Today’s post isn’t quite wordless, but it’s definitely light on words. I wanted to give a quick tutorial on how to find a picture within a picture using PicMonkey. I am completely obsessed with PicMonkey. I actually have full photo editing software on my computer, but found PicMonkey can do many of the same basic features within a much easier interface.
Best part? It’s free!
Here is the before picture. A cute shot of Lilly playing at her friend’s house last weekend.
I started by cropping the photo to fixed dimensions for a 5×7. I centered Lilly within the grid that appears during cropping. I wanted to really bring her out as the focus from within the larger photo above.
I then adjusted brightness and highlights up a little bit. You should also adjust the shadows up by a few points in order to stop the photo from looking unnaturally overexposed.
Play with the various filters. I am partial to Tranquil myself. For this photo I choose that and faded the strength it by 25%.
Here is my end result. I might just have to blow this up for the mantel!
Danielle Royalegacy says
Looks wonderful, and such a little cutie, too!
Joyce Lansky says
I love the zoom feature.
alissa apel says
That is such a fun picture. I’m glad it’s finally starting to be warm outside.
Karren Haller says
What great pictures, she is a doll! Not a care in the world! Oh My Heartsie WW” w/Linky
Judy Haughton-James says
Very beautiful! I also love Picmonkey!
Mystery Case says
Gorgeous photos! Happy WW, thanks for hosting, looking forward to linking up again next week.
Donna McMorrow says
Adorable! What a great shot!
Sarah Halstead says
Adorable. Love it.
Great editing job! I think this would make a lovely picture over a mantle!
Very nice!! Your daughter is a doll.
Paula Miller says
I love Pic Monkey too! I keep coming up with different things that can be done with it!
Faythe M.A says
some day when I have time & patience I need to try out this program. she is a little cutie. I love how changing the shadows her face is easier to see. thanks for stopping & commenting, always nice to meet a new friend! Faythe @GrammyMouseTails
Nice editing job! Happy WW
I love picmonkey! and ipiccy too!!
Shayna Murray says
She’s a cutie! I prefer photoshop for more control but do use picmonkey for little things like cropping and watermarking. It’s a handy little program!
Nice job with the cropping and editing. I am taking a photoshop class now.
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Dominique Goh says
Lovely how pic monkey makes the shot so much better. HAve heard about it but yet to try it out.
Suburban Momma says
Oh, what a sweet photo! I have heard great things about Pic Monkey, but I use Picasa and haven’t ever needed to do anything I couldn’t do with it. Maybe I will have ot head over and check it out to make sure I’m not missing out on anything.
Sarah Lee Gretty Zamora says
Great tips! I haven’t used pic monkey in awhile…I’ve been using picassa…
Christina Morley says
Great shot! I love PicMonkey too and Picasa, which has similar features, because the people who created PicMonkey also created the tools that Picasa now owns.
Aww! peepo! heheh
April - My Bizarre Family says
She’s such a cutie! Love the pictures =)
I love Picmonkey! There are just so many tools to choose from for free and they just added some more.
I love your picture. The original was cute, but the cropping made it perfect. You have a little cutie there.
The Crumby Mummy says
Gorgeous photo! x
TaMara Sloan says
Great editing job! What a cutie!
Thanks for linking up over at Tales of a Pee Dee Mama
Oh will have to try some of those features on Pic NMonkey\!
I love picmonkey – this week’s WW was a result of it too!
Ann @ SuchaMama.wordpress.com
That is too cute!
Nice pictures and she is so adorable.
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Veronica Lee says
Awww! Super cute!!!