Last night I had a date with a very exciting photo editing site called picnik.
Thanks to my blogging friend over at Bricolagelife and her picnik post, my interest was peaked and I reserved an hour for previewing it. It changed my life...well that might be a bit extreme...it changed how I look at my relationship with my photos and my blog...which seems to be a big part of my life these days. Sharing beautiful pictures of what I'm up to is almost as important to me as what I'm making...they go hand in hand.
I'm an amateur photographer, and not very technically savvy so any help I can get I'll take. My new banner project was motivated by my inability to type text the way I wanted to on a photo.
Pretty pathetic, I know, but good things came out of the challenge: I do like my newspaper bunting banner...sounds like you do too! But now I have some options for future banners and anything else that troubles me. For instance, good lighting is essential for a nice picture. I prefer outdoors and in the morning or late afternoon for all of my photo shoots. This is a bit limiting and will get to be more of a bother when the snow begins to fall. Picnik will allow me to enhance the shots that might not be just right...sharpness...better exposure, etc...
I'm still a purest , and you will continue to see my images straight up with maybe a crop here are there...but every once in a while you might see something wild and crazy and you'll know I was having fun late into the night. The banners I've included today are some very simple things I worked on directly from my Flikr photostream (they're linked together). The possibilities are vast...it's fun and FREE...go check it out! Hope you have a great weekend...I have some wonderful posts I'm excited about for next week, see you then!