- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Amphoto Books; y First edition edition (June 1, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 081745554X
- ISBN-13: 978-0817455545
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.6 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #600,831 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Polaroid Transfers: A Complete Visual Guide to Creating Image and Emulsion Transfers Paperback – June 1, 1997
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The book starts by discussing the basic supplies needed including choosing the right printer and film. It then shows you both wet and dry methods for making image transfers. There is a great hints section that explains how varying things like heat, time before peeling or adding pressure can create different unique effects. There are instructions for both color and black & white emulsion transfers with a helpful troubleshooting section.
My favorite section, creative techniques, follows. It includes awesome effects like making multiple exposures, making a mosaic of multi transfers and getting a scrambled image from heating in the microwave. Next, the author creates dramatic artwork by hand coloring with a variety of media.
In the advanced techniques section you learn about the three different transfer methods: in-camera, projection printing and slide-printer. Filtration and color theory are also discussed here. The fine art section focuses on finishing off the artwork by framing, matting and protecting it. All instructions are step-by-step and accompanied by demonstrating photos.
In the back, there is a large inspirational gallery featuring the work of 20 different artists with background information on the artist and his/her techniques, giving the book a personal touch. A complete resource directory, book and publication list and contact information for all the artists are also included. Get this boo; it is fantastic.
Great inspiration and examples are included, but MOST valuable for the step-by-step instructions.
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Great condition and the best,in my opinion,book for learning polaroid transfer and emulsion. A friend showed be the book and had to get it for myself.Published 20 months ago by Edith Weiler
This book made the process look easy and had many ideas of how to do the process and use the process. Read morePublished on October 14, 2013 by Joshua S Lamb
This is a great book- full of artistic pieces and knowledge on how to recreate your own work! I wanted this book for a long time, found it on Amazon and paid a fraction of what I... Read morePublished on September 6, 2006 by B. Daane
Though this book was published clear back in 1997, the information is timeless. I tend to shy away from older how-to books, but this is a great book to add to your art and craft... Read morePublished on March 16, 2006 by Caren
I've been wanting both of her books for awhile now and I finally splurged and got both of them (the Polaroid Manipulations book that concentrates on the SX-70 manip process). Read morePublished on December 14, 2005 by Kimberly Ripley
This should be in every Alternative Artists(Photographer) library. Well written, excellent examples and very comprehensive. Read morePublished on January 16, 2004 by Amazon Customer