Airbrush art is a unique and meticulous art form that is experiencing a rebirth
in popularity. Even if your shop does not have airbrush capabilities, chances
are you use computer software programs with airbrush effects or occasionally
use cans of spray paint. With a fundamental knowledge in the mixture of air
and paint, it is possible for you to create art using the subtle effects only
airbrushes or air painting can produce.
The material in this chapter enables you to do the following:
Identify airbrushes and airbrush component parts.
Install moisture traps and regulators to air sources.
Select pigments for airbrush illustrations.
Discuss the importance of comprehensive thumbnail sketches in airbrush
Identify the procedures for varying background density in airbrush
State the differences in paint application for creative effects.
Describe procedures for preparing photographs for airbrush retouching.
Learn how to remove or reduce unwanted backgrounds by silhouetting or
vignetting with the airbrush.
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