Saturday, 9 November 2013

How To Get Funky Photos With BeFunky!

Friends, have you ever used the photo editing program BeFunky?
Well, if you haven't you don't know what you are missing!
But I must warn you right now it might become addictive to you.
Yes, it is that much fun.
                                                                Rusty  Truck by Printscapes
To use as an example I chose a favourite photo of an rusty and deserted truck.
This is the original photo.

Now this is when the fun begins.
On the BeFunky site you will be instructed to upload a picture.
I chose the one from 'my computer.'
Next I chose the 3rd option on the left side-bar that looks like a paint brush.
Then I scrolled down to the Impressionist option.
I clicked on this and watched as my photograph turned into what looks like an impressionist painting.
This was produced by using the second option on the side-bar and then choosing the 'Viewfinder' option.

Again I clicked on the second option on the left side-bar.
Then chose 'Old Photo.'
This does definitely look aged doesn't it?
I can just imagine this old photo being found in a old wallet were it received many years of wear and tear.

This was also the second option on the sidebar, then 'Vintage Colours.'
I love how this photo editing turned out!
Now tell me which photo you like best?
Maybe you just prefer the original one.
My favourite is the 'Impressionist' version.
I do want to say that I am in no way receiving any sort of compensation from BeFunky for promoting this site.
In all fairness I use PicMonkey more for my photo editing than I do BeFunky.
If you would really like more detailed instructions in photo editing, my friend Dawn at Creative Cain Cabin has launched a new web site with wonderful step by step tutorials.
I know I've learned a lot from them already.
Hope you all have a blessed weekend




  1. It's always fun to experiment with different effects in photo editing programs.

  2. Papa and I love to play around sometimes with our photos in photo shop or lightroom . Did you know that taking your photos in raw makes for better adjustments then using a JPEG as taking in raw mode is like taking in a negative and the photos take on adjusting better . I do like the original and the painted looking one very nice . Thanks for sharing . Have fun and have a good weekend !

  3. I have never heard of that before, I use a similar technique in Lightoom. Love the pics.

  4. I love finding new places to play! Thanks for sharing, Kimberly!

  5. I need to learn something new so going to try this out

  6. I like the original and viewfinder. But then I always like a lot of color. Thanks for showing us what the program can do.

  7. Wow what a great photo!! and I like the options you chose on your photo editor, too.

    Have a fabulous weekend xoxo

  8. I'ven used it, but probably not in a year or two... I generally go for Picmonkey with most of my editing needs... but your photos look fab!

  9. I use it all the time. There are many free photo editing programs out there and they do make it fun to use. xo Linda

  10. Hi Kimberly,
    I have done this in pic monkey and it is fun to see the results with all the different choices. Love that old truck picture.

  11. I love doing that in my picture IT
    program similar to your photo Shop Kim

    Nice work.

  12. What a great photo to work with! I like the first and third best.

  13. Oh how cool! Um, I like them all! Great choice of photo to play with too! Thanks for sharing!

  14. How cool! I have never heard of BeFunky before, but I'll be checking it out :>)

  15. Too cool! I use picmonkey...going to check out the funky site. Hey, I like the 3rd one best. Blessings

  16. I like the original best. I'm not a fan of edited photos, but it can be fun to play!

  17. Looks like a fun site. I mainly use Picmonkey, too. xo Laura

  18. I've never heard of BeFunky before. I guess I need to check it out as your photos are really gorgeous. I love the old truck to start with but the editing you did is really….funky. :) Thanks for the idea Kimberly.

  19. Befunky is a fun editing program and so easy to use. I see you got hooked, LOL! I like the "Viewfinder" version the best.

  20. I will have to check it out. I love playing with some of those funky effects.

  21. I love the 'Vintage Colours', I shall have to check that out, thank you for the info on it.
    I hope you're having a good weekend!

  22. I have never heard of this 'toy' before but will be checking it out as soon as I'm done with this comment.
    I think I have to choose the first photo but do like the rest also, how fun!

    Hope you are enjoying your weekend. xo

  23. I love your original photo of the old truck and all the edits are fun! Yours is the second blog I've read tonight that talks about BeFunky. I'd never heard of it before, so I'm going to check it out. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  24. Wow, I have never heard of this. Love the effects. I think I will be playing around soon. lol! I'm pinning so I won't forget. Thanks for sharing.

  25. I've never used that one, but I've used other similar programs. It's fun to see how the effects change it.

  26. I like three and four...
    going to check out the site..
    Thanks for sharing..

    Is your cold GONE?

  27. I like to play with Be Funky, too. Love the truck!


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