300 41st Ave. NE
Columbia Heights, MN

Hours by appointment
651-631-3736

Email:
artfulimaging@gmail.com

Check out our newest gift possiblity

Just in time for the holiday season(s) we are delighted to announce the creation of whimsical hand drawn animal icons (mainly cats) called Caticons.  They are vividly colorful renditions of your pet  with an icon style halo.  At only $20.00 each, they are a sure way to delight any pet owner in your life, including yourself!

They are 4″ by 4″ on a stiff coaster board.  Once done, they can be scanned and transferred to any appropriately shaped photo gifts such as mugs, t-shirts, mouse pads, key tags, etc.

 

Happy in the sun

We, of course, continue to offer these same products with your photo or artwork and our skilled retouching services.  Please check out our website at artfulimaging.com, caticons.com and our Facebook pages: Caticons and Artful Imaging.

 

I’m really looking forward to seeing you at our Roseville Professional Building Studio.

 

Enlightening My Cat

Here is my cat Scamp. He’s a bit camera shy so I was delighted to get this quick snap of him until I saw what the back lighting did to him. Now I know some cameras can account for that, but I didn’t know how and had no time to fiddle. Just get the picture. So I did. Then I worked my magic in Photoshop and got a reasonably good result.

The problem with dark pictures is that they are full of colored speckles when you lighten them and it takes quite a bit of fiddling to get them to go away without completely ruining the picture. This worked out fairly well but took about a half hour.

Kitty Tails

Have you ever taken a picture and then wondered what else there might be of interest in the area? This customer took an adorable picture of 4 barn cats sunning themselves in a barn window. It occurred to her to take a look in the barn and see their backsides. So she took that picture as well. We transferred both pictures onto a mug – front and back – after straightening out one tail which was not lying down straight. Now, 7 years later, I cannot remember which tail was straightened. Nor can I tell by looking. I guess that’s good work – or poor memory!

A quick peek into the future

Here is a picture of where we will be moving to mid September.   The building is the Roseville Professional Building located just a few blocks east of HarMar on Hamline across from the new library. We will be in suite 509 on the 5th floor. This is office space so our hours will be more flexible than at HarMar. More details to come as we know them!

The Delights of Working

Sometime work is hard, sometimes drudgery, sometimes a way to pass the day, sometimes play.  And once in a while it is pure delight.

One of our talented customers brought in the incredibly beautiful digital picture this afternoon to have printed at 24 x 36.   I really didn’t have to do any work except to enlarge and soften some of the minute .jpg traces. The picture is so overwhelmingly beautiful that I asked her permission to share it and she gave it to me gladly. Hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!