LINE ART Line art is black on white with no gradations of gray although shadings of dots or lines may be present
Would you buy this hamburger? or this one?
Of course you went for the colour. People like full colour images. Ask anybody which they would rather see and the answer will be full colour instead of black and white nearly everytime - especially when it comes to food.
Colour printing/photocopying is more readily available than ever before, so it is easy for the graphic designer/illustrator to pass over the possibilities of lesser colour combinations such as black and white (line art).
However, the information on the following web page suggests that The starkness of line illustration makes it the strongest of drawn visual expressions. Solid black, or another dark color against white or another light color are the optimum situations. No other application of color achieves more contrast. This attribute puts line art in a class by itself because its kind of visual impact can't be achieved in any other way. CLICK HERE FOR MORE
Here is a designer who creates logos which are hand drawn using line art. They are easily recognized as one-of-a-kind "to distinguish your company or web site from the others". click here
Michael Halbert's detailed line art illustrations are featured in food packaging, point of purchase displays, print ads, annual reports, and books. click here Michael Halbert's own website click here Michael Halbert's Tutorials click here Michael Halbert's Tutorial 'Pencil to line art with Photoshop' click here
COLORIZING LINE ART PHOTOSHOP Colorizing line art is really very simple: Start out by switching to RGB color mode, create selections inside your line art, and then colorize the selections on layers
There are many websites which provide free colouring pages/line art - click here for links to some of them The new web page also has a link to information about how to use the computer to colour black and white images
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