15 July 2010

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Title: Patterandom Worn Spot 002b
Size: 8200px x 8200px (printed at 150 dpi - 128cm x 128cm)
Method: Javascript scripting in Photoshop
This is the second image used for the "Copying" show in China (with Patterandom Worn Stripe 002j), printed and exhibited in the same way. Although the code loop was run about 1500 times, the one that worked best was a relatively early version - about 200 in.
I'm planning on using Actions less with future algorithms. Although it gives quicker results, it makes running the code much more fiddly on other computers (you have to load the Actions and then run the code). The Patterandom loop also required a Pattern Fill (the basic spot or stripe that was then randomly moved, coloured and so on), which also had to be loaded prior to running the Script. With this sort of design, I'd like the whole thing to be generated by the Javascript in future (or other code).

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 Title: Patterandom Worn Stripe 002j
Size: 8200px x 8200px (printed at 150 dpi - 128cm x 128cm)
Method: Javascript scripting in Photoshop
This is one of the two final images used for the "Copying" show in China (with Patterandom Worn Spot 002b). It was digitally printed onto cotton poplin and then stretched over a frame for exhibition. As well as playing about with the transparency of the layers, the elements also have a random texture (bit tricky to spot at this size...). This is a run of about a thousand loops of the code (stopping every 100 or so until I liked the look of the image).