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 Printmakingprovides 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, makesCreative Digital Printmakinga 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's first book,Creative Photo Printmaking, launched her high-profile career as a lecturer and workshop leader on alternative printing processes. Ms. Airey's articles have appeared in such magazines asPetersen's Photographic,Camera,Darkroom Techniques, andCreative Camera Techniques. She resides in Monkton, Maryland.

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