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3 far-out ways to use the colorful photo and video editor Hyperspektiv.
Psychedelic Glitch FX
Hyperspektiv started as an art project. Three creatives, working under the name Phantom Force, needed a way to stretch, bend, and pixelate their images. And although they were musicians and skateboarders rather than developers, they decided to make Hyperspektiv anyway.
“We don’t come from traditional tech backgrounds,” says cofounder Justin Boreta. “But thankfully our app has found an audience that, like us, wants to make something emotional, artistic, and creative in an out-there sorta way.”
Here, the trio behind the app—Boreta, Dean Grenier, and Allan Lavell—share their perspective-changing tips.
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‣ All of Hyperspektiv’s default filters are cool—but the real fun is in customizing them. The easiest way to do this, Boreta says, is to select one, then swipe over the image you’re editing or shooting. You’ll see distortions morph in real time.
Each filter is also customizable via sliders that really bring the effects to life. To view those granular options, select a filter, then tap its name again. You’ll see controls that let you invert colors, add film grain, amp up saturation levels, and much more.
Look into the mirror
‣ Hyperspektiv’s kaleidoscopic effects can slice your photos and video in all sorts of fun ways. Grenier’s suggestion: After tapping twice on a filter’s name, select one of the Mirrors to see your image refracted in various ways. In the example above, we used a vertical, then added a horizontal mirror. You can even change the axis of the reflection by swiping across the image.