Wednesday, 17 February 2016

THE FASCINATION OF PHOTO-EDITING

As my blogging friends will know, I have a fascination with painting something then playing with photo-editing to enhance/change it. 

Here I took a small part of two paintings and spent a few hours with a photo-editor.

There was no complicated editing or digital repainting involved, just playing with filters, colour changes, a bit of resizing and adding a frame, the sort of thing possible with one of the basic free photo-editors.


The original fishy painting




and the edited version.





The original roses painting




and the edited version





Of course, then there is no original painting to hang on the wall, but there are so many other ways to use an (original) digital painting, such as making cards or a little notebook.




I never seem to have enough cards and I can always use little notebooks, either for myself or to give as gifts.


What do you think about using photo-editing to make new art?  Have you tried it?  Or are you a purely traditional painter?




Linking to 
and linking the book cover to
"Moo-Mania", theme "Hearts".

40 comments:

  1. Oh, Sheila...These are precious, and I love the way you modified each original. The colors are sosososo pretty. You could always take a shot of the original in RAW and end up with enough pixels to enlarge the picture to put on a wall. But, they are precious as cards or as a little book. I LOVE making wee books, medium books, large books. There is something about them that I really enjoy. I have a drawer full, but I cannot give them away. They are too much fun to go back and look at with a grin on my face. LOVED you post. Hugs...g

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  2. your pieces are lovely both ways.
    perhaps you will inspire me to play with my art and see what happens.
    so far i am a traditional painter. Perhaps my photography business gives me plenty of computer time with that art.

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  3. Your drawings are always so pretty in original and do not really need digital alteration!
    But if you can play with the possibilities, it is always new fascination as everything changes very quickly. I think it's always exciting. I sometimes like digital-changing, when a photo has become not so good ... so it can still be saved. Ulrike

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  4. Hi Sheila, as you know I love your digital sorcery! The first digital one looks frosty and I hope your lovely fish with it's for legs will not catch a cold! It's a wonderful frosty under water world.
    To the roses: I don't know wich one I like more, although there are very different. The digital one is bigger think and the contrast are stroner. Therefore I can see a lot of details wich I can't see in original. There is a face (again) in the right blossom. The one in the middle has a very nice body and and a shoes on her feet. Yes feet - I can see two of them. At the bottom of the left flower I can see a grey fish with a very wide open muzzle.
    I will stop now...
    Wonderful pictures!!
    Beate

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    1. ....which .....they .... I think.... stronger.....which.... the original....
      So many mistakes in just a few lines....

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  5. Glad you had fun with your digital alterations. The notebook looks great. Hugs, Valerie

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  6. I can do some very basic stuff with Picasa and Gimp. But only very basic. I don't really paint because I don't like what I attempt to draw. I love your abstract art, but not my own. I am always enchanted and fascinated with your art pieces in traditional form and edited form. I sit here with my mouth open in awe like you just performed a magic trick. LoL. Cards and notebooks are perfect makes with your edited pieces. And so easy to share.

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  7. Love how you have altered the beautiful originals, it is fun changing images and scenes digitally.
    Yvonne xx

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  8. Another great little animal digital story. I like using filters but don't do it often but it does make a great print to use for cards and you cute notebook. xox

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  9. Gorgeous notebook cover...love all the digital edits...really beautiful! You know I do... and I've done some digital collage with some of my patterned work too. I love all your stunning colourful results!! The thing I love most is that it's a truly unique original in the end. It's always a surprise to the artist what transpires too!! Great process!! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Giggles

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  10. This cover turned out AWESOME. It's amazing what you can do with a photo editing program. This turned out so well. I was really impressed with how different the fish morphed into a kaleidoscope of color and design.

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  11. Love the cover on your notebook and the way you have played digitally.

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  12. Hello Sheila
    I love your photo editing it taked your creativity to a different level. However I love both the originals and the photo editing but my favourite of all is the little booklet.
    It is exquisite. X

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  13. Super mixture of paint and photoshop. Love the wee caterpillar, a chameleon of magnificent colour management. Love it, Awesome !!

