UPDATE – I had this post written before I received the notice on 01/21/12 that they were closing their photo editing program in April 2012. But, in the meantime they are offering their premium edition for free – so this will be my last photo editing post with Picnik… I will be switching to a premium photo editing software with Joolo Media.
Picnik is such an easy photo editing application. It is free at http://www.picnik.com/ although there is a premium edition available for a fee. The premium edition is what I use.
I will show you some adjustments today. This is my original photo:
The steps I used were as follows (sorry – I didn’t save after each and every step):
Cropped the photo
Rotated the cropped image
Flipped the image
Cloned away two scratches that were under her right eye
Auto exposed the image
Then the image looked like this:
Then I wanted to add a watermark:
Click on text
Add your text in the box
Place the text image where you want it, adjust for any transparency you would like, choose a font (I chose FF Meta Serif SC) and there you have it – your final image
For the photo above we copied the black background on the left – onto the right by basically taking a mirror image of the left side of her face and flipping it onto the right side – then cropping the image. We also used the healing tool to remove the scratches under her eyes.
There you have it – two separate versions of the same photo that I am so happy with.