more rad lab fun + coupon + giveaway!

You know, as I wrote that title, I was just beside myself! We have quite a day in store today!

A couple weeks ago I shared my love for Rad Lab in this post. Rad Lab is a plug-in from Totally Rad that works with Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and Lightroom.

It’s awesome.

It’s a life saver.

As I said previously, it can rock your photo world . . . and that’s no lie.

I’ve been using the actions and Rad Lab from Totally Rad for several years–give or take and they make photo editing a breeze. Check out the video I made in that previous post.

I thought it might be fun today to share some more photos and ‘recipes’ that I used to edit them to see just how many fabulous versions you can make on a photo.

This photo just makes me want to go back to Amsterdam . . . bad. I loved how all the bikes and cars just harmoniously rode together on the streets. That was rush hour. And if you live in Amsterdam and it’s really otherwise, don’t burst my happiness bubble. ;)

As you can see in the After photo, the changes made just added a whole different vibe to the photo. Kind of gave it a more nostalgic look.

Here’s a screen shot of the changes I made:

I’m kind of afraid to know what BAMF stands for on the B+W filter I used (lol), but it’s seriously awesome and probably appropriately named. And you’re thinking to yourself, ‘Wait, that photo ain’t no black+white.’ Well, that’s the beauty of some of these filters . . . you can change the Effect Strength so it only uses a partial part of the B+W filter.


Now let’s take a look at some of that B+W in a whole other way.

New York City. Is there any town more iconic? The energy that resides there–day and night. There’s nothing like it. That’s why I loved changing the look of this photo that I took out of the front window of the bus to this contrasty, grungy, black and white photo. It says NYC to me.

Here’s a look at the changes I made to it. Again, hovering over the Stylets available gives you an instant view of what will happen if you choose it. And the beautiful Rad Lab will allow you to alter various parts of that Stylet.


Last, but not least, here’s an engagement photo of my nephew and his (now) wife.

This was seriously one of the most fun photo shoots I’ve done. It makes it easy when you have a great location combined with two theater people and several . . . ehem . . . ‘costume’ changes.

With this photo I wanted an old + faded vintage look. Rad Lab to the rescue! Just a few clicks and voila!

Again, changes in intensities gets me exactly what I want–just a little slider. It’s so easy. You can see I added Skinny Jeans and unchecked it because it didn’t achieve the look I wanted. I want ‘skinny jeans’ any time I can get, but as a Stylet it just wasn’t workin’ for this photo.

Seriously. Love this little program. The Totally Rad guys are geniuses! :) And if you haven’t gotten their Pic Tap Go on your iPhone/iPad? You are seriously missing out! (check out my review HERE)

And because of this passion for this little program, I decided to become an affiliate with them. I never promote anything I don’t believe in much less put a link for it on my sidebar. But I love this program that much.

And becoming an affiliate has its perks. (insert great big smile here)

If any of you are interested in this fabulous program–or any of the other fun things that Totally Rad has to offer, I have a coupon code for 15% off for you to use! Yahoo!

Just use the code 1543KERRI at checkout and you just saved yourself some bucks. 

love that.

But wait. It gets better!

Guess what else I have today!



That’s right boys and girls!
One lucky person will win their
very own copy of Rad Lab!

Great googlie mooglie! How awesome is that???

Here’s how you can get multiple chances to win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I’ll draw a winner Saturday morning.

Thanks Totally Rad!
You guys rock!

2017-10-18T15:05:36+00:00August 21st, 2013|photography, totally rad|104 Comments


  1. Marilyn Bronson August 21, 2013 at 4:01 am

    Loved the engagement photos you took and if Rad helped with those I’m all in. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  2. Sue Alg August 21, 2013 at 4:44 am

    Sue A
    Mukwonago, WI

  3. Barb Mc August 21, 2013 at 5:34 am

    I would love to win RADLAB! Thanks for the chance!

  4. Margie Visnick August 21, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Margie Visnick
    Humboldt, TN

  5. Cari August 21, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Love the pic tap go app! I bought it after you recommended it! I would love to be able to use the filters with Photoshop Elements! Thanks for the chance to win, Kerri!

  6. Tammy Davis August 21, 2013 at 6:49 am

    These examples are just beautiful! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  7. Tammy Davis August 21, 2013 at 6:51 am

    Very sorry! I just saw the question!
    Tammy Davis
    Altus, OK

  8. Natalie (QSOgirl) August 21, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Natalie in Ellicott City, MD

  9. Kathleen D August 21, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Ever since you previewed Rad Lab I’ve been yearning for it. It would be super awesome to win it!

    Kathleen D
    St. Augustine, FL

  10. Rebecca Fellows August 21, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Thank you so much for a chance to win! I think Radlab would be awesome to have! P.S. you don’t want to know what BAMF stands for. Just enjoy the effects. ;)

  11. Rebecca Fellows August 21, 2013 at 7:14 am

    West Valley City, Utah.

  12. SusanP August 21, 2013 at 7:23 am

    This program looks awesome! I’d love to win a copy!

