Question: What is this photoshopping fun thing all about?
Answer: Photoshopping Fun is a free little service that I perform for my readers that need assistance with finishing off a room, their exterior, or even a piece of furniture. Through the powers of photo editing, I am able to enhance, change colors, and add, replace or delete items that could help readers visualize how to redecorate or renovate their space. Photoshopping Fun is not to This service also enables the recipient to get feedback from other readers.
Question: Do you charge for the three options that you provide?
Answer: No. This is a free of charge service that I provide to my readers. They have been so good to me with their kind and honest words and encouraging feedback as I discover my way in this crazy world, I figure I am just giving back to my virtual friends.
Question: Why do you ask readers to vote?
Answer: I propose the three photoshopped options to my other readers to gather feedback and get a sense of mass appeal. Some designs may only appeal to a certain audience and the recipient (and myself) would love to hear how you feel about different designs.
Question: Do you recommend certain items such as paint colors or plants?
Answer: This service is to provide ideas…not concrete instructions. The options that I provide are meant to inspire the reciepient to engage in their own design process and I encourage each person to pick and choose aspects from each option according to what is the best fit for that person’s preference, lifestyle and family. Items are sometimes identified from certain retailers, or certain species plants – however these are meant to provide a visualization of what effect can be achieved, not necessarily as a recommendation to purchase. Paint colors are not identified and are left up to the eye of the reader.
Question: What information do I need to send to get started?
Answer: To get started, I need a high resolution photo of the space that you would like photoshopped. It is very helpful to know what you would like to keep in the room or what can go. Also, an idea of your style preference can assist me in making selections. Most importantly, I like compliments 🙂 So when you email me at [email protected], make sure you tell me something nice. Kidding. Sortof.
Question: What kind of photos do you require?
Answer: The photos are best if they are high resolution and of the entire space. Remember that I can crop but I can’t expand photos. Also, if there is a room that you would like to have virtually altered, any clutter or bad lighting can cause a delay and/or the inability to photoshop in a timely manner. It is always best to clean house and take the photos during the day time with all lights on.
Question: Does it matter if my photos are not high resolution?
Answer: Yes. Photoshop is easier and more effective when the photo file contains LOTS of pixels. These itty bitty dots of color make it possible to render a virtual change that looks more realistic and is not full of blotches and flaws. Unfortunately if you do not have high resolution capabilities, I can not accept any photos you send in as Photoshopped Fun candidates. However, if you email me a low-res photo and you are desperate for some free design advice, I would be happy to make suggestions.
Question: What if I sent in my info and got no response? Should I resend it?
Answer: No, no, no, please no. I am sure that you all understand that working on material for this blog, photoshopping spaces, taking care of my boyfriend, blowdrying 24 inches of thick hair everyday (and having a full time job) leaves me little time to confirm receipt of any emails. If I can’t work on your photos…I will let you know. Otherwise, it will be a test of your patience 🙂
Question: Are more photos better?
Answer: You can send in photos till the rednecks come home. But in the end, I will be able to only photoshop one photo. If you would like to send in different shots because you don’t know which would be most preferred by me…well, that is very thoughtful of you and I ‘preciate cha. If your request is to photoshop an exterior of your home, then a straight shot that shows the entire house is best.