So, a few days ago, my Mom made a really pretty piece of artwork of flowers, and she gave it to me. I really liked how it looked, and thought it would make a great blog divider!
So I sought out Clara’s AMAZING post on how to turn your hand lettering into a pretty graphic. (Click on this nifty little link to view her post!)
However, I realized that if I used the method she used, the artwork would turn out black and white. So, I experimented a bit, and I bring you
Begin by opening https://www.picmonkey.com/ and selecting the edit button in the top tab, and then open your image into the editor. Picmonkey is completely free, but if you want some select fonts, filters, and overlays, you can purchase Picmonkey Royale, but I don’t have that, so I’m just using the free filters they provide!
This is what mine looked like in the editor!
Next, crop your image so that only the white paper and the artwork is showing, no background distraction such as carpet… XD
Now, direct your attention to the left tab please! Open the Sharpen tab in the editor bar, and raise the sharpness a tad, and set the clarity to about 50%.
In the exposure tab in the editor bar, you can raise your shadows to 100% and your contrast to about 70%. Then, raise your highlights to about 20.
This will give your artwork a nice generic white background!
I wanted this to be a little less neon and bright to fit with my blog aesthetic, so I moved up the temperature a bit and the Saturation down to -32. (These are all found in the colors tab)
Now, you can save it in the Save button in the top tab of your editor, and there you have it! A pretty piece of artwork ready for your blog!
I hope you found this useful, and please don’t skip out on checking out Clara’s cool post to learn how to make your hand lettering into a blog graphic! It was one of the most helpful posts I have ever read, and served as inspiration for this post!