FINAL FLATTENED IMAGE
A PAPER SIZE
I like to work from left to right rather than from top
to bottom, creating landscapes, which require a
wide format. We found that 4 collaborators could
comfortably share a legal-size sheet measuring
14"× 8½". Using Photoshop, each collaborator must
leave a white margin around the edge so that the
result can be reproduced on a regular inkjet printer.
SLICES 2 AND 3
The second artist doubles the canvas size and
works in the central zone, merging new art with the
piece that she received from the first artist. When
she finishes her work, she emails the complete file
back to the first artist, who will be assembling the
pieces. Then she cuts off the left half of her canvas
and forwards the remainder to the third artist.
The third artist follows the same procedure as
the second, as described above.
2. CREATE THE
To create the first slice, the first artist assembles CREATE THE images in an area 5¼" wide, subdivided into 3 equal 4. FINAL SLICE
vertical zones, each measuring 1¾" (see diagram The fourth artist extends the canvas by only 50%
above). The zone on the left will contain art that to complete the picture. He is the last artist, so
remains secret from the next artist. The central he does not provide an extra zone for sharing. He
zone will be seen by the next artist for reference sends his work to the first artist.
only, and should remain basically unmodified. The
remaining zone on the right is an extra section that
can be adapted or changed by the next artist so
that everything merges together.
The first artist saves his work, then crops off the
secret left-hand zone and emails the remainder to
the second artist.
The first artist opens each image file received from
the other artists, copies and pastes each onto its
own layer in a new master document, aligns them,
then flattens the layers to create a single image.
Illustration by Alison Kendall
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