Scientific illustration

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Tutor: José Roxinol (

Location: classroom 201  – Departamento Entomologia


Preparation of figures for scientific journals:

  • General principles and minimal standard quality of scientific figures.
  • Design and sizing of figures.
  • Type of figures: drawings, graphs, maps, photos.
  • Use of camera lucida.
  • Preparation of final art in vectorial format.
  • Capture of images and photomontages (focus stacking).
  • Afocal photography.
  • Formats of graphic files accepted by scientific journals.
  • Use of free software for scientific illustration: GIMP, Inkscape, R.

Material requirement: Each participant must have a personal laptop and basic draw material.

Max no. of participants: 12.









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