photocomposition


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photocomposition

[‚fōd·ō‚käm·pə′zish·ən]
(computer science)
Composition of type using electrophotographic techniques such as phototypesetters and laser printers.
(graphic arts)
Reproduction of type images by photographic means.

photocomposition

Laying out a printed page using electrophotographic machines, such as imagesetters and laser printers. See page makeup and pagination.
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mi XXe siecle) jusqu'a la photocomposition, <<la plume et le plomb etant remplace par la lumiere>>, moment considere comine les racines de la dematerialisation de la chaine graphique (XXe siecle).
All the important Photoshop techniques are described and illustrated, ranging from photocomposition and retouching, to restoration and creative image making, as well as hardware skills of monitor and printer calibration.
In an oversimplified explanation of the process, photographers acquire a computer image (scanned from a film source or transferred from a digital camera file); complete their image manipulation and photocomposition work in Photoshop; and then a printer outputs negatives to size on transparent media, which are used to contact print the finished image on silver-gelatin or platinum paper in a traditional black-and-white darkroom, where it is wet-processed using conventional developers and fixers.
The company also pioneered the introduction of photocomposition into Canada, and, to a limited extent, offered educational programmes, its most prominent teacher being Carl Dair who designed Cartier type, the first Canadian typeface.