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Secrets of Digital Quilting--From Camera to Quilt: 8 Projects; 25 Techniques; Embellish with Paints, Inks & More
     

Secrets of Digital Quilting--From Camera to Quilt: 8 Projects; 25 Techniques; Embellish with Paints, Inks & More

by Lura Schwarz Smith, Kerby C. Smith
 

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Next step in photo quilting—use a digital camera to create fabulous, one-of-a-kind printed fabric. 8 projects, 25 techniques.

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Next step in photo quilting—use a digital camera to create fabulous, one-of-a-kind printed fabric. 8 projects, 25 techniques.

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Quilter's Home
Lura Schwarz Smith's book is soooo long overdue, but it was worth the wait! She and her National Geographic photojournalist hubby, Kerby C. Smith, have written a great book on working photography into your quilts. By using chemically treated and stabilized fabric sheets, anyone with a basic photo-editing program can print fabric images from an ink jet printer and sew them into quilts. But, really understanding how to do this well is where Team Smith's magic comes in.
Checker Distributors
Lura Schwarz Smith has perfect timing. Just as quilters are becoming comfortable downloading pictures to their computer - and transferring them to fabric, Lura and Kerby show you how to take it to the next level. Don't let the cover intimidate you! The techniques are well-explained and progress at a learnable pace. She makes even the spectacular easy!
Quilting Arts Magazine
For many, one of the most intimidating aspects of digital quilting is its technological requirements, but the authors of this book quickly put that fear to rest with their assurance that one need not purchase an abundance of fancy equipment to engage in digital processes. Instead, Lura Schwarz Smith and Kerby C. Smith teach you how to make the most of the camera and printer that you already have. Advice is given on how to take the most effective pictures, how to manipulate these images with basic software, and how to print on fabric sheets. Using fundamental design principles, the authors discuss how to combine your digital fabrics with the prints that are already in your stash, as well as more unusual materials like silks and sheers. They also expand beyond the digital realm, encouraging artists to incorporate other surface design techniques into their digital quilts using materials such as inks, colored pencils, paint and markers.
Stevii Graves
This isn't a book to leaf through - it is book to be read from cover to cover. A digital camera, computer software and a printer, and the incredible knowledge in this book are the tools need to make stunning quilts. The technical pat is presented so that it will not scare even the techno-peasants amount us. Schwarz Smith, award-winning art quilter, and Smith, a National Geographic photojournalist, share all their professional secrets. There is an amazing amount of information between the covers of this book.
10/2010 Fabrications
Learn the secrets of getting the best results from your digital camera, inkjet printer, scanner, photo-editing software and printable fabric sheets. The inexpensive PhotoShop Elements is the only computer programme you will need and this will facilitate the creative possibilites of your quilting projects by using fabrics you have made from your own photographs. Inspirational photographs and user friendly instruction is the feature of this book.

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ISBN-13:
9781571206596
Publisher:
C & T Publishing
Publication date:
03/25/2010
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.20(d)

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