Creative Digital Printmaking: A Photographer's Guide to Professional Desktop Printing

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Amphoto Books, 2001 - Computers - 192 pages
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It used to be that image output from a computer printer couldn't equal that of darkroom processing. Not any more. A new generation of extremely sophisticated yet affordable printers now allows anyone to produce high-quality digital prints. And this brand-new technology isn't just for amateurs. More and more professional photographers and fine artists are outputting their images digitally, since they can produce beautiful prints that are easy to archive.


Creative Digital Printmaking provides all the information readers need to start creating beautiful prints of their own photographs on a home printer. First, this state-of-the-art guide discusses all the hardware needed, including up-to-date technical information on the best computers, monitors, scanners, printers, drivers, CD writers, and more. From films (including APS) to ink to paper choice, this valuable guide covers it all.


Then readers will discover, step by step, how to create dozens of exceptional images through a variety of easy-to-learn creative computer techniques. They will see how to use Photoshop filters; create duotones and tritones; saturate colors and hand-color digital prints; and create new images from multiple overlays. They'll also find scores of other ways to stretch their creative potential to its fullest.
Finally, a gorgeous gallery of work by 20 innovative fine-art photographers, along with engrossing descriptions of the techniques they use, makes Creative Digital Printmaking a never-ending source of creative and clever inspiration.

- Now that color printers are affordable for everyone, interest in digital printing has exploded
- Includes superb examples showcasing the work of 20 renowned digital artists
- Perfect how-to guide for everyone from aspiring artists to veteran photographers

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About the author (2001)

Theresa Airey is an internationally respected photographer, whose work is on display in public galleries in Europe and the Americas. In addition to these outlets, her work has been made accessible through numerous professional shows, as well as being a prized feature in many private collections, including that of Hillary Clinton. Airey's professional training includes a mix of formal education and field work with some of the best-known photographers of our time. She received an M.F.A. in Photography and Fine Art and developed her visual imaging skills in study with experts such as Ansel Adams. Building on this foundation, her work acquired an originality in process and image that is the mark of a true artist. Theresa Airey has also taught at several universities, including the Maryland Institute College of Art, and is a popular workshop presenter at such professional gatherings as the Palm Beach Workshops in Florida and the PhotoProExpo in Washington, D.C. In addition to these face-to-face training sessions, she has published articles in a number of professional journals, including Camera magazine and Darkroom Techniques magazine. Her first book, Creative Photo-Printmaking, was released by Amphoto in March of 1997. Her tips and ideas have provided rich material for photographers at all levels of experience.

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