Fix So-So Photos

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Problem: Crazy Colors

Design by Patricia Anderson.

Fix: Converting images to sepia tone
These photos of her daughter in a vintage hat proved a challenge for Kristy Nerness to scrapbook. The strong colors and too-in-focus background had her stumped. Patricia Anderson made the process easier by removing color from the equation. She converted the photos to a sepia tone to match the vintage-hat theme, and she chose a soft palette of printed papers and fabric accessories to complement the shots.

Tip: Patricia used Adobe Photoshop to adjust the color and contrast in the scanned prints, but you can do the same thing at a photo kiosk. Simply place your prints on the scanner bed and let the machine walk you through the adjustments.

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SOURCES Card stock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper, rub-ons, tags, fabric flowers: Autumn Leaves. Fonts: Gettysburg (date) by Autumn Leaves, Times New Roman (journaling). Chipboard letters: Heidi Swapp. Brads: Making Memories. Design: Patricia Anderson.

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