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The Prop Building Guidebook, 2nd Edition by Eric Hart

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seventeen graphics

 

 

Graphics are text and illustrations on a surface meant to present some kind of information or art. Prop builders use graphics to make all kinds of paper props, such as newspapers, book covers, and train tickets. They can also add graphics to objects, such as beer cans, shipping crate labels, and warning plates on sci-fi machines. Lastly, the techniques for applying graphics can also be used in abstract manners for faux finishes and other paint treatments. For example, stencils can help you create a repetitive natural texture, while a complicated marble surface can be printed from a computer and adhered to a hard surface.

Creating Graphics by Hand

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