I don’t own a graphics program, not even Photoshop, and investing in one isn’t in the budget this year. Instead I’m really enjoying learning to use free online programs to their utmost.
PicMonkey is one of my very favorites. You may know of PicMonkey as a photo editing program, which it is, but it’s also an incredibly powerful tool for creativity. I thought I’d share some of what I’ve learned to do on PicMonkey with you and maybe inspire you to play with it, too.
Okay, let’s get started!
Have you ever seen a black and white photo in which just one part was left colored?
First, choose a photo and import it into PicMonkey.
Click on the paintbrush and begin painting back in the object you want to selectively color. Change the brush size and strength in the Paint menu.
Click back over to “original” in the Paint menu to continue selectively coloring your image. When you’re all finished click “apply.” All done!
Look how eyecatching Jeremy Giraffe is when he’s the only thing in color!
You did it! Now go to town coloring in bits of your black and white photos!
Selective coloration is a great way to draw attention to your handmade goods. A colorful bunting strung across your black and white mantel or a rainbow mobile in a black and white nursery would look amazing!
I can’t wait to see what you make!
Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way by PicMonkey. I just love it with all my heart.
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