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May 27, 2019

The 2D/3D conundrum: An epigraphic experiment from the early days of digital epigraphy

One of the challenges of epigraphic work consists of essentially converting three-dimensional artwork into a two-dimensional representation on paper (or on-screen). This note summarizes an experiment in solving one aspect of this conversion problem.

May 24, 2019

The Temple of Deir el Bahari – The epigraphic work of Howard Carter

Early in his career, from 1894 to 1899, Howard Carter worked with Édouard Naville at Deir el-Bahari, where he recorded the wall reliefs in the temple of Hatshepsut.

May 17, 2019

Adobe accepting applications to beta test Photoshop CC on iPad, but there is still no mention of release date yet

It has been a while since Adobe announced at last year’s Adobe Max conference that it would be bringing the full Photoshop experience to the iPad sometime in 2019.

May 16, 2019

The Temple of King Sethos I at Abydos - Amice Calverley’s Record of the Temple of Seti I

Commencing in 1933, a four-volume series entitled The Temple of King Sethos I at Abydos, edited by Alan H. Gardiner, was published jointly by the Egypt Exploration Society and the University of Chicago

May 15, 2019

Recording Djehutihotep. Digital epigraphy in a Middle Kingdom governor’s tomb at Dayr al-Barsha (Part 1)

Starting in 2017 a team of KU Leuven (Belgium) has initiated a new epigraphic recording of the Middle Kingdom tomb of Djehutihotep at Dayr al-Barsha in Middle Egypt.

May 11, 2019

The drawing display that wanted to be a tablet - Wacom Cintiq Pro 13 review

When it comes to finding the ideal drawing tablet for one’s everyday documentation duties, we all have our different preferences. Some of us want portability over everything else and would like to take our devices wherever we go.

May 8, 2019

Wadi el-Hudi Expedition - Incorporating new techniques of archaeological documentation

Wadi el-Hudi is an extensive mining site in the desert about 35 km southeast of Aswan where, in ancient times, Egyptians mined precious stones and minerals, including amethyst, galena and gold.

May 6, 2019

Photoshop One-on-one – Using keyboard commands effectively when laying down and modifying paths

One of the most understated requirements of digital inking is the ability to be in full control of line placement and line quality. Obviously, ink line quality can be altered by several aspects as is often dictated by the publisher’s requirements.

Apr 20, 2019

Apple might render Luna and Duet Display obsolete with enabling native support to use a connected iPad as an external Mac display

Whether you’d like to use your iPad as a drawing display or merely as an extension of your Mac’s screen real estate, you will find numerous third-party solutions in the App Store.

Apr 17, 2019

The Tomb of Pharaoh’s Chancellor Senneferi at Thebes (TT 99) Volume I - The New Kingdom

The conservation and documentation of the tomb of Senneferi (TT 99) at Luxor was carried out between 1992 and 2002 by the Cambridge Theban Tomb Project, under the leadership of Nigel Strudwick.

Apr 16, 2019

Photoshop One-on-one – Essential keyboard shortcuts that every artist working with Photoshop in the studio should know about

To be able to effectively use Photoshop in the studio, one needs to create a perfect personal workflow. While the same results can often be achieved by using different methods, the amount of time and effort it takes to accomplish your goals highly...

Apr 1, 2019

Eva Hofmann – Der Vorhof der Privatgräber – nur ein sakraler Ort? Die Anlagen von TT 157 des Nebwenenef und TT 183 des Nebsumenu

In recent years, the Heidelberg University’s Ramesside Tomb Project has been studying the motifs behind the decoration of the forecourts of two Ramesside tombs, TT 157 and TT 183.

Mar 28, 2019

Make Great Art on Your iPad – Paint, Draw, Share by Alison Jardine

In this somewhat unconventional entry, digitalEPIGRAPHY would like to draw your attention towards the general understanding of what using computers in producing art really means.

Mar 25, 2019

Documenting painted decorative surfaces – Digitally resurrecting a traditional color pencil drawing technique using Photoshop

The following article is going to be a somewhat unusual tutorial as it is aimed to give the reader a sneak-peek into the process of developing a new documentation method.

Mar 20, 2019

Meet Apple’s new iPad Air 10.5-inch, a repackaged, wallet-friendly rival to the iPad Pro

Although Apple’s new iPad Air might look familiar for those who remember the 10.5-inch iPad Pro from two years ago, it is a brand-new mid-tier tablet between the entry-level iPad and the high-end Pro models.

Mar 16, 2019

Scanning Seti - The regeneration of a pharaonic tomb by Factum Arte and the Factum Foundation for Digital Technology in Conservation

A recent exhibition in the Antikenmuseum Basel recreates two of the most beautiful rooms, the Hall of Beauties and the adjacent Pillared Room in Seti I’s magnificent tomb in the Valley of the Kings.

Mar 14, 2019

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 is available now, while making its glorious return to the Mac after nearly 20 years

If you have a Windows PC, you are probably familiar with Corel’s excellent software solutions regarding photo modification and vector illustration, called CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.

Mar 11, 2019

Tidbits of the digital Chicago method Part 5 - Taking and positioning detail snapshots with Procreate

In the following entry we’d like to show you how to take advantage of your tablet’s camera during digital ”penciling”, as we all know that the best camera is the one that is with you.

Mar 9, 2019

Das Grab des Paenkhemenu (TT 68) und die Anlage TT 227

Das Grab des Paenkhemenu (TT 68) und die Anlage TT 227 by Karl-Joachim Seyfried is part of a series of publications devoted to the Theban tombs of Ramesside officials produced by the Egyptological Institute of the Heidelberg University.

Mar 7, 2019

Help evolving digitalEPIGRAPHY by being a part of it – How to submit an article, recommend a tool or provide a tutorial

It is time for us to reach out to our growing community to exchange views on digital documentation or documentation in general by utilizing the channels provided through the digitalEPIGRAPHY website.