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October 04, 2014
I know that I normally write about my cardmaking and scrapbooking but today I want to show you what a difference editing your photos make. I normally am a purist about photography and do minimal editing such as cropping for photos but today I went a little further and I am sold on editing to get a good photo now. What do you think of the results?
I used to use Memory Manager from Creative Memories, but I bought a new computer and I am now no longer able to use it for editing as the programme is no longer being supported since the demise of CM Australasia. So I have discovered Picmonkey which is free for basic editing and just $33 per year for the Royale feature. I have found it great to use to do collages for a website that I am setting up for Gift Hutt.
For those of you that don’t know, I also have a shop in Lower Hutt called Gift Hutt and sell lots of arts and crafts on behalf of people. You can check out what I have in the shop here. Today when I got to Gift Hutt the sun was shining through the window, onto some polymer clay orchids that I had sitting in the front of the shop and that was creating a lovely reflection. I took a few photos with my Samsung Note tablet – here is the original image:
As you can see there is quite a lot of background distraction. I then cropped the photo to focus on the flowers and then using the clone function removed the white mark on the right. Finally I used the shadow function to remove the background noise from the wall at the back of the photo. It didn’t take long but I am happy with the result. Here is the finished photo again:
As you can see the editing has made a huge difference. I know a lot of people are probably already doing this but it is a revelation to me and I am so pleased with the results that I will be doing more of this to improve the quality of my photos. I will be exploring the other functions to see what results I come up with – so watch this space…
October 01, 2020
Kia Ora Koutou Welcome back to Inspiration Wednesday and today I have another card to share with you that showcases the beautiful new Special Sentiments stamps and dies. Products Used: Ornate Just for You Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3936Ornate Just for You Die, HCD1-7321Purr-fect Posies Paper Collection, HCDP1-2102Wild...
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September 28, 2020
Kia Ora Koutou We all love interactive and kinetic cards! Introducing the Christmas Cascade Collection! This holiday collection allows you to make a Cascading Card inside of a Shadowbox Frame, mounted on a card base or unmounted. Don’t worry, these motifs make great conventional cards as well....
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September 26, 2020
Kia Ora Koutou Welcome back and today I have another vintage look card made using the amazing Transfer Me from Dress My Craft. These are so easy to use and can be used on all sorts of projects and today I have a video...
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