A paint program for the graphic arts in printing

Phil Willis

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Abstract

There is considerable scope for the application of computer techniques to help the graphic
designer working with printed products, provided that pictures of high technical quality result.
Described here is the product of the first stage of a research programme aimed at providing
computer assisted drawing aids for high quality colour pictures. The product is an interactive
paint program. The paper first explains the nature of the application and the hardware
available to the author. It then claims that transcription is central to the task of high quality
painting. Next there is a description of the facilities available to the interactive user. Finally, a
case study of the implementation of one particular command is used to illustrate the general
design of the program and to illustrate why this results in a less rigid interaction than in
conventional paint programs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Graphics Conference and Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark 12-14 September
EditorsK Bo, H A Tucker
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherNorth-Holland Publishing Co.
Pages109-120
Publication statusPublished - 1984
EventEurographics '84: European Graphics Conference - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 11 Sep 198413 Sep 1984

Conference

ConferenceEurographics '84: European Graphics Conference
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period11/09/8413/09/84

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Willis, P. (1984). A paint program for the graphic arts in printing. In K. Bo, & H. A. Tucker (Eds.), Proceedings of the European Graphics Conference and Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark 12-14 September (pp. 109-120). Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing Co..