Monday, June 15, 2009

Picnik-ing
(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!
(This is a view of Daddy's house taken from the rose garden. Beautiful, isn't it?)

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.)


(Blueberries that my dad swears look like eyeballs. Ew.)

(This is my favorite. So soft. So sweet. I'm not 100%, but I believe these are pink fairy roses.)

(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.)
(Can anyone say Andy Warhol? I think he would have liked this.)



6 comments:

In Bug's Drawers said...

The pics look great!! I don't have money for photoshop either, but I found the free program Gimp works really well for my projects. The composition on your pics are nice.

Rose Red said...

The photos look amazing! I will have to check that site out.

Darla: Retro Ways said...

Gorgeous photos, I really love the onf of the pink roses.

I appreciated your long comment, your poppas house sounded amazing, just like out of a vintage dream or fairytale.

How amazing a home made drive in theater on a vintage ranch ohhh how I am jealous.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

mimilove forever said...

Beautiful photography there madam! x:)

LandGirlontheHomeFront said...

oooh, these are lovely pics!

jordiegirl said...

Ooh, thanks for sharing, your photos are great, I must check out that website as it would be useful to me being a card crafter.

I have thought about buying Photoshop, but don't know if I want to lay out all the cash for it.