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  14. A super cover Sheila! Your digital playing is unique!

    Susi

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  15. I love your digital pieces. Its so much fun to play and change colors. And make new effects to. I don't use it a lot with my art except with my photos I love to do it. Hugs!

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  16. Beautiful examples for an effective photo-editing! I really like your paintings and the results after editing. You have a wonderful and unique style for both!
    Hugs, Annette

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  17. Amazing alterations, Sheila. The book cover ia gorgeous. You are right, there are many possibilities to use your unique art.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my friend ♥
    P.S. Thank you for the supporting comments you kindly left on my site ♥

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  18. i love how you sometimes Change the mood of a painting completely by playing with filters or inverting (i suppose). you really have acquired a lot of useful skills in this Play!
    i don´t know why, but in photoshop i someway got stuck in using layers, brushes etc, but never went on to the filter department. maybe one day i will find the time (and feel the urge) to explore this, too. never say never.

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  19. What a great idea! Your photo editing is always very beautiful! The notebook cover is really great!
    ♥lich Claudia

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  20. I LOVE that little notebook!! It's perfect and like you, I always love to have a little book in my handbag for shopping lists and to write stuff down when inspiration strikes! What a great idea for your digital designs!

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  21. Cards and notebooks, oh yes, they are just perfect for your beautiful art!

    I do plenty of digital art, combine paintings and photos, photos and photos, paintings and paintings, variations are so many. And it's so fun!!

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  22. I think both versions are beautiful, it looks like fun. I haven't tried much photo editing other than croping and changing the lighting a little. But it looks like fun :) Yes real life gets in the way of creativity at times. Take care, Shirley xx

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  23. It looks fun, and I have tried it but didn't like it too much. Yours are beautiful in both versions.

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  24. love these both the original and redos! I have played with digital art in PSE and have made cards but I find it hard to get back into as I much prefer painty fingers:)

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  25. Wow and wow again. You know me I like my hands covered in paint and glue the messier the better but you do that as well so clever you with your photo editing. Love the little book cover.

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  26. Hi Sheila. Wow, this is great work. I love the changes. Great job.

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  27. Thank you ♥♥♥ for linking to Moo Mania & More Sheila!
    Wishing you a nice weekend!
    oxo
    Susi

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  28. That little notebook is just gorgeous! Do you sew them? I have been experimenting with layering and I'm fascinated by the results. I definitely want to explore more :-)

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  29. Wow what a difference but I like it either way. Love how you made the booklet.

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  30. What a fabulous idea to tinker and make your art so different but still so your own. love the little notebook.
    Happy PPF
    Vicki-Ann :)

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  31. You really know how to change your art with some editing. Very nice work!

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  32. Fantastic digital changes! I love your book cover! Hugs, Chrisx

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  33. How cool that you can digitally edit! I have no ability--although I have a Cintiq--I just can't get the hang of it. Have a great weekend. xo

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  34. Your notebook cover is stunning, Sheila! I love those rich colours and beautiful shapes. You should sell them ....

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  35. Sorry to make it round here so late. You know I love your quirky art and I love how you can transform it digitally with photo editing, I think it's pretty magical and it always fills me with wonder, it's a fabulous way of using art and re-cycling it, giving it a new life and making such beautiful and unique pieces, I love your style! I do love to try a little photo editing but am still to take it a little further than what I do.

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  36. Wonderful! The notebook is so cool!! Happy PPF :)

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  37. That sounds like a lot of fun, and gives a finished piece of work a plethora of possibilities. I need to try that sometime. Blessings!

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  38. What you do with your artwork and editing is always a delight.
    You say it's nothing fancy just filters and such...but it is definitely unique and interesting.
    Making cards and notebook covers is brilliant use of your creations too Sheila?
    What kind of printer do you use I'm wondering.
    oxo

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  39. I am really so impressed of your photo editing skills!!!!!!! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE this cute notebook! It is phantastic artwork!

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