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Neodigital Art | Creative editing

A bridge at the end of the bridle way in Sandwell Valley. Artistic edit.

I’ve been doing more creative editing this week with PhotoScape. I like combining words and pictures and doing unusual things. Here I’ve combined my photo of this bridge with a perforated ‘stamp’ border and added a word to describe the image. It’s different!

Conversatory in West Park, Wolverhampton, Tuesday 16th July 2013

Simon James took this photo in West Park, Wolverhampton. I added some contrast and a gradient border. I think this border suits light coloured or white buildings.

A Bridge in Sandwell Valley Country Park

The gradient border can also be oval as in this picture. You have to crop the photo to get the subject centred in the oval.

Vicarage road

This photo isn’t very artistic, but I made it grey scale and added a slight vignette then a simple white border to try to create a mood.

The wall at the rear of a gothic church

I really like this photo and here I’ve made it sepia, then added a border usually used for wedding photos. I don’t do wedding photos, but if I did I might try some artistic ones like this. I’m having one of my pictures printed 30 inches by 20 inches and this is one I would like printed too.

What do you like? Please us the comments box to have your say. You can also follow me on Twitter. I also have some more photos and editing in my post today on a Zillion Ideas. Check out Fun with Photos, I’ve even done a Christmas greeting. Why not edit a photo to fit the header on your Facebook page wishing all your friends Merry Christmas. Start now and you’ll have plenty of time to get the edit just right…

Coming soon… Taking shots with your phone and editing.


4 responses

  1. Hi Mike, I really like what you did with Simon’s photo. That building is stunning and the way you edited it made it seem like a picture post card.

    I like the way you contrasted the gradient borders showing us the difference between the West Park border and the oval border.

    The stamp border is cool too. I could see that image being used as a postal stamp!

    The vignette edit makes that photo look quite old even though you probably took it recently!

    The bottom photo is simply amazing, though I’m not a fan of the border as I feel it distracts from the simple beauty of the photo. But that’s a great way to illustrate the effects of borders. Choosing the right one is very important!

    5, November 2013 at 12:57 pm

    • Hi Carolyn,

      Some of these borders can be used for portraits too. I think small details can make a picture more interesting and artistic. I took the photo of the houses just because of the view in the distance, but that doesn’t show up very clearly. That road has the church at the top which is perhaps 700 years old and a 500 year old pub at the bottom… I’m going to photograph the windmill one the days!

      5, November 2013 at 6:41 pm

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