....using FotoFlexer (online image editor). (The process is probably similar in many photo editing programs.)
Want to learn how to create images like the one I posted on Valentine's Day? Yes? Great; now watch and learn. :)
(Please note that the previous statement was made in the most sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek way possible, as there's nothing remotely impressive about my photo editing skills. In fact, my 13-y-o daughter showed me how to do this, which translates to - no offense to my Eldest Child - "it's ridiculously *easy*.")
Alright, for this tutorial I'm using another dog-kiss photo (that didn't quite make the Valentine cut). Here's the "Before" image:
Secret Reveal: There's peanut butter slathered on her chin, cheeks, nose and forehead. (The photo was totally posed.) My intention was to get both dogs "kissing" each cheek, however; Dewi preferred to wait patiently for "his" turn (which he did eventually get). My daughter is a very good sport.
Here's the "After" image:
Pretty cool, huh? Would you imagine the peanut butter, etc.?
Before you try and follow the instructions that I'm about to show you, you'll need to upload a photo to FotoFlexer (using the online instructions).
This is How to Paint Color into a Greyscale Photo:
(Notes: On screenshots, I've highlighted buttons to click in yellow. Click on screenshot to enlarge.)
I also played around with other tabs in FotoFlexer (such as Decorate and Beautify) to eliminate peanut butter splotches, wrinkles, soften background images and add text.
Now, wasn't that easy?!
If you don't have a blog of your own and decide to create your own pet-related image using this tutorial, I'd love to post your finished image to my blog. Just attach it to an e-mail (see my contact info) and include your name and pet's info.
Happy photo editing!