I used this number in one of my blogs recently and of course the first thing that happened was people asking how this was done. So the photo was taken this morning in the town centre, a particularly quiet morning with only a couple of people about. There’s a very continental look about this particular part of town and I wanted to capture that without familiar faces.
Smart Photo Editor is an inexpensive PC package which offers a huge number of “preset” effects for photos – but not so simple that you can’t customise them if you wish. Community-maintained there are new filters arriving all the time – and so basically you start off with a nice, brightly coloured photo and simply sift through the visual thumbnails until you find something you want. That is ALL I did here other than some simple cropping to remove a chair which detracted the eye some what.
So there it is – Google the package – get the free trial, play – there are more effects in there than you are ever likely to need.