At Jetart Company, many factors contribute to the creation of highest quality digital image captures of your artwork. These include:
1) The use of a medium format digital camera with:
a. high resolution - captures details in the original artwork
b. high color bit depth - supports wide color gamut and wide number of colors
c. multi-shot functionality - records the true color values of the artwork
d. large image sensor - allows for larger pixels in the image sensor, reducing digital signal noise
2) Pre-capture adjustments & artwork orientation:
a. adjust camera positioning so artwork is parallel to the sensor plane of the camera - important for edge to edge sharpness
b. adjust camera positioning so artwork is in focus - important to eliminate blurring
c. Adjust camera positioning so the artwork closely fills the camera frame
d. position of artwork relative to lighting - so 'paint shadows' fall where they should
e. adjustment of lighting - to capture shadow detail while maintaining even exposure
f. adjust camera settings and lighting power - maintain detail in both shadows and highlights in the resulting file
The steps above take time to perform and unless the artwork is of a similar size and orientation, (portrait or landscape) they are performed anew for each piece of artwork.
The resulting digital image file is opened in Photoshop, where the following takes place:
1) Evaluation of capture exposure - is there detail in the shadows and highlights
2) Are key elements of the image file sharp?
3) Are the image sides square? - if not, adjustments are made
4) Minor cleanup
5) File dimensions are adjusted to represent original artwork size
6) File saved in PSD format
Finally, one or more proofs are printed and the file is adjusted as needed. These proofs are printed on the previously chosen media and are shown to the client for approval.