Sunday, April 24, 2011

Fun with Piknic

Am I the last person on Earth to find out how much fun Picnik is?  I have browsed it before but never really did anything with it until the last month or so and yes, I paid for the premium package.  It has a lot of wonderful tools but I know it's not as good as Photoshop.  I actually have Photoshop but it overwhelms me and I even bought a book, ha!  I am more of a visual learner though so I need to take a class and it is on my list of "things to do before I die."

I wanted to make some vintage type labels for my new cleaning products... more on that later. 


I loved these 2 graphics from Dover and the Graphics Fairy so I blended them together to create a label for my kitchen cleanser:

Picnik has a cloning tool which helped me add the flowers to cover up what was in the original label and to add the bird.  I used Marcella Font which I love!  As you can tell I cropped out some of the original picture too.  Since my kitchen is yellow and cobalt blue, this label goes very well!  The tag line "All the Clean You Need" is actual a saying I found on a vintage Tide advertisement.



Here you can see that I added a scrub brush from the picture on the right to the rose label.


Again, I added a wash tub to this graphic with the cloning feature.  I think this might be my favorite.

Just a couple of more examples...



Most graphics are from the wonderful Graphics Fairy, many of whom love her too! 

Some day I will learn to Photoshop but in the meantime I will continue to play with Picnik.

Hugs,
Jacalyn

12 comments:

Donnie said...

I get frustrated playing with that stuff and usually say "forget it"...lol..You did a great job.

Char said...

I have Photoshop but the whole thing eludes me. I too need a visual and there is no one around to help with that, so I am lost.
I do play with Pic, but have to say, I have no idea how you did what you did. I love it and want to learn how to do the same, Char

stefanie said...

wishing you a Happy Easter!!!

Victorian1885 said...

Happy Easter!

Wanda

Rebecca said...

I'm going to have to try that sometime-looks interesting!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I have had picnik like forever and yes I pay for premium BUT .....duh....I did not know there was a cloning tool. Please tell me more!! I have had adobe for years and lacked the time and patience to learn it so I love picnik. Your ads are terrific. xo Do another post on the cloning tool or email me...pretty please.

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Dru said...

Hi Jacalyn - thanks so much for stopping by this morning and leaving me such a nice comment. I too am Photoshop challenged and am so envious when I see all the lovely merging of images - maybe I'll check out Pic also - love what you did. I'm with you, still waiting for Spring - almost there - a little more snow this morning LOL! Have a good week, Dru

very merry vintage style said...

These are beautiful. I have started to make my own cleaning products too and these are such pretty labels!
Mary

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I thought picnik was just for making mosaic pictures, I had no idea what it did! I am headed to check it out! Thank you

Carol

Kathy said...

LOVE Picnik! Love their font selection and all you can do - you've done some marvelous things!
Kathy

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