If you say it out loud, then you’ll think my title is rather clever! Seriously, though, guys, this is going to be the next big thing. Trust me.

Truth is I don’t have Instagram or a smart phone. I used to have a Droid but it’s suffered a damaging blow and I haven’t had time to get it checked out by a phone doctor yet. Still, not being inspired by the fun and quirky little effects of Instagram is difficult so I’ve used it as a jumping off point for some silly edits. It’s been a really fun and strange way for me to force myself to get to know Gimp better which really is a fabulous program, as long as you’re not too Adobe-brainwashed.*

Everything but the swirl I used in the lovelove image is something I pulled off a different photograph I had, or made myself. The bokeh effects were from some late night traffic pictures I had, and the speech bubble was a quicky vector I made. See? I don’t need no stinkin’ Instagram or Adobe…

*I totally used to be, so I’m not judging. It took a long time for me to be willing to relearn a photoediting program, though, and I’m so glad I did


3 thoughts on “Fauxtagrams

    • I love hearing that I’m not the only one in the blogging world that uses Gimp. Sometimes it feels like everyone pushes Photoshop so hard and I just want to know how on earth do they afford it!? πŸ™‚

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