With the rise of my deep and adoring love of Instagram and photography, I’ve started to weep over my photo editing skills. Um, I mean lack thereof. “HOW DO I DO THAT?” I howl. “I DON’T EVEN HAVE PHOTOSHOP. I’M SO INEPT.” But, as it turns out, I can do nifty things while a) being inept, and b) not having photoshop. SO! I figured there may be one or two of you, like me, who’ve gnashed your teeth at photography failings and would love some tips and tricks.
I AM HERE FOR YOU.
I plan to post a few of my editing and photography
misadventures tips* so snoop under my tutorial tag to see them all!
* Unfortunately I am by no means a professional. Actually, I’m a professional cheater. I look for the cheating-ish ways to do things because, like I said, I’m inept.
So today we have a glorious tutorial on:
HOW TO MAKE A BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO WITH A COLOUR ACCENT USING PICMONKEY
It’s very easy. I have pictures to help you every step of the way.
1. First, find a photo to torture.
I’ve chosen this one of More Than This by Patrick Ness because I love the cover and I think the yellow door would make a fantastic accent.
2. Now open up picmonkey.com.
Picmonkey is a fabulous invention because IT’S FREE. And if you’re a Scrooge, as I am, this is like the most glorious thing the internet can bestow on us.
3. Upload your photo and stare at it because it’s NEVER GONNA BE THE SAME AFTER THIS.
4. Go to “effects” which is the little Harry Potter wand on the left hand side there.
Scroll until you find “black and white”. Click it.
5. Ready thineself to create COLOUR.
Or, to be more specifically helpful, a little box will pop up. It’ll automatically be on “original”. Play with your brush size, depending on how big the area you want to turn back into colour is. Basically you’re about to “rub off” the black and white affect.
6. AND THE BLOGGER SAID “LET THERE BE COLOUR.” Oh look at you, clever little photo-editor. Colour!
Aren’t you genius? You can play around with the area you want to colour. I’m simple bringing back colour to the door. Once you’re happy, hit “save” and YOU’RE DONE.
7. Admire your handiwork and possibly tell the world how clever you are.
Because if you don’t, who will?
So simple, right?!
Also free. Also fun. Also eye-catchy. GO FORTH AND EDIT ALL THE THINGS! And if you’re feeling particularly proud of your accomplishments, tag me on instagram or twitter (my handle is @PaperFury for both) and show me your glorious arty creations and I shall flail over your accomplishments with you.