box fort

Photo editing fun. Creating a stylized version of a cherished family moment.

December 3, 2021

After moving into their new house, Heather Smith’s three kids decided to build a fort in their living room out of the empty moving boxes, and Heather snapped a few photos of the family moment. She then created a fun little photo edit to make the image look a little more dreamy and painterly. Using some basic techniques and textures, along with her Wacom Intuos Pro tablet, Heather turned the everyday photo into something fun and unique, which reflected the joy and enthusiasm of her kids’ creation.


Heather found her mouse was just not cutting it when it came to editing in Photoshop, and she knew she had to find a better tool to get the results she desired. “I started using the Wacom Intuos Pro medium and it has been a game changer! I purchased the Intuos Pro about 5 years ago and have not looked back since!”

Here are five reasons why Heather relies on Wacom Intuos Pro for her photo edits:

  1. It allows for better masking in Photoshop.
  2. Easier to hone in on the details than with a mouse.
  3. It is a lot easier on my wrist than editing with a mouse.
  4. Shortened my editing time tremendously
  5. Hands down the BEST purchase I could have made to increase my editing proficiency.

Here’s the before image of the box fort:

original photo


Used in this tutorial:

Storyville Simplicity Presets, Storyville Retouch Action, Storyville Ultimate Dodge & Burn Action, Storyville Urban Texture, Storyville Painterly Action, Storyville Smoothing & Sharpening Action

You can find everything used at

About Heather Smith and Storyville Photography




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