Sunday, May 23, 2010
The Making of a Bookplate
The making of a bookplate.
I love Antique Artwork, especially the beautiful work I find in rare old books.
As I browsed this book when I got home, I found this wonderful young woman reading a book.
On a recent trip to a favorite old and rare bookshop I discovered this treasure from 1884.
I thought what a perfect opportunity to show you the process I use to create a bookplate.
I find the image I want to restore and scan it into my computer.
Then after I upload it to my computer I use Photoshop to soften the lines, and then color and smooth areas. I crop the image for framing.
Finally, I upload it again and add text and framing using the editor on Flickr.
Then I download it to my IPhoto software on my mac and fine tune the enhancement. Once I am satisfied with the image, I print them out on beautiful paper, package them and photograph the listing for my little etsy shop.
Oh, and this bookplate, my gift to you. So please feel free to copy her and print her out for your own books.
ishing you happy reading.