Friday, 7 January 2011

Digital Printing Do You Really Need Talent ?

Being on a course that has a big element of digital print it got me thinking. Do you really need to be able to draw or do you just simply use a photograph and manipulate that in photoshop ?. I'm saying this because it seems that so many digital prints are made from photos not drawings and in this i think it looks static it dosen't take much to layer a few photos, i speak from being on a course were a majority of people do that, you do not need to have great colour sense to create a print that would give the impression that you have you just simply click a button a TA DAHHHH you have a fantastic range of colours. Before you go excuse me don't you use digital print a lot ? and yes i do i adore photoshop but not because of how easy it can be once mastered but because of just how many colours you can use unlike if you was screen printing i draw lots i layer in my sketch book i create art that i then scan in to photoshop i never make my work look over photoshopped i play with the levels, layering and size thats about it. My main point it is the orginal work has been drawn my me i simply have not taken photos of lights or if i have i've bleached into them pictures by hand inked over them drawn over them put them back into photoshop then i have printed them on to fabric and embroided on to that fabric to add yet another depth. Photoshop should be a tool just like a pencil not a means to create easy fast static textiles that so many do. That could just kill that wonder before it has fully exploded.