Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Playing with *soft focus* in Picnik

I've been playing around the past few days in
Picnik with the soft focus and I am curious
what you think.
{photo above regular photo}

{photo above soft focus}

again photo above regular photo... and photo below soft focus.

Love this lilac photo in regular...

even more in soft focus.

Now realize that I am still on dial-up internet
and it takes awhile for Picnik to load so once
I get it loaded I leave the page up for
several days so I can play around with it.

I love their loading platform...these words scroll while it
is loading:

laying blanket...sprinkling dew, warming breeze, coloring flowers,
picking blackberries...planting trees, growing grass,
fluffing clouds, cueing bird songs, painting sky, stealing picnik
basket, floating kites, buttering sandwiches, applying sunscreen,
blooming blossoms...

Wishing you all these things and more...
blessings~

13 comments:

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Sandi, I play in Picnik, too, and you and I are sooo much alike ~ the words are fun to watch and read while it loads! We are easily amused, huh?!?

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Marydon said...

Ohhh, sweetie, this is gorgeous!! Lilacs are one of my very favorites in spring ... I only got ONE single bloom off of ALL our bushes this year.Really sad ...

Have a beautiful eve ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

stefanie said...

sooo pretty!!!

Lou said...

Love the last picture but the first two not so much. (I still laugh at your post of putting the lilacs in the planter & the water leaking out.) I am always afraid to download yet another program but you must like the Picnik okay? Perhaps I will venture to unknown territory and try it myself. Thanks for sharing.
Connie (akalou)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Lovely, Sandi! I'm not brave enough to work with programs like Picnik. If I had one of my computer savvy sons close by then I would give it a go. The lavender sachet you made for Kathleen is adorable! Have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

My Sparrows Nest said...

I too love Picnik. It's great for those of use who don't know how to use Adobe Photoshop. I wish! Love your blog!

My Sparrows Nest said...

I too love playing with Picnik. It's great for those of use who don't know how to use Photoshop. Love your blog!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hi Sandi... I will have to check the program out... I am sure you are also very deflated by our weather... Our farmers are hurting now.... Many of my plants are hurting and I have decided not to spend any more money planting although I do not have enough color I am done... The next thing that will come will be hot and dry... I just am not spending another dime and going to enjoy what I have... I have noticed that almost every house in our area has nothing done... This also has to be hurting the growers and retail people as they only hold in those little containers for a short time period without hurting them... This season has been a experience... I am trying to do things to keep my mind off of it however... As I placed in my post can't fret about what we cannot change... Hope all is well with you... Hoping for a peep of sunshine but I see we have storms heading our way from 2 directions... Yikes...

Victoria said...

I love the soft focus feature and use it quite a lot. On my old laptop Picnik would freeze my computer up a lot but this new one I can do my pics soooo quickly!

Passionate for White said...

I, too, love Picnik and soft focus can bring on such dimension to photos.

A Cottage Muse said...

Looks great...I must bump playing with my photos up on my list of things to do!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Hi, Sandi! I like them normal look better but I like playing on pic nic, too. My lilacs aren't even close to blooming yet! GROAN! Okay- no more complaining. I have so much to be thankful for- especially you! My rick rack came today! It's Sandi to the rescue! Thanks a lot sweetie! You can borrow a cup of sugar from me any time! ♥

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Beautiful photos, Sandi! Love how they look before and after you used the Soft Touch feature in Picnik. Love Picnik's little messages, too... too cute. :)

xo,
Jo

p.s. thanks for your input on my new header... much appreciated! :)