Same Photo - Different Effects
It's amazing how many different looks you can give to one photo. There's a slideshow at the bottom of this page but I'll tell you about just a few things I did with this photo of me at the beach. Most of them can be easily created in Memory Mixer or My Memories.
You can use a frame from a kit or make your own with the shapes function in Memory Mixer or My Memories. This one uses a simple double frame. The "photo" in the frame is a background paper that looks like sand:
Here I used the photo itself to make one of the frames and added a seagull! It covered the other guy swimming so it looks as though I have the sea to myself. There's a tutorial here on how to add a shadow box effect to frames.
Use a quickpage
The easiest method of all! This QP is from the Seashells and Seashores kit by Raspberry Road Designs. I liked the water on it and the muted colours suitable for the British seaside. Note I kept my photo straight even though the frame in the design is at an angle. I often do that with quickpages anyway but in this case it meant my arms could stay in the picture.
Change the photo to sepia or black and white
This is a quickpage too (by the Studio Girls at scrapbook Graphics) but I changed the photo to sepia in Picmonkey.
Use the photo tiling feature in MMSv4
This page has its own tutorial HERE. You can also use special fonts in Memory Mixer to create a tiling effect.
Use a mask
You can't use masks in MyMemories or Memory Mixer. I made this page in Paint Shop Pro X4. There's a tutorial HERE.
Change the climate!
I used the same mask and the same British seaside photo but with a tropical kit, Aloha by Lliella.