Showing posts with label Photo Editing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Photo Editing. Show all posts

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Using PicMonkey to Make Printables and a Craft Themed Printable!

Busy Making Other Crafts

My PicMonkey addiction continues. Tonia over at The Gunny Sack, shared a tutorial on how to use their collage function to customize a background. Uh oh…more stuff you can do in PicMonkey!!! Thank you Tonia.

The Mumster (my mom) often quotes the saying “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans” so it’s usually somewhere on my mind. I adapted it to crafting!

I made a black background and then just used different fonts for the text. PicMonkey added some new frame options this week called “Sketchedy” one of which I applied to this printable.

Life Is

Click to bring to full resolution. Right click to save as and then re-size in whatever photo editor you use.

Life Is Grey
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

PicMonkey, I Think I Love You!

In fact, I know I do. I try basically every free photo editing program I come across and have not really been loyal to one. But I think that’s going to change with PicMonkey. If you’re lamenting the loss of Picnik, lament no more!

We recently took a day trip to Port Townsend WA, a city north of Seattle which is on the National Register of Historic Places. As you can imagine there are lots of old buildings and I had fun taking pictures of several.

I had even more fun playing around with them in PicMonkey!

Old Bldg Smudge

I used an effect called “Smudge” on this one and a film strip edge. Here’s the untouched pic:

I cropped out all of the construction junk and then "smudged" it.

Old Bldg Paint Photo Corners

This one is the Jefferson County Museum which I converted to black and white, applied an effect called “Paint”, added photo corners and changed the background. Here’s the before:


I have a thing for old doors. Don’t know what it is…they just fascinate me. These I used an effect called Daguerreotype to mimic one of the original photographic techniques:

Old Door Daguerreotype

And the original:

You don’t need to register for PicMonkey. You can just choose a picture and have at it. You can add text, embellishments, frames etc. This could be VERY dangerous!