Pictures Of Days Long Gone.

The kids came running down the stairs, shouting and screaming with joy. As real treasure hunters they had spend the whole afternoon going through the artefacts on the attic.

Sitting across from me, they slid an old dusty shoebox over. Inside is the whole family history and they wanted me to tell them all about it.

Create a vintage look with filters and some drawing effects. Photos and Keynote are the right tools for the job.

Kurt Klynen

The Steps.

Here is my story:

First capture a picture.

Then open Photos and find your image.

Tap on Edit to reveal the tools.

Play with the saturation, filters, white balance, etc.

Save your final result.

TIP: Try out as much as you want, there is always the Revert to Original option.

Now open Keynote and select a new blank template.

Next tap on the plus sign on the upper right hand corner and go to the media section.

Select Photo or Video to add your picture to the slide.

TIP: If you are not satisfied yet with the filter, then try to add a rectangle with 30% opacity to your work.

Tap on the screen with your Apple pencil to reveal the drawing tools.

Focus on one object and start coloring it in.

Finally add your story by recording your voice. To do this tap on the plus sign on the upper right hand corner and go to the media section.

Select Audio Recording and start recording.

Share your result.

Going Further.

Collect all your stories in a book and share it with your family. Pages has the ability to save your bundle as an ePub book with all the interactivity included.

This is one of the activities that educators can participate in during The Playground at ISTE.

If you are inspired to try this yourself, have a look at the resources I used:

Apple Teacher

Everyone Can Create

Have fun!