Scribble This!: Week 2!


For this second challenge in the Scribble This! series, learn how to get rid of the grey blahs in your photos by adjusting the levels!  Here’s how to enter the challenge:

  1. First, read this tutorial on adjusting levels.
  2. Next, create a card with at least a bit of white in it — you’ll need a bit of white so that you can adjust the levels correctly.  The rest of the colors + theme are all up to you!  Post a picture before you adjust the levels and again after.  Write about any interesting things you discover!
  3. Leave a link below to the post with your card — be sure not to link to your whole blog.

1. Bianca from Germany
2. Sarah M
3. Doris from Poland
4. Godelieve
5. Andrea Roose
6. Bethany P
7. Deborah
8. Kristina
9. Winter Sims
10. Dotty
11. Alice W.
12. Kelly
13. Leah Weir
14. Virginia L.
15. ABeecher
16. Kelly Booth
17. Adriel
19. Rachel Sztonyk
20. Lisa Carroll
21. Rachel Hope
22. Jill
23. SmilynStef
24. Dawn
25. Laura
26. MMG
27. Brit Swiderski
28. Vera Rhuhay
29. teresa W
30. Laura G
31. Dragonfly Designs
32. Sarah Martina
33. Mei Ann G {Canada}
34. Rosemarie Diehl
35. Avital Gertner-Samet
36. Lysa
37. Ashley C. Newell
38. Laura Bassen
39. Heather Ruwe
40. CrazyKid
41. CrafyKid’s Sister
42. Divya R
43. Divya
44. Divya

This challenge is now closed — thanks to everyone who entered!

AND!  Feel free to add the challenge image to your post — you’ll want to save the image to your computer and then upload it like you do a photo.

Most of all, have fun!  Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

27 Replies to “Scribble This!: Week 2!”

  1. Thanks Lisa for the 2nd challenge! Love your tutorials!

    Greetings from rainy Germany, Bianca

  2. Thanks for the useful info. It’s so interesting

  3. I forgot to save the before pic but thought I’d post the after anyways. Lisa, I gasped out load when I saw the difference! Thanks for ‘teaching’ us all. :)

  4. Thanks a lot for sharing your useful tips with us Lisa! 

  5. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I learned something! Something Important!! Thanks, Lisa! Keep ’em coming! (I’m going to go back and do your first one.)

  7. Thanks so much for the awesome info!  I love your blog.  Can I ask you a question?  What is the difference of using the method you are showing on this post — to “Adjusting Lighting….Brightness/Contrast” ? I’m using Photoshop Elements.  Is one way better than the other?  Thanks!!

  8. Thank you so much Lisa.
    Just what I needed.

  9. YAY…I think I did it???  Thanks Lisa for the Help…..I need all the help i can get with Photo’s……LOL!

  10. […] could with one card. Ok, I used Kristina Werner’s Color Inspiration #54 for my color palette, Lisa’s Scribble This! Challenge #2 for my technique, and Valerie Salmon’s Got Sketch #86 for my […]

  11. Lisa, thank you for your time in posting your tutorials! I own Microsoft Digital Image Pro, so I had to figure out where these settings were in the program, but it wasn’t hard to find and it seemed to work almost as good. I will probably download the software you have a link to and try that out soon. Anyway, thanks for the challenge and I enjoyed it! =)

  12. […] inspiration came from two different challenges, one for color (KWernerDesign) and one for editing (Sideoats + Scribbles).  For this particular project I decided to use some chipboard pieces that I have had for a couple […]

  13. Amazing challenge! I have been using the levels wrong this whole time and feel like a dork. Thanks for the clarification and for the tutorial!

  14. lisa, i can’t begin to thank you enough for this challenge!  i have never worked with levels before, but you made it sound so easy… and it WAS easy!  thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and incredible talent with us.  :)  hugs!

  15. wow, what a difference! 

  16. Lisa, thanks so much for your tutorial and the GIMP. I’m learning a lot more about photo shooting in two week than my entire life.  Hopefully one of these days, I can take beautiful photos like you do. Thanks again.

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  18. Thanks again Lisa! This is one of my favorite “tricks” of the trade!  (I had to add a new link to my post b/c I used the wrong URL… ooops! It should work now. Sorry about that!)

  19. Another great tutorial- Thanks Lisa!

    I added my entry to Mr. Linky!

  20. My card did not look as great when I adjusted the white levels, I think it is because there was too much white on the card. Can this method only be used when there is not too much white?

    1. Hi Priya! Yep, if your card is already really white, then you don’t need to adjust the levels. Thanks for the question, I will update the tutorial. :)

      Thanks to all of you girls for submitting — looks like you are having FUN and enjoying the start of summer vacation!

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