Mechanical Preparation, Continued
Figure 1-35 shows the process of removing excess paint with a moist cotton
swab and feathering hard edges left by the silhouetting process to create a
more natural appearance.
Figure 1-35. Removing excess paint with moist cotton.
To vignette an object, follow this table:
Prepare the surface of the photograph with Fullers Earth.
Apply a frisket or mask to protect the areas of the image to remain
Airbrush pigment onto the photograph beginning with the four
corners using a light, airy, circular motion.
Continue to rotate the photograph, spraying the four corners one by
one, until the pigment covers the amount of the photograph desired.
Strive to keep the coverage even.
Allow to dry.
Remove the frisket or mask.
Clean the desired image area of seepage and soften the edges
around the image to give a more natural effect.
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