Create Your Own Mystical Creature – Pegasus

shutterstock_653647867 Creating your own mystical creature with Smart Photo Editor is super easy, check out the tutorial below.Untitled-1Open up your image of a horse and click the Effects Gallery button on the top right.Untitled-2Apply the Effect Pop, adjust the Master Fade Slider to suit your image.Untitled-3Click the Composite button on the right. Select New next to Overlay and choose you wings image.

Select Area and work your way round on of the wings, when you have worked all the way from the wing click the bucket icon to remove the rest of the background.Untitled-4Click Move, Rotate and Scale button and adjust the wing to accordingly. Untitled-5Repeat this for the second wing.Untitled-6Click New next to Underlay and chose your background image. Select Area> Erase from Selection and the background covering your Pegasus. Untitled-7The last step is to click Effects Gallery and find the effect Darken.

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Correct Your Overexposed Christmas Portrait with Smart Photo Editor

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Don’t worry, check out the tutorial below to see how to quickly correct this in Smart Photo Editor.
Untitled-7Open your image up in Smart Photo Editor.Untitled-8Click on the  Effects Gallery button and search for the effect Perceptual Black and White.Untitled-9Click on the Effects Gallery button and find Darken.
Untitled-11Apply the effect Pop.

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Create your own Christmas Montage with Smart Photo Editor

final1 Check out the tutorial below to create your own festive Christmas Montage.Untitled-1 Open up your first image in Smart Photo Editor.Untitled-2Click on the Effects Gallery button on the top right and search for Polariod frame. Move and resize the frame, clicking OK when happy.Untitled-3Click the Crop button and crop out the rest of your image.

Repeat with the rest of your images.Untitled-4Click File> New Montage. Search Wood in the search bar for your background.Untitled-5Click the Composite button on the right hand side.Untitled-6Choose the first Polaroid image and click the Move, Scale and Rotate button. Move and resize your image to your desired location.

Repeat this step for the rest of your Polaroid images. Untitled-7Once you have placed all your images, click the effects gallery button and search snow, chose a snow effect and click OK.Untitled-8Add Snowflakes to make your Montage sparkle. Click on Composite then New next to Overlay and select your snow flake image. Remove the unwanted background from your snowflakes and then resize and place.
Untitled-9Your image is now ready to be saved. Don’t forget to save your Session as well in case you want to come back and edit at a later date.final1

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Christmas Cards Tutorial in Smart Photo Editor – Quick Tutorial

shutterstock_750442531_pe2Turning your photos into wonderful Christmas cards is so easy with Smart Photo Editor, check out the tutorial below.

Untitled-4Open your image in Smart Photo Editor, click here for the tutorial on editing your Landscape.

Click on the Text button on the right hand side.

Untitled-5Type in your text on the left and choose your font and size. Click on the Color box and select your color, click the Pick Screen Color to select a color in your photo.

Move the text to the right corner and reduce the Opacity slightly if needed.

Your Christmas card is now ready to go.

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Improve your Landscapes in Seconds with Smart Photo Editor

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Find out how to improve your landscape photos in seconds with Smart Photo Editor.

Untitled-1Open your image up in Smart Photo Editor and click the Gallery Effects button on the top right.

Search for the effect Darken and Improve Contrast F6, lower the Master Slider to the correct level for your image.

Click OK once done.Untitled-2Click the Effect Gallery button, under Detail click Sharpen and find the effect to suit your image, this effect is called Girls.

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Frame Illusion Tutorial

before and afterCheck out the tutorial below to create your own Frame Illusion Image.
Untitled-1Open your background image in Smart Photo Editor, crop the image and add an effect from the Effect Gallery if needed.Untitled-2Click the Composition button on the right and select New next to Overlay  and pick your Frame image.

Click Select Area, Erase From Selection and work your way the round the unwanted areas. Click the bucket icon to remove the rest of the unwanted areas.Untitled-3Click the Move, Rotate and Scale button and resize and move the frame to your chosen place.Untitled-4Click New next to Overlay and select your last image. Move your image to where you want it, reducing the Opacity helps with this.

