Saturday, February 02, 2013

Adding Magical Filters to Photos

 Magic at the Met, After!I love the essence of whimsical magic, anything sparkly catches my eye, whether its a glimmering shirt, rhinestone necklace or glittered crown, I'm most likely going to love it, the same comes with jazzing up an ordinary photo.

Photos are the essence of us, they tell a story and help us preserve a moment in time which we can share for generations. Photos also help us inspire others through art and everyday life, along w/progress of ourselves.

When you feel good about yourself or the moment you are capturing behind the lens, it will show right through with a natural magic that can't be beat, but sometimes those moments need some extra jazzing up, a tweek, a little magic.

Nowadays you don't have to be a photoshop pro to enhance your images, all you need are some fun and fast programs available all over the net for free or a minimal cost, which are user friendly, fast, and easy to learn, often within minutes.

For years I have been a paint shop pro fan myself, but today w/the Iphones/apps and online programs I can achieve such great results in minute, whether its tweeking my products and items to sell, artworks, digital creations or photos, added effects make for a more appealing look.

Many people ask me for shortcuts to enhance their photos, here are some sites I recommend that are either free or won't break the bank book:

All the sites listed above each have their own fun filters and enhancements, and will appeal to photo lovers everywhere, you just need to find the one that you like the best. Here are some before filter and after filter photos using online photo filtering and enhancement options.

A photo of the Met in NYC I took a few weeks ago.
The Met, Jan 2013, Before!
Here is that same photo enhanced w/filters I used in a online photo editing program.
Magic at the Met, After!
Another photo of the Met in NYC I took a few weeks ago
The Met, Part 2, Before
Here is the photo after w/effects
Magic at the Met, Part 2, After
The Hoboken Terminal Before

Hoboken Terminal w/first set of filters Hoboken Tower, Part One!
Here its is more more filters
Hoboken Tower, Neverland, Part 2
More filtered Museum Photos, this one is from the Museum of Natural History, NYC
Museum Natural History, Part 3
Here it is with different filters
Museum Natural History, Part One
Here's a pic of me I took 2 weeks ago
Me Magic, Before!
Here it is with filters and writing
Me Magic, After!
Me Part 3, After
More photos of me w/filters I did last week
More Lisa Magic
Here's a few pics I took outside of New Hope, PA, in Peddler's Village, a few weeks ago
Conservatory, After
Carousel, Before
With filter
Carousel, After

So many possibilities await you, think of how much you can spruce up your website and store listing photos, make your artwork pop, and give yourself or loved ones some extra pizazz and magic.

Hope this post inspires you to take your photos into a whole new direction,

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