I love the word monkey, that is what I sometimes call my little almost 6 month old daughter. Monkey, monkey pants, muffin, walnut muff, the list goes on...all those sill baby names. But I would like to introduce you to pic monkey. The blog "oh my! handmade" posted a link on their Facebook page that of course grabbed my attention: Grab Customer's Attention on your website in Less than 15 Minutes. Lisa White, from Moxie Pear Design, is the author of the post and she gives a great video tutorial on vim.
Anything to help make better pictures of my product I am interested in. My camera is a Nikon P7700, which I know nothing about it. I really would love to take a class but now with a baby it's kinda hard to get extra free time. I use photoshop elements or photoshop, bringing the photos first into iphoto. I know Photoshop and Illustrator because this is what I use when I designed mens sportswear. For those of you who don't know Photoshop, Pic Monkey is perfect! It is pretty fun, very similar to photoshop, user friendly but it's free! There is a Royale membership that is paid for and you will get access to more tweeking, fonts, and effects.
I did a quick collage just to experiment and show an example. I do like the way the collage looks. I think it definitely is a good way to grab interest on your home page of a website. I show 3 things that will assist in your kitchen; apron, tea towel and napkins. It was much quicker to make a collage thru Pic Monkey than Illustrator or Photoshop.
Here are the three images before collage and effects.
I rounded the corners, added the text, slightly changed the exposure. I didn't want to add too many effects because I don't want to change the actual look of the fabrics. However for photos of people, Pic Monkey has lots of air brushing effects to offer.
If you do check it out, send me a link. I would love to see what your creative fingers will do with it!