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!