I’m smitten with color. From colorful Instagram posts of the Indian Holi festival to colorful photo manipulations and more, I can’t get enough of the stuff. I wanted to see just how far I could take my delicious, colorful cravings, so this weekend I sat down and started playing around with BeFunky’s different tools in hopes of undertaking a little color experiment. Needless to say, the results were pretty incredible. Here’s a sneak peek into my happy experiment with the BeFunky Photo Editor.

I decided to start off with a plain photo—a nice stock photo from Pixabay that already had a good amount of color on it. It was also to my advantage to choose a photo with another shape in it to manipulate; in this instance, a silhouette of a girl was the perfect accompaniment to the crisp, colorful sky. Feeling like I had the perfect photo to start off with, I set out to explore some arty options.

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There’s oodles and oodles of color options from saturation tools like Beautify to the Color Mixer and beyond, but I decided to start with some artsy tools to get the party started. Since I wanted a gorgeous, painted look, I started off with Impressionist under Artsy and tested out a few different variations:

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I settled on Impressionist 3 in the end, because it gave my photo a look that instantly reminded me of Van Gogh’s dazzling Starry Night. Swoon.

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I wanted to get it to look even more like Starry Night, so I continued my adventure by adjusting the Exposure and using the Soften tool to get a dreamy, ephemeral look.

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The next step in my journey was heading on over to Effects. My favorite has always been Chromatic, so I headed in to mess around with each type of filter before finally settling on Chromatic 6, which yielded this incredible beauty:

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For the finishing steps, I headed over to Color and increased the saturation to 12, then used the Smart Sharpen tool to end up with…
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this gorgeous work of art!

If you’re feeling particularly inspired, you could always throw on a quote for good measure (and to make it Pinterest worthy, of course) like I did here:

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I used the Color Picker tool and selected colors from the image itself to make it complimentary, so please excuse me while I go to stare at this picture on my screen for the next half hour or so. Ooh, just look at all the pretty colors!

Feeling especially colorful? Start your artsy journey today:

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