Testing Prisma   Recently updated!


 

So, you may have heard of it, but Prisma is this new app that turns your pictures into drawings and paintings.

At first, I dismissed it as a useless app, and the first things I saw on my social media pretty much confirmed it.

However, a few days ago, a graphic designer / comic book artist friend of mine started playing with it and I was quite impressed with some results.

So I gave it a shot. I installed the app, took a picture of whatever was in front of me at the moment, and tried all the filters.

And while some are shit, I was pretty impressive with some other ones. Just check it out (first picture is the unprocessed one) :

 

 

All in all, I think that it can be a useful app, but not every picture will turn out to be interesting. I feel that people don’t work so well overall, landscapes or objects give better results.

Now it’s usage is pretty limited I think, but a real photographer / artist can make some pretty interesting things, and it can be an interesting tool if you know what you’re doing. In other words, if you’re already an artist or have an artistic sensitivity, you can do interesting things with it, but it won’t magically turn you into an artist.

 

 


About David Billa

David was born and raised in the French South West. After a few years in the US and a few more in Paris, he finally settled down in Japan. He blogs here about his various experiences and travels, with an emphasis on his home country, France.

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