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Helpful Tools, Tricks and Techniques

The following are links to threads that have helpful tricks and techniques. I will add them as I see them, are suggested to me, or I find them in back threads in the forum. I will eventually title them so the reader will be able to search them depending the content.

Patrick Hedges has kindly directed me to two of these links so if anyone has suggestions for more, you can post them here or send me a PM and I will add them to this first post.

Correcting Problems with Fixative

Cutting Ampersand Board

Demo for coloring scratched clayboard by Diana Lee

Get a Photobook printed of your Artwork

Ink Eraser

Scratchboard Skin Technique

New Scratchboard Tools

Photographing or getting images of your scratchwork

Removing Specific Color

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Re: Helpful Tricks and Techniques

To frame or not to frame

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=489479
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Re: Helpful Tricks and Techniques

How to power an airbrush

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=490486
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Re: Helpful Tricks and Techniques

New scratching tool

How to build a floating frame, by Tania Nault
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Re: Helpful Tricks and Techniques



More great framing ideas
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Blurb book. Make a printed portfolio of your work
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Inks to try on scratchboard
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How to Create Dramatic Looking Lighting in your Reference Photos
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A site for creative professionals
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Possibly a useful eraser for scratchboard

Another type of eraser

If anyone tries these (links supplied by Crias), let us know how they go
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Re: Helpful Tricks and Techniques

Here's what looks to be a useful tool, small fibre glass brush

Thanks TapeCat
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Questions about colour techniques
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Re: Helpful Tricks and Techniques

Here are two simple steps to resize you images (shown from my computer) using the free stuff you get with windows.

Go to Windows Explorer and navigate to where you have stored your picture.
Do a right click on the picture file or thumbnail and go down to 'open with' and then to 'Microsoft Office Picture Manager'. Left click to open the image in that. You can see these areas as they are green on my computer.



Then click 'edit pictures' near the top right, and then edit options open up on the right and near the bottom of those, click 'Resize'



Put a dot by clicking next to 'Percentage of original width x height'



and now use the down arrow to drop the percentage to whatever it takes to get the image to the size you want. You can see the original size in pixels and the new size as you adjust it



Alternatively, you can simply reuce it by clicking 'Compress Pictures' (under 'resize') and put the dot in 'documents' which makes it a more managable size.


The second way is to use a simple tool that Microsoft Office provide for Windows XP (not Vista). I love this one.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx

It's down the right hand side called Image Resizer. Once it's installed, you can resize your image, or a lot of images at once, without having to open them. Saves a lot of time.
Let's say I want to resize only four images in a folder. I hold down the control key (ctrl on your keyboard), click one by one on the image icons (as you can see, I've highlighted four images), do a right click whilst your mouse is over one of those images, doesn't matter which one, and go down to 'Resize Pictures'.



This will open up a box which gives you options of size to store them at.

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Re: Helpful Tricks and Techniques

Another tip, if anyone wants to know how I get those pictures of my computer screen on to the net, it's easy. You all have a key on your keyboard called Print Screen (prt scr). When you have the picture you want on your screen, you can take a 'screenshot' of it by hitting this key.

Nothing happens yet. Open your free 'Windows Paintbrush', which is an image program you can find in Start/Programs/Accesories/Paint. Click on the edit tab at the top and go to 'paste'. Your screenshot will appear. You can then save it.



Those are the images I've been uploading and I find lots of uses for them in tutorials.
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Re: Helpful Tricks and Techniques

Making scratchboard from 'scratch'
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