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    Archival Mounting Products

    Linen tape is the most common product for archivally mounting works on paper, though Lineco also makes a paper tape for the same purpose. The original version of mounting tape has a water-activated adhesive that must be moistened to make it stick. A self-adhesive alternative has also been developed. Framer’s corners are archival plastic film triangles that work like oversized ...
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    Framing in Your Studio

    For professionals who depend on the sale of artwork for their livelihood, framing costs have to be kept low, without compromising quality. While professional frame shops are an option for occasional jobs, for most artists having every piece framed professionally is just not economically feasible. Utrecht offers many presentation solutions that keep costs reasonable without compromising professional results. h4. Ready-made Frames ...
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    A Glossary of Painting Terminology

    Here is a handy list of definitions of terms you will come across as you explore the world of fine art painting. Print this out and keep it handy - it's a invaluable reference. *Archival*: Suitable for use in creation or care of artifacts of potential or actual antique value; likely to resist natural deterioration when used according to sound practices ...
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    Paper Terminology Glossary

    Paper Terminology Glossary
    When you are shopping for paper for your latest art project did you ever wonder what a Deckle Edge was? Or what 100% Rag actually means? Or whether you should choose Hot Pressed over Cold Pressed? We have compiled this handy list of artist paper terminology for your reference. Enjoy! *100% Rag* Made entirely of cotton and/or linen rag pulp *Bond ...
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    How to Work with Spray Adhesive

    Working with spray adhesive can be tricky and as we all know, very messy. Here are some helpful tips and techniques from the 3M Corporation that will make using spray adhesive easier, cleaner and enable you to get the most out of the product. 3M Super 77 Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive is one of the most useful and versatile tools for home ...
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    Digital Paper Terminology

    Digital Paper Terminology
    The list below, provided by Legion Paper, is a comprehensive index of terminology used in making and referring to Digital Art Paper. You will find this glossary very valuable when shopping for or choosing the right digital art paper for your next project. *Additive Colors* Red, Green, and Blue are referred to as additive colors. Red + Green + Blue = ...
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    How to Varnish a Painting

    There is a recommended procedure in varnishing a picture. Retouching Varnish is considered a temporary varnish and it is applied when the surface of the painting is dry to the touch. Final Picture "Varnish":http://www.utrechtart.com/dsp_view_products.cfm?classID=1020&subclassID=102010&ab=1 is applied only when the painting is thoroughly dry. A painting with a moderate impasto or thinly applied paint layers can receive a final picture varnish anytime ...
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    The Printmaking Process - What is an Intaglio, Anyway?

    Printmaking is any process by which multiple works of art are mechanically produced from a master template. All printing processes used by artists were at one time, or still may be currently used also for commercial mass printing. Some, like relief printing, survive in the form of rubber stamps. Etching is still practiced on a commercial scale for its intrinsic look ...
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    How To - Decorative Surface Techniques

    The decorative arts have always included techniques for giving interesting surfaces to common materials. Whether mimicking a precious substance, imitating the patina of great age or simply using paints to the best advantage, art materials can give glamour and richness to otherwise ordinary objects and surfaces. h4. Using acrylic paint for wall decoration. Artists’ acrylics offer the broadest range of possibilities ...
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    Adobe Premiere Pro: How to Fix Back Lighted Videos

    Adobe Premiere Pro: How to Fix Back Lighted Videos
    Problems often arise when you shoot video with a bright light in the background, which is often called a backlight. When in automatic exposure mode, the camcorder assumes that the bright light is too bright, and darkens the entire video to compensate. When your subject is in the foreground, this often results in your subject being too dark. Clearly, the best ...
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    Getting started with HTML

    This is a short introduction to writing HTML. What is HTML? It is a special kind of text document that is used by Web browsers to present text and graphics. The text includes markup tags such as @@ to indicate the start of a paragraph, and @@ to indicate the end of a paragraph. HTML documents are often referred to as ...
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    How Does Podcasting Work?

