30 day photo challenge

First Photo: A river

Using an online photo editor I uploaded the original photo and selected the pointillism effect, to change the ‘after’ shot. This effect includes the techniques of using tiny strokes of pure colours that become blended in the viewer’s eye.

After downloading the photo onto my desktop I visited a collage maker to present the photos in a border effect. There were many templates to choose from, but I chose the template which gave me the desired finish I was looking for.

Links:

Online photo editor

Collage maker

Second Photo: A rose

The second photo edited I used a program called Pixlr this allowed me to go onto a vintage photo editor page. I then uploaded my image and gave it a more effective enhancement of colour, this effect was under the name of Hagrid. I then went onto the next step where I could give the photo different types of effects. I added an effect called Bocea which gave the image a touch of reflection that looked like the rays of the sun.

After I had saved the photo, I transferred it to Microsoft PowerPoint to make the two separate photos into one; I then placed the two photos into the desired shape.  I added text to inform viewers of the before and after picture.  When complete I clicked ‘Save as picture.’

Links/Programs:

Online photo editor

Microsoft PowerPoint

Third Photo: My dog

Using a website called phixr, I uploaded the image of my dog and chose a design which was called Sobel. I decided on this design because it was a very impressive effect; however the default setting for this theme seemed to be every dark, so I altered the contrast to display the important features of the dog. After I had done this, the picture became clearer, and the colours looked really effective.

I then used Microsoft Powerpoint to make the two images into one. This is simply done by changing the two pictures into the desired shape/layout and selecting the two images and right clicking on them, to choose a tool called “Save as picture”. You can also add text to the picture using Microsoft Powerpoint as well.

Links/Programs

Online photo editor

Microsoft Powerpoint

Fourth Photo: A tree

For another different online photo editor I used one that was very easy.  I uploaded my image of the tree, and added an effect under the name of ‘Film grain’. This made the image grainier and really accentuated the sky behind the old looking tree. But then I thought that I should do something to the co
I would truly recommend this website as it was the only website that had so many choices to choose from. It also was very easy.  I then used a website that made my pictures into a neat collage. This website was also very helpful as it allowed the choice of many collage shapes.lour of the image. I chose an effect called ‘Tester colour” which takes the colour out of the picture giving it a sepia look.

Links/Programs:

Online photo editor

Collage maker

Fifth Photo: Flowers

While I was searching for photo editing websites, I came across a Google website that asked me to download a program which allowed me to edit my photos in an easy and effective way. I downloaded a program called Picasa and I uploaded my image. It was not a hard program to use.

I opened the image and went to the effects tab, there were many choices. I chose an effect called ‘Pencil sketch’ which made my image look like a sketch. It also took the colour out of the image.

I wanted to make the image more appealing so I changed the default setting of the effect. I changed the radius, strength and fade to make the image easier to see. I then used Microsoft PowerPoint to make the images into a collage.

Links/Programs:

Photo editor program

Microsoft PowerPoint

Sixth Photo: A letter B

I used an online Photoshop program that included many different settings and affects. I chose to use the effects of crystallize, pixelate and hue. These effects combined, made the image look like a green dot painting. I proceeded with uploading it to Microsoft PowerPoint and making a collage of the two images.

Links/programs:

Online photo editor

Microsoft PowerPoint

Seventh Photo: A Fish

I selected the photo that I wanted to edit, than I went through the different special effects that could be added to my image. The first effect that I chose was the ‘Emboss’ effect. This effect raised the main part of the image relative to its background. I then went on and chose an overlay (brush) affect which added colour to the picture. Microsoft PowerPoint was then used to make the two images into a collage.

Links/Programs:

Online Photo editor

Microsoft PowerPoint

Eighth Photo: Long stem broccoli

I transferred my image onto a website called Genopal which was a very simple website. All I had to do was upload my image and choose another sample picture that had an effect already as an example. I chose an effect that distorted the colour and highlighted the dark colours of the image in the background.  PowerPoint was used to make my pictures into a simple collage.

Links/Programs:

Online Photo editor

Microsoft Powerpoint

Ninth Photo: Tennis Court

I visited a very easy photo editing website and chose the effect of oil painting which made the picture look artistic. I then changed the colour to grey scale. The image was then transferred onto PiZap which is a collage creator website.

Links/Programs:

Online photo editor

Collage creator

Tenth Photo: Mask


This is a website with simple tools to create your own masterpieces helping you to express your own ideas and moods. I added a sparkle to my lacklustre image to give it a ‘wow’ effect.

Click on the image to see the fast moving glitter falling from the image.

Links:

Image Editor

Eleventh Photo: Lips

Using a very simple website I chose the effect called Cyborg which made my picture blue and added lines to the image. When I had finished, I uploaded it to a website called Pizap which designed my photos in a collage formation.

Online photo editor

Collage maker

Below I have uploaded a url of  a tutorial that I made to show you how I made the images background transparent, using the pages program on Mac.

Click here to watch the tutorial

Twelfth Photo: Sky

The website that used to adjust my image to look retro is  called ‘Lomo’ with the attuned setting of black and white. PowerPoint was then used to put my images  into a nice layout.

