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  • Sports & Action Shots on Wood

    According to Dictionary.com, an action photograph/shot is defined as a still photograph that features the subject in motion or action. These shots are often some of the most difficult types of pictures to capture. However, action shots provide some of the best photographic moments, especially when it comes to sports - which is why they're one of the most popular types of photos taken.

    With sports and other action shots, it's important to follow some key steps in order to take the perfect photos.

    Step 1: Ensure that your camera or phone a fast shutter speed. 
    With action shots, you'll want to be shooting in Shutter Priority Mode. Slower shutter speeds work better for action shots. Remember, your shutter speed will be the key to getting the perfect photo to print on wood.

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    Step 2: Check your lighting.
    Ensure that you have the proper ISO setting for various light conditions. This will help your photo come out looking brighter and more clear.

    Step 3: Be quick and ready.
    Things will move fast. In order to get the best photo, you'll have to be quick as lighting. However, don't forget to press down on the shutter button fully.

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    Step 4: Take as many shots as you can possibly can.
    There's no guarantee that an action shot will be perfect - especially on the first try.  That's why you should try to take as many pictures as you can. The more shots you have, the easier it will be to find the perfect one.

    Now that you have your perfect action shot, you can make it even better by getting it printed on wood. With Prints on Wood, you're guaranteed to receive high-quality and long-lasting prints. Our prints make great gifts for the athlete in your life. They also make fantastic and thoughtful gifts for family and friends.

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    To get your hands on some of your own, click here.

  • Landscapes Photos on Natural Wood

    It's hard to deny the beauty of a natural landscape. Photos of things like boats on the water or of sunsets on the horizon are always breathtaking and eye-catching.

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    Why do people take pictures of landscapes? 
    One of the best reasons would simply be to capture a great experience or moment - whether it be from traveling, exploring, or from an everyday view. Many other people consider it a hobby to catch nature in its simplest and most extravagant form. Landscape photos usually do no contain any people, since they're often meant to portray nature as the main subject.

    What are some typical landscape subjects? 
    A great landscape photo can just be one of nature. Forests, oceans, rivers, mountains, and clouds are all great examples of the best types of things to capture. However, some subjects may require a special camera to capture the best photo. For example, underwater pictures are best taken with a waterproof camera.

    Why print a landscape photo on wood grain?
    Printing on wood is the best way to enhance the natural beauty of your photo. Once printed, the natural wood finish adds a richer, more vibrant result to the landscape. The wood grain showing through the photos gives a natural feel and adds a unique look to the portrait. It's the best way to make a good photo appear even greater. 
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    Photos on wood are also great for decorating, designing, and for adding the finishing touches to your home. Everyone will be sure to appreciate the beauty of the natural portrait.

  • App Review: Fotor

    Lately, there has been so many different photo applications, but I have yet to find one that was simple and easy to use, until I stumbled across Fotor.  It doesn't take a rocket scientist to edit photos. Before sending over your images to be printed onto wood, playing around with a Fotor can definitely make your image look like a professional photo. First and foremost, being a new to the app, it was fairly easy to navigate around because before continuing onto the app, Fotor would give me a quick directions on how to use a specific feature. IMG_3292IMG_3293

    Fotor gives you three different options from the starting page: editor, collage, and camera. Personally, my favorite is the editor page because not having an updated iPhone, my photos definitely needs some rendering. I'll be editing the image below!IMG_3285

    As part of the social media department, the images we post need to be great in quality. Dark and fuzzy images won't cut it. I started off with playing around by enhancing the image. Fotor gave me two options: detail and gradation, and I increased the details to +21 and gradation to +14, which enhanced the colors of my image. IMG_3297

    Fotor also has preset filter effects that allow you images to look super rad! I added the Tranquil filter, which gave my image nice, soft tones.

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    Lastly, I used the sharpen feature in the adjust section to personally go in to edit the small details. The sharpen feature sharpens all the edges on your image, which gives it a more crisp feel. I like that crisp feel because it makes your image look more high definition. Fotor also offers many other features such as adding text, frames and cool clip art, which will make your image more one of a kind!

    IMG_3299IMG_3300...and that's the finished product!

