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Old 11-07-2017, 02:33 AM
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Re: Artograph Tracer or Projector for photorealism?

Originally Posted by AnnieA
I'd like to put in a plug for GIMP (I don't get paid by them!). It's a free program, and has most of the bells and whistles that PS has and then some. Mostly, I use fairly basic commands (resize, crop, perspective, color adjustments, etc.) and sometimes posterize and curves, but it also offers a huge number of filters and other stuff that I have yet to get into. It's open source, which is also a plus. And did I mention it's completely free???
Love this Gimp. It was initially intended for Linux. Ideal editor to apply grids on picture to help to copy it on canvas using Durer's grid method.
Not compatible with Photoshop commercial plugins. (IrfanView is compatible!)
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:48 AM
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Re: Artograph Tracer or Projector for photorealism?

Hate to recommend the digital side of things... but it may be an option.
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Re: Artograph Tracer or Projector for photorealism?

I'll put a plug in for MasterCopy. It is a free, open source web app that makes projector alignment trivial. The idea is that you point the project at the canvas and then use your mouse to move the corners of your artwork into position. You can read more about it here or go straight to the tool here.

I wrote MasterCopy for some friends that were using projectors to transfer artwork onto large canvas flats for theater sets, but it works well for smaller, fine-art canvases.

Let me know how it works for you. I'm always looking for suggestions on ways to improve MasterCopy.
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