Digital drawing

Participants will learn to make scientific illustrations with the digital drawing method using the software program Adobe Illustrator. In many labs, this has become a standard method for making taxonomic descriptions, as there are great advantages in working speed, editing the illustrations and the ease of creating very smooth lines.

The resulting vector graphics have very small file sizes, high resolution and they can be directly processed by most online journals. Photos and micrographs can be used as a master for making the line drawings.

A solution for the illustration of complex details (like setae) will be offered by making libraries for these structures. Also, one evening will be dedicated to giving an overview of different techniques for macrophotography, including photography stacking, how to edit in Zerene stacker, and photoshop.

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