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  1. Roy Buron says:

    Hi ,I am a keen model maker, and would love to build a “Leonardo’s wind up car, and one or two others like the glider, is there any chance of a plan or any drawings that might help my quest.

    What a fantastic job, you have done “first class”

    Roy Burton

  2. Jeff says:

    Hi Roy,

    Thanks for looking at my blog post on the Leonardo Machines Exhibition.

    The builders of these models would have referred to copies of the original plans by Leonardo in order build the models, but where to find copies of these plans I’m not sure. The exhibition does have a website:


    and there is an info email address there.

    From what I recall the Australian exhibition manager’ name for this event is Thomas Rizzo, who would most likely know the “Artisans of Florence”, the constructors of these exhibition models.

    Hope this helps

  3. binkie says:


    Thanks for the great tutorials. Could you possibly add how to put two or more photos together to make one photo? I am new to this and having trouble figuring it out.


  4. Jeff says:

    HI Binkie,

    Take a look at my tutorial on merging photos together:

    Hope this helps.

  5. Glynn says:

    Thanks for the great work here. Could you do a detailed explanation for “skin smoothing”? Any help would be great.
    Thank you,

  6. Amy says:

    Hiya, great work!
    I like editing pics for sims 2 and wondering how you make the hair and skin like this.

    Can you see how the hair is, like, brushed? And the skin is glowing?
    PLEASE HELP! Thanks.

  7. Jeff says:

    Amy: Hi! I’ve taken a good look at doing this effect on Photofiltre and unfortunately come to the conclusion that this beyond the capabilties of the free version of Photofiltre. Which means doing it on either Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or GIMP 🙁

  8. im wondering how to make texts like this on photofiltre
    where it looks almost 3d

    can you put a tutorial of this on your website for photofiltre

  9. Jeff says:

    Hi Davonte,

    I’ve had a look at the Dreadhead’s MySpace pic.. looks pretty cool. I like the way it’s cut out and then stroked yellow…quite easy to do on Photofiltre and the result is excellent.
    Also a good choice of fonts…Although I can’t indentify them offhand, but you can see that good fonts further enhance the overall appearance of the graphic.
    From I can see, the text of “Dreadhead” has just been stroked with yellow on the outside, with the main font colour black. Use the “effects” tab on the Text Tool and click the “Stroke” box and set colour to yellow.
    The text “Swaggaholic” has also been stroked yellow, but also has a “drop shadow” applied to it. This effect can also be applied from the Text Tool “effects” tab. To apply it, goto the Effects tab & click the “Drop Shadow” box then choose the options such as colour of drop shadow and position. Click OK to see the result, if not happy, then click on the Tool Tool again and make some adjustments.

    A 3d text tutorial is a great idea…will put that in my “to do” list.


  10. TAYLOR says:

    how do you make a frame around a circle on photofiltre.?

  11. Jeff says:

    Hi Taylor,

    It’s a little bit tricky putting a frame around a circle. You best bet is to copy the original circle by either using the magic wand or using the circle tool, then right click COPY. While it’s still “selected” goto Selection>>Expand on main menu. Then expand the selection to choose your border width.
    Next right mouse click to Stroke and fill, then fill the circle with the outside border colour. This will cover over the inside part as well, so we need to restore the inside part now….

    Next paste in the “inside” part you copied earlier on over the larger border colour.. That should do it. 🙂



  12. TAYLOR says:

    thnks so much! jeff i really appreciate that i’ve spent months googling that 🙂

  13. Katrina says:

    Hey um how can you make 2 pictures fit in one?

  14. Natalie says:

    Hey Jeff, your tutorials are great! But I was wondering how you could make the faded edges like on film pictures. A vignette?

  15. Jeff says:

    Hi Natalie…Thanks for asking…I should do a tutorial on this one.

    Here’s a way of doing it:

    1. Open your photo..then Right Mouse and now select “Clear” this will make everything white.
    2. Goto Elipse Tool
    3. Draw the elipse about where you want the vignette to be.
    4. Right mouse click>>select Invert Selection
    5. Right Mouse click again and select “Stroke and Fill”
    6. Tick the Fill Box and select colour Black. Make sure Stroke is UNticked. The outside should now be filled with Black.
    7. Press escape or the show/unselect button to remove the selection outline
    8. Goto Filter>>Visual Effect>>Gaussian Blur
    9. Turn the setting up all the way to 30pixels. This blurs everything.
    10. Right Mouse click and select COPY.
    11. Now click on the “UNDO” button until you get back to the original photo you started with.
    13. Right Mouse click and select “Validate Paste”
    14. Done…. but if you like you can fade the Vignette a little by going to EDIT>>FADE MASK


  16. Tom says:

    Hi Jeff,

    your tutorials rock! i really liked photofiltre for the quick picture-edit, but i didnt know that its that good.


  17. olivia says:

    i was trying to click copy while blending a picture on polyvore,
    i googled it
    you showed up a bunch of time
    wondering if you could help?

  18. olivia says:

    i was trying to click copy while blending a picture on polyvore,
    it said there is not enough storage
    i googled it
    you showed up a bunch of time
    wondering if you could help?

  19. Nicole says:

    Hey Jeff,
    Your tutorials really help me.
    I was wondering if you could help on how to make something gradient. For example, A shirt in a photo? Like gradient pink and blue? Thanks.
    -Nikki. (:

  20. Jeff says:

    Hi Nicole,

    Select an area to make the gradient over (using the polgon tool for example) then select the gradient tool, select pink and blue as your colours, adjust opacity, and then direction of the gradient ( top to bottom, left to right etc) then OK.