Online photo editor

Microsoft Powerpoint

Thirteenth Photo: Stripes

I transferred my photo and enhanced it using IPhoto. Then using the settings, I adjusted the definition, sharpness, de-noise, temperature and tint. The changed settings combined made the image a different colour and showed the details of the image effectively. Microsoft was then used to make a collage and saving it as one picture

Programs/Links:

IPhoto

Microsoft PowerPoint

Fourteenth Photo: The Pool

Using a website called Tuxpi I transferred my plain image of a pool into a painting.  The effect that I used was called ‘Photo to painting’. I then used PowerPoint to make the two images into one.

Photo editing website

Microsoft PowerPoint

Fifteenth Photo: Family Car stickers

Using Microsoft PowerPoint I clicked onto the tab ‘Format Picture’, this then took me to many options. I chose to recolor my image, making my picture turn blue. I then chose the filter option, which outlined the main parts of my image, making it clearer. I then saved my before and after images as one picture using PowerPoint.

Links:

Microsoft PowerPoint

Sixteenth Photo: Fern

I chose to use pages on mac because I was very unfamiliar with the program. Once I had uploaded my image, I went onto the settings of the picture and changed some of the options. I adjusted the tint, sharpness and levels of the picture. After I had adjusted these settings, I enhanced the photo, which showed the odd colours of the image.

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Pages

Seventeenth Photo: A Fish sculpture

Photoshop was used to edit this image because I had never used this program before. I uploaded my image and clicked on the ‘adjustments’ tab. I then followed by clicking ‘levels’. I chose the 3rd option, which changed the image dramatically.

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Photoshop

Eighteenth Photo: Fabric

Using the Rollip website I looked through the effects and chose one called ‘Purple dot’. This effect adjusted my image using tiny purple dots covering the picture. It also changed the colour of the picture.

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Photo editor website

Nineteenth Photo: Pebbles

When I visited this website, it took me a while to choose the effect that I wanted because there were so many that I had not seen before. I decided to choose ‘weave’. This made the image look 3D.

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Photo editor website

Twentieth Photo: Angel

While looking for another editing website, I came across a website that recommended a program call ‘Photobricks’. I went onto the app store and downloaded this free program. Once downloaded, I added my image and it automatically cropped and recoloured the pic. It also gave it a ‘rubix cube’ effect.

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Editing program link (download)

Twenty-first: Poppy

In order to use the program that was used to adjust this image, you will need a Google account. This is simply done by visiting the link below and following the easy instructions. Once I had done this I uploaded my image to my account. When this had finished loading, I clicked edit.  This took me to a page with many options.

I chose the effect tab and clicked on the tint option, which changed the colour of my image to blue. I then proceeded with the HDR-ish effect; this made my image look like a sketch.

Links:

Google Account

Editing Website

Twenty-second: Poodle statue

I visited a very simple website called ‘Thumba’ and the effect of ‘Bathroom window’. This effect made the image look distorted and weaved.

Link:

Photo editing website

Twenty-three Photo: Palm tree

I uploaded my image and clicked onto the effects tab. I then chose an effect called ‘Obamify’. This changed the colour of the image and outlined the shadow of the picture.

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Photo editing website

Twenty-forth Photo: Dream

When I was using this website, I chose the effects tab called ‘water mark’ and chose the light variation of colours.  The image was covered with different colours with a grid outline.

Link:

Photo editing website

Below I have uploaded a url of  a tutorial that I made to show you how I made the two images into one picture, using the Microsoft Powerpoint on Mac.

Click here to watch the tutorial

Twenty-fifth Photo: Flower bed

Once I had uploaded this image, I chose the setting for the image and adjusted them. I chose to adjust the hue and saturation to 100%. The image now looked much brighter, giving it a metallic look.

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Photo editing website

Twenty-sixth Photo: Flowers 

When I had found this website, I was surprised by the amount of funny effects which could transform your image. I chose the effect of sketch, which made the image look like it was being drawn onto a canvas.

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Photo editing website

Twenty-seventh Photo: Po

This effect caught my eye as soon as i opened the website. Bead art stood out to me because it really made the image more appealing. This website was very easy, and is recommended for those who are not so computer savvy.

Photo editing website

Twenty-eighth Photo: Lady statue

The mosaic effect was one that I thought was very clever. When I saw this mosaic effect, I was so amazed on how quickly the computer can produce an image of such great skill. When I chose the mosaic effect, the website asked me what category I wanted the small mosaic tiles to be which covered the image. I chose nature as I thought it would show my image to the best quality with the orange, blue and green colours.

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Photo editing website

Twenty-ninth Photo: Statue

The effect ‘Cyber version’ transformed my image that took out the fine detail but left a distinct outline of the statue. When this was adjusted, I was asked what colour the effect was going to be shown in, I chose green for something original.

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Photo  editing website 

Thirtieth Photo: Ant plant pot holder

The cartoon effect worked brilliantly on my image. It was perfectly executed on the way it outlined the image. It has made the image more effective and eye catching.

Link:

Photo editing website

Recommended Website

Over the 30 days of editing, one website really stood out to me because of its effectiveness and individuality. This website was PicMonkey which was used on photo four. This website was very simple to use and gave you easy tips on how to use their website effectively to it’s best potential. It also supplied great effects which could be added to pictures to make them much more appealing to the eye.

Recommended Website

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