Sunday, February 28, 2016

DIY Grey Scale Images

Unless you have been living under a huge rock, and even then I'd wonder about ya, then you have heard about adult coloring books, they are all the rage right now. The next step from the simple (and not so simple) line art, is grey scale (or gray scale) coloring, there are a few grey scale coloring books out there, but how fun would it be to create your own grey scale images from your own photographs?

Now you can, there is an app for that! It's called Snapseed, it's a completely free app put out by Google, it will work for both Android and IOS (iPad & iPhone) devices, it will work on your phone and your tablet, sorry there isn't a version of this for your computer, but I believe most of us have smart phones now.

I created a quick (well quick for me LOL) video showing how to turn a full color image into a grey scale image that you can save, print out and color yourself. There are other programs that will desaturate (remove color) but they can make the image flat, or there may be too much dark in the image, Snapseed is great in that it allows you to adjust the image so it doesn't look flat and isn't too dark.

I'll include the images I edited, the before and after, you are welcome to download, edit with Snapseed, copy, print and color the images for your own personal use, you may share your colored image, please don't use them for any commercial purposes, please leave my copyright in the images, and I'd appreciate a link back to this page.

Original image, full size, full color, click on the image, then right click and save, both images below have a white border for easier printing.

Grey scale image for you to print and color, this should print out on a 8.5X11 inch paper in portrait layout, click on image, then right click and save the image.

Be sure to let me know how this works for you, and if you post any pictures of your colored roses, please leave a link below so I can see it :)

You can find me on many of the adult coloring book FaceBook groups, hop over and say HI!


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