Art has always evolved and used the latest techniques in order to inspire not only the artist themselves but those gazing up at the painting, sculpture or other work of art. In many ways, art is on and always will be on the cutting edge of technology. With the way art uses the latest equipment in order to produce the desired information, very few other services and sectors do this. With digital art, a vast majority of it is now created in a computer system. Whether part of the art originates off of the computer and is then imported into the system, or if it is all designed from scratch, digital art uses some rather amazing techniques in order to produce the desired affect the artist is going after.
For starters, digital art often uses a computer program to create and render the desired look and feel. There are many different Adobe titles that allow you to do this. Some of the very best programs include Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Adobe Photoshop is geared more towards photo editing, although it is possible to do just about anything visually with the software. Whether it is creating a brand new image or taking information that already exists and converting it into something else, Photoshop is rather impressive. Illustrator, on the other hand, is designed for animation and other still images. It is possible to upload an image into the program, even a completed Photoshop image, but for the most part, Illustrator is used to create stand-alone information. These tools have wide applications in the art industry for example companies specializing in printing canvas photos will use Photoshop to make the colours of a photo more vibrant and correct imperfections in the photos such as ‘red eye’.
Digital tracking boards allow artists to take a stylus in order to draw information directly onto the computer screen. Essentially, it becomes their canvas in order to produce the desired information in order to complete the look and feel of the image or other digital art. These devices are incredibly useful and give the artist an unlimited amount of paper and canvasses.
Nothing is able to replace the digital camera. Digital cameras are very important when it comes to digital art. Whether it is a portrait of an individual or just random images from around town built into a collage on the computer in order to produce the desired effect, digital cameras are essential for many forms of digital art and the world would not be the same without this kind of digital equipment, as just about everyone now uses one, in some shape or form.
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We all love photographs
Every household loves photographs. We take photographs of our family members, we take photographs of ourselves, we take photographs of friends and colleagues, and we take photographs to commemorate different occasions. Photographs have long since been a decorative item at our homes and offices. We depend on photographs to aid to our memory of different occasions and to our connection with different people in our lives. When we reprint the photos on canvas, we manifold magnify this appeal of the photographs.
Moreover, the advanced camera techniques of our times have made the photographic experience even more sublime.
A canvas is traditionally associated with a painting. When we print digital photos on canvas, we imbue the qualities of a painting to the photographs. The digital photo canvas combines the elements of classical painting with contemporary digital photography and as a result, a stunning effect is created.
When digital photography is transformed to canvas art, the texture of the canvas adds a traditional depth to the photographs and the photographs become even more expressive. The aesthetic appeal of the photographs also get highlighted even more by the canvas printing method.
The reproductions of photos on canvas are high on the elegance parameter. Canvas creates a traditional charm and a classical appeal that is difficult to miss. It creates the impression of an original oil painting. The fine craftsmanship and the grandiose feeling of a canvas print makes it a thoughtful experience in the minds of the onlooker.
If you are an art lover, you can also print reproductions of famous artworks on a canvas and give your house or office a vintage feel. The grand elegance of the creations of classical masters is expressed adequately in such canvas art prints.
There has been considerable advancement in modern printing technologies, with the introduction of high quality inkjet printing methods. Printing machines nowadays can directly reproduce photos on canvas from digital cameras or from camera memory cards. The printing methods like dye saturation techniques has made it certain that the prints fuse with the canvas substrate vividly without distorting the color balance of the photographs.
The higher qualities of the digital cameras used nowadays and the different photo editing tools have made the process even more perfect. With these photo-editing tools, any flaw in the photographs can be adequately rectified before they are put up for canvas printing. Furthermore, the photo editing tools are also used to add effects to the photographs. In fact, the advanced photographic mediums have allowed a greater scope of experimentation with the photographs and thereby making the photo to canvas experience a much more creative one.
After the canvas printing has been done, the photo is coated with a UV resistant finishing material to give the photographs a lacquered finish. Moreover, this final coating also protects the canvas prints from the effects of moisture and direct sunlight. The end-product is stretched on a wooden frame to generate the impression of frame-mounted oil paintings.
What exactly is Digital Art?
Since times immemorial, art has been considered as something produced physically by the artist, be it a drawing, painting or sculpture. However, with change in technology, art has also undergone a sea change and has now expanded much farther than just drawings and paintings to include various other forms of creative production such as computer generated designs.
Digital art, also sometimes known as computer art or multimedia art, is defined as an artistic conception created using digital technology.
Good quality art is not merely about the tools used for its creation; rather it is about the vision and creativity of the artist. Art is a medium through which an artist displays his emotions. Thus, digital art is just like any other art, the only difference being that it is produced using contemporary tools. In the case of digital art, a computer is the medium through which an artist puts forth his idea of colours, lines and composition.
Various Forms of Digital Art
Digital art basically falls into three different categories, i.e digital photography, digital painting and algorithmic art. There are a few sub-categories as well and the artist enjoys the freedom to merge any of the popular techniques to create his own vision.
- Digital Photography: One of the most popular forms of digital art, it involves the artist taking pictures through a digital camera and then transferring it onto a computers hard-disk. The pictures are then edited using a photo editing software to add special effects.
- Digital Painting: Just as in traditional painting, digital painting also makes use of watercolour, impasto etc. with the major difference being that these are applied with the help of computer software.
3-dimensional digital painting is a technique in which the artist uses modeling software to create beautiful sculptures in a virtual environment.
- Digital Collage: Collage is a blend of a number of images, arranged in a pleasing and meaningful manner. A collage can be created using the layering feature in an image editing software. A collage can sometimes contain x-rays or other such images, which are not otherwise visible to the human eye.
- Integrated Art: Integrated digital art is created by combining various digital art techniques to attain the desired results. There are umpteen possibilities in this type of art and the results depend on the vision and creativity of the artist.
- Photopainting: As the name suggests, this form combines the art of photography and painting to achieve the desired results. Both image editing and painting software are used in this method.
About the author
Gary Klungreseth works from Blue Horizon Printing, based in Sydney, they are specialists in printing photos on canvas and selling a massive variety of canvas prints from Warhol Pop Art through to stunning Panoramic and Abstracts . Visit them at www.bluehorizonprinting.com.au or call on 1300 632 332.
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