CDROM: Art Nouveau Designs (Design Source Books)

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This title presents all your favourite designs on easy-to-use CD-ROMs containing high-resolution images in Tiff format, suitable for use with Macintosh or Windows PC. It is a rich source of ideas and inspiration for all craftspeople and artists. The designs can be used as stencil or embroidery patterns, stationery designs, furniture decoration, glass painting guides, or whatever your imagination chooses. The designs can be printed, coloured, adapted or used as inspiration for originating your own designs. They can be enlarged or reduced for a particular project, and will stand up well to reproduction at any scale. Readers are permitted to reproduce any of the individual designs contained in this book up to 15 times for any purpose without the prior permission of the Publishers. Wherever possible, the readers should acknowledge the title, author and publisher. Permission should be sought of the publisher for further use of individual designs.

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Mar 06 This is a new venture for Search Press - images from their Design Source books on CD. The CD contains an index in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format which contains thumbnails of all the images and the images themselves are TIFFs (suitable for PCs or Macs) in a separate folder. Since we are encouraged to browse using, for example, Windows Explorer, the purpose of the PDF index is not clear. This CD contained 90-odd images. Reproduction of the images is permitted but not for commercial use - fair enough. The images themselves are large and, although readable in newer paint programs, we experienced difficulty testing Paint Shop Pro versions earlier than 8. Since many people still use version 7, this may lead to problems. The answer is to read the desired image in Windows Paint and re-save it (still as TIFF). This CDROM is a good idea, especially for those of us who design on the computer. The images are clear and prove a good starting point for design. A very good price, too - great for a mini gift. * Workshop On The Web *

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Judy Balchin studied art at Cardiff College of Art. Following this, she specialised in graphic design at Kent Institute of Art and Design in Maidstone. After working as a graphics assistant at the BBC Television Centre, she joined Adverkit International Ltd as a lettering artist. This began her love affair with letters, producing book jackets, advertising logos and television titles over many years. During this time, she also became involved in the craft world. She has appeared on television, worked as a craft demonstrator, designed craft kits and run workshops. She has produced more than twenty books on various crafts and is the author of many articles for craft magazines. She continues to enjoy her creative world and is currently working on her latest book.

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