    It has been said that in October of 2004 a Google search returned less than 6,000 results for the term "podcasting". Today, a similar search yields more than 857,000 results. Like the blogging phenomenon, podcasting has come out of nowhere and attracted an enthusiastic following. While some traditional radio talk shows have begun providing podcasts of their regularly-scheduled broadcasts, the bulk ...
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    What is software piracy?

    There are several kinds of software piracy. The bottom line is when software is pirated, the developer does not receive compensation for their work. h4. Effects of Software Piracy When software is pirated, consumers, software developers, and resellers are harmed. Software piracy increases the risk consumer's computers will be corrupted by defective software and infected with viruses. Those who provide defective ...
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    Premiere Pro: Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part Three

    Premiere Pro: Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part Three
    "...Continued from previous article.":http://artbistro.monster.com/training/articles/248-working-with-the-adobe-media-encoder-part-two *7.* Click the Audio tab to review the Audio settings. p(. Review the Audio Settings. When producing MPEG-2 files for DVD, choose PCM in the Audio Format drop-down menu (as shown) and then encode to Dolby Digital Format in Encore. p(. When producing streaming formats, adjust both Audio Codec and Bitrate here. Note that whatever Bitrate you ...
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    Premiere Pro:Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part Two

    Premiere Pro:Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part Two
    "...Continued from previous article.":http://artbistro.monster.com/training/articles/246-working-with-the-adobe-media-encoder-part-one *5.* Click the Filters tab to open the Noise Reduction option (not shown). Avoid applying this filter unless your video is extremely noisy. *6.* Click the Video tab to open the Video settings. Also be sure to review the Basic Video Settings to ensure that they are correct. h4. Tip: OutPutting MPEG-2 Files -- When and Where: ...
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    Deinterlacing Video for Progressive Output

    Deinterlacing Video for Progressive Output
    Most video acquisition formats like DV and the 1080i HDV codec used by the Sony and Canon HDV cameras are interlaced formats that contain two fields for every frame, usually shot 1/60th of a second apart (1/50th for PAL). In contrast, most streaming formats are frame-based. To produce frame-based video from interlaced sources involves combining the two fields into a single ...
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    Adobe Premiere: What the Fast Color Corrector Tools Do

    Adobe Premiere: What the Fast Color Corrector Tools Do
    There are several tools within the Fast Color Corrector to help you fine-tune your video. Top to bottom, here’s what they do: h4. Hue Angle Controls the outer ring of the color wheel; rotating left shifts the colors toward green; rotating right shifts them toward red. h4. Balance Magnitude Controls correction intensity. This corresponds to the ball on the end of ...
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    Adobe Premiere Pro: Producing Flash Output Part 2

    Adobe Premiere Pro: Producing Flash Output Part 2
    "Adobe Premiere Pro: Producing Flash Output Part 1":http://artbistro.monster.com/training/articles/244-adobe-premeire-pro-producing-flash-output-part-1 *7.* In the Flash Video Encoding Settings dialog box, click the Show Advanced Settings button. This reveals all encoding options and changes to the Hide Advanced Settings button (Image above). *8.* In the upper-left corner of the Flash Video Encoding Settings dialog box, choose a profile. If you customize any parameters, Premiere Pro ...
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    Adobe Premiere Pro: Producing Flash Output Part 1

    Adobe Premiere Pro: Producing Flash Output Part 1
    Flash video is a popular streaming format for Internet and intranet use. The Adobe Media Encoder can produce Flash video in the FLV format, but not the SWF format, which contains the metadata required to make a Flash video executable online. If you’ve used the Flash 8 Video Encoder, the process will look very familiar, since Premiere Pro uses many of ...
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    Adobe Premiere Pro/Audition: Increase low-volume regions

    Adobe Premiere Pro/Audition: Increase low-volume regions
    In conjunction with "Normalizing Audio in Premiere Pro and Audition":http://artbistro.monster.com/training/articles/240-normalizing-audio-in-premiere-pro-and-audition- h4. To increase low-volume regions in Audition, do the following: *1.* In the Display area, click and drag in the waveform to select the quiet regions. *2.* Choose Effects > Amplitude > Normalize (process). *3.* If the default parameters shown in Figure 74c suit your needs (usually, they will), click OK ...
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