Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Photography Tips: How To Transform a Bad Image Using Free Picasa Software

I used 4 techniques in Picasa software (a free download from Google) to achieve this look with a poor portrait of Ryce:

1. I toned the red down (see original image below) with a blue/green tint.

2. I used the Orton setting to achieve the glowing three-dimensional look

3. I used a very dark green vignette to frame the portrait (the edge that is dark)

4. I framed the photo with a gold and black border.

You can see the original image below.


  1. Nice job. It is fun to take a photo and make improvements to them.

  2. WOW Eddi...that REALLY looks GREAT! You have such an eye for that sort of thing...and the fact that you used free software is amazing! xo

    ~ mikedacook :)


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