Hey ya’ll. Last week my daughter and I went on a kids crafting extravaganza and one of the projects we did (which will be posted soon) needed a coloring book page. So I figured before I show you the project we did, you may need to know how to make a coloring book page from your own photos in pixlr, a free photo editing service!
Be warned this is a really easy project, but it looks complex with lots of pics to go with it. I promise I will try to make it painless and after you do it a few times you wont even need my help anymore! But until then feel free to ask any questions you have :) I would love to help in any way I can!
While you are here, check out this AWESOME Watercolor Project we made using this tutorial!
So lets get started!! First you need to open PIXLR (click on that to go to the right page instantly)
Once you are at the site click “open image from computer” and then open a photo from your computer.
Now on the top bar click “adjustments” then click “desaturate“
Now in the “layers” box, right click on your image and then “duplicate” it. In the next steps make sure your duplicated image is highlighted.
Now while the duplicate image is highlighted go back to “adjustments” and click “invert“.
Now go back to the “layers” box. In the bottom left hand corner you see that little box that looks like two arrows facing opposite ways. Click that and you will have the opacity and mode options pop up. In the drop down box, highlight “add”.
Now your image is going to look like it turned white, don’t fret! Now go to “filter” and then click “Gaussian Blur“.
A box will pop up with a slider bar. You can adjust this until your liking. It will still look very light, but we are going to make it darker in the next step. So just adjust it until you like it, I usually put the pointer in the center for the best results.
Now its time to adjust the outlines and make it darker. Click on “adjustment” and then “levels“.
This box will pop up when you click levels. Now you are going to mess with those little boxes by sliding them until you get the coloration you want. Start by moving the black one over until it is under the base of the mound. Then move your gray box towards the black box without making the black box move. That should eliminate all of the grey tones. Then just keep messing with it until you are happy with how it looks!
I personally love making them when my baby has friends over so the kids can color their own pictures. I have even made a coloring book for my friends anniversary using pictures of her and her hubby. Coloring date night anyone?!
See what we did with these coloring book pages… Check this out!