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Neodigital art | Editing to create art


I think this photograph is quite artistic, it was a good shot and then I edited it to try to get something artistic. This is the original picture:

THE SANNA - ART original

It’s a good picture but after editing, adding highlights and some contrast, it looks better and has more detail. The bark on the tree is more defined.

THE SANNA - ART extreme 

If you want a more alien landscape, you can alter the histogram and experiment a little. This picture is a little more extreme. I added reds and brought out the colour of the water more.


If you want a picture as an opening shot to a horror movie or a spooky book cover then you can choose monochrome. Different editing gives your picture different moods.

I hope you liked today’s picture, it was edited with Windows Live photo gallery, it’s free! That is part of Windows Live essentials. Make sure you get the right version for your version of Windows.

I’ll be posting another Neodigital Art blog on a zillion ideas today. Why not check that out too? Today’s picture is of Moorcroft pool (the Sanna) in Moorcroft Wood.


19 responses

  1. alex

    awesome =) I’m still trying to figure out paint. I’m not good with this kinda stuff

    30, October 2012 at 12:31 pm

    • Hi Alex,

      Paint is useful for adding text to pictures, like adding ‘Merry Christmas’ to a snow picture. You can also paste a picture on top of a picture and create a collage in Paint. The Windows live programs are free and easy to use too.

      Thanks for the comment.

      30, October 2012 at 2:51 pm

      • alex

        I did download it,will eventually get around to playing with it =)

        30, October 2012 at 7:53 pm

      • Hi Alex,

        Any problem with Live gallery let me know. It’s easy to use, but has some weird bits you have to get used to. You can revert to the original picture and it saves automatically when you go to the next picture. It’s good when you get past the weird bits though.

        30, October 2012 at 9:38 pm

  2. I think I like the orginal shot the best, but they are all good.

    30, October 2012 at 2:37 pm

    • Hi,

      I don’t think I could really improve on that first one. It is worth experimenting though, you never know what you’ll come up with. I think monochrome suits building and bridges better.

      Thanks for the comment.

      30, October 2012 at 2:53 pm

      • I’ll have to agree with you as I know sod all about it 🙂

        30, October 2012 at 3:20 pm

  3. Hi Mike, Wow, what a difference editing can make! These are my favorite posts, where you show what to do and what not to do. The one with reds and yellows make the lake look like there was a toxic spill!

    I like the top picture the best. The colors are warm but that picture also sets a mood. I especially like the effect on the sky.

    The black and white one is exactly what you said, perfect for a horror novel.

    31, October 2012 at 12:34 am

    • Your Zillion ideas link doesn’t work. Is that blog down?

      31, October 2012 at 12:37 am

    • Hi Carolyn,

      I fixed that link. Live writer made it a secure link for some reason with an https! The picture ewith the reds actually brought out the reds that are really there. That is sand and I made it even more red! It is interesting what the editing can do, even if it’s quite simple editing. One feature of Smoothdraw 3 is solarize, that makes it look like an X-Ray, really spooky!

      Thanks for visiting. I’m having a good week on the stock market, but my car is being fied and I’m struggling for time to fit everything in!

      31, October 2012 at 10:23 am

  4. I liked them all…but the spooky one fit my mood! 🙂 Very nice work!

    2, November 2012 at 5:03 am

    • Hi,

      I think they’re all a bit spooky! I don’t have any new photos to use, the weather hasn’t been very suitable. It’s freezing now, but i hope to capture some of the Autumn colours before winter arrives.

      Thanks for commenting.

      2, November 2012 at 10:37 am

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