Thursday, October 6, 2011

How to Make a Picture with Picnik

I try to use Picnik as often as possible. I love how easy it is to figure out and if you have a paid subscription, the opportunities are endless. You can still do a lot with the free software but I have been amazed at how many more things I can do with a paid subscription.

Andrea of Keepin' It Thrifty sent me a message asking how I made this:
I used picnik to make this fun addition to my post.

In order to make something like this, there are some steps you must follow. 
First thing to do is go in to paint (I used the mac equivalent) and save a blank page. It sounds odd I know but you will use it every time you want to make a fun picture like the one above. 

Now that you have a blank page at your disposal, upload it into picnick.
blank page on my picnik dashboard

1. Now click on EFFECTS. Scroll down to DUO-TONE and select your color. 
Bold Yellow is the color of choice in this photo. 

I did not like the bright yellow and found it distracting so I changed it to gray. 
After you choose your color, you can then create.

2.  The apple tree is a 'sticker' and is listed in WHIMSY TREES under the Stickers tab. 
You can drag the tree or tilt it side by side for extra affect.

3. I added Picnik Fun because I thought it would be just that; fun. 
Click on TEXT and add your words in the box available. Pick your font and click APPLY.

4. I did the same thing for the flower to the left of the tree. I selected Stickers and chose the flower. You can change the color of the items too. I chose aqua blue for the flower.

Give this a try. It is really easy and a lot of fun. Let me know if you have questions. 
I would also love to hear about how you use Picnik.

6 thoughts:

Autumn said...

GENIOUS!! I can't wait to try it!

Manda Jane said...

thank you so much for this post! I've always wondered how people make the cute little things like that! Can't wait to try it out! I use Picnik currently but don't have the paid subscription, is it worth the money?

Gina Dixon {Hiya Luv} said...

Hi! You can do this without the paid subscription but you won't be able to use all the stickers or all the fonts. You can still do a lot for free though. I paid 25 for the year.

Lauren said...

I love using Picnik for making graphics like this! I just got photoshop elements for my birthday and it is not as black and white as Picnik but I am slowly learning :) Technology is fantastic!

Gina Dixon {Hiya Luv} said...

I have elements also and can't figure it out!:(

Sarah said...

Thanks for this tutorial! I knew this could be done, just wasn't too sure how ;)

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