What Is A Giclee Fine Art Print?

These high resolution digital images are printed with archival quality inks onto various media including canvas, archival cotton, and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.AdvantagesGiclee prints make it possible to produce reproductions of rare art in small quantity on-demand at a reasonable cost. Another tremendous advantage of giclee printing is that digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various media, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client. The Quality : Giclee prints rival the traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes in quality. This type of reproduction printing is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.If you have spent any time researching giclee printing you have seen terms like dye inks and pigment inks. A true giclee print will is printed with pigment inks. These pigment inks are archival approved for long lasting preservation of the image quality.Pigment printing processes have been in used since the mid 1950′s. Pigment inks are key to the stability and they are superior to that of any other method of printing, including traditional silver-halide or metal-based.In recent times we have seen a surge in Digital inkjet printing and the use of the pigment ink as ink technology has been refined enough produce high-resolution inkjet technology.While it is true that dye-based ink sets exhibit a slightly larger color gamut, pigment inks excel in permanence. On the molecular level, pigment inks are far more stable and water resistant then dye based inks. It is for this reason they are used for the longevity of the premium reproductions of the old masters.

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Learn Digital Photography Without Going to School

Although some people may think of their camera as simply a way to capture memories in their life, others think of photography as an art form. If you look at your camera as more of a hobby and an art than just something you take on vacation with you, then you might want to spend some time and learn digital photography the right way.A digital camera is much more than a digital version of your old film camera. Modern digital cameras have a variety of features that most people don’t even know about, and if you are like most consumers, you have done nothing more than just scan through your user manual. Then, too, there are tricks that most manuals do not cover. The key to really good photography is learning all about your camera and the art, so that you getting the most you can out of what you have.You can learn photography by going to school, but that take an awful lot of time, and the rewards might not be that great. On the other hand, there is a wide variety of online resources that have been produced by people who are experts in the digital photography field. Some of these resources are in the form of websites, while others are actually fantastic online electronic books that you can download, study, and work along with.If you are going to be serious about your camera and your photographic skills, then you owe it to yourself to learn digital photography the right way. By taking advantage of some online tools, not only will you be kept up to date with the latest changes in the digital photography field, but you will be able to get helpful hints from people who learned the hard way and are now able to teach you how to handle your camera.

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Web Design in 2010-2011 – Analysis

As we’re coming to the middle of this year, everyone is trying to analyze the recent trends in web designing and web development. However, in this article, we’ll see what web designers and developers are trying to utilize with the new features to create impressive designs. We will also try to look into the factors that are driving this change.1. The days of static design visuals are dead
With the online technology that is available today, web designers are coding websites more creatively than using simple images and html/css. Clients have come to expect a higher level of functionality and interactivity as they visit more and more websites that utilize things like Ajax, and JavaScript. Whilst CSS3/HTML5 has started to step on the toes of JavaScript, JavaScript itself has started to inch into the territory of Flash. JavaScript has just finished a major revision of its specifications for the language. Once browser companies adopt these standards, web developers will be provided with more tools to improve their capabilities in creating web applications.2. Grid-based designs, Mobile Designs, Retro Designs are gaining popularity as well.
But Grid based is used mostly in portfolios, product pages and big blogs; they almost never appear on corporate websites or in online shops. With the huge amount of data present, classifying information based on context rather than content will be paramount for companies which handle large amount of data (financial, social, etc).3. Print Design influence
Traditional techniques from print design are increasingly being applied to the Web, be they layout techniques or rich versatile typography. Web Designers are taking layout and design inspiration from print. This includes lots of whitespace, large type,use of a grid and clear hierarchy of elements. The layouts of these websites often resemble those of print magazines or posters, with striking headlines, multi-column text, highlighted quotations, indented text, supporting imagery, side notes and footnotes.4. Faster and better Web browsers
Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera has offered more choices to web users. But, well, it is part of a web designer’s job to make sure that texts are easy and nice to read on all major browsers and platforms. With browser wars is in full force, Techniques for progressive enhancement are more commonplace than before, giving users of modern web browsers a better web experience than those who will not or cannot use them. This has surely drive competition in web designing.5. Growth of community-oriented Platforms
In many ways, the growth of platforms such as Twitter and Facebook has led the web to be much more community-oriented. Along with these changes will come increased focus in getting information in real-time. Twitter is one of the examples that give immediate and breaking information on the sites. With more and more growth of such social media platforms and more people participating in the creation of information on the web, the way in which we obtain information has shift from being from a singular source, into a more community-created source.6. Interactive Designs
Web designers of Web applications are paying significantly more attention to the way in which functionality is presented and are trying to improve the user experience with more interactive and responsive solutions. There’s a lot more emphasis now on site usability and creating sites that are minimalist in design and easy to navigate (perfect use of CSS and a grid based layout). Horizontal scroll bars have been out there for a decade, but today it feels that they are gaining a new context. The move to horizontal scroll bars is probably an attempt among some designers to provide a more distinct user experience. One way to make websites more responsive is through “keypress navigation,” which hasn’t been widely adopted so far. But lately we’ve observed more designs implementing this effectively. Web designers of Web applications are paying significantly more attention to the way in which functionality is presented and are trying to improve the user experience with more interactive and responsive solutions.7. Slab Typefaces
These are relatively new as in the past logos and headers were smaller and more understated by web designers. However, combined with the trend toward larger headers, slab typefaces demand the reader to take notice.8. Rich and strong Typography
It has played a major role in Web design for years now. Bold, strong, heavy headlines can effectively convey the purpose of an e-commerce website or portfolio, while subtler headings help structure content and improve legibility. Obviously, the big change we’re seeing today is richer, more versatile typography. Oversized logos on an equally oversized header and Footer. We’ve further noticed that Web designers are extending their font stacks, adding increasingly more fall-back fonts in case a specified font is not available.9. Recent trends
like embossing, PNG transparency, rich user Interfaces, Font replacement, Huge Images, Modal boxes(A modal box is like the pop-up’s more sophisticated They serve as a user-friendly alternative to classic JavaScript windows), Media blocks, The magazine look, Carousels (slideshow navigations, in which the content rotates vertically or horizontally), Introduction blocks(place the most important message of the website right there and thus make sure that readers get the message as quickly as possible.) will continue to grow in this year.10. More Personalization
As web designers look for more ways of attracting users and prospects to their websites and generating business online, personalization is emerging as an important component of managing the web experience for site visitors – and delivering business value. Be simple, invisible complexity, big and bold, art and creativity, bigger picture. Web Typography is going to reach some new heights in 2010-2011. JQuery, Mootools as well as CSS3 are evolving and reaching new levels of quality and ‘interactivity’. Everything seems to be moving forward to larger elements which focus the attention.If you haven’t checked out CSS3 and HTML5 websites yet ( like http://www.12thi.com ), you should really look into it because they will change the way you design and code. You can take advantage of the new features to create cleaner and more efficient layout.It is possible that we have missed some other great trends and factors. Why don’t you contribute some interesting information here? Please don’t hesitate to share it with us in comments.

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