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Customized Coloring Books

Instructables User PenfoldPlant Teaches People How to Make Their Own

— October 10, 2014 — Life-Stages
Children can color stock images of princesses, animals and more, or they can be given a customized coloring book that is chock full of fun family photos of all the people they know and love. A truly personal and thoughtful gift, these customized coloring books can be made by family members or even by friends who are looking for a meaningful gift for a birthday celebration or even Christmas event.

Instructables user PenfoldPlant has created an easy step-by-step guide to create one's own customized coloring book. He uses a free online platform called Pixlr, but also notes that Photoshop and GIMP can also be useful if people have the programs on hand. Once a photo is chosen, all a person needs to do is edited using one of these programs to desaturate, invert and flatten the image.
Trend Themes
1. Customized Coloring Books - Creating personalized coloring books with family photos presents an innovative way to engage children.
2. Online Photo Editing Platforms - The rise of online platforms like Pixlr, Photoshop, and GIMP enable easy photo editing for customized coloring books.
3. Meaningful and Personalized Gifts - The demand for thoughtful gifts like customized coloring books for special occasions opens up disruptive innovation opportunities.
Industry Implications
1. Photo Printing and Publishing - Companies in the photo printing and publishing industry can capitalize on the trend of customized coloring books by offering specialized products and services.
2. Online Platforms and Software - The growth of online photo editing platforms like Pixlr, Photoshop, and GIMP creates opportunities for innovative software solutions and collaborations.
3. Toy and Gift Industry - The toy and gift industry can explore the market for personalized and meaningful gifts, such as customized coloring books, to attract new customers.
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