By Charlotte Ziebarth
Remodel Your electronic photographs into Luminous textile artwork. regulate photographs and use them to create attractive, unique works of material artwork - eleven routines exhibit you the way. learn how to regulate photographs with Photoshop parts. Use images that actually improve your paintings (Hint: it's no longer consistently the best-looking shots!). locate concept on your personal albums, from different artists, and in nature. Make large-scale quilts with a standard-size inkjet printer. This available advisor to making effective cloth paintings with electronic pictures covers every thing from the instruments and kit you'll desire, to designing, completing, and assembling your duvet. Bronze Award winner within the 2010 self sustaining writer e-book Awards how-to type.
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N Use the Overlay blending feature to blend two copies of the same image. n Use a matte black ink cartridge, if there is one, for more intense black. n Make a double print—run it through the printer twice. n Try a different fabric—such as a closely woven silk or cotton. indd 40 4/2/09 5:45:32 PM inkAID and golden digital grounds For the most vivid color and a paint-like surface, try using inkAID (see Resources, page 94). It is a coating you paint on the paper or cloth before you print to achieve the vivid colors similar to photographic paper.
Indd 54 4/2/09 5:49:18 PM simple ways of changing colors Changing color is one of the most engrossing things to do with images using image-editing software. You really feel like one of the gods on Mount Olympus when you start playing with color changes. The various software programs provide multiple ways to do this. With today’s computers and printers, we can create millions of colors. Enhance/Change Hue The simplest way to change color is to use the Enhance>Adjust Color>Adjust Hue/Saturation drop-down menu, which gives you three sliders to play with: Hue, Saturation, and Lightness.
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