Creative

Getting Creative

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This post is all about getting creative with you’re own pictures. I’d like to show you how I give my pictures a little more edge by using a graphic pen tablet. Now, you don’t need to purchase one if you want to give this a try. Using your desktop mouse or mousepad will work just fine for a try out. Keep in mind you don’t have to be a pro to do this, I used Photoshop to draw on my pictures but you can also use Illustrator or a much more easy option like the good old Paint.

So, how do we start? Let somebody take a picture of you or take a picture of them, mess around with your color scheme and the frame. If you want to draw the head, like I did, make sure you have a close shot of the face. I recommend wearing (sun)glasses and try not to show your teeth on the picture. Eyes and especially teeth are very hard to draw in a pretty way. You can give it a try then you’ll see it yourself.

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What’s next? In Photoshop you have the pipette tool. This tool traces the color of the pixel you just clicked on, it helps you find out with what exact color you are dealing. Paint and Illustrator both have this tool as well. This way I coloured my face, by indicating the skintone and then playing around with where to put it. If you want to keep it simple, basicly just follow your natural skincolor and contouring lines. Keep it casual, I feel like it looks more artsy when you color outside the lines and go a little crazy.

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Let’s be real! Our very own art looks much better on the walls, right? :)

 

Have fun trying this out and let me know if you gave it a shot, I would love to see your creations!

Love,

Sofie.

 

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9 Comments

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    Funmi
    April 12, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Wow, how creative! Would love to try this out!

    Funmi x
    http://www.funmialabi.co.uk

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    jeapiebel
    April 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Ik doe dit ook wel eens via de app van mijn telefoon, maar nog nooit probeer ik het als decoratie in mijn huis te gebruiken. :-)

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    Lade
    April 14, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    This is really cool..should try it out!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

    http://www.toyinwithfashion.com

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    Denise
    April 16, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Loved the ideas! It’s fun and creative! I liked you original picture, so beautiful and sweet! Well, I confess that I don’t use photoshop, even didn’t want to learn it – to avoid the temptation of “improving” a picture :) But in this case, it’s completely different, it’s to make it more fun, and I liked the idea! Hope you have a great weekend!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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      DownTownSofie
      April 16, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      Thank you so much! I totally get you about the “improving” a picture, it can make you insecure as well. I hope you have a great weekend! :)

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    Natiza
    April 18, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Hahah wat leuk!!

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    Maria | Looking Glass
    April 23, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    This looks so cool! I haven’t used Photoshop since I was in college a few years ago but I’d totally play around with this if I still had it.

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      DownTownSofie
      April 24, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      I’m sure there are free / knockoff programmes out there you can have fun with! Stay creative! :)

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    Juliana
    April 26, 2016 at 12:48 am

    Love your blog!!! Your site is so gorgeous!
    Check out mine- totallyjules.com

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