Monday, October 19, 2009

getting creative with digital photo editing

A while ago you may have seen buzz on different blogs about a free digital photography class offered by Jessica Sprague. Our curiosity was piqued so we signed up. We thought it would be fun to expand our crafty skills and try something new.

Wow. That is all we have to say. The classes were amazing and we had so much fun going through them.Take a look at some of our projects.

Remember this picture?

Look at what Mandy was able to do with it. She softened it up and used it on this sign. Isn't it lovely?

Here's my attempt at softening up a photo.

Here is a picture that is distressed a little. I also added some text so it looks like a postcard.

Here is another fun technique. I really enjoyed "painting" the color back into this picture.

Mandy loved this one so much she had it printed on blank cards to send as birthday cards.

Whether you're a complete photography novice, or know a little something about photo editing, Jessica Sprague's classes are easy to follow and so inspiring. We {heart} Jessica!


  1. Wow! I really need to learn how to digitally edit my photos - I have always wanted to learn but just haven't taken the time to do it yet.

  2. Very nice. Love the little girl one!

  3. Holy smokes....that is excellent. I so badly want to slow down a bit to learn some of these tricks. I have over 10,000 pix of my kids....not kidding. I love what you did and I'm thrilled that you took the time to treat yourselves to this lesson.


  4. Thanks for sharing this. I LOVE to take lots of pictures and wish I was better at it! It looks like a lot of fun!! LOVE the last one of your pics w/ the sweet little boy and the dandelion.

  5. I really really love your blog. So I gave you an award over on my blog. Head on over to to pick it up!!

  6. I took the class too and loved learning all the little tricks and techniques.

  7. visiting you from amy's mod podge rocks. i love what you did in ps. i'm off to check out jessica's classes. thanks for the tip.

  8. Fun stuff...I do love a good edit! ;)

  9. I love editing photos, but am limited to just a couple programs. I am really intrigued by the texturizing that you did to your photos...and the "scrolly" stuff. Very nice...I will have to check out her stuff as well!