Work your way round with Erase From Selection at all the unwanted areas. Zoom in to make sure you get the areas around the frame straight.Untitled-5Your image is now finished and ready to save, if you want to add a shadow click the Image Treatment Button and select areas you want the shadow and reduce the Exposure and Brightness slightly.end image

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Horror Movie Poster Tutorial

before and afterFollowing on from last week’s blog post on PortraitPro (read here) creating a Horror Movie Poster.

Untitled-4Open up your image in Smart Photo Editor.Untitled-5Click the Image Treatment button on the right. Increase the Exposure and decrease the Brightness.Untitled-6Click on the Effects Gallery and select the effect called Shading Contrast, lower the Master Slider so it is only just on.Untitled-7Select the Text button on the right hand side and type your chosen name in the text box. Choose the size and color of the text.Untitled-16Once you have one this you can add a second text if wanted.

Your movie poster is now ready to save.before_pe

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Spooky House Tutorial

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With Halloween just around the corner, we thought we would share a spooky house tutorial with you. Check it out below:

Untitled-1Open your image up in Smart Photo Editor.
Untitled-2Click on the Image Treatment button on the right hand side. Untitled-3Click on the Effects Gallery button and narrow search Style>Horror Film, this effect is called Ghost. Adjust the sliders if needed.Untitled-4Click on Composite and select your spooky image. Click Select Area and Erase for Selection. Work your way round the image and click on the Bucket icon to remove the remainder of the background.Untitled-5Click the Move, Rotate and Scale and resize your image and move it into the darkness.Untitled-6Click the Effect Gallery button and narrow the search down to Light>Darken, this effect is called Dark impact.Untitled-7For an extra spook do the pumpkin face step again but this time add in to an upstairs window.

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Never Ending Illusion Tutorial

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Illusions that seem to goes on forever always looks incredible and they are easier to make than you think. Check out the tutorial below:
Untitled-1Open your image up in Smart Photo Editor. Untitled-2Click on the Composite button on the right.Untitled-3Click New next to Overlay and select the same image. Adjust the size of the image so it is distinguishable from the background.
Untitled-4Click the Select Area>Erase From Selection and work your way the object.
Untitled-5Once you have worked your way all the way round click on the Bucket icon that will appear to remove the rest of the unwanted background.
Untitled-6Click on the Move, Rotate and Scale button and move you image so that it fits within itself.Untitled-7Zoom in and go over any parts that weren’t removed or need adding back.Untitled-8Save this as a Jpeg.Untitled-9Click on Composite again and New next to Overlay this time selecting the image you just saved.Untitled-10Just like before reduce the size of your image and work your way round the unwanted pages. Resize and move so it fits within itself again, zooming in might help.
Untitled-11Once again save your image as a Jpeg.Untitled-12Again go to Composite and New under Overlay, selecting this new image and repeat the previous steps again.
Untitled-14Your illusion image is now finished. All that is left to do is save the image and the session.finalsmall

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Add Realistic Mist to Your Photos Tutorial

Untitled-1Adding mist to your photos sounds like something that is easier said than done but it couldn’t be any easier with Smart Photo Editor. Check out the tutorial below to find out how to add realistic looking mist to your photos.Untitled-5Open your image up in Smart Photo Editor.Untitled-6Click the composite button on your right.Untitled-7Select the mist layer and resize if needed.Untitled-8Reduce the Opacity of the Layer.Untitled-9Click the Select Area and Erase From Selection. Work your way round the areas you don’t want the mist to be as strong. Untitled-10Once done click on Add to Select and then the Airbrush button, reduce the Opacity of Airbrush.

Go over the area where there is no mist, by adding more at a lower Opacity it helps create the realist look by blending the mist of it looks more gradual.
Untitled-11If you go over an area too much click the Erase for Selection button and reduce the Opacity to really low and go over the areas.

You can also reduce the Opacity of the whole Layer at any time to find the best amount.Untitled-13Don’t forget to save your image and session.

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