Friday, 14 January 2011

Playing Around with Images!

Welcome to my photo gallery of images edited with various tools that I have been playing around with recently. The "photo gallery" effect above was edited very easily with Photofunia, a new site that I read about thanks to Vicky Saumell's lovely blog post"Photofunia".

Vicky has a great array of posts on images that you can view via the Images label on the sidebar of her excellent Educational Technology in ELT blog. This is another post called "Working with Images" which contains some fab and practical information. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Kelly in a Big Huge Labs Jigsaw Puzzle.

Big Huge Labs postage stamp effect:

Below an image of me and Joey edited with BeFunky and using gallery "pop art" feature:

Another oil painting effect with BeFunky

Below is a "book" effect using Photofunia. You can see little Samantha in the pages of the book. I think it's possible to place 2 different photos rather than the same one.

All these tools can be used to great effect in various projects by your students. There is a huge bank of different categories that can be selected. You can incorporate edited images into a special Powerpoint presentation and it will add an extra element of fun!

Why don't you try some of these tools out and see for yourself how easy they are to use?
I would love to hear how you get on :)


Natasa said...

This is great, Janet. You really have a way with images. Your blog has always been very visual. Thank you for sharing all these great resources. I will explore them all. In fact, I often come here to find the right image editing tool:)
Hope you are coping with the EVO sessions. Have you made any podcasts yet?

Janet Bianchini said...

Thank you so much for your encouragement Natasa. You are too kind :) I love images as they enhance one's life so vividly.

I am enjoying the Digital Storytelling sessions and learning lots! I'm not sure if I'm too late for the podcasting course...

I hope you are having fun with your EVO sessions. I look forward to reading all about your experiences!!

popps said...

The art gallery is very nice and the stamp is the recent eclipse?

Janet Bianchini said...

Thanks Chris! Yes, the photo is of the recent partial eclipse, which was amazing to see.