If you are looking to add a bit more extra (or explore a bit) with your Photography, specifically with Instagram, read on. It took me a while to track down these sources so I hope they help you find more creative ways in using Instagram; and in the process, learn and grow more with your Photography style.
For this post, I will be introducing three people who are contributing to the community by creating and distributing free texture/pattern/overlay packs. You probably have seen a lot of amazing images lately using these or a combination there of.
The first would be Merek Davis who created #mextures. Here’s an example:
You may download this pack at the link below (Merek’s tweet):
If you want to see how to use mextures in your iphoneography, my friend @gtallen created an incredible video: store.merekdavis.com/collections/ig…
— Merek Davis (@Merekdavis) October 4, 2012
Next up is Neal Dieker and his #ndpatterns.
You may download his patterns here.
Last but not least, Eduard Cambra… well Android Editors. I was looking for leads for #impashapes which Eduard has linked on his Instagram profile, but it seems he and the rest of the team are currently pushing for #lumiforms only.1
At the time of this writing, #lumiforms was the only one available for download. Grab it here.
In addition, if you are wondering how you may use these with your photographs, here’s a useful video that Taylor Allen made (using #mextures in Photoforge):
Here’s my first crack at a new workflow:
I hope you enjoy these tidbits. Now go out there and create!
- Hopefully we see #impashapes back as stated by Eduard. [↩]
Hey man! How cool is this? Thanks for including me here! Lumiforms are a collective effort with 2 of my team mates at Android Editors and supported by the whole AE team. As for Impashapes, link will be back in by bio soon! Thanks a lot!
Pleasure is all mine Eduard. Thanks, and can’t wait for impashapes re-link! =)
Wow! This is a great find! Thank you so much for the mention and the kind words!
No Merek, thank you! =) Cheers!
Such nice post 🙂
I was just wondering what is impashapes, then I saw ur post after I google it
Thank you anyway :3
Thanks Alice. Glad it helped. I was in the same position as you were and couldn’t find enough information so I crafted this. Awesome that its helping people understand these tools a bit better. Have a good one!