The Pennsylvania State University

Digital Art Submissions


Digital Art Requirements

Digital Art Check Sheet
Digital Art Submission Form (online and PDF)

Overview
What Is Digital Art?
Types of Digital Art: Scans and Computer-Based Drawings

Image Resolution for Continuous-Tone Scans
Continuous-Tone or Bi-tonal?
Determining Resolution Settings for Continuous-Tone Scans

Halftones: A Necessary Step in the Printing Process
What is a Halftone?
Scanning Books and Magazines

Image Resolution for Bi-tonal Scans
Continuous-Tone or Bi-tonal?
Determining Resolution Settings for Bi-tonal Scans

Charts, Graphs, and Maps
Preparing Charts and Graphs
Preparing Maps
How to Submit Final Art to Publishers

Preparing Charts and Graphs: Exhibit A
Proportion Sizing in Figure Layouts

Preparing Charts and Graphs: Exhibit B
Anticipating the Effects of Reducing Image Size

**These guidelines are based on the digital image standards of the University of Chicago Press and have been adopted by the AAUP.

Additional Information

Digital images — technical standards and database organization issues

Besser, Howard, and Jennifer Trant (1995). Introduction to Imaging: Issues in Constructing an Image Database. Santa Monica, CA: The Getty Art History Information Program. See the 2003 edition by Besser available on the Getty website.

Lee, Stewart D. (2001). Digital Imaging: A Practical Handbook. New York: Neal-Schuman.

Howard Besser's (UCLA) website — huge miscellaneous website of the guru of digital imaging projects.

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