Photo manipulation is a rewarding pastime.
The Original Image
A picture taken in Florence in 2007. I’m particularly fond of that Italian trip because good friends joined us for part of it.
Changed the light, color saturation, and added an oil filter with iPhoto.
Furthermore changed color saturation and light on Paint.NET and applied the ink sketch filter.
Went back a step and applied the Paint.NET oil filter on the image modified with iPhoto.
Drawing away toward new destinations thanks to a brand new app (for me), iPhoto.
Una finestra su Rovigno
The Original Image
A picture I took two years ago when I visited beautiful Rovinj in Croatia.
I painted the picture with Brushes for iPad and added some blank space I’ll use later.
Then I worked on the altered image with iPhoto, changing the light and the color saturation.
On the iPhoto layer I applied the Paint.NET ink filter. I used the blank spaces to add the image’s title and my name.
Finally, still using Paint.Net, I changed the color saturation again and applied the oil filter on top of the inked layer.
I went back one more time on Paint.NET and I applied the oil filter directly on the picture altered with iPhoto, skipping the inked layer.
For a week at Santa Marinella, maritime city north of Rome and ancient Roman port. Today, later in the afternoon, I greatly enjoyed the refreshing breeze from the Mediterranean Sea. Despite the glare associated with the incredible phenomenon called “sun”, I suffered under the yellow light and—practically blind—wrote a staggering one thousand six hundred words. Lately, for several reasons, I haven’t been prolific, so I’m feeling quite proud of my hard work.
From TCOM, here’s snippet number eleven:
Madame Lana’s fingers came dangerously close to Marie’s moving lips, but thankfully stopped before making contact. Marie had inadvertently stepped back to avoid being touched by the rector’s cold hand and now realized she had probably offended her. Something flickered behind the woman’s eyes, something as cold as her skin. “Finish what you’re doing and go upstairs.” She barked several orders and then left the kitchen followed by two unlucky girls who were culpable of having poured one teaspoon of sugar too many in her coffee.
The chef smiled a sad smile Marie’s way and she shivered. Chef had just treated the two crying girls with the same show of affection. “I’m going to train as a nurse,” Marie said out loud to test how the idea sounded once worded.
Here are some other drawings.
Brushes for iPad and Paint.NEt
I used Artrage and my Wacom tablet to paint Calming Blue, then I changed its color contrast and applied the ink filter.
Here we go again. I enhanced the color contrast and applied ink and oil filters back and forth until I was happy with the results.
My Cherry Blossom
Still having fun with Brushes for iPad and Paint.NET.
Hamlets and Flowers
Finestra e Piante Grasse
It is incredible what it can be achieved by simply altering the light contrast in a drawing. In the next two examples, I also applied a sketch and oil filter.
Come See the Poppies
Country in Red