Digital Collage

July 18, 2013

in Techniques

superjesusKnown as the technique of creating a pictorial composition in two dimensions or very low relief by gluing items onto each other, collage traditionally incorporates any natural, manufactured, colored, or textured materials. By superimposing these items, the artist incorporates actual fragments of the real world into their compositions. Collages created on the computer achieve the same goal without the mess of working with different adhesives. Although some may miss the tactile quality of conventional collage, other artists prefer cleaner methods.

The preparation required for composing a digital collage is the same as it is with tactile materials. Magazine images can be chosen and scanned or can be found on stock image CD libraries. Patterns, designs, and personal photographs can be taken with a digital camera or scanned in as well.

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