May 31, 2010

Corel® Paint it!™ Giveaway - Closed

Photography has recently become a new family hobby. My 4 year old and I both just got new cameras (well she got my old camera) and we've both become a little picture crazy. She even started her own blog, Child's Eye View, where she could post her pictures.

So when I found out I got to do a review and giveaway of one of Corel's new photography programs, Corel Paint it!, I was really excited. I couldn't wait for another way to have fun with my new hobby.

Corel® Paint it!™ is new computer software that takes any photo and turns it into a work of art. All you have to do is select any photo, and choose a painting style. Paint it! takes the photo and paints a picture, stroke by stroke. We used this photo taken by my daughter and selected to turn it into an Impressionist painting.


10 minutes later, we ended up with this.


How fun is that! The program was really fun to watch and my daughter loved watching her photo turn into a painting right before her eyes. And the best part is, all of the brush strokes are random so you end up with a new painting every time you use the program. Here are a few of my other before and afters

Colored Pencil


Illustration


Modern


Pencil Sketch


and my personal favorite Oil painting


You can't tell because I shrunk down all of the pictures, but the photos are amazingly high quality - perfect for any room decoration. And how cute would this Detailed Watercolor be in my daughter's scrapbook.


The only real downside I found is that the pencil sketches took almost 3 hours to complete. It paints the picture one little tiny mark at a time, so it is understandable, but make sure and give yourself plenty of time if you want to use this feature. Other than that, I really love it!
With how awesome this program is, you're probably wondering where you can get one for yourself.

To Buy It or Try it -
Go here to buy Paint It for 39.99 or download a free trial version

Win It:
Corel is giving away a copy of Paint it! to one of my very lucky readers


1st Mandatory Entry - Go to Corel's Website and then come back and leave a comment telling me another product you are interested in trying, or leave a comment telling me which painting style is your favorite

Optional Entries -

To increase your chances of winning, do any of the following and then leave me a comment on this post telling me what you did. Each comment is worth one entry so make sure and leave a separate comment for each one you do. Also make sure that I have a valid email address so I can contact you if you win!

- Follow my blog

- Add my button to your blog

- "Like" My Blog One Day At A Time on facebook

- Post about this giveaway on your blog or facebook and leave me the link

- "Like" Corel Paint it! on facebook

- And because it is a photography program, show a little love to my daughter and follow Child's Eye View or become a fan on facebook

-Or post one of her buttons on your blog (can be found here)

Giveaway ends Monday June 7th at 11:59pm. All entries submitted after the closing time are void and will be deleted. This contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. The winner will be selected at random.org and then announced on my blog and contacted via email. The winner will then have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected.

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own. The reviewed products were sent to me free of charge from the company and/or the PR agency. I received no monetary compensation for this post. If for some reason you didn't receive your winnings or if loss or damage has occurred to yourself or you property from participating in the giveaways, One Day At A Time cannot be held responsible.


60 comments:

Jenna Wood said...

I love the Modern style, thanks for the great giveaway!
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Jenna Wood said...

I follow you on FB Jenna Marie Wood
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Jenna Wood said...

I like Corel on Fb Jenna Marie Wood
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Shannon said...

I am a fan of Corel on FB.

Shannon said...

I like your blog, One Day at a Time. Did I do it right?

Julie said...

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Julie said...

I follow your blog as jelaws5

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Julie said...

like you on fb-Julie A Scott Laws

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Julie said...

like Corel Paint-Julie A Scott Laws

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Julie said...

I now follow your sweet daughter's blog as jelaws5 ;)

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Zaffiro said...

illustration is my favorite!

NeeNee said...

I love the detailed watercolor. It looks like so much fun!
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slblog said...

WinDVD looks pretty cool too!

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Following your blog on google friend connect.
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Following your daughters blog
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Sarah said...

I'm interested in paintshop photo pro x 3
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Sarah said...

I liked one day at a time on facebook

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Sarah said...

I liked corel paint it! on facebook

Sarah said...

I liked child's eye view on facebook

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Marci J said...

Video Studio Pro X3
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Brooke said...

The paintshop photo - I carry my camera everywhere and post-processing is fun.
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Canadianladybug said...

I would love to discover Painter 11! Sounds like a wonderful product to me.

Canadianladybug said...

Following you through Google Friends Connect

Canadianladybug said...

Posted your button on my blog.

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Canadianladybug said...

I liked your blog on facebook.

Canadianladybug said...

I liked Corel Paint it! on facebook.

Canadianladybug said...

I follow a Child's eye view!

Good to see we are not the only ones encouraging photography with our kids...

Canadianladybug said...

Posted her button on my blog

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Canadianladybug said...

I liked A Child's Eye View on facebook.

Jessica said...

I would love to have Paint Shop Photo Express!
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Jessica said...

I now follow Child's Eye View! What a cute idea!

Shannon said...

I like the impressionist style. I also like the illustration and colored pencil.

Hanny said...

I am following Kik's blog!

angela said...

i like the illustration feature! i could have a lot of fun with corel!
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S. said...

I have two favorite styles of art, I love Monet, and I live Dali. What an awesome program, had no idea it existed!!!

Papa Dave said...

I like the oil painting

Cass said...

The watercolor looks fun too

Lanore said...

all the photo editing products would be fun to try

Anonymous said...

Impressionist is my favorite painting style.

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Wehaf said...

I love the detailed watercolor style best!

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kk said...

The Impressionist Painting style is my favorite. Thank you!

Papa Dave said...

we are now fallowing your blog

cass said...

I liked the "one day at a time on facebook

cass said...

i liked "Corel Paint" on facebook as well

cass said...

i am now a fan of "a child's eye view" on facebook

Nancy said...

My favorite style is Colored Pencil.

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Nancy said...

I follow your blog via Google Friend: allibrary.

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Nancy said...

I follow A Child's Eye View via Google Friend: allibrary.

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Luvdaylilies said...

I'd like to try VideoStudio Pro X3=)
Awesome giveaway, Thanks bunches!!!
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Luvdaylilies said...

I'm a new blog follower via Google friend=)
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Luvdaylilies said...

I now follow Child's Eye View, we've got to encourage them=)
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Katie Lou said...

I love the colored pencil setting

Katie Lou said...

I now follow your blog

Katie Lou said...

I liked One Day at a Time on Facebook

Katie Lou said...

I am now following Child's Eye View; I love photography and enjoy the support you are giving your daughter in exploring a new method of self expression. I look forward to see her new pictures pop up on my google reader

Tina said...

I love the modern style thanks for the chance tina28mommyto3@gmail.com

Tina said...

i follow your blog

Alena said...

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Kacie said...

I would like to try the Paint Shop Pro X3 too!