Re: Hardware Technical Writing and Photos

Subject: Re: Hardware Technical Writing and Photos
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 16:55:03 -0800

"Habegger, Nolan" wrote:

> If a company is using the illustrations in several areas (i.e., marketing
> slicks, user guides, tech manuals, etc.), it makes sense (IMHO) that a line
> drawing would be the way to go. The advent of GOOD digital cameras, however,
> makes this merely an opinion and not a definitive recommendation.

A useful technique: take the picture, scan it, then develop a line
drawing in another layer of a graphics program. It can be a little
awkward at first, but, once you are used it, the technique can be
much faster than drawing from scratch or trying to touch up a photo.

Bruce Byfield 604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com
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Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux

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