Friday, October 15, 2010

A New Playground


Maybe I'm the last person to have found Picnik.com, but I'm both excited and dismayed. Now, in addition to squeezing in time to read so many wonderful blogs, I'll be off to play with photo editing. 

I thought I had to buy Adobe Photoshop or some other program, but I clicked over to Picnik and WOW, I had so much fun!

I took one photo and played with it several ways. I only touched the surface of possibilities.


Here I've done a museum matte and added a bit of text, also subdued the colour.


Black and white, with the same museum matte.


Softened the edges and toned down the colours


Converted to a pencil sketch


And back to normal

What fun! Now, back to studying.....

12 comments:

Friko said...

Playtime!

What could be wrong with that.

Brenda Leyland said...

My sis and I were just chatting last evening about wanting to learn Photoshop...... but it appears that you've uncovered something we didn't know about either..... and I'm excited. Wait till I tell sister!

BTW, your photos are amazing! Enjoy this little 'playground' as you say..........

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

No...you are not the last. I have not been over to play on 'picnic' as yet...though it certainly looks tempting. Good job!

Storybook Woods said...

Isn't picnic amazing. Even though I have photo-shop, I use picnic a lot!! Clarice

Arti said...

I have heard of it for the first time and it looks like fun... Heading there to learn myself. Thanks. Have a lovely weekend:)

Erin said...

Picnik is fun, but your photo is terrific!

Pondside said...

Oh nooooooooo - I didn't need to know about this!

WendyBee said...

Oh Dear! Take heart - it seems that I am the last person to hear of it. Thanks, I think. Now I'll have to go try it.....

Regina said...

hi lorrie,
wonderful photos!!!!
have a nice time,
hugs regina

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Hi Lorrie, I confess, you aren't the last person to find this...I wasn't familiar with it either. You have me so excited to go over and play there too! I don't have photoshop either so this should be a lot of fun...and so helpful! Thank you so much for sharing.
Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

Vee said...

Very addicting, I'm sure. :D Amazing what we can find to do when we should be doing something else...hope that the studying is going well...

Jenny said...

Picnik is on my bucket list for someday when I have more time...and have written all the words I want to in this lifetime.

I visited that site once and three hours slipped away like a blink.

I really love what you did with this same image.

What fun!