Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member
On this piece, they used spot varnish, not just to add to the visual interest of the piece, but also to echo the underlying message of the product that they're advertising. This beautifully detailed illustration on the cover of the book is interesting in itself. But when you pick up the book and you start to read it, the instant you move it the light catches that spot varnish in the lower right hand corner. And that varnish actually becomes part of the artwork, it adds depth to it. This is a beautiful piece and they've accentuated the shapes of the musical instruments by adding a very high gloss spot varnish.
And it almost makes it seem like it's three dimensional. The instruments seem to almost float off of the page. On this piece, they took advantage of a chemical interaction between two different coatings. One coating goes down first, and then the second coating is an overall gloss coating. And where those coatings overlap a chemical reaction takes place and that results in this sort of pebbly textured finish that you see. And it's something that you really couldn't accomplish with just a single coating. It's something that happens only when you use both of those coatings at once.
Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.Become a member
119 Video lessons · 50748 Viewers
117 Video lessons · 38425 Viewers
113 Video lessons · 81482 Viewers
65 Video lessons · 11366 Viewers
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.
Your file was successfully uploaded.