  13. Susan Kopp August 21, 2013 at 7:24 am

    I would love to win this for sure!! The picture of your nephew and his wife is stunning, it’s just like they were in the 40’s on the Oriental Express. Too Cool!

  14. Dawn N August 21, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Huge fan of what Rad Lab can do – and your pics look great! It just hasnt been in my budget. I will be keeping my fingers crossed! Great giveaway – and always something fun happening over here.

  15. Jacqueline R August 21, 2013 at 7:43 am

    These edits look amazing!


  16. Roxane F. August 21, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Looks amazing! Thanks for a chance to win!
    Roxane F.
    Elburn, IL

  17. Julie Learned August 21, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Julie from Cottage Grove, WI

  18. Alice Isenbart August 21, 2013 at 7:55 am

    I totally love my PicTapGo app! Hoping I’ll be able to add RadLab to the ‘ol aresenal!

    Alice I.
    Marriottsville, MD

  19. Tiffany H August 21, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Tiffany H
    Metairie, LA

  20. Lynda Callan Griffith August 21, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Thanks for a chance to win

  21. Michele Geraci August 21, 2013 at 8:16 am

    I love all you do; it is so creative and fun, and I get so many new ideas from you. I would love to win the Rad Lab so I can try some of the things you have taught me, plus experiment with my own ideas.
    Thanks so much.
    Michele from Michigan

  22. LinhC August 21, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Linh from birmingham, al

  23. Sandra M. August 21, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Luv all your photos … and the way Rad has enhanced them! Thanks for the chance at a fantastic giveaway!

    Sandra from Vancouver, B.C.

  24. Dawn McF August 21, 2013 at 8:29 am

    I love the pic tap go app! And would love to win this for photoshop!! Thanks for the chance.

  25. Dawn M August 21, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Dawn M from Georgetown Texas would love to win RadLab! Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. Beth August 21, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Beth from Noblesville, IN

    I use PicTapGo on my phone, but having this on my computer would be AMAZING!! Thanks, Kerri!

  27. Kenna P. August 21, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Kerri, Rad Lab is fantastic! Just what I was looking for to add character to my photos. Thanks for the opportunity to win in Bolivar, Missouri!!

  28. Debi N August 21, 2013 at 9:04 am

    I would love to win RadLab! I need all the help I can get with my photos! Thank you for the opportunity to win in Little Elm, TX!

  29. Judy Stiles August 21, 2013 at 9:16 am

    What a great giveaway! Would be awesome to win RadLab! Your “AFTER” pics are AMAZING!

  30. Jessica August 21, 2013 at 9:20 am

    LOVE it!! I especially love the NYC photo!!

  31. Sarah Q August 21, 2013 at 9:21 am

    I’ve been looking at RadLab for ages!

  32. Lynne August 21, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Would love to win – thanks for the opportunity.

  33. Sarah Q August 21, 2013 at 9:23 am

    I’m Sarah and I’m from near Newark, DE!

  34. Cindy Stich August 21, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I love what you can do with RadLab. Hope to win because I’ve been looking at it forever! Thanks for a great giveaway.
    Cindy from Cantrall, IL.

  35. becky h August 21, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I want this program so much. I love Pic-tap-go on my phone and I know I will love this.

  36. Dolly August 21, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Dolly from BC
    This looks TOO FABULOUS!! please pic me!

  37. Susan August 21, 2013 at 9:51 am

    This looks so cool! I love it when you can make an original look so different.

  38. Pam Claeys August 21, 2013 at 9:58 am

    If this posts twice, so sorry. That’s how anxious I am to make sure I’m entered for this awesome product! Thank you!

    Pam Claeys
    Malden, MO

  39. LauraM August 21, 2013 at 10:19 am

    RadLab looks awesome – thanks for the chance to win!

  40. Nancy Barnes August 21, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Nancy Barnes
    Phoenix, AZ

  41. Rhadonda August 21, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Rhadonda, Sterling, IL Thanks!

  42. ConnieC August 21, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Connie C
    Greenwood, SC

    Very nice giveaway. It’s a great program, I loved the trial.

  43. Kristen V August 21, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Kristen from Kansas!

  44. Phyllis B. August 21, 2013 at 11:47 am

    This must be great fun to play with…

  45. Simmone D. August 21, 2013 at 11:54 am

    I am so excited to have a chance to win RadLab. I have heard great things about it.

  46. Amber b August 21, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Would love this — perfect timing as I have a girls scrapping getaway this wknd!!!

  47. Machelle August 21, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Looks like loads of fun! Hope I win!

  48. MelissaW August 21, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Representing Michigan, here! Would love to win this filter set!

  49. Machelle August 21, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Just saw I’m supposed to say where I’m from! Oops! California.

  50. Karen L August 21, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Would love to win this…..sounds fabulous

  51. Trina August 21, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Trina, California

  52. LisaM August 21, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    What a neat program. WOuld love something like that. Thanks for the great chance to win it.

