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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Any calligraphers on Clubhouse?
« on: January 28, 2021, 10:38:59 AM »
Karly invited me so I'm on now. HappyHaley is my handle there too.

Tools & Supplies / A3 or 11x14 or larger paper for finished work
« on: August 01, 2017, 10:59:37 AM »
Is a 90 or 140 pound hotpress watercolor paper what most use for finished work in Spencerian? Or is there something else better than what I have been using that other recommend?

Digital Design / Re: Photoshop VS Photoshop Elements?
« on: December 13, 2015, 03:41:54 PM »
Thanks! I just won't use it often so I hate to pay for an ongoing membership. I like to buy things outright. I'm using the free trial for PS right now to have my Christmas cards printed. I should try Elements trial and see if I can do the same things. Haven't heard of, I'll definitely check it out!

Digital Design / Photoshop VS Photoshop Elements?
« on: December 11, 2015, 10:09:09 PM »
PS experts: I'm often frustrated with design type programs (it all goes back to being an illustration major and being told I wasn't techie enough and I should switch to printmaking...12 years ago now and I did switch and never really learned design software). My question is if I was to learn and buy one for my calligraphy, which should I get? Honestly, I prefer Elements because of the price tag but if it can't do what I want, it is a waste of money. 

What I want to do is:
1. scan my artwork (watercolor and calligraphy...mostly broad edge at this point) and save to send to a fancy printer to reproduce for me (possibly even for giclee prints at some point) - minimum 300 dpi and RBG color
2. adjust the color (levels) possibly using an adjuster like this for very close color:
3. scan and cut out calligraphy (probably not the right term) for sending out for making a letterpress plate

Can I do those things with Elements?


Do you mean your guidelines? Or your lettering? If guidelines, I like to use a Linex liner so interliner spacing is perfect and quick. If lettering, it just takes time and practice to get control of your muscles.  ;) 


Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: gum arabic - brand preference?
« on: September 28, 2015, 11:09:39 PM »
I've tried WN brand but I found it molds and discolors before I can use it all! I've since purchased it in powdered form from John Neal and it seems to work the same.


Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Your Instagrams
« on: September 28, 2015, 11:06:47 PM »
I am @haleyarden on Instagram. I think I follow quite a few of you already (from Harvest's online class last September and this January), but I'll start adding others on this thread!


Introductions / hello
« on: September 28, 2015, 10:52:40 PM »
Hi from central Texas! I love calligraphy and art and now that we actually have real internet (we live out in the country and were using a cell hot spot for the last year...long story) I'm excited to be a part of this forum. Looking forward to learning a lot!


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