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Lesson Plans

Neat poster technique

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Lily Kerns (cwkerns)
Fri, 13 Nov 1998 04:58:56 -0600

Here's a neat trick that was new to me. It might also be useful when you are
talking about the effects of reflected light. It's from an article by Gary
Priester along with instructions for creating the effect on the computer in
a vector drawing program.

>>Create Stand-Out Graphics with a Die-Cut Look
By Gary W. Priester

"In my student days, I learned a great technique to make cutout paper shapes
appear to be lit from behind. We'd cut shapes from white paper laminated
with a bright fluorescent color on the back. Then we'd mount the shapes on
white illustration board using 1/8-inch foam shims to lift the shapes above
the board. The fluorescent paper reflected its color onto the white board
below, creating a mysterious neon glow. The effect was magical. can easily re-create it with vector-drawing programs such as Adobe
Illustrator 7, Macromedia FreeHand 8, and CorelDraw 8."

Lily Kerns CWKerns
Missouri Art Education Association--
Quilt guild--