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June '21

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1 1 0 G R A P H I C S P R O J U N E 2 0 2 1 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 9. For even more thrills and chills, apply a Gradient Map Adjustment Layer to the top of the Layer stack. Experiment with choosing Gradi- ents from the list or make your own with the Gradient editor (Figure 13). DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE Double exposures have long been the province of specialized camera and dark- room techniques. While fun to play with, they had their limitations and it was dif- ficult to accurately predict their outcome. Image editing software has changed all that and made double exposure images easy to manipulate, commonplace in ad- vertising and fine art, and accessible to photographers and digital artists. In this article, you have seen a few ex- traordinary effects that can be achieved continued from page 34 THE DIGITAL EYE using sandwiched images of variable transparency in combination with lay- er masks, clipping masks, blend modes, type, and adjustment layers. Now is the time to give it a try using your own im- ages or the images from the article that you'll find at this link: http://gpro.link/ digeyeimages. Have fun with it and happy doubling. GP STEPHEN ROMANIELLO is an artist and educator, teaching digital art at Pima Community College in Tuc- son, Arizona, for over 29 years. He is a certified instruc- tor in Adobe Photoshop and the author of several books on the creative use of digital graphics software. Steve is the founder of GlobalEye Systems, a company that offers training and consulting in digital graphics software and creative imaging, and the CEO of Fireboy Productions, a publishing company. function. CorelDR AW's graphic suite calls it CorelCAPTURE. This tool can make things incredibly easy for you. Too often our clients dismissively say, "Just get my logo off my website," and we try not to roll our eyes in response. Capture tools can help. In CorelCAPTURE specifically, you can adjust: • Where you'd like to capture: an en- tire screen, window, menu, or high- lighted area. • You can choose what resolution (DPI) you need the image in, and in what size (dimensions). • You can also adjust how the image is saved onto your clipboard (copy/ paste/Ctrl+V) and/or in a specific file format, such as a JPEG, on your desktop. We've come a long way since the 'PrtScr' button, though that Windows function alone may be the bit of help you need. To access your clipboard, which is every- thing that has been recently copied, use the keyboard shortcut by holding down the Window key next to your Fn and/or Alt keys, and then hit the V key. FINAL THOUGHTS Notice that all of the methods, tech- niques, and advice I've given in this ar- ticle are completely without cost. In con- cert with a good bitmap to vector tracing software, and some basic design knowl- edge, the internet can be your easy and inexhaustible source for art. We live in an amazing time, with near-infinite resourc- es, at our fingertips. Get more use out of the awesome assets we all take for granted with a little bit of practice, some perspec- tive, and quality training. GP CLAY BARBERA has been teaching business concepts and Corel skills to imprinters since 2005. His training events, videos, and learn-inside-Corel plug-in remain unique in their ability to focus on real industry priorities. Clay prides himself on his casual capability to tailor his education to the individuals in front of him, their unique business needs, and personal learning curves. continued from page 70 FINDING CLIPART Figure 12 (top). Apply Layer Styles to the text. Figure 13 (above). For even more thrills and chills, apply a Gradient Map Adjustment Layer to the top of the layer stack.

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