    This brings me to the end of the review, and t'was a simple and fun app to work with. I enjoyed not only the simplicity, but also how it allowed me to edit my photos without any boundaries. The only down side to the app is that some of the cool features were featured in the app, but I needed to pay for it. Also, the app froze a few times, which had me edit my image from the start. With that said, I'd give Fotor 3 logs for it's simplicity and fun features.

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    Fotor is free, which makes it worth downloading! For more information on Fotor please visit, http://www.fotor.com/

  • App Review: PicsArt

    I can’t help but notice the swarm of Tumblr images that have been sneaking their way onto my Facebook stream and Instagram feed. In lieu of the "inspirational" quote pics, telling me to “keep calm and carry on,” then “dance like no one’s watching,” I’ve decided to make my very own tumblr “inspirational” image to print as a custom wooden sign. And I’ll be doing it with the popular  photo editing app, PicsArt. From what I’ve heard, this App has received a lot of buzz for the creative freedom it allows so let’s check it out.

    From the get go, this app provides four options for the user. Edit, Capture, Collage, and Draw. I went with edit because that’s the main focus of today’s review.

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    A photo I took while road-tripping through Arizona has been sitting in my photo stream for some time now. Let’s see what I can do with it on PicsArt.

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    On the surface, the editing page seems simplistic and limited. Like many photo editing apps, an options bar sits below the page. While scrolling and clicking around I came to find that this app is anything but your average photo editing app. It’s loaded with features similar to those from Photoshop. If anything, this app is pretty much a computer image editing suite shrunk into a free photo editing app. I toyed around a bit with a few of the photoshop-like tools like curves.

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    In the tools tab you've got your basic options like adjust, enhance, resize, etc. you've also got a few unique touches like shape crop which I found pretty refreshing for a photo editing app. Here's a quick sample of the feature.

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    Next up, is the Effects tab which holds over 15 filters, pop art, color, and distortion effects. I'm usually on the hunt for more subtle filters so some of these didn't catch too much of my attention. After testing out a few samples I decided to go with the Dodger filter and topped it off with Cinerama.

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    The tabs list goes on and on with this powerful app, providing a lot of creative variety. Mask tools lay at the bottom of the photo, providing you with the option of adding impressive quality effects such as lights, bokeh and texture. Tested out a couple of filters then decided to go with a subtle bokeh mask instead.

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    I'm pretty much amazed at how PicsArt manages to somehow fit hundreds of tools and options into smooth and simple interface. A few other bells and whistles included are the shape mask tool and ability to add frames, text clipart and much more. I thought these would come in handy for my quote pic so I added a few shape masks and the text "Wanderlust"

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    And here's the final product! Looks pretty tumblr-esque if you ask me.

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    This brings me to the end of the app review and I must say, PicsArt was a fun one to work with. the plethora of editing options opened up a lot of creative freedom that your basic photo app doesn't allow. It's got a smooth, simplistic interface and speedy loading time to boot! The only down side was limited number of steps you can undo while editing. With that'd I'd give PicsArt 3 logs.

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    Priced at free ninety nine, PicsArt's quite a steal and will definitely be going in my photo editing tool kit.

    For more information on PicsArt please visit, www.picsart.com

  • App Review: Snapseed

    It seems as though today, everyone has a high powered digital camera in their back pocket or purse, capable of taking stunning images at the slight tap of a finger. But if you ask me, what good is a nice phone camera without the right tools to get the most out of your photos? I've just downloaded Snapseed, one of the most popular editing apps out there. The Google-owned photo app claims to enhance your scenic landscapes and selfies in a quick and easy way, allowing you to showcase them at their fullest potential. Today, we'll put this claim to the test.

    Snapseed loads swiftly to a clean minimalist screen that features an "open photo" button which allows you to capture a picture or grab one from your photo-stream.

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    As usual, I scrolled through the archives and found something I could put to work.

    Tapping on the bottom right icon leads you to the editing options which separates the sections by tools and filters. In tools, you've got the standard controls, like Crop, Rotate, and Tune Image which we'll check out a bit.

    After hitting the Tune Image button, you're lead to back to the photo-page to begin editing.

    Fingers ready to swipe and slide, I scanned the screen, looking for the editing toolbar. Now, this usually lays below the screen or to the side. After a few seconds of experimentation, I found that this app operates with a interface completely different from that of its competitors.

     

    Swiping up and down on the photo selects the effect and swiping right to left adjust its strength. Odd chance you get confused, there's a vertical ellipses that rests in the top right corner. tapping on it leads you a number of options including Help & Feedback.

