You might be able to tell from my homemade logo that I don’t know jack about Photoshop. I am very graphically deficient. So when HP was looking for bloggers to collaborate on their new Sprout product, I was first in line. I tested out the machine by using it to create our Christmas card. The simple act of placing text over a photo was miraculous to me (that’s how bad I am at this stuff).
Next up was an image I’d wanted to create ever since a trip we took a couple months ago to beautiful Sepastopol to visit Kourosh’s sister and her family. They rented this gorgeous home, which happens to be owned by interior designer Suzanne Knowlton (who also designs these textiles that I wrote about for Forbes; yes she’s amazing). I was obsessed with the kitchen. It was done all in green (which I mention SEVERAL times in the video below, you’ll see), but somehow it wasn’t at all too much. As much for myself as for Stylenik readers, I wanted to share its awesomeness and provide some guidance for recreating the room.
The results are above, and a little bit about how I used the Sprout to create that image (which I’m not kidding is a big deal for me) is described in the video below. Disclaimer: This is for real the first video I’ve done on the blog. So please forgive my awkwardness and ums and unsmooth transitions.
Also I will say this: the Sprout is connected to a Windows machine, and that’s the only part I found difficult at times. I’ve been using a Mac for many years, so it’s probably just a matter of reacquainting myself, but I’m not gonna deny using a swear word or two as I tried to navigate outside of the Sprout. But the Sprout Workspace, as they call it, is super intuitive and easy peasy.
Oh and one last thing: I am barely scratching the surface here! I don’t even talk about how this thing is a freaking scanner on which you can place a plate of food (or anything else that will fit) and capture an image. You’ll actually see beside me in the video a pile of my jewelry that I scanned for online selling purposes. Oh and you get to see my amazing forest wallpaper! (Onward to see the video and my sources!)
This post was sponsored by HP. But the opinions are my own.