Isn’t Core Image amazing? We only dabbled with a handful of effects, but even then it can do things in real-time that would take weeks if not months to code by hand. Even better, it automatically takes full advantage of the GPU and Metal, so you’re guaranteed maximum performance even though we barely wrote any code.
I hope this has given you the taste for exploration. The challenges you’ll be completing today focus on enhancing what you have, but I really do encourage you to look up the list of Core Image filters and try some of them out. It’s fun, you’ll learn stuff, and you’ll really embed your new Core Image knowledge deep inside your brain.
Nate Berkus, a famous American interior designer, once said “you will enrich your life immeasurably if you approach it with a sense of wonder and discovery, and always challenge yourself to try new things.” Well, this is your chance: step out into the world of Core Image, allow yourself to be playful for a while, and see what you can create!
Today you should work through the wrap up chapter for project 13, complete its review, then work through all three of its challenges.
That’s another project finished, and one that should be able to make some really interesting and experimental images! This is a great point to share your progress with others.
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