Edit Pictures With Special Photo Effects

In the hi-tech world, each person has a digital camera. It has become a tradition of taking a digital camera to make photographs of something new. How pleasant to show these pictures to our friends! In the world of the Internet and social networking picture, by its own, can no longer impress the demanding user. Many people understand this and try to improve their pictures by to editing with a special image effects.

What are the best methods to improve the picture?

Black and White photo effect

This effect converts any color photo to black and white. This effect can trigger memories from the past, thus adding an image a sense of nostalgia. Want to make your photo more deep? Use black and white image effect!

Sepia picture effect

This is one of those effects that come to us from the past when some artists have painted in this style. In most cases, Sepia is used to “olden” a photo. Sepia makes your photo more dull, giving it a light brownish tint. After corresponding photo editing, picture looks faded and tarnished for many years. If you apply this effect to photos that show the recent events – than the result will quite funny!

The effect of oil paintings

In the old days, when there were no photo cameras – people depicted surrounding world on canvas and paper. Paintings popular to this day. The process of creating paintings of ordinary photography is quite complex. If you’re not an artist, you will have to find one, but it is not cheap. Fastest way to turn photos into the picture is using computer algorithms. Modern photo editor can apply such effect in a seconds.

Pencil Sketch photo effect

Would you like to have your picture look like a sketch, drawn with a pencil?. Maybe, you seen on the streets an artist who wanted to paint you on paper. Pencil sketch – is another kind of photo effect, which makes your photo more interesting. Edit pictures and bring a little bit art in your photos!

“Cartoonizer”

Another great photo effect – an animated film filter. Apply this photo effect for your photo and get a unique as a result! The resulting picture is very similar to the cartoon image of Walt Disney. The result of applying effect will delight adults and children! You must try the effect of an animated film to please your friends and family!

Vintage Photo

Retro photo effect can turn your modern photos into very old one. Beautiful results of this effect is achieved with the imposition of all sorts of artifacts and dirt. Effect of the old retro photos – is good choice to laugh and for more serious applications. Above we have described the most popular photo effects. Apply these effects each time to please the family or make fun of your friends

How to apply these effects to your photo?

Among the serious graphic packages can be distinguished Gimp. Unfortunately, to create the effect in this package – you need a solid knowledge in this program. Many of the effects may be required for hours to create the desired result. Fortunately, you can do it all with one click!. At the moment, there are several photo editing sites that apply photo effects for you. Just upload any photo and get a wonderful and unexpected results!.

Discover How Popular Culture Arts Are Being Transformed by Digital Photo Manipulation

Pop art in its beginning freeze-framed what consumers of popular culture arts experienced into iconic visual abstractions. With the advent of the techno age, visual information circulates in such quantities, so rapidly and exponentially, that to comprehend a fraction of it all becomes a kind of production process in itself. The recording of history and how it’s interpreted has forever changed. The exposure to mass media and consumer advertising has opened up a brave new world of imagery saturation, with a tech savvy generation only too aware yet receptive to the processes of imagery marketing; including the cautious acknowledgment of the digital photo manipulation that readily occurs to such images, ranging from the air brushing of features to outright attempts at fraud.

The use of digital media has moved from the role of recording and documenting a popular culture of the time, to one now that creates its own culture(s), in ever quickening flashes that morph in and out of time often in unison with the latest fad television series or movie franchise.

The ‘spinning pop’ project as popular culture arts, is supported through the maintenance of logs, diaries, and various volumes of collected documentary materials. These documents comprise five components through which the nature of my practice is explored. I have adopted a visual approach to the traditional ‘artist’s journal’, with an extensive series of visual, written, and collected documents that have recorded the works in process. The five documentary components of this project comprise Collections (volumes of text based source materials); Diaries of digital daily images and collages printed onto copy paper; Work in progress logs (volumes of notes and photographs of the daily work practices); Daily postings to the social networks of the completed works; and including the Digital video compilation diaries.

While my work is influenced by Rene Magritte’s great sense of mystery in his juxtaposition of what appears to be unrelated images, I seek a less literal representation of the images created. His intent is to build an ambiguity into the visual language, an intention to engage the viewer on several levels. Generally my painted work is in a pixelated style, and while they are influenced by Georges Seurat’s intent for the viewer’s eye to blend the colours, they are not developed through the Pointillism technique. The digital work varies in its use of mediums and presentation, often produced with archival inks-on-cottonrag paper.

Unsurprisingly, we as a collective of artists examine every facet of life from a popular culture arts perspective, utilizing all available resource, materials and mediums to depict our interpretation of the world about us. The use of digital photo manipulation, and the creation of random imagery is just not surprising, nor outside the ‘norm’ of our brave new world. Photography has for many decades had to combat the accusation of ‘But is it Art?’, and thus as technology develops at such an astonishing pace, photographic manipulation is the medium at the proverbial ‘coal face’ or cutting edge, at which you would expect to find artists operating.

What To Do If You Hate Keeping A Food Diary: A Smart Weight Loss Tip

It’s clear that keeping a food journal or food diary – a written record of every bite you put in your mouth – is an effective weight loss tool. Women who record what they eat, eat less and lose more weight. They are also more successful at keeping the weight off. Used correctly, a food diary can be an effective tool for taking control of emotional eating.

The problem is, just about everyone hates keeping a food log, and setting up an approach that you dread can be an easy path to self-sabotage. Writing down everything you put into your mouth can be inconvenient, tedious, and it requires a lot of discipline. It can also be difficult to record portion sizes accurately, and far too tempting to bend the truth.

Here’s a smart weight loss tip that holds promise. You don’t have to write down everything you eat anymore to get the benefit of keeping a food diary. There’s actually a simple, graphic and accurate way to record what you eat – at the touch of a button. Grab your cell phone and snap a picture. Yep, take a picture of your food-all your food-before you eat it. Pictures don’t lie. They don’t fudge on portion sizes (consider placing something like a fork in the picture so that you can assess for scale), and they show everything on your plate. They even document the times when you skip using the plate (not a good weight loss tactic, by the way).

Research indicates that keeping a photographic food diary may work even better than a written one.

What to do with these photos? A simple, free solution is to set up a free blog at Blogspot.com or other blog site. You decide whether you want to keep it private (for your eyes only) or open it up to friends or to the world (accountability helps). New apps and options are being developed as we speak, so chances are good that you’ll be able to find something that will work for you. For those on Twitter, there is an app, for tweeting what you’re eating, allows you to add pictures to your tweets and says it will be streamlining the process in the near future.

What do you think? Have you used a food diary (written or photo-based)? How has it worked for you? What has helped you stick with it, or what has gotten in your way?