What better way to learn than from your talented peers?
Last night, we had the opportunity to have Our Senior Designer Charlene Chand teach us all about photo editing and how to make our pics Pinworthy!
The platform we used was PicMonkey, which is a favorite tool for bloggers and people who enjoy making their photos look awesome. It’s easy and quick, it allows you to add text and overlays to photos for blog posts and the best thing.. It's Free!
Here are a couple of cool tricks you can use to make your photos amazing:
Creating a straight line using the Draw tool: Hold down the shift key while you drag the pointer.
Aligning a horizon on a landscape shot: For a fun alternative to the “Straighten” slider in Rotate, drag the pointer across your image along the axis you want to straighten. PicMonkey magically straightens the whole shebang. This trick just might help you parallel park better, too, although we’re not sure how.
Changing the dimensions of an overlay or text: If you want to, say, stretch a speech bubble to make it wider, hold down the shift key while dragging the corner handle of the overlay. This will let you both resize it and change its shape. If you don’t like your changes, right-click and select “Original aspect ratio.”
Duplicating an overlay or text: Right-click and choose “duplicate.” This is useful if you’ve already customized your object (size, color, etc.) and want to make a copy of it.
Applying a texture or effect to all the layers of your photo: Click the merge button on the top toolbar before clicking on the effect or texture. The merge icon looks like a stack of papers with an arrow pointing down.
Here's a little picture that I played with today :) Got rid of some wrinkles, dark circles and some skin stains as well as made my teeth super white :)
¡Espero que este tool les parezca muy útil!