Digital Alchemy Printmaking techniques for fine art, photography, and mixed media

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-12-20
  • Publisher: New Riders
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This book walks readers through the process of creating unique works of art combining classic printmaking techniques with modern technology. bull; bull;Author is famous for innovative digital transfer techniques and products and she invented all of the techniques demonstrated in the book. bull;The author's previous book on digital printing techniques sold more than 20,000 copies in five years. bull;The processes in the book can be completed using affordable desktop printing technology. Leveraging her training as a traditional painter and printmaker, Bonny Lhotka brings new innovations and inventions that combine the best of centuries of printmaking techniques with modern technology to create unique works of art and photography. After years of experimentation and development, these new processes allow alternative photographers, traditional printmakers, and 21st century digital artists to express their creative voice in ways never before possible. Both by adding digital images to their traditional prints and taking their digital works into the tactile world, photographers, printmakers, and artists will find that they can easily add these processes to their studios. The book covers the basic processes and materials to transfer images to a variety of surfaces, including wood, plaster, stone, and plastic. it moves on to allow the creation of images on metal through either direct printing or transfers using affordable printers. More advanced processes include the creation of decals, skins, and complex mixed media compositions that are truly unique. For each of the more than 20 individual projects and processes, The book provides step-by-step instructions and tips suitable for professional photographers and artists, interested students, and enthusiastic hobbyists.

Author Biography

An inventor and innovator, Bonny Pierce Lhotka is a co-founder of the digital artist collaborative, Digital Atelier, whose members research and develop techniques to leverage digital imaging in fine art application. Lhotka organized “Digital Atelier: A printmaking studio for the 21st century” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum where she was an Artist-in-Residence for three weeks. She is a recipient of the Smithsonian/Computerworld Technology in the Arts Award and is the producer of educational DVDs from Digital Art Studio Seminars.

Table of Contents


Section I: basics
chapter 1: Introduction
chapter 2: Materials
chapter 3: Equipment

Section II: Alcohol Gel
and SuperSauce Transfers
chapter 4: Introduction to Gel
and SuperSauce
chapter 5: Alcohol Gel Transfer
chapter 6: SuperSauce Transfer to
Plastic or Metal
chapter 7: SuperSauce Transfer to Wood
chapter 8: SuperSauce Transfer to
Paper or Fabric
chapter 9: Gallery of Work: Alcohol Gel and
SuperSauce Transfers

Section II: gelatin Transfers
chapter 10: Introduction to Gelatin Transfers
chapter 11: White Marble Fresco Transfer
chapter 12: Gelatin Acrylic Paint Transfer
chapter 13: Travertine Tile Transfer
chapter 14: Gelatin Transfer to Metal
chapter 15: Clear Gelatin Transfer to
Plastic Sheet
chapter 16: Gallery of Work: Gelatin Transfers

Section IV: direct printing
chapter 17: Introduction to Direct Printing
chapter 18: Direct Printing onto Metal
chapter 19: Direct Printing onto Metal Leaf
chapter 20: Direct Printing onto Custom
chapter 21: Gallery of Work: Direct Printing

Section V: Finishing up
and Looking Ahead
chapter 22: Postcoats and Finishing
chapter 23: New Technology and the
Future of Imaging
chapter 24: Gallery of Work: New Technology


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Anyone who love working with digital media will love this book March 31, 2011
I have been inkjet printing on fabric and other substrates for many years, and I consider myself an advanced Photoshop user. Most textbooks on the topic on inkjet printing on fabric explain the basics and then provide many examples and small projects. This textbook, however, goes beyond the basics and kicks into high gear method after method of applying your digital artwork to a variety of substrates, whether fabric, metal, plastic, or whatever you can coat and get into your printer.
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