Neodigital Art | Editing tutorial
Neodigital Art is about using your computer to make something artistic; in my case from a photograph and so this means editing. I prefer Windows Live Photo gallery rather than the more complex Photoshop. I opened this photo in Windows Live Photo Gallery. I took this photo of the lake frozen over in December. The light was quite good and in the afternoon I had the light behind me. I was shooting down the lake rather than a cross it to get depth. The trees also add some depth to the picture. At the top of the page you can see an option to click to edit, organise or share; obviously I clicked edit. I chose this picture again.
Now you can see the editing tools. I have added warmth to the picture by adjusting the colour temperature. I also added contrast and brightness. After I took this screen shot I also moved the highlights slider across to the left. The sliders on the histogram also move for interesting effects.
This was what it looked like after editing, a lighter brighter picture. I’m not too sure if it’s level though, but Windows Live photo gallery will also help you make a picture level. I decided to try straightening it and turning it sepia:
I don’t think it was level! I took a few shots in the same place and icy pictures can come in useful for Christmas and New Year:
I levelled this one and there is less of the tree but the swans and ducks give the picture more depth. I also cropped the picture for widescreen then I used Paint to add the New Year message. Just add a text box in a clear part of the picture and choose a suitable font. I did resize the picture to 50% of it’s size before doing the text to get it the right size.
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This entry was posted on 3, January 2012 by Mike10613. It was filed under NeoDigital Art, photography and was tagged with Color temperature, frozen lake, neodigital, Neodigital Art, Neodigital Art is social and open to everyone, photography, Windows Live Photo Gallery.