Have you seen my #footstack pic on Instagram? Check out the feed @Nic_Reads_Inheels for my heel stack inspiration.
I only discovered #footstack very recently. It is a pic of someone balancing books on their shoes. When the #CampNanoWIW prompt was a #shelfie pic, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to give it a go.
I had so much fun doing this. And, when I posted it people asked, are they your legs, your books, your pic, how?
The answer is Yes and this is how.
The original pic
I wasn’t going to share this pic but here you go.
The books I bought from Amazon, Book Festivals or won on Instagram. They are all from my never ending TBR pile.
Since having children, I don’t have many heels. I also tidied away the ones I did have and have no idea where I put them. These shoes are my work ones from Clarks.
The red stockings were bought years ago from Ann Summers, back when I felt more daring, and haven’t been seen outside the bedroom.
I did need help to get this pic. My husband stacked the books whilst I giggled upside down and tried to hold steady. My selection was rather ambitious and I realised this was my limit… no more books.
He then took the pic for me. He actually took quite a few as we tested my balancing skills at different degrees of steepness. We found it looks better the straighter my leg are. Posing like this was a full on workout.
How I edited the pic
Pic Monkey App
I used the Pic Monkey App to remove the background using their Cut Out, Smart, tool. It was super easy.
Unsplash is my favourite site to get free photos. I found this photo of a pretty yellow wall by Mona Eendra from Copenhagen. Yellow is one of my brand colours so this was perfect.
Photoshop Mix App
This app enables you to layer images together. I created a project and added the wall as my first layer, then my cut out image as the second layer. I then cropped it to a square and adjusted the two layers until I was happy with the positioning.
I had never used this app before and it was very straight forward. I figured it out without watching the tutorials. But, I’m going to return to watch them later to discover more.
The final edit was done using IG’s filter Clarendon. Then, I added my comment and tags and posted it.
View this post on Instagram
There were lots of giggles creating this pic. Have a fabulous bookish weekend. X Can you guess which of the two tagged authors I have met? #bookstack #bookishlife #bookishfeatures #bookishnerd #bibliophile #booknerd #bookpile #shelfie #tbr #booksarelife #shoestack #footstackfriday #booksandheels #campnanowiw #worldbookday #worldbookday2020 #shelfietime #yafiction #yafantasy #fantasybooks #yalcbooks #felixstowebookfestival #worldindiewarriors #bookstoread #somanybookssolittletime #coreadingvirus #reading #footstackchallenge #footstackfriday #footstack
If you give this a go, please tag me. I’m @Redfae on Instagram. I’d love to see your book stacks too.
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