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From Barnes & NobleThe Barnes & Noble Review
Many artists and crafters who are fully at home with their computers increasingly miss "art that you can hold in your hand." Others are only just now gingerly tiptoeing into the digital river. Still other folks have long been computer literate, but have only recently become inspired to try the visual arts. In The Arts & Crafts Computer, Janet Ashford has written a wonderful book for all of them.
You can, Ashford says, "have the best of both worlds: digital tools for creating and printing graphic images, combined with the tactile, three-dimensional and handmade qualities of the traditional arts and paper crafts." And this full-color book shows you how.
Ashford tells you the best way to scan a stuffed animal, how to make your computer-printed greeting cards richer and less "computery," and how to combine digital type, scanned images, and found paper to build one-of-a-kind accordion books. You'll learn how to make your own bumper stickers, discover Dover's great CD-ROM of '30s fruit crate labels, and make the most of that cool inkjet iron-on transfer paper.
We've just scratched the surface. This eclectic, fun book completely erases the artificial distinctions between "traditional" and "digital" -- and it's about time! (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. He served for nearly ten years as vice president of a New Jerseybased marketing company, where he supervised a wide range of graphics and web design projects. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.