"Children do not need to be made to learn about the world, or shown how. They want to, and they know how." -John Holt

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Fun with Picnik

Just a radom post here but I thought some of you could have some fun with this site called Picnik. For those who don't have PhotoShop or know how to use it, this cool site is chock full of easy-to-use practical tools such as red-eye fix, cropping, sharpening, and auto-fixing but even more fun are the special effects you can apply to your photos. All for free!

Here's a few I tried...


"1960's" (love the rounded corners on this and orange skin): *oops, hard to see the edges right when I've got these frames on my pics. oh well.*

"Pencil sketch", kinda creepy:

And they have normal ones like sepia:And very not normal ones like "gooify". Oh this one can keep you laughing awhile...Last is my real PhotoShop fix. Not as fun but makes my eyes feel right again.Try it. You'll like it.

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John Holt
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