>they hired 75 artists, most of whom had zero computer skills.
this is tres interesting.
>That said, I agree that basic design information would be more useful that
>specifics about software. Some of the work I'm doing is destined only to be
>used on a computer display, and therefore there are certain design
>parameters that are more successful for such end uses.
I liked Cindy's idea of exchanging computer graphics tips & techniques
(I think that is what she said) . Software now features the ability to
'painterly' effects.......impasto (Painter 5) and watercolor.....pressure
that reflect your actual pressure on the pen (via drawing tablet). Getting
to work together is very challenging....and every artist has their own
blend of applications. I'm not sure we should burden the Handbook team with
this stuff though. It is a constantly evolving field, would require
and there are lists that support all those software already. maybe those
of us who
feel inspired to do so could offer up a neat tip now and then to this list....
Jaynie Martz, Technical Illustrator, Jefferson Lab
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (formerly CEBAF)
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