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rogermexico
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Posted Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:25AM
Exploring Raster Media: Andrea_Hill looks at the different traditional illustration mediums that can make their way into the digital world as rasters.


We're going to run a couple of pieces in the next little while on Raster illustration topics. First up is this great primer from Andrea. It's meant to familiarize people from the digital world with the basic terminology and techniques of traditional illustration media. Watch for more on the topic in the coming months.

(Edited on 2012-07-25 09:33:07 by rogermexico)
diane555
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Posted Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:45AM
Nice article Andrea! All the beautiful examples are so inspiring.
pink_cotton_candy
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Posted Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:22PM
really great article! one thing I saw in the explanations just to clarify to those uploading who aren't familiar with uploading photos - is that in the section with pen & ink it talks about b/w and bumping up levels, etc. to get a clean b/w. I realize this article doesn't say to UL b/w but thought I'd clarify. The files do need to be uploaded as RGB.

fwiw, I'm looking forward to using more artwork like this. Like illustrations, I love using paintings in my work as they often don't represent a solid specific place.

FrankRamspott
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Posted Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:48AM
Great article, Andrea. I'm trying to do more traditional drawings now. I already got some Watercolor and Ink Sketches accepted for the first time. Wooot!
d-l-b
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Posted Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:55PM
How hard is to get accepted as a "raster contributor"? I'm not a photographer and would not be able to submit any photos. All the sample pieces would be raster illustrations.
diane555
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Posted Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:43PM
You are welcome to use all samples of your artwork as raster application samples
doodlemachine
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Posted Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:32PM
Good tips! Now I just need a camera....
FrankRamspott
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Posted Tue Aug 7, 2012 2:14PM
if I click on Illustration and then input a search term, automatically the file type illustration is chosen, what means that vector files only would be found. There need to be a change for finding raster illustrations.
FrankRamspott
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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2012 2:49AM

When scanning a raster illustration I recently had the problem of Purple Fringing, small areas of purple and turquoise color appeared on high contrast edges, e.g. black pen lines on white background. That's an optical issue, appearing also with good quality scanners.


I found a really good solution for this problem on iStock member nicolesy's blog, it's a great help, works fine for me. For the amount of Gaussean Blur you should try a few tests, maybe lower numbers than 15 pixels should lead to good results. Here's the link:


http://nicolesyblog.com/2010/06/25/two-minute-tip-removing-chromatic-aberration-in-photoshop/
Andrea_Hill
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Posted Thu Aug 9, 2012 8:13AM

Thanks everyone! I'm working on some more raster illustrations as well!


Thanks for the tip Frank! I've seen chromatic aberration in scanners, although luckily the one I am using now seems to be OK.
TheRealDarlaCLOSED
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Posted Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:10AM
If only sites actually WANTED these illustrations.  Most of them have ridiculous property release reqirements for submitting your own artwork.
diane555
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Posted Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:16AM
Frank that tip does work very well most of the time. I use that technique for photos in general if needed but often I often blur only about 9 or 10 pixels.
anthonyrossstudio
Posted Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:47PM
Is there a check box for uploads of raster? I don't see it. And, how about "raster" done with Painter or photoshop, where the image looks like a painting or drawing? Acceptable? Thanks.
saw
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Posted Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:27PM
is there a possibility that raster illustrations will ever be considered illustrations instead of photos? it was mentioned several years ago. it seems wrong to exclude raster illustrations from a search for illustrations.
diane555
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Posted Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:38PM
anthonyrossstudio, you need to choose the 'photo' application medium for now. You can use your raster art as samples rather than photos though. Yes, images created in traditional or digital mediums are considered raster art.
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