of colors because these printers are only capable of
producing colors that are one-bit per color deep. These
printers are relatively inexpensive and can produce
large prints quickly.
image. With the powerful software packages available,
you can change the original image into something
completely different by merging one digital image with
another. The scope of the aesthetic and creative aspects
of the final digital image is limitless.
much easier to learn than text-based software. There
software: MOUSE and a BIT-MAPPED DISPLAY.
connected by a cable to a computer. When you
manipulate the mouse on a desktop, it causes the cursor
to move on the screen of the computer monitor. This
method allows you to move files, run programs, draw
lines, and execute commands. You can accomplish this
by moving the mouse to the appropriate location and
software. Files and software functions are displayed as
small graphical icons (fig. 3-12). For example, an icon
icon bearing the image of a magnifying glass may allow
interfaces also use WINDOWS. A window can be
compared to an open drawer (folder) of a file cabinet
(hard drive). Windows are displayed as frames on the
screen. These display different "files" in the "folder."
and Aldus PhotoStyler. These software packages are
not just photographic editing and enhancement tools but
complete illustration programs. These two programs
experience, you will soon become proficient.
in the PC windows environment only. Figure 3-13
shows some of the tools available in these two computer
programs. As you can see, these two imaging software
packages are very similar.
similar. These similarities are as follows: paint tools,
selection tools, filters, and color correction.
a paint bucket that allows you to pour a color or pattern
into a selected section of an image, and a spray paint
tool that provides you with an airbrush effect. These
image-editing programs allow you to perform color
correction and to change contrast and density of the
image. Other common tools may include a pencil for
adding or deleting pixels, a teardrop for softening edges,
you first select the icon; then you must click the mouse
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