    Back to Tune Image, If you're new to the world of photo-editing or you simply don't feel like toying around with adjustments, Snapseed makes things easy for you by giving an Auto Correct button. At the swift tap of  a button, Snapseed corrects your image's contrast and color. I applied that then swiped down to see what else the tools had in store.

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    With the Tune Image tool , I tweaked the brightness a bit, decreased warmth, increased saturation, and increased the highlights. Usually, there's no way I would remember all these steps. The app comes in handy here, by showing my action history when I select the middle button in the top right.
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    The photo app takes things a step further with its Selective Adjust tool. With this feature, you can select a section of your photo to be adjusted in brightness, contrast, or saturation. You're also given the options to cut, delete, or expand the area affected. I decided to go with a simple effect here and increased the saturation of the center.

    And now for the good stuff, FILTERS. Snapseed offers 12 filters with an even wider array of options for each filter. After testing out a few filters, I went with Retrolux
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    Looking to give my photo a little bit of a kick, I added a frame which I soon realized wasn't working out. If you decide to undo an edit, as I have, you can tap the vertical ellipses menu  which holds the options "undo, redo, and revert"
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    Not a bad photo editing app, it has all the basic features plus a few extra, I give it 3 stars.  Definitely will work to make a beautiful custom print on wood

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    For more information on Snapseed visit: https://support.google.com/snapseed

  • App Review: Wood Camera

    APP_TITLE_51Keeping ahead of the game in the saturated world of photo apps seems like a tough task and is indeed. With new apps constantly popping up, the playing field gets pretty competitive. As many users have said, Wood Camera is one of the few apps that are able to hold its own. It’s claim to fame? A few unique features priced at a steal of $1.99. Well, I’m curious, so let’s put it to the test.

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    One thing I noticed right away was how fast this app is. Upon clicking the app, it opens in literally a blink, while other photo apps may take a few to load up. The opening page leads right away to the in-app photo album. The app allows you to select multiple photos to upload which i found pretty useful.

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    If you’d rather take the live route, you can shoot with the in-app camera. Wood Camera really steps forward from its rivals with the option to play around with filters WHILE in shooting mode. Here’s a quick example of what a live mode filtered shot would look like.

     

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    As per usual I’d rather put one of my stored pictures to work. So, after swiping through my Wood Camera album, it’s only suitable that I choose this gem to test out the app.

     

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    The features of this app were as direct and simple as it gets: filters, textures, and borders. This of course is besides, the general brightness, contrast and saturation controls. In the little filter tab that rests below the image, a huge array of options lay ready for use. Over 30 filters. What’s pretty neat about these is the freedom to layer multiple filters to your liking. Here, I went with the Santa Fe filter and topped it off with a bit of the Merida filter.

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    Next up is the “Texutre” tab which offers almost as much variety. of the 27 filters at my disposal I applied the raid texture and adjusted it to the fullest visibility. Pretty cool, if you’re into textures. I’m not so much but I’ll slap it on here for demonstration purposes. Let’s see how it’d show up on the wood print.

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    Here, you’ve got the basic tilt-shift tool which intensifies one part of the photo and blurs out the rest. In the tab there’s also a vignette tool as you can see here.

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    Last but not least, we have the borders tab where you’ll find a few borders to add as the finishing touch. I’m going with a simple black film filter. If none of these catch your eye, you have the option of purchasing a frame pack.

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    I’ve got to give this app 2 and a half logs. With the app being priced at 1.99, there was much creativity left to be desired. I can, however, see how the app is a popular one. its speedy load time and simple interface make Wood Camera a quick go to app for simple editing needs.

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    The in app camera scored some points with the option of easily changing filters while shooting. Wood Camera is a quick, straightforward app that provides you with the basic tools to create a pretty neat looking photo.

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    For more information on the Wood Camera app, please visit: http://woodcamera.com/

  • App Review: Repix

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    I always wanted to be an artist as a kid. Sadly, my artistic abilities are limited to stick figures and what you could classify as a drawing of a chicken-you just gotta squint really hard. While I may not be able to hold a paintbrush to a canvas, I do have in my hand Repix, a newly downloaded app that claims to provide users with the ability to add realistic painting effects to photos.

