Tutorial Tuesday: Daddy’s Footsteps

As I was making my Mother’s Day Handprints post, I came across this poem and it touched my heart.  I knew I wanted to make a Father’s Day gift using it.
So, I found this snapshot of my husband and our son several years ago, walking together on a family vacation in Duluth, MN.
I uploaded it to Picnik (a free online photo manipulation site) and changed the image size to 800×1000 for an 8×10.
Next, I blurred the picture and removed the effect from father and son with the paintbrush.
Then, I made the background black and white and left father and son in color by removing the effect from them with the paintbrush.
Then, I added the poem in the text box.
Last, I added a border.
 Now, all I need to do is print the photo and put it in a frame for Father’s Day!
Daddy’s Footsteps
author unknown
“Walk a Little slower, Daddy.” said a little child so small.
I’m following in your footsteps and I don’t want to fall.
Sometimes your steps are very fast, sometimes they’re hard to see;
So walk a little slower Daddy, for you are leading me.
Someday when I’m all grown up, You’re what I want to be.
Then I will have a little child who’ll want to follow me.
And I would want to lead just right, and know that I was true;
So, walk a little slower, Daddy, for I must follow you!!
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Comments

  1. I absolutely love this poem… I did something similar with a beach picture of my husband and son… You have inspired me to go and pull it back out! Great tutorial too… Thanks so much! Hugs, antonella :-)

  2. I love this, great tutorial!

  3. Oh my gosh! This is gorgeous! I am bawling like a little baby!

  4. I love this, what a great idea! That is so special for Father’s Day. I really need to try out picnik – looks like a great site, thanks for the tutorial!

  5. What a meaningful gift! You are so creative!

  6. What a great tutorial and love the final product!

  7. Oh! That brought a tear to my eye! A beautiful gift! Thanks for the tutorial!

  8. Hi, friend! I’m admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  9. love the project and the great tutorial on using picnik! found you via beyond the picket fence.
    how did you put all your linky parties together at the end of your post? very clever.

  10. I love this idea and wish I had the skills to do it. Maybe if I find myself in possession of a spare hour or two I can figure it out – but that’s not honestly likely to happen with 4 kids running around! But I’ll file it in my “someday” box.

  11. Aw, this is SUCH a sweet gift! And a precious picture too. Love the poem.
    Star Hughes Living

  12. This turned out beautiful!

  13. WOW! I LOVE it. Thanks so much for the detailed tutorial. I am sure your husband will really like it. Blessings!

  14. How sweet! Great photo effects, thanks for the tutorial.

  15. Thank you so much for this Picnik tutorial! This is so so cute.

  16. Beautiful! (I saw this on TT and J). I’m bookmarking it!

  17. What a beautiful sentiment for Father’s Day.. and what a perfect picture to go with it! I am sure your hubby will cherish it always! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/06/pink-hippo-party-34.html

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