Digital Imaging with Joann Pippin (617JP)

June 17, 2017

 10am – 1pm

Level: Beginner


Making Digital Images of your Paintings

This 3-hour workshop will explore inexpensive ways for painters to record their works in order to make digital images for record-keeping, exhibition entries, notecards, websites, brochures, business cards, and other useful reproductions of their work.  JoAnn Pippin will share the knowledge she has accumulated using various methods of scanning and reproducing her watercolors.  There will be demonstrations using Photoshop Elements, home scanners and printers, including discussion of image resolution and why photographing your own images isn’t always the best approach.

Factors in Making Digital Images

Capturing image

  • Camera
  • Scanner  (preferred.  Can be ordinary flatbed scanner)

Assembling image

  • Photoshop

Correcting Image

  • Photoshop

    Digital products

    Digital imaging products

Making image files

  • Captured image
  • Correction File(s)
  • Master for Archive—Tif and Jpg
  • Inventory

Products from Master file:

  • Inventory Record
  • Exhibit Entry
  • Prints
  • Cards
  • Brochures
  • Website

Image Resolution Issues

  • Each product has a size

Color Management Standards

  • sRGB  (Color management for screen viewing
  • RGB (Color management for printing)

(Note: This class covers capturing images prior to framing.  For capturing images that are under glass, you will need to use a camera.  Refer to a video by Barry Moore a to find out how.)

JoAnn Pippin

j-with-paintingsJoAnn Pippin has been enthusiastically painting watercolors for over 20 years, with major inspiration coming from cruising in a sailboat from Maine to Key West and camping in national parks across the country.  She also loves the woodlands, gardens, and shores of the Carolinas and New England.

Her primary studies were at the Art League School in Alexandria, VA, but she has also attended workshops with many nationally acclaimed artists.  Her landscapes and close-ups of nature have appeared in galleries and juried art shows in Tennessee, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Maine, California, New Mexico, and Colorado.  Her works have been accepted into annual juried shows of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina, the National Watercolor Society, and the Southern Watercolor Society.

She loves to display her paintings and tell stories about the subjects as well as the techniques she used as she painted them.  She also loves to share her skill with others by teaching classes for new and experienced watercolorists at the Appalachian State University Craft Enrichment Program, Watauga County Arts Council, and High Country Lifelong Learners in Boone, NC, the Schoodic Education Adventure program and artist retreats at Acadia National Park, and the El Morro National Monument volunteer artist program.

She is a member of the National Watercolor Society, the Southern Watercolor Society, the High Country Watermedia Society, and the Watauga County Arts Council.  Additionally, she serves as Western Region Director of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina, and has served on the board of the Artist-in-Residence Program at the Edgewood Cottage in Blowing Rock, NC.  See more of her work at