advanced photoshop
Aug
24

Creating Linocut Prints: Part 2

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Tips & Tutorials, by Anna-lisa Saywell

Discover how to perfect your Linocut print inside Photoshop with Part 2 of this free tutorial from Abi Daker

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Essential Tools for Linocut

Lino Surface
Creating Linocut Prints: Part 2
Ink Roller

Creating Linocut Prints: Part 2
Blades

Creating Linocut Prints: Part 2
Cutter handle

Creating Linocut Prints: Part 2
Ink types
Creating Linocut Prints: Part 2

 

Step 1 – Scan and tidy your artwork

Creating Linocut Prints: Part 2

Take high-resolution scans of each stage of your printing. Use the Brush and Healing Brush tools to remove any unwanted marks or smudges existing in your design. Select View>Rulers and add horizontal guides and the Free Transform tool to straighten each image.

Step 2 – Layer your files

Creating Linocut Prints: Part 2

Copy and paste each image into a single file, stacking each version of your print on top of one another. Set each layer’s blending mode to Multiply to line up layers evenly. If you want to remove the white areas from any layers, use Select>Color Range and clear the white sections.

Step 3 – Try out layer effects

Creating Linocut Prints: Part 2

You can now recreate the effects of multiple colour lino prints, but with greater control than is allowed with any physical medium. Try out different layer combinations and blending modes until you create an image you are happy with.