Halloween is coming up quickly, and I have had a lot of fun celebrating the season in different ways.
One way? Making over one of our family portraits into a Monster family portrait!
Let's just say that I absolutely love it! I plan to print it out, frame it and bring it out every October! This year, I am going to add some text and use it as a digital greeting card on Facebook and such.
I started with the original photograph, taken by Amy Brown of Amy Brown Photography, at my thirtieth birthday party in June. Then, I went to my favorite free photo editing site, Pic Monkey. I use Photoshop and Lightroom occasionally, but, to be honest, I have moved to using Pic Monkey for most of my photo editing. I also use Pic Monkey to make all of my banners and buttons for my blog, as well as making signs or subway art.
Right now, Pic Monkey has a completely new, and absolutely beautiful, set of editing tools geared towards Halloween. They have options for vampires, ghosts, zombies, etc., as well as textures and images to add. I spent about an hour and a half messing around and trying out everything and in the end, I ended up with this!
How did the kids feel when they saw this picture? Well...there were mixed reviews. Liam absolutely loved all of it, but Maggie was disturbed by Mark's zombie-ness and she said," I'm a....goat." I had to correct her and say," No, you're an awesome monster girl with horns and super powers!" and then she was on board.
So, try it! If you any questions, or maybe even want me to monsterize a photo of yours, let me know. Have fun!