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Nov 19, 2018

Using your studio computer in the field Part 1 - Introducing the work environment

Just a few years ago it wouldn’t have occurred to me to take my precious laptop to the temple, however in the last couple of years I grew accustomed to having the benefits of accessing desktop applications when working on certain field projects.

Nov 17, 2018

PaperLike is the best iPad screen protector for digital artists

The micro-granular dust that’s in the air is potentially the biggest hazard when working in the field with our precious digital tools. Obviously, your iPad needs protection when tucked away in your bag while carried to and from the monument...

Nov 16, 2018

The Temple of Tuthmosis III at Deir el-Bahari

The Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology’s present project began in 2008, with the aim of completing the study, restoration and publication of the Deir el-Bahari temple of Tuthmosis III. The work is the continuation of a previous mission led...

Nov 15, 2018

Where is the other half of my keyboard? - Delux T11 Designer Keypad review

This is the first keyboard digitalEpigraphy is going to review that is oriented specifically towards digital artists, illustrators and graphic designers, therefore we are very excited to share our thoughts after spending 2 months with the device.

Nov 14, 2018

Wacom Cintiq Pro 32, the ultimate pen-on-screen experience for digital artists, is now available worldwide

Wacom pen displays are widely popular among digital artists all over the world, but they are not exactly known for their versatility and portability. The model the Epigraphic Survey’s artists use is primarily meant for heavy-duty studio work...

Nov 13, 2018

How to create and apply a custom-made kheker frieze brush template

When inking large drawings with multiple layers, one can easily get lost in the details. This focus-oriented process often leads us to craft repetitive tasks manually, over and over, until our hands hurt.

Nov 11, 2018

iPad Pro (2018) review roundup - How does Apple's new tablet resonate with digital artists

With the new iPad Pro finally available and the first reviews pouring in on several tech blogs, let digitalEPIGRAPHY give you a quick roundup of their initial impressions and especially what creative professionals think of Apple’s new tablets.

Nov 10, 2018

TourBox is a portable console considered as “game changer” for photo editing and drawing in Photoshop

TourBox is a very promising Kickstarter campaign that has the promise to reduce the often cumbersome process of going back-and-forth between your mouse/touchpad, keyboard and your graphics tablet while working in the studio.

Nov 9, 2018

Adobe’s first Black Friday deal comes early with cutting its CC Photography Plan by up to 25%

Adobe’s most popular plan, which includes Photoshop CC, digitalEPIGRAPHY’s choice of software for digital inking, will be sold in some areas (excluding Europe, the Middle East and Africa) for $14.99/month in the next week.

Nov 9, 2018

Four seasons of documentation in the Main Sanctuary of Amun-Re in the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari

The Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology dedicated four seasons between 2011 and 2015 in Deir el-Bahari to the documentation of the wall decoration in the Main Sanctuary of Amun-Re in the Temple of Hatshepsut.

Nov 8, 2018

The most useful new features of Photoshop CC – Using brush-stroke smoothing for digital inking

Upon upgrading from Photoshop CC 2017 to CC 2018 there are a few differences to be noted regarding to the using of the standard brush tool. There are changes to the brush presets panel, allowing users to manage brush presets more quickly and...

Nov 7, 2018

iPad Pro 10 Inch (2017) - Can last year's star stay relevant with the new iPad Pros just being released?

With the new iPad Pros just landing in Apple Stores all over the world, it is probably a good time to revisit last year’s most capable tablet for those who consider investing into a powerful drawing device, but are on the more budget-conscious...

Nov 6, 2018

Epigraphic Program of the French-Egyptian Centre for the Study of the Temples of Karnak during the 2015 season

During the 2015 season the French-Egyptian Centre for the Study of the Temples of Karnak continued their epigraphic programs at the 8th Pylon, the Philip Arrhidaeus’ bark-shrine, and the area of the Akh-menu.

Nov 5, 2018

The most useful new features of Photoshop CC - Using the Curvature Pen Tool for digital inking

As it was already explained in the first edition of the Digital Epigraphy manual, Photoshop is our choice of quintessential tool when it comes to digital inking in the studio. We paint most of our brush strokes freehand using very little artificial...

Nov 1, 2018

Dear Reader, welcome to the brand new digitalEPIGRAPHY website!

Twenty years ago, when I started working in Egypt as an epigrapher, I wasn’t given too many guidelines regarding how to do the best job when documenting a painted tomb. Our Hungarian project leader wanted to have the most detailed, most faithful,...

Oct 31, 2018

Apple reveals new iPad Pro accompanied by 2nd generation Apple Pencil promising creative heaven for the future

Yesterday - among other products - Apple introduced its much awaited redesigned iPad Pros, revealing the most radical hardware change to the iPad since the Pro line was launched in 2015.

Oct 31, 2018

Foreword to digitalEPIGRAPHY

This is just the latest of several forewords I have written for Krisztián Vértes and the Epigraphic Survey’s collaborative digital drawing manual Digital Epigraphy, but this one marks a gigantic technological leap forward.

Oct 29, 2018

Epigraphic Program of the French-Egyptian Centre for the Study of the Temples of Karnak during the 2014 season

The extensive work of the French-Egyptian Center for the Study of the Temples of Karnak was devoted to several programs during the 2013-2014 season, including the epigraphic survey of the northern area of the Akh-menu of Tuthmosis III etc.

Oct 26, 2018

FRTMA Soft Magnetic Silicone Holder Grip for Apple Pencil

The Apple Pencil is a fantastic accessory for the iPad Pro, but it’s slippery and always rolls all over the place. This unexpensive Apple Pencil sleeve is here to save the day. The FRTMA sleeve is a silicone holder and grip for Apple Pencil having...

Oct 25, 2018

Project Gemini announced - Adobe reveals its Procreate competitor raster and vector drawing app for the iPad

Along with details about the forthcoming Photoshop for iPad, Adobe has announced another brand new iPad app coming soon, called Project Gemini. The iPad app will pair pen and touch hardware with professional tools and a streamlined, easy-to-use...