Here are seven simple ways you can transform stock photos into something that is uniquely yours.
1. Add an overlay
A texture over the top of the photo will make it look hand crafted.
2. Add blur
Blurring a photo makes any text you put on it stand out. You can even blur it so much that it turns into an abstract background of colours rather than a recognisable image.
3. Transform into black and white
Colour photos look entirely different in black and white. Alternatively, you can saturate the colour to give the image a brighter, eye-catching look.
4. Zoom & crop
Most stock photos are available in high-resolution. Choose the largest file available, zoom in on an element and crop in close.
5. Change colour
Experiment with changing a warm image into a cooler one. The possibilities are endless.
6. Add a filter
Apply one of the many built-in filters available with different photo editing programs.
7. Combine images
Transform an image by adding a second photo over the top.
8. Flip horizontally
Simply flipping a photo can make it look unique.
What are your tips and tricks for customising stock photos and making them uniquely yours?
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