2/9/12

pinned it, did it 6: printed valentines

This is a two-birds-with-one-stone kind of pinned it, did it post.


 scrabble gram: pin here / source here: oh happy day 

I needed an easy week - I just printed, cut, and I had a couple Valentines ready to use in my 14 days of Valentines project I am doing for Anderson. (I will be sharing some of my Valentine's advent this weekend.)




I love the graphic deer and bee and the blocked colors (found at the crafts dept). If you are looking for a modern, unfussy Valentine, this is it. Cut, fold, and stick in a tiny envelope and you are done. The envelopes are 3x3" ones that I picked up at Archiver's.


Another print, cut, and done "card". This one is from oh happy day.

Now I could try to impress Anderson and tell him I worked so hard and designed these, but he wouldn't buy it. He knows Photoshop makes me weep in agony so I am pretty sure he would call me out. 

On the whole Photoshop weeping note, how about the news that Picnik is closing? I know this is weeks old news, but I am just now able to talk about it. I am not mad or upset - I am nervous for the sake of my pictures. I have to learn Photoshop now... ugh. If you pay attention to details, you may have noticed that I stopped rounding my corners and I also have started watermarking my photos. While I am still doing color/exposure editing in Picnik, I am slowly weaning myself off of it and learning PS. Learning new photo editing is hard! whine, whine. I believe this is what the cool kids on twitter would call a #firstworldproblem.

What about you? Learning Photoshop? Or have you found other online software that is similar to Picnik? Do share!

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6 comments:

  1. I'm using picasa for the time being. I'm thinking about getting My Memories soon. It's so precious and, dare I say, cuter than picnik!

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  2. I use paint.net for photo editing. It's free to download and a lot less complicated than Photoshop. I also just recently discovered Windows Live Writer - I'm doing my posts from there now because it's super easy to resize and watermark photos. You can do some types of edits too. Good luck with Photoshop!

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  3. These are so fun! I have Photoshop and I know how to do a few things in it, but I prefer Picasa and Picnik. Google+ is taking Picnik's place. It has all the same edits as Picnik, except I haven't found the "beauty tools" that Picnik had for when you want to remove blemishes, give yourself a sunless tan, etc. I think I'm just going to try to get used to using Google+.

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  4. I JUST found picnik about 2 weeks ago. I don't know what I'll do- I'm just figuring out this one!
    -Kendall
    {songbirdsandbuttons.blogspot.com}

    PS: Those Valentine's Rock!

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  5. Just found your blog and am slowly perusing backwards to enjoy all the goodness! (:
    I love the idea of dedicating a time to doing the things we pin... otherwise they might just sit on a virtual board forever! :P
    I use pixlr.com a lot, it's pretty easy to use and I love that it's within the web browser so you don't have to install or sign up for anything

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  6. Hi Allison,

    Love your Valentines, thanks for sharing! My name is Jenn, I'm part of a team of former-Picnikers. We see that you've been an avid user of Picnik and are poking around for a replaceent. I wanted to let you know about www.PicMonkey.com -- a new photo editing site built by a couple of the folks who brought you Picnik! It’ll be familiar though we've got some new tricks up our sleeves and it's going to be totally user-friendly.

    Sign up on our site and we’ll keep you updated on a launch date. Also, feel free to send me your feedback, feature requests, and, of course, any questions you have!

    Cheers,
    Jenn

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