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* New Zip through the learning curve in a snap with the free DVD

* Hundreds of new Photo Objects, companion project files, QuickTime movie tutorials, sample plugins, and more.

* Don't miss the website www.howtocheatinphotoshop.com complete with Reader Forum where Steve answers your questions directly

When you're short on time with crunching deadlines, but there's no way you can sacrifice quality, this book/DVD comes to the rescue. Nobody knows more about how to work fast under pressure and still produce top-notch photographic images than hands-on graphic artist and journalist, Steve Caplin.

Steve cuts through the grind with on-the-job, do-it-now skills, techniques, and shortcuts guaranteed to show you how to work faster, smarter, and better to produce the best work of your life. With a lifetime of practical experience in photo-montage Steve is the go-to person for professional designers, graphic artists, illustrators, photographic retouchers, and students of design media and illustration who want to create photorealistic effects using Photoshop.

Updated for Photoshop CS4, this must-have resource is also backwards compatible - relevant to any version of Photoshop.

'How to Cheat in Photoshop CS4' helps you cheat in (or take advantage of) Photoshop in two important ways. You learn how to make images look like photographs, when they're not so that you can create photographic work without a studio. And you find useful shortcuts to work more efficiently, economically, and with quick solutions to achieve the same superb results that come from long, complex operations that take forever.

Whether you're working for print or the web, dip into this book and extract the info you need - fast. Icons mark where Photoshop files or movie tutorials are available for you to open immediately to try for yourself. Stuck? Visit the Reader Forum on the web and question the author directly (and expect other readers to weigh in, too ) at www.howtocheatinphotoshop.com.

Crammed with gems that other books simply don't cover, and unique in that it's written by a working professional sharing his tips on how he makes money producing this imagery, this book/DVD excels in practical tips to turn the ordinary into the awe-inspiring, quickly. Don't miss how to create new artwork from scratch from starting points that aren't always obvious.

This fully updated new edition shows you how to get the most out of Photoshop CS4, including the Quick Selection and Cloning tools, and more. Yet it's backwards compatible with previous releases of Photoshop. The book's step-by-step tutorials alongside the DVD packed with hundreds of images, project files, and live tutorials show you how to:

* Create convincing smoke effects and make effective explosions - the simple way

* Take years off someone's appearance

* Turn a photograph of someone looking straight into the camera into a different perspective with the entire head (not just the eyes)

* Modify a statue so it looks like a living person or paint hair directly on any surface

* Produce the perfect cutout in the shortest time with Photoshop CS4's new Quick Selection tool... and more

A host of timesaving techniques and insider secrets teach you to work faster and more adeptly moving from the problem to the solution to get fantastic results

Steve Caplin is a professional graphic artist, author and journalist.

* Extensive new material to show you how to take your Photoshop skills to a professional level

* DVD includes all the brand new images from the book, 300 high resolution AbleStock images plus over 2 hours of QuickTime movies of the projects

* Benefit from a professional illustrator's timesaving tips and tricks

Synopsis:

This fully updated new edition shows artists how to get the most out of Photoshop CS4, including the Quick Selection and Cloning tools, and more. The book's step-by-step tutorials alongside the DVD packed with hundreds of images, project files, and live tutorials show users how to create convincing effects, take years off someone's appearance, and more.

Synopsis:

Do you want to let your creativity run wild in Photoshop, but don't know where to start? Are you having trouble getting your ideas out of your head and onto the screen? Do you need your photomontages to look convincing... and fast?

Nobody knows more about how to work quickly under pressure and still produce top-notch results than hands-on digital artist, author and journalist Steve Caplin. This guide is packed with real-world examples, timesaving hints and tips and detailed step-by-step instructions that make the impossible seem possible.

Fully updated for Photoshop CS4, this must-have-resource is also backwards compatible with any previous version of Photoshop.

* Extensive new material to show you how to take your Photoshop skills to a professional level

* DVD includes all the brand new images from the book, 300 high resolution AbleStock images plus over 2 hours of QuickTime movies of the projects

* Benefit from a professional illustrator's timesaving tips and tricks!

About the Author

Steve Caplin is a freelance artist and author working in London, England. His satirical photomontage work is commissioned by newspapers and magazines around the world, including The Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Times Magazine, Radio Times, Readers Digest and L'Internazionale. Steve has worked for advertising agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Lowe Howard Spink, and his work has won two Campaign Poster Awards and a D&AD Pencil award. He has lectured widely in England, Norway, France and Holland, and has taught digital design at the University of Westminster and the University of the Arts London. Steve is the author of ten books: How to Cheat in Photoshop (five editions), How to Cheat in Photoshop Elements (co-authored, three editions), Icon Design, Max Pixel's Adventures in Adobe Photoshop Elements, The Complete Guide to Digital Illustration (co-authored) and Art & Design in Photoshop. He has also co-authored three mainstream books: Dad Stuff, More Dad Stuff, Stuff the Turkey and Complete and Utter Zebu. When he's not at his computer Steve plays the piano well, the accordion moderately and the guitar badly. He spends his spare time making improbable constructions out of wood and other materials. His first commissioned sculpture was for the Bethlem hospital - the original 'bedlam' - in 2010.

Graphic artist/illustrator and the best-selling author of How to Cheat in Photoshop

Table of Contents

Natural Selection; Transformation & distortion; Hiding & showing; Image adjustment; Composing the scene; Getting into perspective; Light & shade; Heads & bodies; Shiny surfaces; Metal, wood & stone; Paper & fabric; 3rd dimension; Hyper realism; Time saving techniques; Working for print & web.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780240521152
Author:
Caplin, Steve
Publisher:
Focal Press
Subject:
Techniques - General
Subject:
Computer graphics
Subject:
Digital Media - Photography
Subject:
General Photography
Subject:
General-General
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.69 x 7.44 in

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"Synopsis" by , This fully updated new edition shows artists how to get the most out of Photoshop CS4, including the Quick Selection and Cloning tools, and more. The book's step-by-step tutorials alongside the DVD packed with hundreds of images, project files, and live tutorials show users how to create convincing effects, take years off someone's appearance, and more.
"Synopsis" by , Do you want to let your creativity run wild in Photoshop, but don't know where to start? Are you having trouble getting your ideas out of your head and onto the screen? Do you need your photomontages to look convincing... and fast?

Nobody knows more about how to work quickly under pressure and still produce top-notch results than hands-on digital artist, author and journalist Steve Caplin. This guide is packed with real-world examples, timesaving hints and tips and detailed step-by-step instructions that make the impossible seem possible.

Fully updated for Photoshop CS4, this must-have-resource is also backwards compatible with any previous version of Photoshop.

* Extensive new material to show you how to take your Photoshop skills to a professional level

* DVD includes all the brand new images from the book, 300 high resolution AbleStock images plus over 2 hours of QuickTime movies of the projects

* Benefit from a professional illustrator's timesaving tips and tricks!

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