Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Digital Mark making

I spent time earlier this week playing with digital mark making - enhancing and printing to A3 a photograph I'd taken recently which included strong abstract marks when enlarged and cropped. I then put the image through the printer for a second time to overlay it with tree outlines which I placed and printed randomly - at least as randomly as I've so far found to be possible within Photoshop Elements print options. I folded the sheet using a simple structure that involves partial cutting into thirds and then a form of accordion folding.






In May I'm going to do Pixeladies Course 3 which with luck will help with this overlaying issue (and many others, hopefully) and enable me to have more control over what happens when I undertake this kind of mark making. If the quality of previous courses with these two ladies is anything to go by, I'm sure it will be excellent.

12 comments:

  1. Stunning, anyway you look at it!

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    1. Thank you, Connie. You are always so encouraging!

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  2. Your work looks intriguing - I wish that I could see it for real. It certainly looks as if the bookmaking course and the A3 printer have set you off on an exciting adventure.

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    1. It is exciting. I'm really enjoying all the explorations, greatly helped by the immediacy of having the A3 printer to hand with its high quality of print as well as increased size. It certainly beats having to send photos off to Snapfish and then wait three days before I can use the images! The printer is also very accommodating and will print equally willingly on fabric, tracing paper (both with a paper carrier), light card, watercolour paper and of course photo quality paper. The bookmaking class has given me another way of presenting my work to explore. I'm enjoying the double perspective on offer by being able to see the whole length of an image along the accordion fold at the same as viewing small individual sections isolated by the folded 'pages'. There is lots to keep me busy!

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    2. Doing the Facebook "heart" like. So happy that this has all come together to make your experimenting easier and more exciting. Nothing like an excellent printer on hand!

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    3. Indeed! So far, the Epson P600 is proving to be a gem.

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  3. An interesting piece - I love the contrast between the blank spaces and the dense printing. xx

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Lin. I will own up to the fact that the wide margin around the areas of dense printing was one of those happy accidents that happen when doing this kind of experiment! But then out of such accidents come more things to explore and work with, which I guess is the whole point ...

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    1. Thank you, Sharron. Black and white still rules!

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  5. OOOO - Those squiggly lines running off into the white areas are SO interesting.

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    1. Thank you, Sheila. Mark making in Photoshop is prompting all sorts of new thoughts. Maybe there are some stitch possibilities for those squiggly lines ... though keeping that fine wandering quality may be difficult.

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