Photo Transformations & A Giveaway

Thanks to Between Naps On The Porch for hosting Metamorphosis Monday.


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Mr. Petrie is a whiz with computers.  I wanted to add pictures of Miss Petrie to the cards I am sending out for Mother’s Day and he agreed to photoshop them for me.  I wanted the pictures to be more abstract and artistic.  I think you will be impressed with the before and afters.

I think this photo is beautiful, but I wanted it to have a black background.


Mr. Petrie blacked out the chair and used a warming filter on the picture to give Miss Petrie more glow.  He also cropped the picture so you see more of her.


I didn’t like this picture’s background.  It looked so drab compared to my little flower.  :)


We tried many different techniques and backgrounds.  We went in an unusual direction and used a Van Gogh painting as a background.  Mr. Petrie used a texture to give Miss Petrie a more Impression-istic look.


Mr. Petrie made this version of the picture to commemorate the end of Battlestar Galactica.  Well, and to be honest, because we’re big nerds.  We’re only sending it to my dad.


I think this photo is so sweet.  I love how Miss Petrie is holding her hands.  I thought the background was not akin to her cuteness.


Mr. Petrie used a stained glass effect in the background.  I think this is my favorite picture.


We could have taken Miss Petrie to a studio for photos, but I think these pictures are special because I took them and Mr. Petrie embellished them.  I will have 4×6 size pictures printed at Target for $.20 each.  I’m also having some 5×7 size photos printed for our home.  I like to switch out pictures every few months to keep them current.

Enjoy checking out all the other great transformations.  Have a productive and fun week!

This entry was posted on Sunday, April 26th, 2009 at 10:22 pm and is filed under child, gifts, Metamorphosis Monday.

12 Responses to “Photo Transformations & A Giveaway”

  1. Mom in High Heels Says:

    That is fantastic! I so need to get photoshop. What a great meta.

  2. Juanita Says:

    I’ve been wanting (I mean needing) Photoshop for soooooo long. My fingers are crossed. Thanks & have a blessed day!

  3. MyThoughtsMyVoice Says:

    I’m new to your blog so I’m saying hello :-)

    That’s a cool photoshop trick. Like the on where you changed the background into a field of flowers. She’s looks adorable by the way :-)

  4. Chandy Says:

    Wow, she is cute in all of them, but having your personal touches indeed made her photos look more special! What a darling and lucky little girl!

  5. Jadehollow Says:

    Mr Petrie is great at photoshop! The photos all look much better and Lil Petrie is just where she needs to be .. the focal point. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a Great week.

  6. chasity Says:

    supercool photos!

  7. sofia Says:

    What sweet photos. That is great you can do all that on photoshop.
    How pretty.

  8. Macey Says:

    Hi!! I tagged you on my site, go check it out and have fun! I hope you do it! : )

  9. Cherie Says:

    These pictures are awesome! Your daughter is really beautiful!

  10. Sandra Says:

    She is adorable. I love how you changed your pictures. I need to figure that out.
    Have a great day.

  11. Eileen@Star's Fault Says:

    Love the last picture. Photoshop is so wonderful, isn’t it? I’ve been using it for the last year, and I know that I’m only scratching the surface so far!

    Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star’s Fault

  12. Patricia Says:

    Absolutely adorable! I can’t wait to receive a photo of my precious grandchild.

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