our animal selections. I found some birds I like; I can add them to the image by clicking on them once.
You can pan around by touching the image with two fingers and placing it where you want on the template.
Congratulations! You have just created your first digital art.
With Urban Jungle elements at your fingertips, the possibilities are endless.