This is a smaller version but it's just to show you what I did. This lovely image was from the wonderful Shabby Blogs (SB). Using FotoFlexer image editor, I added text to it so it looked like my own pad I'd written and doodled on. This can be done with any image including photos.
Below are some more examples of what I've done with images -
Shabby blogs isn't the only site I use to get all these cute images from, the images I used to make the Inspirational Blogger Award are from Shabby Princess. These particular images were a free download and they were from the digital scrapbooking kit, happy go lucky. There are so many fabulous digital scrapbooking sites where you can download both free digital scrapbooking kits and elements as well as ones you have to pay for. I will be updating my favourite websites page soon with all the links and sites I like to use. To edit my images I use FotoFlexer but again there are lots of image editing sites that you can use.
So how to edit images -
- Find the image you want to use and download/save it to your computer.
- Go to FotoFlexer and choose to upload image from your computer, you can also upload photo's from a number of other sites including Photobucket, Face Book and Picasa.
- Using the many tools on fotoflexer you can edit the image, add text, decorate, resize or add an effect.
- Once done editing save your image to your computer and you will then be able to use it for your blog or anywhere you can upload an image.
How to make a background transparent or part of an image transparent
- Upload image to FotoFlexer.
- Click on decorate and then click on fill.
- Ignore colour and just click on the transparent box. Now click on the area you want to make transparent and you will have a transparent image to your image.
For this notebook image click on the link below that will take you to shabbyblogs site and their
post pretties page. Here is the link for FotoFlexer. There are so many things you can do on these editing sites. Sometimes it takes a lot of fiddling and patience and the way I do things may not be the easiest but it's the way I have figured things out, so once again I hope this post has been helpful. I'm no expert when it comes to things like this but feel free to contact me either through here, twitter or my email and I'll see if I can help.
*All digital scrapbooking sites and blogs have rules and they all appreciate that if you use any of their images you acknowledge where you got them from on your blog.*