Our first Newsletter just went out!
Our first Newsletter just went out!
We can't believe that it's been two months already since digitalEPIGRAPHY went live! Thanks to you, and another 3853 of our devoted readers, we are starting to form a community who'd like to learn about and contribute to digital documentation in Egypt. We are proud to report that, as of today, there are 114 articles published on our website and the number is growing.
In the last 60 days our readers have visited digitalEPIGRAPHY 10291 times spending 163 hours with reading, which gives us tremendous encouragement for the future! In our very first newsletter we wanted to draw your attention to some of our most important and most read articles from the past two months (click on each photo to read more).
Documenting the Amenhotep III wall scene LD177 in the First Antechamber at Luxor temple - Part 1
Procreate 4 and its most recent updates bring unprecedented ease and flexibility to digital field drawing
A practical use case - the photogrammetric digital background created for a sample scene at Luxor temple
Naturally, the topics most people were curious to read about evolved around digital documentation techniques. Tutorials and case studies drew just as much of your attention as the guides related to the hardware and software solutions that proved to be useful for our epigraphic work. Many of our colleagues were interested in finding budget friendly solutions for their documentation needs, establishing our Astropad Studio review as the most read article to date. The Reading section also proved to be very popular among our readers, its articles occasionally shared by many of you on social media. We collected an article each from our main sections to give you a little taste of what we have published at digitalEPIGRAPHY since we started:
iPad Pro review roundup - How does Apple's new tablet resonate with digital artists
Having an iPad Pro and Astropad Studio you may never need to invest in a Wacom tablet
The most useful new feature of Photoshop CC - Using the Curvature Pen Tool for digital inking
Delux T11 Designer Keypad - A useful tool to eliminate the need of memorizing shortcut keys a digital artist needs to use every day
Creating the composite drawing of the Bark Sanctuary's western outer wall in the Small Amun Temple at Medinet Habu
The tomb of Userhat (TT 47 - Amenhotep III) and the previously unknown tomb of Khonsuemheb, dating to the Ramesside period
Coming in the NEXT TWO MONTHS
- iPad Pro 12.9 inch and new Apple Pencil review - We are really excited about Apple's new tablet and the new stylus that goes with it! Naturally, we'll share our adventure with you in a series of articles, so watch out for our review.
- New series: we tried it so you won't have to - We are starting a new series testing out and explaining software and hardware solutions that seems to be suited for digital epigraphy, but could be a waste of time and money at the end of the day.
- LD 177 Case Study at Luxor Temple - Part 2 - Naturally, our new project description won't end with creating the digital pencil drawing. In the next installment we'll explore digital inking and digital collation for the first time in the history of the Epigraphic Survey.
- Photoshop for iPad and Project Gemini to be released - digitalEPIGRAPHY is eagerly awaiting the release of Adobe's new software solutions for the iPad and we'll be there when it happens to try them out and give you all the details!
- New series: Photoshop one-on-one - Knowing the fundamentals of the software we use for digital documentation is essential, therefore we'll go beyond our regular tutorials and present an in depth examination of certain features.
- ...and much much more
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WHAT TO READ NEXT
This bit of news comes hot from CES, the world's gathering place for those who has an interest in consumer technologies, where Wacom has announced its most affordable pen display ever, the $649/ €599.90 Cintiq 16.
The iPad Pro has become a fantastic tool for us working in digital documentation in part because of its flexibility — different apps provide different drawing tools, ideas, and experiences.