(These are some beautiful white roses. I warmed up the overall color and added the "pencil" feature. Now they look like some sort of magnolia/gardenia hybrid.)
I was recently directed to a wonderful photo editing site called Picnik.com. *Thanks Vicky! This such a nice option for those of us who drool over the idea of owning a $200+ photo editing program. Sadly, most of us, don't have enough shiny pennies to even consider it, and picnik is there to help. It is free to register...seriously. I don't mean "free". I mean FREE! There are tons of tools that are available for use. The little catch is that there are also premium tools. These tools can be played with and tested on your pic, but you cannot actually accept and save the pics with the premium tool in use. Now, if you love all those advanced tools as much as I do, then you won't mind paying the $24.95 for one year!
I've only editted a few old pics I had floating around on my work computer. They're not the best, but I had a blast learning all the tools. Comments are most welcome!
(Mis bebes! Haylee (4) is the one with her face burrowed in the rose, and Charlee (5) is the one, gingerly, moving her hair. Don't let their angelic faces fool you.)
(The only thing I did to these little ladies was frame it with the "polaroid" tool. No zoom, no softening, no color adjustment, NADA. Not to shabby, if I do say so...)
(Here, I played with the shadows & exposure, then finished it with a soft focus.)