Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Pink Paislee and Pagemaps + easy editing

Hi there!!
This month the Pink Paislee DT contributed to the Page Maps sketches!
Here is the sketch I was given:)



And my take on the sketch:

I used the Spring Jubilee Collection.  My gosh I love this collection, it is definately my favourite!  I found this super cute pic of Gracie and went crazy with the pink!!!  I really loved this sketch and kept the design exactly to the sketch.  Except for the top photos I opted for a banner instead:)

"Laugh"






Product list:
00612 Shipping Tags
00611 Chipboard Stickers
00608 6 x 6 Petite Paper Pack
00609 Clear Stamps
00604 Spring Jubilee "Soiree"
00601 Spring Jubilee "Party"
00401 Artisan Elements Circles


I thought I would share something else with you today.....my photo editing how to!  Here is my before photo.  I lightened the photo first in photoshop by going into Enhance - Adjust Lighting and then fiddle with the brightness and contrast.  Ask me much more about Photoshop and I wouldn't have a clue........lol!!!!



For the next step I use the program Picmonkey .  So simple to use and you don't have to download the program to the computer and it's Free!!!  I play with the basic edits first.  Adjust the exposure again slightly and then up the temperature to about 10 to 13.  I will sharpen the picture slightly aswell.  Next I will have a little play on the effects.  My favourites would be Tranquil, Intrepid and Cross Process bearing in mind with these actions I fade it out at the 60% to 80% mark so it's more subtle:)  It's really just about playing around and finding which effects best suit your photos!

 

See photo editing can be quite simple!!  I am sure there are these options in photoshop, but I haven't worked them out yet!

Thanks so much for stopping by today:)
Night night x

13 comments:

Lise Mariann said...

Oh, this LO was super cute! I love the elements and the happy colors. Love it! :-)

Jackie Clark (aka Jax) said...

What a wonderful layout! Thank you so much for sharing your photo editing tips - I love the way your photos turn out. I'll definitely be giving Picmonkey a try - thanks for that!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

I always wanted to ask you about the ethereal quality your photos have. TFS :)

Shell said...

Super gorgeous page!! Luv how u edit Ur pics too!

Zeneva said...

Such a gorgeous, bright, fun layout - just LOVE these colours and love how you have interpreted the sketch.

Leeann Pearce said...

hey miss Stacey... thanks so much for popping by... i adore you scrappy page created for PP and love that sketch...totally rocks... oh man you son is just way to cute!!!! love your photo edit steps too. What a different a little work does. oh and how adorable is that sweet little girl in your page too!

have a lovely weekend - see you again!

Kate said...

Mason is such a cutie pie!! love the layout too, i love seeing you do girly stuff too!! mwah xo

Lizzyc said...

HI.. oh this layout is stunning... full to overflowing of yumminess and girlyness.. love your female creations so much.. adore your use of the sketch.. and I use pic monkey all the time at home for editing!!

Natalie Hall said...

Thanks for the link to Picmonkey. I tried it out and it's so cool!

Felicity said...

that page is unreal Stace. I love it :)) Geez Mason is cute!!
Thanks for the link to Picture monkey too, never heard of it ;)
x

Melinda said...

Sigh...such a super gorgeous layout Stace! The colours are just so bright and gorgeous! And love your photo tips too...I have photoshop and I am learning to fiddle with it too but I cheat..I have some actions...if you haven't checked out The CoffeeShop blog you should, it has some really great FREE actions. Easy to upload to photoshop too..here is the link http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com/

Hope you and your gorgeous boys are well :))xx

Kelly Foster said...

WOW, your layout is just tooo amazing, seriously, awesome!! So much to look at..so lovely!!!

Thuria said...

Waow! All this pink! So beautiful! And the photo is wonderful! Perfect for a perfect layout!