If you hate the idea of sharpening your cat’s out-of-focus fur, try a filter. Computer and smartphone filters can transform a slightly fuzzy photo and create a fun image that you would love to share on social media. Let me tell you why filters can transform a photo.
- Filters never fail to surprise.
- No one will notice your at photo isn’t sharp.
- A filter can remove or add colour.
- The app I show you here is so easy to use!
- The results can be amazing – check the showcase below.
Which Photo App?
There are lots and LOTS of apps and the quality varies. So, I would like to introduce you to a favourite of mine.
These are all Photoshop Camera (PS) treatments of a cute and slightly fuzzy image of Toulouse. He’s our adventuresome tabby who takes a great photo, just like your cat. You can see the difference each filter makes to the same image.
I really like simple versatility of this app; it has the Photoshop® name attached so the quality of the app is good:
- There are 50+ filters
- Options to adjust within each filter.
- You can save copy after copy of your photo without damaging the original.
- It’s FREE
- There are links to Google Play and the iPhone App Store at the bottom of this post
Photoshop Camera Filter – Artful
Each filter has a name e.g. Artful, Night Shift, Glowing and Grit (black and white) so you can remember your favourites easily. I have chosen Artful for this sample with an extra discovery at the bottom of the post.
Number 1 under Artful gives an almost watercolour paper texture to the portrait of Toulouse with each subsequent filter shafting the way it looks in subtle ways. The one thing you can say is, there will be a filter you will love.
My other favourite lenses at the moment in the app for you to try are:
Photo Filter – Cyanotype
Real cyanotypes are a photographic printing process with chemicals used to create a blue image. Using the chemicals is fiddly and you need to be very careful preparing paper and fabric to print on to, so discovering that there was a filter that did a lot of the hard work for me was exciting.
The snapshot, below, was cropped to remove a lot of garden and focus on Toulouse as he stalks the fence. There are four filters in this lens, each gives a different light or dark treatment.
Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints.The process uses two chemicals: ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanideWikipedia
Where Do I Get the Photoshop Camera App?
Google Play “With no picture editing or Photoshop skills needed, it’s easy to share your world — your way.”
Apple App Store “Show off your unique style with tons of aesthetic, Insta-worthy lenses and filters.”
Marjorie is a motorbike riding blogger and award winning cat photographer who believes that everyone can create impressive cat photographs and fun movies with the camera they carry.
She is a Professional Member of the Cat Writers Association, Kuykendall Image Award winner and published photographer at the Guardian newspaper.