As a blogger for a little under a year, I am always on the look out for some great new tools that I can use to beautify my own blog.
I also read many blogs daily through BlogLovin, which I admit has become my new go to blog reader. Truly just love it!
Well, I was reading one of my favorite bloggers, Leslie from Violet Imperfections last week. She mentioned in one of her posts her latest app purchase. I always love reading when she has purchased a new app, because quite frankly she usually has very good taste in her app purchases.
The app, she was discussing and showing off was called, A Beautiful Mess and is 99 cents for what she described as “pure happiness“. The picture that she edited with it was just exactly as she explained in those two little words!
I made a mental note and also commented on her post that I was going to purchase this app and try it out.
Anyone who reads my blog, Janine’s Confessions of A Mommyaholic, knows I love to take pictures of my girls (even have a whole page–1 Snap A Day) and to edit, add my own personal touches and even do photo collages, too. So, this app was truly right up my alley!
So, finally this weekend, I did just that, got to purchase the app myself for my iPad and play around with it, too.
The app, itself, was created by two awesome bloggers (Elsie and Emma) from the blog, A Beautiful Mess. If you click the link above, you can read more from them about this awesome app.
The app simply allows you to add filters, borders, text, doodles and phrases, too. As well as use different colors with all these features.
I thought I would share how to use it here with one of my pictures that I did indeed mess around with and hope to help others who are trying to do more with the photos they take and post on their blogs, because let’s face it a huge part of blogging is great pictures to help your readers relate to your post, as well as want to comeback for more.
I used the iPad version, but you can also use it on your iPhone, as well. The layout is a bit different, such as the menu bars are on the bottom instead of the left in the iPhone though as far as my short tutorial goes.
Here is the actual Beautiful Mess App, when you first open it up after you download it.
You will now be able to add photos from your camera roll or your photo stream.
Nest, you can begin to edit by using the left sidebar menu. I chose phrases to play around with first.
Now, you can add a word or phrase of your choice by clicking on the left hand side menu word, “Phrases“.
Now with your pointer and thumb fingers, you can size or make the chosen phrase bigger or smaller depending on where you want it to fit in your picture.
Again on the left hand menu bar, you can now change the color of the phrase font to whatever you desire.
Next step, you can add doodles to your photo from your left side menu. Here I added a conversation bubble.
I again used my pointer and thumb to size and place the conversation bubble where I wanted it.
Then, I also changed the color of the conversation doodle bubble to purple.
Again from one’s left side menu, you can now choose a border.
Here is the border, I chose with the color changed to purple.
And now you can save the photo and share it, too.
E-mailing the photo from my iPad to my Macbook to be able to post it in my blog article.
Here is the finished product above, all ready to post up!!! I just loved the way it came out and hope you get to try purchase this app and try it out real soon with your own photos.
Happy Photo Posting!!
I was not asked to review this app or compensated in any way, just a happy customer, who wanted to pass on what she learned here.