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Katherine: Hi. I’m Katherine Wright with YTK Photography and I’m here again InkAID
to show you some additional products and talk a little bit more about what you might want
to use how to actually select pictures, what substrates to use and what codes. We’re
going to more into detail just to give you a better understanding of how to utilize this
amazing product. The wonderful thing about InkAID is you don’t
necessarily have to be a professional photographer, have a professional camera in order to have
images to be able to use in this really unique way.
I’m going to show you images that we’re taking with a professional SLR camera and
some cell phone images which actually you can do some really unique features or editing
techniques right on your camera and then produce some really interesting stunning images using
inkAID. Just adds another layer to it. This first image is from a professional shoot
that I did and you can see this is a pin-up image and what we’re going to do is we’re
going to talk about each image and just the qualities of the photograph and what you might
want to look for as far as your coding and your paper source.
On this image it’s very crisp and I think that anything that’s dealing with portraits
or people you really want to maintain the detail. In less it’s like a particular vintage
image that you’re really trying to have some distress too.
In this image one of the pre-coats that I would recommend is something that’s going
to be more crisp and using more solid base of your substrate. Substrate, again, is your
paper source or whatever you are printing on to. It could also be paper, metal, wood,
virtually whatever you can get through your printer but we’ll use that term throughout
your substrate. On this one I would recommend a more tight
weave on your substrate, something that’s a little bit more bound or put together. For
example, if you can use just a regular heavy hard stock and the white matte pre-coat is
one of my favorite pre-coats for InkAID. One; it really holds up the color, the vibrancy
in the actual pigments bounce on top of this even more because you have the super, super
white base that makes everything more vivid. The other thing that I love about it is if
you’re using a foam brush or any bristle brush that’s acrylic, something that’s
going to not flake off on your paper. It really gives you some interesting brush strokes which
just gives that hand crafted one of a kind feeling.
In addition to the white matte pre-coat, we also have other pre-coats that give you a
different surface texture on your images. There’s a semi-gloss, there’s a gloss.
You also have a clear matte. Think about those just like your regular household paints, what
finish you want on your wall is also going to give you the finish on your paper. If you
want something that’s a little bit more glossy, you may want the gloss, you may want
the pre-coat type too. Those are all really great because they’re more translucent.
Something that can be really interesting to utilize those is to use a paper that has a
little bit of the tooth on it. Remember, you’re going to look at the base color of your paper.
If you buy a paper that’s a little bit warmer, it’s actually going to have a little bit
more of a warmer cast on your print which might look really interesting on something
like this. The other things to think about is how vibrant
do you want your colors. If you have a little bit of a warmer paper, it’s actually going
to shift your color slightly. Again, your just coating whatever paper you purchase and
that’s going to make it receptive to take that ink. Watercolor paper can be absolutely
gorgeous, a fine tooth hot press paper can be gorgeous and it looks really nice for something
like this. One thing that I love is to take just regular
shots that really could be utilized in anyway like this beautiful abstract. It’s just
a really nice detail shot with great colors. The nice thing about an image like this is
you can either holdup the detail or you can deconstruct it down.
The nice thing about InkAID and in comparison to other alternative processes is you actually
keep most of the detail in your images unless you’re doing some transfer where the pigment
is getting switched on to another type of substrate. In this image, in particular, the
colors are just gorgeous. You can use some of the other pre-coats that I discussed, just
really establishing whatever surface sheen you want on it.
You can print on some really interesting fibrous papers like this which is more of like a tissue
paper, still very fibrous but has a wonderful sheen to it. The nice thing about this is
because it’s slightly opaque, the light can hit it and it just really sets those colors
off. Again, you can select any of the InkAID pre-coats
to use this that has some translucence. We’re talking about the clear matte pre-coat or
the translucent gloss or the semi-gloss. You just really want to establish whatever surface
sheen you want on it just like you would buying photo paper.
These images are some of my favorites. This image in particular was just shot at a restaurant
on my cell phone and I absolutely adore using cellphonography or i-phonography as a new
phenomenon. Think about all of your images that you have on Instagram. What are you going
to do with them? The nice thing about when you start adding
some antiquing directly to the image when you capture it is when it’s produced, you
actually have more of a vintage look anyways. In combining InkAID with this, it allows you
take this to a whole other level. You can be using a paper source like printing directly
on fabric. This is something that I absolutely love. This could be any of the pre-coats.
One that I love as well with this is to use the white matte. Just because it sets up that
color, it adds a little bit of a thicker base and it can really transcend.
Another great idea is to use another image just from the cell phone and to be able to
put it on a craft paper, something really dark and use the white pre-coat to set it
off. You can use other types of fabric to be able to create these images which really
just give you a totally different dynamic and pure aesthetic for your images.
What’s so great about InkAID is that you really can transform any image regardless
of where it was captured from. From a professional great camera to a cell phone, you can still
create unique one of a kind images with this process.
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