Bloggie Bestie Blog Swap with Alisha of All About Us

Good morning lovelies!!
Today we would like to introduce you to this week’s Bloggie Bestie,
Alisha from All About Us!
If you remember she shared a tutorial awhile back on attaching your email to your account… If you haven’t already, please go do that so we can respond directly to YOUR comments. 🙂

Alisha is a sweetheart, a new mommy and a GREAT photographer!
If you are in the Phoenix area and need a photographer,
Alisha is the go-to gal! Check out her photography blog here.
Today she is going to share a fun photo editing tutorial with us!

Here’s Alisha!!
Hello there!

It’s Alisha here again from the blog All About Us.
I am back for another tutorial!
Kassi is over on my blog posting an awesome tutorial for my readers today.
So if you want to go see her post go here:

All About Us

As some of you might know, I am a new mom to the sweetest baby boy named Cameron.
Every month since he was born, I have been making him stenciled onsies and doing a little post about all of his milestones.
You can check out my monthly updates HERE and my tutorial on the stenciled onsie HERE. (This is Kassi interrupting… When you’re done here go check it out!!! SO CUTE!!!)
Today, I am going to show you how I edit those photos using Picnik.com.
In my tutorial, I am going to be using the free tools so if you don’t want to get an upgraded account, you can still use this.

Step 1:
Upload your photo and select the cropping tool under the edit tab.


Step 2:
Crop any excess off the photo using the 4×6 cropping constraints.
You want to make sure the picture is a good size to print in case you want to do that later.


Step 3:
Click on the exposure tab and up the exposure and the contrast equally to a nice and bright color.


Step 4:
Click on the temperature tab and up the temperature.
You don’t necessarily need to do this to all photos but if there are people in them, you want to make sure they are not white faced.
Especially for a baby, which you’d want to look rosy and warm.


Step 5:
Go to the create tab, then the touch-up tab and use the blemish fix tool.
This is a pretty awesome tool to use when you are having a bad face day and don’t want everyone on the internet to know. Obviously, my baby doesn’t really need it.
There are also many free options under the effects tab, but I suggest keeping filters to a minimum.
Filters may be popular now but if you want to create timeless photos that last you forever, less is more.


Step 6:
Save your photo and share it around!
Isn’t he just the sweetest?!


I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and learned some things!
Thank you Kassi for having me and posting on my blog!
A HUGE thanks to Alisha for sharing her tutorial with us and for allowing me to post over at her place today as well!! 🙂
Don’t forget lovelies, the week of giveaways is still going on!!!
We’ve drawn one winner already with another to come late this afternoon!!
So, go get entered before it’s too late!!! 🙂
Truly Lovely