Everyone gets stuck in a rut at some point, and it can be frustrating especially as a photographer when your photographs just aren’t working for you anymore.
Sometimes you just need to play around with your photos, have fun and relax rather than working yourself up over it not going how you imagine. Smart Photo Editor can help you do exactly that. There are so many effects some won’t work for you but some are just perfect.
One amazing style you can put onto your photos if watercolour effects, transforming your photo instantly into a realistic looking digital painting.
Once you have opened your image in Smart Photo Editor
On the top right of your screen is a button of the effects gallery.
This is what your screen should look like.
On the left, you can refine down the effects to what you are looking for, I am looking for watercolour effects.
Now the results are narrowed down you can just flick through and pick your favourite one, it doesn’t have to be perfect as you can edit the effects, once you have clicked on one. On the left effect controls, where you can adjust the effects, once you are happy press ok for the effect to me used on your photo.
Once the effect has been applied to can edit the photo or even add another effect if you want.
I have just changed a few sliders around in image treatment and my watercolour elephant is done.
Just go to file save as jpeg and if you want to come back and do further editing you can also save your session.
Hope you found this useful, now go and be creative.
Andrew Buchanan from ArtyFacts has been using Smart Photo Editor for many years and has contributed many effects to the Smart Photo Editor Effects gallery. He is still very busy and enjoying his work with Smart Photo Editor.
He wanted to share his ongoing work with the Smart Photo Editor community, so here is his latest album. Check out the effects he has used from Smart Photo Editor.
In this blog post, we’ll show you how to isolate an object on a plain background. This can be useful for product photography or for creating artworks.
Step One: Open your image.
Step Two: Click ‘Select Area’ and choose ‘Background’
Step Three: Use the brush to paint over any area that you want to remove. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect, we’ll go back and adjust this later.
Step Four: Click ‘Confirm Selection and Browse Effects’ and choose your new background.
Step Five: Click the mask tab at the top right of the screen to adjust the mask. Don’t forget that you have three brushes to choose from ‘Find Soft Edge’, ‘Find Hard Edge’ and ‘Airbrush’. You might want to use a combination of the three to get the best results.
Step Six: You’re finished.
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As a professional photographer, you may be wondering how you can offer a good deal to your Class of 2015 Seniors for their high school senior portraits this coming year, and still be competitive.
One way you can do this is to offer them some unique portrait editing and photo effects with Smart Photo Editor.
The photography software is full of great, creative effects for all kinds of images.
Check out the Portrait Pro blog for some of our other ideas, but why not use Smart Photo Editor to create some cool montages for flyers, and use them to promote your business to local schools.
It’s really easy to create a flyer with Smart Photo Editor. The software guides you easily through the process. Simply select from the File menu, New Montage. For details on how to create a Basic montage, see our earlier post.
Use your portrait editing skills, and Portrait Pro 12 to enhance your subjects. Then use Smart Photo Editor to get some really cool effects on their images. You can even make composite images to put them in a different background. Check it out here.
You’ll be the most innovative and interesting Seniors’ portrait photographer in the area.
This tutorial will teach you how to make a simple photo-montage using Smart Photo Editor. Photo-montages are a wonderful way to preserve treasured memories and also make great gifts.
Click File> New Montage and you will be given a pop-up dialogue with some options for your montage. Select the size you would like your image to be and decide whether you would like to choose a background texture and border for your montage. (Click the image to see a larger version)
Browse through the texture gallery to choose your background. You can use the search bar on the right hand side to look for specific keywords. Once you’ve made your choice, click OK.
Next, choose your border. This time, we’re going to use a simple transparent border.
You will now see your workspace with the Composite menu on the left. Click New to add a new image to the montage. While Move, Rotate and Scale is selected you can drag the image, resize them and use the rotate wheel to rotate them.
Images that you add later can be overlaid on earlier layers.
Once you’re done, you can continue to work on the image as you would with any other photo in Smart Photo Editor. Here we’ve added some text, but you could also apply effects to the image.
Now you’re all done! Why not create your own and share them with us on Facebook