Tuesday, December 23, 2008

my gift to you

While uploading some of my Christmas gift pictures, I thought I'd have a little picnik fun. I'd like to share it with you! Begin by uploading a picture. Hit the create tab, then click on effects, then scroll down to black & white. Once you click on the black & white tab (your entire picture wil turn black & white), another little window will pop up. You will see effect and original tabs in the box. Click on original, as this is the way you will bring the original color back into the picture, object or objects. You can change the brush size, if you have alot of painting to do. Or, keep it small if you have tiny areas you want to add the original color back onto. Setting the brush hardness also helps to spead up re-coloring large areas. Do not leave it on 0% or you won't be able to change a thing~
"jennifer's dance"
Or, there is another way. Once you hit the black and white tab, check the reverse box. Then, click the original tab and you can take away the color, making whatever you paint black and white. It is fun, and can become quite addictive. This is what I did with Lisa' s charm below as an example~

I checked the reverse box, and painted part of the charm, one of the angel wings, and some of the background in the picture behind it, to make it black and white. I changed the size of the brush as I went~as to not go over the lines.

These charms, used to make necklaces, were made with alot of love. This is the reason I give. This is my "love filled" gift to you.

Merry Christmas!


Diana said...

Okay, that is very cool! I will try it out. Your charms are charming.

Chris said...

You are so cool!! Your images always intrigue me and delight the eye.
May your Christmas be blessed, dear friend. May your family be joyful. And may 2009 shine as a wonderfully bounteous year.

kansasrose said...

Gorgeous!!! The photos and the charm necklaces are exquisite as always hon!( a 1950's jennifer version here teehee) I was always called jennifer when I was in trouble by my mom, or my teachers. lol.

Have a beautiful Christmas and New Year! xxxooo

Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

Merry Christmas, dear friend.

Anonymous said...

These pieces are so lovely, Diane! Your new blog look is beautiful.

Daryl said...

OR you can scroll down to the Focal Black & White .. that's how I made the person in the red parka POP on my holiday card ..


Stephani Gorman said...

Hi Diane, Looks like I am a little late! I am going to try it on something. Thank-you for sharing! Stephani