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Catherine M Bursch <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 10 Jan 2005 09:11:52 -0900
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I have questions on two topics today:
        What is the purpose of using frosted acetate sheets when doing pen and ink
line drawings? (I did already check the handbook for info on this) I am
assuming it allows for sharper lines with no bleed like you might get on
paper? Any other reasons to use it? I am currently using Strathmore 400
bristol for pen and ink line and stipple drawings that will be scanned and
used for a CD rom guide and maybe published on paper one day. Am I on the
right track? Does frosted acetate work if you are scanning the image into
the computer? I often get acetate confused with vellum (not having seen
either, just read about them) what are the differences?

        Wacom tablets: After seeing me draw something on paper, cut it out, tape it
to my computer screen and then trace it with my pen tool, my photoshop
instructor suggested that I may want to get a Wacom tablet.  I also have
been getting a bit of wrist pain from mouse work. What is the word on these
pen-like mouses? Are they better on the hands? Is there some reason for me
to stick  with a mouse? After researching the cost I see the price goes from
$75 to $150 for a larger sized tablet. Is the larger size worth the extra

        Thanks so much for all the information you all share, past, present and

Catie Bursch
Education Assistant
Kachemak Bay Research Reserve
95 Sterling Hwy, Suite 2
Homer, AK  99603
(907) 226-4661
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