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Adding Whimsical Scribbles to a Photo

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  August 20th, 2010

Matt shows you how to dress up a photo with some fun “doodle art.”

If you have a Wacom or other tablet, you can easily create your own doodles on your computer, or you can draw them on paper and use a scanner or digital camera to get them on your computer.

The flower doodle file Matt uses in the video can be found on iStockphoto for a small fee. Another nice set of low-cost sketched letters can be found on ClipartOf.com.

We’ve included two free clip-art files you can also use for this tutorial; just click on the image below to view them, and right-click to save the files as a JPG on your computer.

 

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10 Replies to Adding Whimsical Scribbles to a Photo:

  1. Charlotte

    August 21, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Tried to watch video, it didn’t load. Then I got an error message that said that IE encountered a problem and had to shut down. :o((

    • Rick

      August 21, 2010 at 1:14 pm

      That’s odd, Charlotte. Try clicking the “Download this movie” link and see if it will play on your computer in QuickTime Player or Windows Media Player ok.

  2. Bayla

    August 21, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    No problems viewing in either IE or Firefox.

    I would add something – if you want to keep your doodle black, then don’t invert and change the blend mode to multiply instead.

  3. Denise

    August 22, 2010 at 2:32 am

    Thanks, fun and easy to follow tutorial.

  4. Rhondda

    September 2, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Love learning the PSE tricks – almost better than the new skill in the tutorial! Thanks

  5. Clueless

    September 2, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Well intended charm is charm non-the-less.

  6. Marilyn

    September 5, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Thanks so much for the fun tutorial. I’m going to try it today after I go to IStockphoto!

  7. Wanda

    September 9, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    No problems viewing in Firefox. What a cute technique for kids photos. Thanks Matt. Keep the tips coming. They’re great!!

  8. Christie

    July 1, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Just one questions,well may be more… How do you get the “scribbles” page and the photo open at the same time? , I am SO new and I have so many questions, Like how do you open two photos at the same time, in the same window? and merge them?, How do you change the background of a photo?, Basics to some, a mystery to me…
    Help, Thank you !!

  9. Patricia

    August 3, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial and VIDEO…lot better than having to read every step…thanks!!

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