Monday, December 12, 2011

DIY Christmas Subway Art Tutorial

Here is a tutorial for all of you who are as computer illiterate as me. 
Seriously, it's terrible. I didn't know how to use a flash drive until this last year.
Heck, I didn't even KNOW it was called a flash drive. I called it a magic stick.

Subway Art Tutorial

Step 1: Picnik
For those of you who haven't discovered Picnik, it's wonderful! It's free, you don't have to download anything or even register, and you can do so many amazing things with it! 

Step 2: Collage 
On Picnic, select Collage. Change the color to the background of your choice, and press finish. Then you can change the size of your collage (if you want it a square, you all means, keep it) by going to "Basic Edits" (top left) pressing "Crop" then using the scroll down menu. I changed mine to an 8x10

Step 3: Frame
Click the "Frames" icon at the top of the page. On the left side bar, click boarders. Choose 2 colors (I chose red and green). Below the color choices, you can change the thickness.

Step 4: Text
Here's the fun part. The part where you can make your own text! Press the Text button at the top of the screen, and use the right sidebar to add your text. Write something in the box, choose the font, press "ADD" and then change the size and position of the word. On the right side of the screen, there will be a box that pops up where you can change the color (not pictured). Don't forget to click somewhere else on the screen before you try to add another word. Rotate, resize and play around until you are happy with your Subway Art.

Step 5: Saving
Click the "Save and Share" tab at the top of the page. Rename your file, and press SAVE. That's it!

It was so easy, I made one for Zoey too...It's all the names we call her... 
We're not the nicest parents...

And My dad too... I'm a little nicer with him... because he understands what I'm saying

So go out there and make some rocking Subway Art....quick...before the trend dies out!! Last thing you want it to be is out of fashion! (Says the girl who still wears an Old Navy Tech Vest...)
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