Step 3. I open up my photo in a free on line photo editing software called Picnik.
The first thing I do is go to the "EDIT" tab and fix the exposure if it needs it. You can also tweek the colors, sharpness etc. here. Don't be afraid to try different things because there's an undo button if you don't like the changes you've made.
Step 4. Once my photo has the quality that I want I add the fun stuff! There are MANY different tools to play with under the "CREATE" tab. My favorite is to add the Matte feature which softens the edges.
Step 5. Next I add my "watermark" using the add text button. You can use different colors and "fade" it so that's it's not so bold on your photo that it distracts the viewer away from your photo.
Step 6. My next step is to add a border. There are several different ones to choose from and you can change the colors to match your photo. I use many different ones depending on my mood.
Here I've used the plain border.