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Started by Twizzle Jan 20, 2016. 0 Replies

I think I have the basic idea?

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Comment by Ficus strangulensis on September 16, 2020 at 8:07pm

another cutup: source text 'held' in Corel Photopaint, target assembled in Corel DRAW, then exported as a JPG. READ AND OBEY!

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on September 13, 2020 at 8:36pm

Here's one constructed over a JPG image scanned from a Rita McNamara envelope. Too much stuff over the beautifully asemic image but it shows that one can paste lines over the image in Corel DRAW.

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on September 13, 2020 at 7:57pm

here's another, this time using GIMP as the pot full of "wisdom" where bits selected are dipped up and put into a window of Corel DRAW v9

Comment by John M. Bennett on September 13, 2020 at 7:21pm

Ficus, these are great texts you made, hiwver you did it (which I coukdn't follow well, being a computer idiot)

i always used scissors and glue, tried and true

or else just write in a way that appears to be cutup, which is probably is, the cutting up happening in my deprogrammed brain

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on September 13, 2020 at 6:52pm

I should've been more forthcoming about what I want from a digital cutup method.

1) allow me to put text lines onto a pre-existing ['stolen'] image.

2) allow repositioning after first importing lines of text.

3) would be nice if it allowed one to open large texts as sources of lines.

4) similarly, open multiple texts as line sources.

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on September 13, 2020 at 6:39pm

Ok, trying again, this time from one instance of Corel Photopaint v9 to another. I mention the version because it is old, Old, OLD and the newer ones you may use might not behave the same.

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on September 13, 2020 at 5:44pm

Here's the 'little assembly' a first stab at a cutup from the 2-page spread.

looks like even this sparse collection of sentence fragments cd be assembled differently to make what I think of as a cutup.

But, again, what I really seek is someone's better method than my digital cut and past from one windows-10 app to another.

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on September 13, 2020 at 5:39pm

So, fellow followers of the path of scissoring... I've piled myself out of room for doing trad art so I've been wondering if there's a  good way to cut lines from text and reassemble them starting with a digital image rather than paper. [pls pardon me if this offends y'r mailart sensibilities!]

So, I found this prescriptive blather at the internet archive and screenshot a 2-p spread from it [see above] and opened it in corel photopaint where I cd select rows and, surprisingly, I cd drag a row to an open document in corelDRAW. Next, will be the little assembly but what I REALLY WANT TO ASK is if anyone has a better method. This is S-L-O-W.

Comment by carl baker on May 9, 2020 at 7:02pm
Comment by carl baker on May 2, 2020 at 7:09pm

a writing machine that shifts one half one text and half the other through a page frame on a conveyor --- the proportion of half one text half another is important corresponding as it does to the two halves of the human organism(shakespear, burroughs etc) permutating through page frames in constantly changing juxtaposition the machine spits out books,plays and poems, the spectators are invited to feed into the machine any pages of their own text in fifty-fifty juxtaposition with any author, any pages of their choice and get provided with results in a few minutes.    wsb(ticket)


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