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Golden Gate Valentine's Card: PhotoCrafts by Mimi

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This a step by step easy to make Valentine's card using fun iPhone Apps and Photoshop Element software.
You can make one card or a set of 4.

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I hope that you enjoy it.
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Step 1: Original Photograph taken on my iPhone

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This is the original photograph taken on my iPhone

Step 2: Pixlr o matic (Free Autodesk iPhone App)

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i added the original photo to the Pixlr o matic free autodesk App

Step 3: I selected the Karen Effect for its Color and Brightness

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Once happy with the color and brightness I saved this to my iPhone camera roll

Step 4: Using Paint Fx App on iPhone

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I then selected the paint effect App to add different effects and backgrounds.

Step 5: Upload from camera roll to Paint Fx

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I uploaded the saved effect photo from my camera rollonto the Paint effect App.

Step 6: Select Colored sketch

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Scroll through the many effects available... I chose the Colored Sketch effect.

Step 7: Draw on iPhone screen to select area to transform

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Using finger to draw on screen to create effect.

Step 8: Finished Effect

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Finished effect.

Step 9: Add another layer to the photo

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Select add layer to make more changes.

Step 10: In Paint Fx main screen select HD Texture backgrounds

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This is a way to get vairous backgrounds to enhance photographs.

Step 11: Select from My Background - Many Colors and Designs

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Possibilitie are endless here, you can chose styles,  colors to enhance your photo.

Step 12: Draw Over the selected area to transform on iPhone screen

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Using your finger once again draw over your iPhonr to get the desired effect.

Step 13: Save updated photo to iPhone Camera Roll

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Save to Camera roll.

Step 14: Using iPhone Blender App - Select an images to blend - I added Rose Hearts & saved Golden Gate Image

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1:- I used a saved photo of some heart roses saved on my camera roll
2:-  I used the saved Golden Gate camera roll photo
TIP: You may have to play around with shades and sizes to position the images where you want them.

Step 15: Using photo label Free App

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I used Photo Label Free App, its brilliant for adding text and graphics to any photos from your camera roll.
1:- Add Saved Picture
2:- Type text
3:- Chose fonts and strokes ( nice selection of fonts and colors)
4:- Chose position of text
5:- Save to camera roll

Step 16: Final Color Tweak

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I added the camera roll image to my Adobe  Element 7.0 on the laptop.
1:- Went to Editor, then selected quick fix.
2:- Went to the color section and played with the Hue, Temperature and Tint to get the desired effect.
3:- Then save as ... were almost there !!
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