Photo-etching course

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Above are the vital accoutrements of the etching press snugly attached to its inside leg.

I didn’t get to make a plate today, the first of the three Saturdays of the course, but learnt a great deal about preparing images in Photoshop for the etching process. Fascinating. I’m (badly) self-taught on Photoshop Elements. It was a real education seeing the full programme used by a professional.

Most interesting about the overall process is the conjunction of ancient and modern. The computer high-techery brought together with such centuries-old pieces of equipment as powdered resin and feathers.

In the course of this week I’m going to prepare a couple of images on the computer here at home in the hopes that I’ll be able to make a plate and a decent print next time.

5 Replies to “Photo-etching course”

  1. I’m so excited that you are learning photo-etching! I hope you enjoy it. Looking forward to seeing your images, as you have so many great photographs to choose from, rr.

  2. Looking forward to seeing the results.

    those cute Japanese fabrics really are quite cute, though ‘picking hemp’ was a little disappointing…

    Loved the Diwali picture too.

  3. Thanks Anne-Mieke!

    And thanks Lucy & TG. I’m still recovering from the course – I think the level of excitement was too much for me 🙂 Not sure how much I’ll be able to achieve in the time available though.

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