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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  1. says

    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.

  2. says

    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.

  3. says

    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 🙂

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