Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Photo Editing at Picnik with Sepia

I'm not sure exactly what it is about sepia toned photos that I love so much or what or why they draw me in, but they do. They just feel so timeless, I guess. I am also a fan of black and white photos, but this particular day, I was playing around with the sepia tones obviously. My husband just doesn't understand why anyone would want either of those, when you can have color!

Anyway, I've played around a little over at the Picnik site with some photo editing. I probably couldn't even tell you exactly what I did to all of these pictures to get the final product, but I had fun doing it! I just play around with it until I like what I see...whatever is pleasing to my eye. :)

Here's a few of the final products:

Our Home...


Colt and Amber....I think I did black and white with some sepia tone around the faces to give a glow...I can't remember....



Joy in the Snow Pics....This one especially has that timeless feel to me for some reason...




Black and white with a hint of color added in:




Okay, Jason thought I was completely crazy for liking this one, but I did. It really was a toss away photo where we meant to get a better picture, but I liked just the eye shot of us, (even if I didn't have on makeup).



Colt....I like this one because of two things in the background that say "Colt"...cell phone and guitar...


More Joy photos....on the playground...


I like this one because it definitely sums up Joy too...love the girly sundress with the cap on backwards...


I've also had Adobe Photoshop CS3 for over a year now (which wasn't exactly cheap by the way) and it still sits on my shelf. I'm bound and determined to sit down long enough and try to learn how to use it. I know it has a large learning curve, and I guess I've just been too scared of it! I really must do that....I know the possibilities with it are endless!

Have a great Wednesday! :) And thank you for stopping by!

20 comments:

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I love playing with Photo Shop too, I have a think for B/W photo and the antique look ones. I like what you did just playing around.
Molly

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Great pictures, Tammy :)

Never So Simple said...

Tammy,

Love the pictures. I am also a fan of black and white pictures. I think snow pictures look great black and white.

Donna

Blessed Beyond said...

I love playing with photos! All are great pictures! But I really love the one of your house and your favorite and Joy and the snowman! They are timeless and just take you back! But the one of Colt and Amber is really awesome! And i agree with you on the eye shot. I think you did wonderful with all of them.

Tami said...

I love black/white and sepia also.....fun to play with. Great pics!

Have a great week!

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

You've got me playing around with Picnik too, Tammy! Isn't it fun?

Your sweet photos look timeless.

Hope all's well and warmer in your neck of the woods this week. We're loving a little taste of spring...

Mandy in Mayberry said...

I love sepia toned pictures. I agree that they seem timeless.

Love that "eye" picture of you and Jason! Really, all of them were great!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Oh I so love all the photos done the way you did them..how do I get the program that you speak of..I especially love the one with Joy and the snowman head it does look vintage..love the "eye" pic of you and Jason too...great job sister..:)have a great wednesday..oh my surprise will be a bit longer for Joy..machine is getting serviced..so I actually used my other machine and did some doll making..up on my site right now.;)

Shelley said...

All beautiful photos! I love sepia too - seems like it add a warmer tone to the photos and highlights facial expressions very well!

♦Lynne♦Down Willow Lane♦ said...

I love black and white or sepia photos just because they can make anyone's skin look wonderful without tons of anti wrinkle cream!!! :)

Sharon said...

I really like the one of your house and Joy and the snowman.
I myself like color.
You did a great job with them however.
Thanks for sharing your playing around.

Dan said...

The pictures look great! I love sepia tone and black and white pictures too. They just seem more special to me, and the definitely go with the "prim" decor better than colored pictures! ~Dan~

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I haven't learned to do this, but need to. Were these color photos to start off with? They look great. One of my twins just came and looked over my shoulder. He saw I was on your blog and asked if Luke was home yet. We're all excited for you around here, even my little guys!
Blessings,
Marcia

Dahlkemper said...

Tammy, Love the pictures. I am also a fan of black and white pictures. I think snow pictures look great black and white. Donna

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