Friday, June 29, 2012

How to White Out Your Photos Exclusively Using Picmonkey

Lots of people don't have the budget for photoshop... but I think I can safely say all of us LOVE the free alternatives (Pickmonkey) While Picmonkey doesn't have the same advance editing capabilities as photoshop, you can still make your photos pop by giving them a white background using curves and clone. 

This may not be the everyday look you will want for all of your photos, but this technique is one I like to use to white out my backgrounds and make web graphics pop.

(note: since Picmonkey is no longer 100% free,  try Ipiccy, which is free, and offers very similar tools) 



NOTE: Each photo is it's own step & I clicked "apply" unless it is noted with a blue "Part "1 or "Part 2",which is just one step.














And there you are!


It's a lot of steps, but don't let that overwhelm you! Just keep editing until you are happy with it!





17 comments :

  1. Hannah, I love this tutorial! Thanks for sharing! I wondered how you got this result. I'll have to give this a try. It's a really cool effect!

    I also like your "Link Parties"! I hope to try your "Better Than Smores" recipe this week! (Gotta feed my hungry hubby and son! :)

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  2. Wayyyyyyyy too cute! Going to do this!

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  3. Adorable Baby Girl!

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  4. Very nice! I love picmonkey too. I use photo shop but I love the ease and simplicity of picmonkey.

    Check out my blog :)http://shalitaphotoclass.blogspot.com/

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  5. Love this tutorial you did. I love Picmonkey! And have recently realized how important the Curves part is...amazing! (=

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    1. I cant find the curves part do i need to pay??

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    2. Yes, curves is not a part if the free pic monkey anymore, unfortunately, but you can use the free curves on ipiccy. Hope that helps! :)

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  6. Thanks for the tutorial and the recommendation for Picmonkey. Had never heard of it before.

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  7. Thanks from Egypt. glad I got to see such a unique blog, I Love it

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  8. where do u find posterize advanced??

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  9. THANKS so much for introducing me to to Picmonkey curves!! I love how picmonkey can make even my pics look good :) but the curves are the magic extra tool I needed!! I now have a lot of photos to go back over but it is worth it - thanks again ♥ Jody

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  10. Thanks and adorable blog!

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  11. can you do the same steps with making the background black?

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    1. Pretty much, yes, but in reverse. You can use the pen/pencil tool to paint it in black. Hope that helps! :)

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  12. Thanks for sharing. I love all your tutorials. I had no idea iPiccy existed. It's great and it's free. Thanks again.

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