The Arts and Crafts Computer: Using Your Computer as an Artist's Tool

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Peachpit Press, 2002 - Computers - 143 pages
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The Arts and Crafts Computershows you how to use your personal computer, scanner, digital camera and color printer as artist tools to create beautiful graphics and artful objects for your home, school and work. You'll learn how to:

  • Understand the basics of digital image-editing, typesetting and graphic design.
  • Gather the right tools, both digital and traditional.
  • Use the new inkjet printing media including cloth, decals, stickers, magnets, transparencies and more.
  • Work with art materials safely, avoid computer-related stress and find environmentally-friendly materials.
  • Create unique greeting cards and envelopes, artist books, games, toys, home decorations and gifts.
If you're a crafter looking for computer ideas or a designer or teacher looking for hands-on projectsThe Arts and Crafts Computeris for you!

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Someone once said, "To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer." Whether computers will dehumanize art or free up our creative impulses remains to be seen, but these two books ... Read full review


Understanding Digital Tools
Understanding Resolution
Using Personal Printers

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About the author (2002)

Janet Ashford is a free-lance writer, artist and musician who has written seven books on computer graphics, including Start with a Scan: A Guide to Transforming Scanned Photos and Objects into High-Quality Art (Peachpit Press, 2000). She has worked in graphic design and desktop publishing since 1986 and has written regular how-to articles for many computer and design magazines. She lives in Mendocino, California.

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