Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The 365 Project: Week 21

Before, straight from camera

After, edited with Picmonkey: Eye tint, filter, dark edges and airbrushing

This week on Picaboo, the theme was editing pictures with Picmonkey.  Picmonkey is a free image editing host similar to Picnik, which is no longer available, and it's pretty awesome!

A nifty filter to make the color pop was used on this photo of swallowtails

The cross process filter makes the color pop and focal soften draws you to the bee

I'm not going to get all technical on how to edit your photos, since you can just check out the help section on Picmonkey's website or just fiddle around till you figure it out.  Besides the basic exposure edits, you can add textures, filters, focal soften, blemish removers among other facial edits, and add text and borders to name a few.

Focal soften and dark edges really draws your eye to the falls

I used one of the filters and focal soften to make this look dream-like

My favorite edits include all the cool filters you can use to make your photo go from boring to awesome in just a click of a button.  I also really liked the focal soften to really pull your eye to the subject.  The cloning tool is great for removing or duplicating elements of your picture that you want changed and the different lighting features are pretty amazing too!

Sepia tone, dark edges, lighting tool, and eye tint for his emerald peepers

Filter for bold color, texture, dark edges and clone tool to clean him up

4 comments:

  1. Great job with your edits! I love the vivid colors. Thanks for the overview of PicMonkey, too. I usually use Picasa, but I keep hearing great things about PicMonkey.

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    1. Thanks! Picmonkey is pretty cool and they keep adding more too :)

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  2. thanks for the link to picmonkey...the pictures look great.
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrowcreations

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    1. You're very welcome and thank you too :)

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