    Stevensville, Montana :)

  53. Sandy R. August 21, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Wow! would love to win! Sandy R. from North Bay Ontario Canada

  54. Jeannie Lafaye August 21, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    I am just learning Photoshop, and I’m having so much fun! Radlab looks like it would be such a cool addition to my Photoshop tools.My name is Jeannie, and I’m from White Rock, BC, Canada.

  55. Debra B August 21, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Debra B

    San Marcos, CA

  56. KathyL August 21, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    I love their actions and use them a lot. This would be great to win. Thanks

  57. Kristy August 21, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    I would love to win RADLAB. Thanks for a chance to win!

  58. CLR August 21, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    This looks.very interesting. Thanks for the chance to win.

  59. Ashley August 21, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Ashley from Lehi, UT.

  60. CLR August 21, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    From Colorado.1

  61. Candy August 21, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Maybe my eyes aren’t working right, but I like all those photos before you did anything to them. Call me funny, wait, you already did! Hugs & Aloha.

  62. Rhonda O August 21, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Rhonda O
    Bend OR

  63. Cheryl :) August 21, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Rad Lab look like so much fun. Thanks for the info and giveaway!!!
    Cheryl – Keytesville, MO

  64. Tania K August 21, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE those actions! Have wanted them forever! Your edits are spectacular! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  65. Angie Kaczynski August 21, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Angie – Milwaukee, WI

  66. Nashonne August 21, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    This is an interesting app. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Crete, IL

  67. Deenas August 21, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Deena S, Wilmington, NC

  68. Brandy S August 21, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    This program looks great!

  69. Bernice J August 21, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Bernice Janssen, Alberta Canada

  70. Kathy N August 21, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Rad Lab looks totally awesome!

  71. Tonia August 22, 2013 at 2:21 am

    I would love to win RADLAB! Edits to the photos are awesome!

  72. Teresa S August 22, 2013 at 6:32 am

    Teresa S.

    Nashville TN

  73. Julia August 22, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Hi!!! this is Julia from Staunton. I am so excited for the opportunity to win.

  74. AmyMpls August 22, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Amy – Minneapolis

    Sounds like a really cool program that I would love to try!

  75. Carol F. August 22, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

  76. Carol F. August 22, 2013 at 9:52 am

    forgot to add where I’m from – northeast Nebraska.

  77. Karen August 22, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    My name is Karen and I am from Cleveland Ohio. Thanks for the chance to win. I would love to have this program.

  78. Mariann August 22, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Love this. Mariann – Rødekro, Denmark

  79. Charlene August 22, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Love your edits. Charlene from Austin, Texas

  80. Elaine J. Bowman August 22, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Love Rad Lab! I use some of their Actions.
    Elaine B.
    Kanab, UT

  81. Mitzy August 22, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Love it! Mitzy from Dallas, TX

  82. Robin August 22, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Wow! Your pics are awesome! You make it look so easy!
    Atlanta, GA

  83. Heather August 22, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Love how you’ve changed the whole feeling of the photos!

    Prince Edward Island, Canada

  84. Amber August 22, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    I’m Amber from Arizona and I’d love to win this! Thanks for the chance, Kerri!

  85. Lynn M August 22, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    What a great giveaway. Love your blog.

  86. Jodi Ellis August 22, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Looks like this could become another favorite photo app!

  87. Sarah Daviner August 23, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Fantastic giveaway, thank you :)

  88. Gina Nathan August 23, 2013 at 9:20 am

    I had a trial version of Rad Lab and loved t but couldn’t afford to buy it. Thank you for the chance to win it.

  89. Audrey V August 23, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Audrey, Kremmling, CO

  90. Stephanie @ BeeTreeStudios August 23, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Amazing photographs! I love PicTapGo and I’ve been wanting to try out RadLab, I’ve only heard good things about it!

    Stephanie C.
    Newport News, VA

  91. Nicole August 23, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Pinehurst, NC

  92. Diane August 23, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Hi I’ve heard so much about this, but its not in my budget right now. I’d love to win it!

  93. Ginger August 23, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Thanks for always inspiring me!!

    Ginger Voth

  94. Jean August 23, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    It would be awesome to win this!

  95. Teresa August 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Looks great Kerri, thanks for the giveaway! Teresa, Melbourne, Australia.

  96. Vera W Yates August 23, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    This looks fun to play with. Thanks for the giveaway.

  97. Dana August 23, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    I would totally love to win this!! Thanks so much for the chance!

  98. Jenny Rosen August 23, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Jenny R
    Tucson, AZ

  99. Donna August 23, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Thanks so much for the opportunities to win this program! It sounds awesome!

  100. Lola Fields August 23, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    This looks like fun! I’m going to check it out. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Creative Hugs,

  101. Lacey August 23, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Lacey here from Albion, Nebraska! Thank you for the chance to win.

  102. Chris August 23, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Thanks for a chance to win. Awesome!

  103. Suz August 23, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    This looks so cool. And your pictures came out amazing!

  104. Karen P August 23, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    I downloaded the trial after reading your other post. I have been having lots of fun. To win would be great, but if not I’ll take advantage of the discount! Thanks!
    I am a neighbor to the west in Idaho.
    OMG I didn’t get the CAPTCHA correct! what a dork

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