GRAPHICS PRO

October '20

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A PROGRESSION OF DIMENSIONAL ETCHING The four images of the leaf showcased here display the dimensional etching in stages. 1. Dimension Etch: A single dimension is a uniformed blast or etch. The sand- carved etch shown in this photo is a simple 1D etch. There is a uniformed blast. 2. Double Dimension Etch: A double dimension (2D) is a blast or carve with some shaded effects. The veins are deep, and the body of the leaf has shading. You notice there is a slight difference in depth from the outside of the body of the leaf com- pared to the inside. The difference in a light etch is achieve by nozzle control and direction. 3. Dimension Carve: A multiple dimension (3D) is one with a curved shape. This photo has the same design, but with a deeper etch on the body of the leaf. It also has sev- eral areas in the leaf that are carved. This portrays a more natural look of a leaf. The carved areas show a simple 3-dimensional etch. 4. Dimension Carve with Color-Fill: Change the design completely by adding a color-fill. Multiple spray paints were applied to the carved area, creat- ing contrast and a natural leaf appearance in glass. 1 2 3 4 2 8 G R A P H I C S P R O O C T O B E R 2 0 2 0 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M

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