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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: New Riders; 1 edition (20 Dec 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321732995
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321732996
  • Product Dimensions: 20.4 x 2.3 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,387 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An inventor and innovator, Bonny Pierce Lhotka is a co-founder of the digital artist collaborative, Digital Atelier, whose members research and develop techniques to leverage digital imaging in fine art application. Lhotka organized “Digital Atelier: A printmaking studio for the 21st century” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum where she was an Artist-in-Residence for three weeks. She is a recipient of the Smithsonian/Computerworld Technology in the Arts Award and is the producer of educational DVDs from Digital Art Studio Seminars.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By RhonArt on 30 April 2012
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A very interesting book with lots of brilliant, creative ideas for printing on other materials than paper. However, I do find that some of the ideas "suitable for an inexpensive desktop printer" are not really all that suitable and most of the printers that can be seen in the book appear to be A3 size - which, for us "hobbyists" are not always within our preferred price range! However, the book is excellent and certainly gets those creative juices flowing, and has inspired me to get back a bit more to experimentation rather than just using "Photoshop" techniques. The results of her work are stunning, as are her images in her "Digital Art Studio" book, which shows techniques for combining Inkjet Printing with traditional Art Materials and was written in co-operation with Dorothy Simpson Krause and Karin Schminke. I shall keep my eyes open for further books by this author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By W. De Winter on 26 Mar 2014
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A number of the processes rely on propietary products sold by Lhotka's own DASS. Since the formulation of those products are not revealed, it's not a matter of do it yourself but rather buy it yourself. Regrettably, for us not living in the USA, the shipping costs are hugely expensive, so we only can use those processes that use common substances like alcohol and gelatine
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. S. Le Masurier on 28 Feb 2011
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This is a well written book with a lot of info, my only real criticisms are firstly that it is written for the US market and some of the products are not readily available in the uk, and secondly it is expensive!
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I like it but... 25 Sep 2011
By Florence Minton - Published on Amazon.com
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Bonny is a really talented woman and this is a great book. I would have given it 5 stars but I deducted two for one big reason - she uses this book consistently to plug her product line to the exclusion of other products. She is not really trying to teach you how to do something, she is trying to teach you how to do it using her products. I was especially irked in the introduction where she is telling us about the materials we will be using. In the section on printable inkjet coatings, she extolls the virtues of her own (and very expensive) DASS Universal Precoat to the exclusion of other very good products like InkAid and the new Golden Digital Grounds. It does the reader a big disservice to not mention all of the options and let the reader choose. This is not the only time she does this. In the chapter on transfers, she goes on about her SuperSauce, which is also sold on her website and also very pricey and her own brand of transfer films.

The examples in the book are very beautiful, but Bonny also has access to very high end printers costing thousands of dollars. This is not a book for beginners. The processes are expensive and complicated, but that does not mean it is not enjoyable to read or just look at her work. Just be aware of the shameless plugs and you will enjoy the book overall.
37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
Great digital artist reference for transfer and alternative printing 4 Jan 2011
By Marilynn Gottlieb - Published on Amazon.com
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Bonny Lhotka's innovative and groundbreaking artwork has been my main inspiration and reference, so I have been awaiting this book, and found it as instructive as I hoped. I have purchased all her instructional videos, and they are valuable for seeing her techniques in action. This book is a great accompaniment to that or as a stand alone reference.
If you are a digital artist or photographer who is interested in displaying your images on something other than paper (or a computer monitor), this is the place to learn how. She gives recipes and techniques for transferring images (or printing directly) onto metal, wood, fabric and other surfaces. These are well illustrated with both images of the techniques and images of her final artwork.
Her previous book (co-author), "Digital Art Studio" I found to be inspirational, but not as helpful. "Digital Alchemy" is better organized and more useful. This book does assume a background in digital art/photography, and is geared more toward an artist than someone interested in trying a new craft project. The other forewarning is that a lot of these techniques work only or best with some products that she sells through her online store. I have not found that to be a problem though because she has created and developed these products and they work beautifully.
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Artists and photographers who love working with digital media will love this book 22 Jan 2011
By Gloria Hansen - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been inkjet printing on fabric and other substrates for many years, and I consider myself an advanced Photoshop user. Most books on the topic on inkjet printing on fabric explain the basics and then provide many examples and small projects. This book, however, goes beyond the basics and kicks into high gear method after method of applying your digital artwork to a variety of substrates, whether fabric, metal, plastic, or whatever you can coat and get into your printer. The steps are clear, the photography excellent, and the 60 minutes DVD of additional instruction further explains. Artists and photographers who love working with digital media will love this book.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Digital,yes!..working on the alchemy part! 6 Feb 2011
By quilter - Published on Amazon.com
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All in all worth the price, beautiful images and the photos of each process are fairly straight forward..I found that even the easy steps were a lot more subtle than they sounded and as the Dass products to follow the directions are expensive and have to be ordered online, each step costs a lot when you 'blow it' as I did several times.
But if you like to learn new skills, and have the time and bucks to use the Dass products, this is a charmingly generous teacher/artist and you will be inspired at least in the short term to follow her directions.. I have already tried to invent/mess around with alternative cheaper products to achieve her same results..but as I said, a beautiful volume with a generous artist who likes to share her insights and processes.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Great book for the artist 22 Jan 2011
By Photo Phunny - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are producing fine art and want to get creative in making your prints, you need this book to lead you through all the many techniques that are available. It's a great resource.
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