Tag Archives: digital-photo

How to Create Art from Digital Photos

Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS Feed

Someone decided to print a digital photo, and then turn it into a work of art by placing it on canvas. They also applied styles to it to make it look as though it had been painted. If you look at it from a distance, it truly does look like it was painted by hand! Did you know there is software that you can use to make your digital photos look like works of art? It’s easy to do, using Snap Art 2.

Quickly start by choosing from hundreds of new styles and ten natural media, such as oil paint, watercolor, and pencil sketch. Then customize anything from brush size to paint thickness to make your signature look. Snap Art’s wide range of control lets you make your work completely unique.

The folks at AlienSkin have long been the leader when it comes to PhotoShop plugins – and this is definitely not an exception. Snap Art is an amazing little plugin! There’s a color pencil effect, as well as an oil painting one. You can choose to apply pen-and-ink or pencil sketch to your photo, or even make it look like it is a comic strip!

You may think you already have these things built into PhotoShop. But, you can’t tweak it to make it perfect. It’s just too difficult and limited. AlienSkin makes it simple. You just click the different templates and styles, and let it apply them for you. If you hate it – revert back and do something different.

You won’t get as much detail and perfection by using PhotoShop alone. You definitely want to check out Snap Art if you love to mess with photos. What 3rd party filters do you use? I want to see what our audience is into at this point in time. If you use coupon code: CHP0900, you can save 10% off your order through the end of June!

Want to embed this video on your own site, blog, or forum? Use this code or download the video:


Can a Digital Photo Frame Fit in Your Pocket?

Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS Feed

I’m looking around at my desk, and I notice that I have a lot of empty space. I decided I needed a really small digital photo frame. Also, I knew I needed one that charged via USB. Luckily, I found this one I’m reviewing today. It’s only 3 1/2″ high, and charges via USB. It accepts SD cards, as well. This is the 3.5″ USB Desktop Digital Photo Frame from our friends at ThinkGeek.

There’s something to be said for ginormous digital photo frames that mount on a wall and impress your guests… and then sometimes you just want a small sharp looking frame to hang out on your desk slowly cycling through your favorite photos.

The Portable 3.5″ USB Digital Photo Frame is a versatile inexpensive frame that wants to be your friend. It’s powered by a built in rechargeable battery, but is perfectly happy to sit and sip power from the USB port on your laptop. It has a headphone jack and can play MP3 files in a pinch… and supports standard SD cards. The bright hi-res screen has good contrast with a nice viewing angle. Since it’s light and needs no cords the Portable 3.5″ USB Digital Photo Frame is perfect for sticking up on memo boards or refrigerators (double sided foam tape not included). It just wants to show you your photos and make you happy.

This little frame has a kickstand, and works in either landscape or portrait mode. I’m very happy with this gadget. It works very well, and it’s the perfect size for what I wanted it for! If you’re looking for something small to fit on your desk, or need a gift for a friend… take a look at this photo frame!

Want to embed this video on your own site, blog, or forum? Use this code or download the video: