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Title: Art Projectors
Post by: patindaytona on December 06, 2018, 09:02:26 PM
Anyone got one?I understand the cheap ones aren't too good, and can be out of focus even around the outside of the image...that's not good!I had always printed a photo and then carbonized the back with graphite and then traced that onto the canvas or paper.Recently i found a new method, which is to put the paper right onto the monitor screen and trace works good, but of course the paper has to be same size or smaller...probably could find a way though to shift as you go (align the already traces parts with the image on screen).The only problem i have with it is that darker parts are hard to see, i even brighten with photoshop and it's still hard. Sure wish i had some kind of light box.
Title: Re: Art Projectors
Post by: Happychappy on December 07, 2018, 12:49:46 PM
Pat, I was going to suggest a good light box but would recommend that you try one out first before buying. Sometimes I feel the light is not strong enough or the original is too thick for the light to shine through. I too, use the method which Dennis and Nolan taught us with carbon on the back of the drawing and transferring it from there. However, I think, if I am not mistaken Val owns an Art Projector so speak to her to see what she thinks about them.  Wishing you much success.

Title: Re: Art Projectors
Post by: patindaytona on December 07, 2018, 04:01:13 PM
Ok Patricia. I had just written on this subject in the other post (two recent drawings). Glad to hear you too trace. Seems to be really to best comprimise. I found out why sometimes, it's still off.
Title: Re: Art Projectors
Post by: liz on December 08, 2018, 11:16:32 PM
Hi, Pat!  I, too, have on occasion traced off the iPad screen.  I have used clear plastic with a white board pen (EXPO Vis.a.Vis WET ERASE).  A q-tip slightly damp will erase mistakes. The clear protective sheet covers work really well.  Just cut the sheet in half.  I use tracing paper over it and can copy every detail very well.  Then I put graphite on the back side of the tracing paper.  You trace twice but the image is much better.  ~Liz
Title: Re: Art Projectors
Post by: patindaytona on December 11, 2018, 12:02:49 AM
Liz, not quite sure what you mean. You trace with a white pen? Onto clear plastic? Sorry, i don't understand.
Title: Re: Art Projectors
Post by: nolan on December 16, 2018, 10:31:35 PM
nowadays you get nice led lightboxes
Title: Re: Art Projectors
Post by: patindaytona on December 17, 2018, 02:24:08 PM
Nolan, was just checking out lightboxes..........i suppose for me personally, i'll just stay with what i'm doing. Carbonizing back of image, then, using it as tracing paper.Alternatively, tracing directly from computer screen depending on the darkness level of the image.With the lightbox, i would have to print, so i might as well just go the cheaper route and carbonize.What i do though, to save ink, is on photoshop, i use a white paintbrush tool to elimate as much as i can and just save the important outlines i need to print.
If it's going to be bigger than my printer is capable of, i use the rulers in photoshop and just use masking tape for each printed segment.
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