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Neodigital Art: distorts

Metro before perspective

With PhotoScape you can combine lots of editing features to create something original, something that you created as art. You start with a scan of a drawing or a photograph and then starts experimenting with editing. I took this photograph of a tram on the Midland Metro on a sunny morning.

I used a distort called perspective on last week’s edits, but I did it with other features and didn’t distort the image too much. This week I’ll do quite a radical distort, so you can see what it does:

Metro perspective

I think it looks quite cool, but the white bits at the sides need to be cropped off.

Metro negative perspective

Here I have cropped off the white bits and then added another effect. In PhotoScape you can choose a focal point and apply different effects. I’ve made the focal point the tram and then made the rest of the picture like a negative. You can also make the train lighter and leave the rest of the picture the same. That effect can be used on people and it is frequently used in religious pictures to make people or children look angelic. I think in this picture the tram looks like it’s going from one dimension to another! Instead of making the outside of the picture like a negative, I could have chosen other effects.

For this effect select ‘region out of focus’ from the filter menu, then click the focus of the effect and then choose what effect you want. In this image I have chosen ‘blur’.

Blur

You can do lots of interesting things, even make it look like you have an X-Ray camera with that reverse effect! I hope you will try doing some artistic edits, but don’t go too radical, try subtle changes and add them together. Then it won’t be quite so obvious what you’ve done!

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