Visuals how-to

If you’re interested in creating your own visuals for pinning or illustrating a blog post, here are some starter tips.

1. Find a photo. I often snap pics with my iPhone camera. However, here are some sites which share free photos.

2. Enhance your photo. I love a free site called Pixlr-o-matic. The pixlr “machine” allows me to apply effects, overlays, and borders to my photos. It’s one of my favorite places to play! I also enjoy “cartooning” my photos. This helps wash out the colors and make them look more like posters.

3. Inscribe your photo. Sites like PicMonkey, Pixlr editor,  and iPiccy allow me to write on my photos. This site also contains many editing functions, including using my own photos to use as overlays on my photos.

An example: I uploaded this free photo and ran it through Pixlr-o-matic to apply an effect and a border. Then I uploaded the photo to PicMonkey. On PicMonkey, I added the quote and other words. The tiny blue book was applied through the PicMonkey overlay function. Looks great, doesn’t it?

5 responses to Visuals how-to

  1. You are such a great source of inspiration! Thanks for taking so much time out of your busy life to be an encourager :)

  2. I’m so glad I found this tutorial! I loved the graphics you made for the LFY Launch Team. I’m helping with two book launches now, and want to make graphics to pin. Thanks!

  3. Hi, Renee! I highly recommend the online photo editor Fotor:
    http://www.fotor.com
    Fotor offers many basic editing features such as resizing, cropping, colors correcting and tone adjusting. You can add frames and texts to your photo and also collage your photos together.

  4. That’s really awesome. I am happy to be the visitor of this blog. Your have always the perfect material to be share. Thanks for sharing it.

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