Wednesday, November 15, 2017

~how to make new photos look old~

We have a collage wall behind our family room sofa that consists of vintage pictures of our neighborhood dating back to the 1930's. 
I recently had to add to the photo wall to accommodate our new larger sofa.
I didn't have any more old photos, but was able to turn new photos into older looking ones in a matter of minutes. Here is how you can do the same.

Here is the photo I am using as an example. It was taken at our lake when it froze over last year. I love it. The geese all lined up on the ice, so sweet.

The first step is to go to PicMonkey.

This screen will appear. Click on "edit a photo"

In the top left corner, click on "open new" and find your photo on your computer.
Double click on the photo you want to edit.

Next, click on the "wand" icon that I have circled on the left.

Scroll down until you see the black and white option and click on that and apply.

Now you can play with any of the other options to make your photo look old. 
In this photo I used the "yester-color" option and faded it till I got the look I wanted.

Then because I wanted it to match the other photos on my wall, I chose the "gritty" option next, again, fading it to about the middle.

 Finally, when you have the photo the way you like it, name it, and click save.

You can then export and print!
I will be showing you the finished wall shortly.

Here are a couple more I did:


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