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.