Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Favorites #9 DIY Changing the Tint of an Image in Picnik

A few weeks ago I had shared Vintage Back to School Pictures.  I had changed the tint of one of a few of the pictures and promised that I would share how I did that in is one of my favorite sites to edit pictures.

I wanted to use this image in my header so I changed the color of the images of the other pictures so it worked together better.

This is what the images originally looked like:

First I took this image and changed to tint from blue to sepia.  I did this by uploading the picture into picnik.  I had already had picnik, and had been using it for a while, so that part was easy.

I wanted all the images to match so after uploading the image, I clicked on the image and clicked on edit, then I clicked re-size so that the image wasn't too large.  Then I clicked on create and clicked on effect.  Under effect there are different things can be done to the image.  One of them is to change the color tint by clicking sepia.  You can also change it to black and white, tint, neon and other fun things.  I can play in there for eons.  With this picture I used the sepia and I adjusted the color of sepia by moving the bars (you will understand if you open up Picnik
Sepia Image with Museum Matte

Then I took the rest of the images, that were black and white and changed those to sepia too.  I repeated the process with each picture. When I was all done, I put them in a collage.

To make a collage (found on home page) that is 5 wide you need to go to the boxes and choose the three wide.  Then click on columns and change it from 3-5.  This is an advanced feature that I pay for.  There are other types of collages you can make too.  Anyways, it ends up being 5 columns by one row.  Once I've created the collage, I went to the create file again and I added a frame by clicking on frames.  I chose museum matte and changed the color to match the sepia pictures. Oh, before I added the frame, I changed the collage to having a brown border.  Then I clicked on Text and added the text "Kat's Almost Purrfect World".  After saving that I uploaded it to my blog on the design page.

I know these were a lot of instructions.  The best thing to do is go to and follow my instructions step by step.  If you have questions, save what you created, and send it to me and I'll try to help you.  You can email me at  Anyways, I'm not an expert and I don't have Photoshop yet.  For now, I'm happy to play with the pictures at that is part of Picassa.  Go to this post to find the Headers I've created in the past year.  Share with me what you have done ok?  You can add it to my link party in addition to any other favorite thing.


Tanya Anurag said...

Even I recently discovered the various editing options provided by Picnik.

We have a link-up party going on - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. I would really appreciate if you'd link up some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.

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