Digital Editing Can Turn An Ordinaly Photo Into A Masterpiece
Digital Editing Can Turn An Ordinaly Photo Into A Masterpiece! I have to admit, digital editing has very little to do with actually taking great pictures but I wanted to throw it in to my site anyway simply because I personally find it interesting and very useful.
This is the digital equivalent to having a well-equipped photographic darkroom. I figured that if you’re interested in this kind of thing you’ll read this page. If you aren’t, you won’t. (How do you like that for logic?!)
Digital Editing – digital art
If you’re starting with a digital camera, you’re a little ahead of the game. If you’re starting with a photograph, you’re gonna need a scanner. Cheap scanners work okay but the more expensive ones do much finer work. By “finer”, I mean that the scanner will provide you with a better-quality finished product.
There are a number of pieces of digital editing software that will remove red-eye. However, only few of them do it really well. Most of the reasonably priced ones that I’ve worked with don’t have much in the way of additional retouching features. I’ve chosen to put my money on PaintShop Pro for two basic reasons – price and features.
Adobe makes an exceptional digital editing product called Print Shop. You can do just about anything you can dream up in terms of photo manipulation and enhancement. It’s my first choice except for the fact it’s around six-hundred bucks.
You Have Lots Of Options For Enhancing Your Pictures
In September, I got a copy of PaintShop Pro by me for just under a hundred dollars. I can do pretty much anything I will ever want to do without breaking the bank to buy the software. Below this are a couple of couple of very small examples of what I have done with it. Adobe recently purchased Jasc so I don’t know how long the lower priced product will be around.
First of all, I did a vertical pan shot of the Cantera office tower in downtown Calgary that I was originally going to use as part of my website ‘decor’. However, the navigation bar grew so big you couldn’t see the picture so I took it out.
The day I took the shot, the best shooting angle I could get was from across the street. Unfortunately, parking was scarce and the rear end of my car wound up in the picture and detracted from it. So, I retouched it out. Simple as that.
Here’s what I mean: In this demo shot I left part of the car in place to give you a better idea of what happens during the digital editing process.
I took a pretty decent snapshot (you know, one of those rare times where you ‘luck out’ and actually get a good snap shot) of my oldest grandson. (Tate’s gonna love this!) The unfortunate part is the terrible red-eye, so I removed it with a digital editing software program. Tnis is pretty basic stuff and something you can do very easily to your snapshots.
You can have a ton of fun when you can change the appearance of a picture you really like using digital editing. For instance, I’ve always been partial to oil paintings but (of course) couldn’t afford a living room full of them.
Next best thing – change the surface of a photographs I want to display on the wall to look like an oil painting.
Here’s what I did (and I really hope you can actually see the brush stroke texture on your monitor.)
Digital Editing Can Turn An Ordinaly Photo Into A Masterpiece!