Where can I hire someone to add lots of hearts to a family photo?
November 22, 2022 11:26 PM   Subscribe

I have a family photo that I hired someone online to convert to a sketch. It's for a Christmas gift for my wife. My son has said he wants it to have "a million hearts in it". I know nothing about image editing. Is there somewhere I can go to hire someone to cheaply put in some hearts in the style of the image? I'd ask the original artist, but her turnaround time was incredibly slow and it seemed to keep dragging out and I'd like to hire someone to do it quickly.
posted by NoneOfTheAbove to Media & Arts (7 answers total)
 
Maybe Craigslist or Mefi jobs.
posted by NotLost at 11:54 PM on November 22


I've had good experiences with John Sternig at https://beperceived.com/ . He's done some Photoshop work for me. His prices are fairly reasonable, the turnaround time has been quick, and he's easy to work with. And, of course, the resulting photos have been much better than anything I could do on my own.
posted by alex1965 at 5:01 AM on November 23


I would google heart overlay. Or look on etsy. If you find one you like and buy it I could give it a go tonight for free or for whatever donation you think appropriate for the metafilter fund. E.g.
posted by If only I had a penguin... at 5:01 AM on November 23 [4 favorites]


Instead of editing the sketch itself, consider purchasing a picture frame that has lots of hearts printed on it—or failing that, using something like this stock image as a mat between the sketch and the frame. That might appease your son's request while preserving the integrity of the original artwork (and saving you the trouble of finding a new artist). This sounds like a lovely gift, btw!
posted by meghosaurus at 5:41 AM on November 23 [7 favorites]


I had great experience with fiverr.
posted by Dotty at 6:05 AM on November 23 [1 favorite]


I have also had very positive experiences for small graphic design projects using Fiverr - things like making a logo, tweaking a photo, creating a stencil design from a photo.

Fiverr allows you to search for folks based on turnaround time.
posted by forkisbetter at 11:01 AM on November 23


Fiverr, or try doing it yourself with Canva.com
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. at 7:17 PM on November 23


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