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    Unlike most photo editing apps, which begin in shooting mode, Repix opens with a preselected sample image for you to play around with.

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     The menu is pretty standard, offering tabs like shooting mode, photo selection, starters, store, and guide.

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    Under the photo selection tab,  Repix gives you the option of choosing an image from your albums, Facebook or iCloud stream. The tab, Starters, offers an album of professional photos for you to freely edit.

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    Initially, I decided to capture a photo to edit but I was a bit disappointed the shooting mode’s lack of camera options. So I went this this picture to use in demonstrating the photo effects.

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    13 photo effect brushes including an Eraser and Undoer run along the bottom of the editing page. Additional brushes are available for purchase if you’re looking for a bit more creative freedom.

    After many failed attempts, I came to find that the distorting tools: charcoal, geome, dotter, drips and silk are probably best used on backgrounds rather than people.

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    The Legacy tool was pretty much a bleach tool with a fancy name. it lightened and decolorized whichever part of the image I placed my finger on. I thought this would be great to use for highlighting the subject of my picture. I also added the rain drops effect, which would probably be my favorite of them all.

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    A small section below the 11 brushes holds more options such as border, cropping, adjustments and filters. As with most cropping tools, the sizes were 100% customizable.  I didn't feel the need to crop my photo so I skipped on that.  Like the brushes, additional borders and frames are available to purchase. I found the free borders a little boring (square, simple square, rounded square, bulgy square). So, I went ahead bought the full border pack, only to find that Repix was holding out with shapes like sunburst, ripple and stamp.

    I went with a simple grey wooden border then increased the vibrance to finish off, and Voila! My masterpiece.

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    But the true test of any masterpiece is to see it in real life! Check out how it looks printed on Natural Gloss Finish..

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    The wood print came out perfect, I was a bit nervous printing on wood with a wood grain in the photo already, but the effect was really cool.

    This brings me to the end of the Repix App Review. In my book, it merits a 2.5

    RATE The free app does a good job of delivering some pretty cool effects, while keeping a bit of change in your pocket. The interface was simple and straightforward and its finger-painting tools were fun and easy to use.  While I liked the ability to swipe specific parts of a photo to edit, a big letdown for me was that that none the featured tools had adjustment tabs to increase or decrease an effect or filter to my liking. I definitely would have found such tabs convenient because the preset filters looked extremely heavy to me-almost teetering on the side of overkill. I would probably play with this app for a couple of weeks but it’s most likely to get tossed as my storage gets full.

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    For more information on Repix please visit: http://www.repix.it/

  • App Review: Aviary

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    We’ve all experienced “Apptimidation” at some point. Apptimidation? Yes, friends, apptimiation. That ever-so-slight feeling of uneasiness or frustration you get when realizing that the app you just downloaded is somewhat out of your handling ability. The bells and whistles are disrespectfully complex, the features are utterly confusing and you’re left feeling...incompetent. Ok maybe that's a bit dramatic but the app I'll be reviewing today seems to be totally free from any intimidating factors. Two words to describe the app's interface: smooth and simple. Let’s check out how the photo editing app, Aviary works.

    When you first download the app, it opens automatically with the option of capturing a picture or grabbing one from your photo stream. As usual, I scrolled a bit through my stream for pictures and this time, I found a photo I took of a friend! Here's what we'll be working on.

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    Aviary smoothly delivers your basic editing options such as One-tap auto enhance, color balance, cropping and alignment tools, and Sharpen/Blur. Auto enhance is pretty innovative in that it has one tap presets for effects such as Hi-Def and night. It’s even got one tap presets for Food for all the foodie instagramers. Pretty cool! To me, the enhancers were a little on the heavy handed side so I opted out of using them. Nevertheless, here’s the portrait effect applied for preview purposes.

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    The app also provides frames for you to add. Some clean and modern some grungy and vintage. Now, I’m not much of a frames fanatic but just for demonstration purposes, lets slap on the grit frame.

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    And now, for the main course, the meat of this interview, we have the Filters. The tab offers a large mixture of black and white, sepia and vintage filters. These filters did a decent job in making my photo resemble a vintage print. While Aviary has 12 free filters available, what the app has in numbers, it falls a bit short in quality. Like the one tap auto enhancers, the filters could stand to be a bit more sophisticated. They are however, totally adjustable to what you see fit.

