Today we did a digital workshop using Photoshop using our etching prints.
First we learned how to layer and cut out bits of the top layer. Some of the shortcuts we used were:
-Cmd + – zoom in
-Cmd – – zoom out
-Cmd Z – undo
-Magic wand tool – to select specific areas of the image
-Cmd D – esc
-Magnetic Lassoo – stuck to lines that were darkest around the shape
-Mouse down plus alt – duplicate
-Edit transform – flips horizonal or vertical
-Rotating by pressing select and shift (shift is important so it stays proportioned)
I’m not partial to photoshop however I do like my final results. I picked up the shortcuts really easily, this made is really easy to use, I could progress quickly and do more experimenting. There was so much information to gather that note taking was difficult.
Using digital techniques cleans up the work; it makes it really crisp and clear. I prefer the original state art work however (like an original print or drawing etc) so I will probably choose not to use this technique for my FMP.