    Also, even better…grab the Gradient Plugin for Photofiltre:


    The Gradient plugin allows you to choose up to 8 different colours and use different angles..along with a few more features.


  21. taylor says:

    Hey Jeff I was Wondering If you Knew How To Put a frame around a star? such as this photo right here i found recently


  22. Jeff says:

    Hi Taylor,

    Here’s how to do that:

    Open a picture.
    On the menu, goto Selection>>Load Shape
    Select Star02.pfs
    Position the star over the part you like
    Right mouse click ands select Stroke & Fill
    Tick the stroke box(make sure Fill is unticked)
    Select colour you like
    Select the width (about 5 will be good start)
    click OK..

    Thats a basic method, you can then cut this out and paste onto another pic if you want(although you can do this a few different ways)

    Hope this gets you started, regards Jeff 🙂

  23. Nicole says:

    Hey Jeff,
    I wanted to know how to make two selections with the polygon tool.
    For example, when I want to do the effect where you select someone’s eyes in a photo, and make the rest black and white. I want to know how to select both of their eyes at the same time. Help?
    Thanks, Nicole.

  24. Jeff says:

    HI Nicole,

    One way of doing this:

    1. Make duplicate of photo. Image>> Dulpicate
    2. Make one of these Black&White ..click the grayscale button
    3. Goto the coloured photo and then use the Polygon Tool to cut around the first eye.
    4. Copy this eye selection. (Right mouse click and Copy)
    5. Paste the coloured eye onto the B&W duplicate photo. Use the Zoom function on the whole pic to enlarge it so you can place it exactly over the B&W part.
    6. Then Repeat for other eye.



  25. Leah says:

    I was wondering how you blend two images together like this…


    I used this tutorial but did not succeed in recreating the picture above.


  26. Stan Young says:

    Hello Jeff,

    I downloaded Photofiltre and unzipped files and Photofiltre has been installed at C:\Users\Stan\Desktop\PhotoFiltre-en[1]\PhotoFiltre.htm with an icon my desktop. Should it be installed in C:\Program Files? I have Windows 7 on my laptop.

    Thanking you

    Stan Young

  27. JasonM says:

    Glad I found your page. I revamped my filtre usage after not using it for a while. Your site has some great tips.

  28. DAVE says:

    RAW IMAGE conversion via PHOTOFILTRE

    Hi, any chance you could provide an ‘idiot’s guide’ to blending/assembling a landscape where (a) I’ve used Rawshooter to bring out the best in the sky and (b) again in Rawshooter, I’ve got the best out of the foreground. I’m guessing it’s done with masks and selections/inversions, but my brain hurts at the thought of it.

    Thanks in advance, ta’.

  29. hilary nguyen says:

    Hi Jeff i just downed this program for a day… but im not really know how do use it.. And 1 thing that i really like to do that how to make a person look thinner and fatter?

  30. Jeff says:

    Hi Hilary, A bit hard to do with the free version of Photofiltre, however you may be able to use Photofiltre Studio (download the trial version here http://www.photofiltre-studio.com/news-en.htm ) and use the Deform Tool in contract mode.


  31. DAVE AGAIN says:

    I’m guessin’ the Nov16th post has you stumped too…….

  32. Gabriel says:

    Hi there!
    I really need your help. I want to import a picture from pc on other picture.For example: i have a picture with a girl and i want to put some flower around she but i seen that there is no “import” button for other pictures from my pc. How to do what i said?

  33. Jeff says:

    Hi Gabriel,

    You’ll need to open up both pics, and then do a cut out with the polygon tool. Then past this onto the flowers.

    Alternatively, do a cut out of the flowers (again using the polygon tool), and then paste them onto the main pic.

    Take a look here how to do this:


  34. Gabriel says:

    Thanks but cannot find this tool. Where it supposed to be ? I searched all over but no result

  35. Gabriel says:

    I finally found it!
    An easier way:click on the picture look to the right, click on the cursor mouse and then will apear below it the polygon.
    By the way, Lasso is more useful!

    Cheers Jeff !

  36. Rana Adeel says:

    Hello sir. can u provide me photofiltre company Contact address…..

  37. Jeff says:

    Contact the author Antonio Da Cruz: photofiltre@free.fr

  38. Aubree says:

    Hey Jeff. I was wondering if you could explain to me how to edit my pictures to look like my skin is glowing? And maybe tanner? It would really really really help a lot!

  39. Amy says:

    Hey Jeff,

    Great tutorial on the text filled with pictures. I have used it to make my sons birthday invitations, but they are printing blurry. I have uped the resolution to 400 but they are still printing blurry. Any suggestions?


  40. Ginin says:

    Hi Mr. Jeff I would like to thank you for doing such a great work. I have learned a lot from your tutorials! Hope you continue doing such an inspirational work. God Bless!

  41. Beverly says:

    Hi Jeff.
    i cant get the text into the speech bubble,it shows in the body of the picture.your tutorial said move the curser to the bubble which i did but it shows the text in the body of the photo as i mentioned.What am i doing wrong ?
    (2) when using the lasoo tool or the other tool how do you disengage it because when you move the curser back into the photo it shows again .

  42. Donna Otte says:

    HELP- I need some help with photfiltre- several things-one major issue is with the newest version I can no longer do what I was capable of doing so easily before- for instance pasting an image within an image and once on the image- resizing it and the validating paste once I find where I want to place it – For instance a place a landscape image then I go to a lighting image and place it in the landscape image and I try to click and resize on the box and it wil only allow me to move it around but not resize it…and then even if I use the size that is wrong there is no validate paste. I was also using paste image with lined mask…same problems..is there any hope of getting this issue resolved? Thank you

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