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    Where this app gets much more creative is in its supplies tab which rests at the beginning of each creative feature such as Effects, Frames, Overlays and Stickers. In this tab, there a plethora of creative features for you to download free with an adobe membership or buy for about 99 cents a pop! I decided to download the Wanderlust package which gave me 7 more filters to choose from. This clean natural filter was right up my alley so I went with it.

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    New filter in hand, I moved on to the Overlays tab to see what the tab had to offer. This creative feature gets right to the point by fitting your image into a square composition. In overlays, you’ve got your basic overlay shapes like circle, Hexagon, Square etc. Again if you’re looking for a bit more creative freedom you can head over to supplies tab for more overlays to add to your photo. I kind of went on a shopping spree here. While they may not be suitable for this specific picture a lot of the overlays were pretty neat. So I'll be keeping them for more landscape pictures.

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    One thing that sets Aviary a step ahead of the other basic photo editing apps is the array of cosmetic tools. Wanting that million-dollar smile? You can brighten it up with the tooth-whitening tool. You can also take care of red eye problems, and fix up pesky zits with the blemish tool. While these tools get the job done, you probably shouldn’t expect Photoshop CS6 Quality retouching. The tooth-whitening tool, however, did a great job of brightening the model’s smile without giving of off a glow in the dark grin. Check out those pearly whites!

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    I dabbled around a bit more with a few other features I generally might not need but found neat! The Draw tool was a nice touch, having a wide array off colors and brush sizes to choose from. I opted for a variation of both to show off my UH-mazing doodling skills.

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    The stickers tool was pretty fun to play with as well. You’ve got a bunch of options to choose from here. Crazy hats, silly masks and loads more.

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    I think I might have gotten a bit carried away so I decided to tone things down and take it back to my wanderlust filter, tweaked the warmth and color tool a bit, added a downloaded frame, "Delicato," and voila! a masterpiece!

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    Once your project's complete, you can share the image to mediums like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or have it printed on wood like I have here. Here's the end result printed on natural gloss finish!

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    It’s easy to see why Aviary appeals to so many, its super user friendly and has a wide array of creative options. It’s simple without being boring and complex without being confusing. So, if you’ve out-grown simpler photo editing apps- brighten, saturate, add text but aren’t quite ready to graduate into professional-level functions, Aviary would be a great app for you. The cosmetics tools definitely set it apart from a number of its competitors. One thing I would have like to see is more sophisticated filters. This app however ran smoothly with no problems with bugs or crashes. With that being said I’d give this app three logs!

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    For more information on Aviary, please visit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/photo-editor-by-aviary/

  • Photo(Wood)Shop: Sharpness and Splash

    As many of you know, Prints on Wood has it’s own integrated photo manipulation program already built in under the “Create Your Own” option. In the past,  we have covered several effects including Focus, Frames, Stickers and more. This week we will talk about Sharpness and Splash.

    To begin, let's access the Image Effects Editor. This can be found on the Create Your Own page after uploading your photo. Just click on the green button with a magic icon above your image proof that reads "Add Image Effects".

    For this week’s review, I used a family photo of my nieces and nephew and I during my trip to Seattle.  Once the picture uploaded, I went straight to the Sharpness option, see icon below.

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    Once open I was shown a sort of slider apparatus which you can move left or right depending on how sharp you want your image to be. This particular image was a bit fuzzy in my opinion, so I dragged the slider to the right to make it sharper.

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    Once I was happy with my image I went on to the Splash option, which looks like a small paint bucket.

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    In Splash you are given several menu options including “Free Color”, “Smart Color”, “Eraser” and “Brush Size”.  When choosing Free Color, you are given the liberty to manipulate any area of the picture. As you can see, I colored only the background and remaining surroundings. You can adjust the brush sizes to small, medium, and large for those hard to reach spaces and can also erase for those of you who can't help but color outside the lines.

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    I hit cancel because I wanted  to try out the Smart Color this time and once again chose “Splash”. With the Smart Color option chosen you can then choose a hue on the picture to which to work with and the app will only color in that hue. I chose brown (from the spiraled tunnel around us) and went from there.

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    As you can see, by choosing a hue with the smart color option, you can make only certain tones in the photograph stand out. Pretty cool indeed!

