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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Acrylic Face Mounting

Obviously, with the headway of printer innovation over the previous decade or so, it has gotten to be conceivable to print on an assortment of materials. There are a few locales that will print your photograph onto everything from espresso mugs to cushions, to iPhone cases, to tiles and shirts.

A large number of individuals are finding acrylic prints which offer a vibrant, energetic version for their pictures. This particular technique for photography showcase was presented in 1969 with the creation of the Diasec process which utilizes protected glues and strategies to deliver an acrylic face mount where the picture is stuck to the front of the acrylic without air bubbles utilizing silicon.

The deciding result is frequently staggering, especially with sharp, beautiful pictures, yet sharp, saturated images also look awesome. The acrylic upgrades the hues and makes for a more vibrant picture. With the right display lighting, the piece practically gives off an impression of being illuminated and in an exhibition, it is certain to emerge from the group.

The face mount strategy gives more noteworthy shading pop and dynamic quality. Why? For two reasons truly – one, hues dependably looks best imprinted on supreme quality white paper and two, the face mount exploits the intelligent nature of acrylic. Acrylic has the unordinary property of keeping a light emission reflected inside of its surfaces which ooze that WOW factor when you see an acrylic print done along these lines with a near 3-D illusion. It’s a foregone conclusion that no other printing technique can match the quality of an acrylic face mount which is the reason this system is becoming rapidly in ubiquity among expert photographers.

Every professional photographer will agree on the fact that they dream about showcasing their pictures in galleries. For that printing and framing is imperative because it’s not just about the images but the presentation has become so important these days. Thankfully, you won’t find a shortage of studios that excel in printing and framing services. All you need to do is find out who the best and who is offering the most favourable prices.

Be More Creative

Pick a Tone or Theme.

Sometimes creativity gets bogged down in the details and the specifics. Don’t mistake the forest for the trees, here. Back up, take a deep breath, and ask yourself, “Self, what is the overall theme, message or tone?” By having a big picture to fall back on, you may find you’ve opened up new creative avenues.

Look at the Pretty Colors.

Sometimes just picking out colors that would work together can give you a whole new perspective on your creative project. Maybe you hadn’t seen things in this light before. Who knows. Try different color combinations or play around with the Adobe Kuler to see if you spark any new ideas. You can also check out some art or even just browse the web for things like DeviantArt. Try telling a story about an interesting photo you’ve seen. Don’t know the story? Make it up. That’s half the fun.

Look at Different Fonts.

Seriously. Type in a sentence or the title of your project, and see what it looks like in new fonts. There are loads of free font websites and databases out there, and some of them even let you type in your own text. Try 1001 Free Fonts, Font Squirrel, or DaFont, to name a few. Stumbling around on them and randomly clicking helps you imagine your project as if it were in that font… and maybe you’ll just find something you hadn’t thought of before.

Clean Something.

Mindless tasks are excellent for idea generation, and organization is often soothing. Besides, you don’t want to clean while you’re in the throes of a creative epiphany, do you? Best get it done now.

Go for a Drive.

Driving around and listening to music (or listening to silence) is a great way to clear the mind. It’s also a bit hypnotic, and this hypnosis helps you wiggle creative problems around in your mind like a loose tooth that you’re wiggling with your tongue. Eventually something’s going to break. Just don’t talk on the phone while driving. It’s distracting. To other drivers.

Get Mad.

You know all those things you really want to tell that awful client? You know those times when you just want to say “really guys, this is the truth that you don’t want to hear”, or write a searing email to your boss? Write them down. Let it out. Many of us have created mental blocks to saying exactly what we mean because, well, we don’t want people to think we’re psychopaths. Break those barriers and say exactly what you mean. It’ll feel good, and often you’ll discover (somewhere) a new way to approach your problem. Just by being honest.

Then destroy the evidence. Make sure not to actually send that email. In fact don’t even put an address in the ‘receiver’ line. Just be safe.

Spend Some Time Alone.

Whether you’re walking in the woods or standing on the roof of a skyscraper, alone time is creativity’s favorite place to grow. I’m sure there’s a psychological or neurological reason for this, but I don’t know what it is. I just know that other people and electronic gadgets are not only distracting, they actually cause anxiety. Turn your phone off. Kill the news channel. Mentally get away from it all. It’s actually pretty well accepted that people who spend more time by themselves thinking tend to be more creative (and, actually, more mentally fit). I’m not talking about locking yourself in your mom’s basement for a year, but a ten-minute walk to relax shouldn’t be a huge imposition.

Teach Someone What You’re Doing.

I don’t mean step-by-step, but the process of articulating your creative problem to another person is incredibly helpful when searching for new approaches to an old problem. This is particularly helpful if you’re trying to explain things to a child (or a dumb friend), because you’re forced to come up with a much more accessible way to articulate your idea.

Believe it or not, even complaining about the problem helps you work it out. Just don’t complain to me.

Draw or Build Something

Actually, doing anything repetitive that requires intense concentration would work. The trick here is to let your mind go numb. It’s actually related in some ways to self-hypnosis. It lets your mind wander. And the theme of this post is to let your mind wander. Doing something repetitive or mindless is often nice because it allows you to start talking to yourself with your ‘mind voice’. Just don’t answer the voice out loud, and you’re good.

Oil Painting Tricks

Try using acrylic paint for bottom layers of the painting

Conversely, you could try using acrylic paint for the bottom layers of the painting. The paint will dry very fast and you’ll be able to apply oil paint on top of it without any problems arising. The advantage of this is that you can have the bottom layers done very quickly; they’ll also dry out very quickly so you won’t have to wait too long before you can get started with the rest of the painting.

Learn the rules, then experiment

Painting is all about creativity and self-expression, though the act of creating a painting of quality requires a lot of skill, time and expertise. It’s important to learn how to paint and how to do it well; master the basic techniques and get yourself to the stage where you can complete a good painting. Once you’re confident with your skills and abilities, you should then experiment with your creativity. Try new things; take standard techniques and invent your own touches and twists here and there.

Avoid cracking by using the fat over lean technique

Fat over lean basically means making each layer of paint thicker than the one before it. The purpose of this is to prevent cracking; the thinner layers will dry more quickly than the thicker layers on top of them. So when it comes to your first few layers, use thinner paint and less oil (as mentioned previously, you could alternatively paint the first few layers with acrylics). As you work your way up to the topmost layer, make the paint thicker and add more oils to it.

Drawing Inspiration

Look at the Horizon

If you prefer to observe an environment free of living things, and just focus on landscapes, you can look at the horizon. It makes no difference if it is the one you see when staring at the ocean or the one you see hidden behind skyscrapers in a big city, you can use it as inspiration and you can come up with a few words to describe it. Once you have those words, you can paint what they represent to you, instead of the horizon you derived them from.

Look at Your Feet

If you prefer to stay in the comfort of your own home, you can draw your inspiration from random things around the house. One idea is to look at your own feet, and the spaces in between them. You can use those highlights as points, and you can draw a picture by connecting those dots. You can also try to connect the dots on anything else around the house and draw a picture from them, from the shadows the furniture casts on the floor to the different levels of the paintings hanging on the walls.

There are several other ideas that can help you to find inspiration. Try these:
Paint images found on the negative spaces between buildings
Draw things you think of when watching your favorite TV show
Create a scene of how you would have liked a certain book to have ended
Analyze what has been done in the past, and create your own take from it