Playing With Pictures

Here’s a useful post (with several useful links) about editing images for a blog post from Helen. Please don’t like or comment on my reblog, hop on over to Journey to Ambeth and say hi!

Helen Glynn Jones

This is a photograph I took the other day on my way home from the supermarket. I thought it quite atmospheric, the way the sky was reflected in the water, the boat and two men silhouetted against the rippling clouds.


I published a post a little while ago about using stock photography, and another about using images on books and blog posts, and then talked a little bit about using our own photography where possible. It’s quite easy to manipulate images to create different effects, so I thought I’d have a play with this one:

Canal boat MarkerThis is a marker effect,

Canal Boat WatercolourThis is a watercolour sponge effect,

Canal Boat ChalkAnd this is a chalk drawing effect with the edges blurred, making it look like an old photograph.

Each of these effects took just minutes to do, and I did them in Microsoft Word, saving the altered images as JPEGs. I think…

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8 thoughts on “Playing With Pictures

  1. Yes, I like taking photographs but I’m not very good at it. I spent a lot of different lenses but in the end it comes down to the person on the shutter button rather than the lenses. I believe I can do all sorts of magic things with my Canon – just don’t know how to. Oh well, just muddle along.

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