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Neodigital Art | Before and After


This week I’ve started with a before and after of my poppies picture. The original picture was shot in bad light on a demolition site. You can see fairly easily how I have cropped the picture. The editing is harder to explain, but I used PhotoScape and used the watercolour pencil option. It was also resized, as was the original.

If you’re going to combine two or more pictures in PhotoScape like this make sure they are both the same size.


I went to Bilston craft gallery this week and photographed some of the work of Jane Wilson from Shrewsbury. This is part of her collection, “hitting the right notes”. It’s in wood, made from the parts of piano keys. I was really tempted to buy one of these, because they are for sale. It would be difficult to choose which one to have!


This is an amusing edit of a shot I took on Sunday afternoon. I’ve made it look like a stamp. I like the colours in this shot, the greens are great, but the sky wasn’t white. It is difficult when it’s cloudy but sunny too, choosing what white balance to use and many of my shots came out too exposed.

art - Walsall

I took this shot on Sunday too outside of Walsall Art Gallery. You can see the light was difficult. One side of those buildings has shade and the other side is brightly lit by the sun. I got the bikes in the foreground for depth and in editing, I used colorize to get the effect I wanted. There are lots of interesting patterns and an interesting effect, but the place is still recognisable.

Mill before and after

This is where the water wheel used to be at Forge Mill. The ‘before’ is on the left and an ‘after’ edit on the right. I added a frame to both pictures too. I’m not so sure about this edit. The light was difficult though, that side of the building was in shade. You can click that to make it larger for a better view.


It’s another shot of that hand cart at Forge Mill Farm, but this is from a different angle and I have the pattern on the wall to the right to add to the interest.

A lot of people are investing in art now, because you get a nice addition to your home and an investment too. I was tempted by Jane Wilson’s work this week. I also saw Damien Hirst’s work at Walsall Art gallery. I like the Pharmacist’s Creed, but couldn’t afford that! If you could own one of these pictures, which would you choose? Please share your thoughts in the comments box. You can also follow me on Twitter.

3 Responses

  1. Pingback: Neodigital Art | Inspired by galleries | Mike10613's Blog

  2. Very cool, Mike! My favourite is the stamp. Royal Mail should hire you as their stamp designer! Love how you used the perforated edge.

    October 8, 2013 at 15:19

    • Hi Carolyn,

      I have bought shares in Royal Mail and so it would be fitting that I designed all the new stamps! I did more on my WordPress blog and there are some on Facebook.

      I have a new guest writer who will have a article published next Monday. I just finished editing it!

      I’ll get a team of writers and my pictures in an art gallery yet! 🙂

      October 8, 2013 at 16:43

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