    After toning down the image with the brown hue, the image looks just right!  Now just save the photo, pick the size, thickness and finish.  After check out a print on wood will be delivered to my door step in little over a week!

    If you decide to use any of the above options for your photo making fun, let us know!

  • PHOTO(WOOD)SHOP: FOCUS, FRAMES, AND TEXT

    Welcome back to another action packed roller coaster ride of excitement that is the Prints On Wood's image effects editor! (Or Photo(Wood)Shop, as I like to call it.)

    In the past I've reviewed some of the more advanced features contained in our Image Effects Editor, but what about the simpler ones? To begin, let's access the Image Effects Editor. This can be found on the Create Your Own page after uploading your photo. Just click on the green button with a magic icon above your image proof that reads "Add Image Effects".

    Once again, much to the dismay of our readers, I will be using a photograph of myself. Yeah, I know. I look like a mix between Hugo "Hurley" Reyes and Rubeus Hagrid, but surprisingly enough, people get really uncomfortable about having their face plastered on the internet. Luckily for the sake of these hard hitting POW blogs, I have no dignity.

    Now that we've got our photo uploaded, let's have a look at three of them shall we?

    #1. FOCUS

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    The image effects Focus tool (crosshair icon) is a little more unconventional than it's name would suggest. While most Focus tools help you sharpen the edges on a blurry or out of focus image, our version blurs your image in one of two ways to emphasize a certain point or space to your choosing.

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    The first of the two Focus options is the circular option (left). Selecting this option toggles an scaleable ellipses where everything inside of the circle is clear and everything outside of the circle is blurred, as you can see I placed around my fat Jimmy Durante nose. The second of the two is the rectangular blur (right), which works exactly like the circular option, just providing a scaleable rectangular box which can also be angled. This feature works excellent with busy images since it allows you to single out a particular space and create an optical illusion of sorts that pulls it forward while blurring the outside area to push it back.

    #2. FRAMES

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    When ordering your custom wood print, we offer the option to print to the edge of the wood ("no" margin) or create a symmetrical border of empty space around the image ("yes" margin). Fortunately, we also understand people enjoy a wide selection of options... not just two. That's why our image editor features a Frames tool (Frame Icon).

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    The Frame tool allows you to select an artistic border, offered in several different styles to best match the look and feel of your image. While the specific frame is entirely up to you, we suggest when a frame effect is applied, the image should be printed edge to edge ("no" margin). This is because the framing effect creates the illusion of layered depth.

    #3. TEXT

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    While most custom photo prints don't normally include text, it's always nice to have the option available should you be interested in creating a wood print to be used as an invitation, a wedding / birthday card or to commemorate a memorable occasion. This can be achieved by selecting the Text tool. (Uppecase/Lowercase T icon)

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    Once you've clicked the Text tool icon, a text box should appear on your image. Each text box includes a silver circle with 2 arrows in the bottom right corner and a black circle with an X in the top left. The silver arrow circle allows you to scale and rotate your text box depending on how your cursor interacts with it. Clicking and dragging on the silver circle while moving it diagonally allows you to increase / decrease the size of your text. Clicking on the silver circle and rotating it clockwise / counter clockwise allows you to angle your text.

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    If you look above your photograph after selecting the Text tool, you'll notice 3 buttons. The first on the far left is the Color Picker (Colorwheel Icon). To adjust the color of your selected text, use the slider on the right of the drop-down menu to select the desired hue. After landing on the color of your choice, mouse over the square on the left side of the drop-down menu to adjust the brilliance of your selection. Depending on your color selection, text can sometimes disappear or blend into your photo, so we recommend using a color that compliments your image while contrasting with the background.

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    After adjusting the color to best match your image, we can now change the font. To do so, click on the Font Selection button, found center of the top 3 buttons. A drop-down menu appears containing a font library you can scroll through. Text can add to or take away from the theme of your photo depending on your choice, so make sure your final font selection best represents the overall theme of your wood print.

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    Lastly, the 3rd feature of the text tool is the Add Text button, which does exactly what it says. If you're interested in placing additional bodies of text on your image, click on this button and a new text window will appear. Remember that if at any point you want to remove any text added to your image, simply click the black circle containing an X in the top left corner of your text windows.

    So what kind of text did I create for my dashingly handsome headshot?

    fff

    Come to think of it, that would make an awesome name for a punk band... I call dibs.

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