June 29, 2010

Photography Tips - Part 2

Alright!  Today we're going to do some simple editing.  This can take a good photo to a great photo.  I LOVE to edit.  When taking photos, I think the most important thing you can do is get a really clear picture.  Then, you can edit to get anything else you need. 

I'm going to show you three before and afters and there will be a video following each one so you can see exactly how I did it, using Picnik.  That way you can get familiar with the program by watching without having to find where all the buttons are yourself.  The videos aren't crystal clear, but I think you'll still get the idea. 

1) Baby Editing
BEFORE:


AFTER:


Watch the how-to video:


2) Glamour Editing
BEFORE:


AFTER:


Watch the how-to video:

3) Cloning and Burning
BEFORE:


AFTER:


Watch the how-to video:



I hope you've got some new ideas to help you edit your photos.  Let me know if you have more photo-related questions.  We've got two more days of photo fun ahead.  I'm going to show you how to add text, clip art, give you some photo-taking ideas, and share with you some of my favorite photography links.  Thanks for coming over!  Now go have a PICNIK!

31 comments:

Jen said...

Wow! Thanks so much for this post Cheri. I've checked out Picnick before after reading about it on your blog, but wasn't too impressed. I had no idea there were so many options with the subscription. I'm going to give it a second chance now.

~april said...

i have only had time to watch the 1st video, but that was awesome! i always wondered how to edit photos just like that. thank you! i can't wait to watch the rest! :)

Big and Little with Odd Socks said...

Thank you for this post. I have dabbled on the outside of Photoshop for ages but this makes it look so much easier. Now just to justify needing the premium version.

whitey said...

Thanks for posting such great instructions!

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

I am so enjoying your photo tips, I too love picnik, now I think I was to upgrade... It is an easy program to use! I feel more confident after watching your videos....

Belle said...

Thanks so much for the excellent tutorial! I love editing with Picnik and this was a HUGE help!

Cruz's said...

eh eh eh Estive a "brincar" com o programa e digo-te... ESPETACULO!adorei e vou tentar aprender mais... boas dicas minha amiga!!!

berg4 said...

Amazing - thanks. I will have to try it out!

Martha said...

Thank you SOO much! This post helped me out big time. I have already edited a few photos that I love and I am sooo happy with the results.

Corey Moortgat said...

thank you so much! I had no idea about Picnik! But I am in total need of a better photo-editing program-this looks like the answer I've been waiting for! And your tutorials made it look so user-friendly. Thanks for the great tip!

Leigh Anne said...

Hi Cheri~ I found your blog a while a back and LOVE it! I commented on your Sharing Saturday post, but wanted to say how much I'm enjoying your photo tips. I've always thought that I need an expensive DSLR to get great photos. But w/ your tips and some editing one Picknik maybe I should give my point & shoot another chance. Keep the craftiness coming!
Leigh Anne

Phoenix Peacock said...

I so love Picnik!

Jill said...

Thanks for this post! I use picnik all the time (and even have the premium membership), but I still learned a few tricks from you.

Justine said...

OMG! Thank you SO, SO, SO much for the mini tour! I have Picture It and it is way more limited than Picnik!

Justine said...

I am going to put this on my side bar :) I hope you don't mind.

Justine
www.justbettertogether.blogspot.com

inday_adin said...

It is beautiful! It sure makes a huge difference and the pictures are more sharper and beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Oh! I love that lovely mustardy yellow top and that cute headband. :) ***wink***

Delia said...

I have never used picnik. It looks you are pretty slick at using it!

Anna said...

wow, really cool. I've hear people say they use picnik before, but I had no idea it had a lot of the same features as photoshop. I'm really lucky because as part of my job, I get to have all those fancy programs, but dang, this is cool!

Britta said...

Thanks Cheri! You've totally inspired me. I love Picnik, but didn't know how to use some of the features. Thank again for this little tutorial.

Acire said...

It's actually scientifically proven (I learned this in a psychology class in university) that upping the contrast in a photo makes the person look more feminine. On the other hand, decreasing contrast is better for masculine faces. :)

Jackman Clan said...

I found you through homemade by Jill...this is great thank you!

Krystal said...

Thank you!! Thank you!! Loved the tutorial, I learned so much.

sharperimage said...

Hi

Thank you for this post. I am sure it help to transform photos from ordinary to extra ordinary. Keep Sharing

mle said...

This is awesome! saw the link on Homemade by Jill. Very helpful, thank you so much!

Melissa said...

I had no idea about pinick...thank you soooooo much!

Anonymous said...

I am enjoying these tips so much! I have this program and you are showing me so much that I didn't know. Keep um coming!!!

Tasha said...

You are the best!!! I am loving these picnik tutorials. I already use picnik, but you are teaching me even more about it. Love it. Thank you, thank you!

Clare said...

I loved all of these tutorials. Thank you so much for posting them!

jelly roll said...

Wow, thank you SO much! The videos turned out great. I learned quite a few new little tricks. Can't wait to play around more.

Filipa Sompy said...

If only I'd knew about your blog before...
Thank you for sharing all your tips! I really learnt a lot and got to know about Picnik - although I got Photoshop, this is so much easier!
I also want to congratulate you for your wonderful voice, I got the chance to hear some songs and liked them very much. :)

-Sompy
http://soscraft.blogspot.com

Laura said...

so sad picnik is going :(

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