Coloring books are a great way to keep a child's attention and occupy their time. They also provide a creative outlet for a child's inner Picasso that is several times more preferable than your walls or new furniture. However, you can even make these for yourself. After all, coloring can be a way to relieve stress and meditate, Follow these steps to learn how to turn any photo into a colorless page.
Step 1: Go to http://pixlr.com and click the link "Open photo editor." Find the image you'd like to use from any of the sources listed on the next page that loads.
Step 2: From the drop-down menu called Adjustment, pick Desaturate. The image should now be black and white. Right-click on the Background layer in the Layer window on the right-hand side. Select the Duplicate Layer from the menu that appears.
Step 3: Open the Adjustment menu again, this time selecting Invert from the list of options (make sure that the layer Background copy is selected in the Layer window).
Step 4: Click on the Layer settings button in the Layer window (this button looks like the two arrows pointing left and right). A drop-down menu labeled Mode will appear. Change the mode to Add.
Step 5: Now open the Filter menu and select the option Gaussian blur. With a slider in it, a new window will open. Adjust the level of the slider until you like your picture.
Step 6: The top part of the Layers window will have what looks like a graph displayed in it with three sliders (black, gray, and white) at the bottom. Move the black slider almost all the way to the right, and then adjust the positions of the gray and white slider until the outlines in the image visibly sharpened.
Coloring has the power to calm your brain's anxiety node, the amygdala. By reducing the thoughts of a restless mind, it produces the same state as meditating. It promotes awareness and calmness, which helps the mind to get some rest after a hard day at work. It could also improve their motor skills and vision. The coloring goes beyond being a relaxation practice that is enjoyable. It requires the two hemispheres of the brain to communicate. Although logic allows us to stay within the lines, a creative thinking process is created by choosing colors.
Improve sleep We know we get a better night’s sleep when avoiding engaging with electronics at night because exposure to the emitted light reduces your levels of the sleep hormone, melatonin. Coloring is a calming and electronic-free bedtime routine that will not interfere with your melatonin level. Improve focus. Coloring requires you to focus, but not so much that it’s stressful.