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iCLIPART.com - You Too Can Be a Quick Change Artist. ~ July 2013
You Too Can Be a Quick Change Artist.
If there's one thing we know here at iCLIPART.com it's that there are a lot of people making great use of our site in a variety of ways. From professionals with graphic design or IT experience, to
students learning about copyright, from small-business owners looking for a brand, to folks who need an image for that special one-time project, they've all found what they're looking for with us.
changing the image should be a combination of at least two elements.
While a novice might first feel a little intimidated by this, they will soon find it's not as scary as they initially thought. There are a number of ways to alter an image: adding text, changing a colour, adding
to or taking away from it, combining two images together, etc. Yet, while one's imagination can soar when working with illustrations, the task is admittedly a bit trickier when dealing with photos.
Trust us, though. Even then, you don't have to be a graphic designer to comply with the rules. There are fortunately a number of online resources and downloadable software programs (many free) that
can make changing an image, even a photograph, a breeze.
Using photo #492148 and the quick tricks that are available on Macs with iPhoto, the first step was to crop out the tree at the right and the grass at the bottom. While this does affect the composition
somewhat it's such a simple way to change the image it's worth it. The next step was to boost the colour several times. Voila! Two changes.
Here you see the before and after:
Using the same photo, this time we enhanced it, then boosted the shadows. For something a little different, we blurred the edges and antiqued it.
One photo, three different looks. As noted, these were intended to show some quick fixes. Once you find your way into a program, you can have all sorts of fun playing with the images. Here are just
a few examples of free editing software from our Pinterest board (http://pinterest.com/iclipart/image-editing-software/)