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Photoshop for Artists: A Complete Guide for Fine Artists, Photographers, and Printmakers

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ENRICH, ENHANCE, AND TRANSFORM YOUR ART WITH THE MAGIC OF PHOTOSHOP®

For artists, Adobe® Photoshopâ offers an exciting entry into a new world of limitless color, textures, and effects that can be applied with just the touch of a keyboard or click of a mouse.

Intended for serious artists — painters, photographers, and printmakers ‑- Photoshop for Artists provides a comprehensive series of detailed tutorials, cataloging the various tools, techniques, and methods for producing an infinite variety of creative imagery with Photoshop.

With thirty tutorials divided into sections for fine artists, photographers, and printmakers, this book contains easy-to-follow step-by-step examples that include all the information serious professional artists need to master the digital art techniques of Photoshop. Each tutorial features screenshots and detailed directions, so artists can see exactly how the specific effects are achieved and applied to artwork.

Featuring stunning and dramatic imagery produced by the author and other accomplished artists, Photoshop for Artists is essential reading for artists looking to take their work to the next digital level.

About the Author

Sylvie Covey was born in Paris and attended the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, majoring in printmaking. She has taught at the Art Students League in New York City since 1995. In 2001, Sylvie joined the faculty of the Fine Arts Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology to help develop a BFA program. She is represented by the Old Printshop Gallery in New York City. Her work is included in numerous collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Historical Society, the New York Public Library, the Reader’s Digest collections, and the Museum of the City of New York. She specializes in all digital techniques in printmaking.

Visit the author’s website at www.sylviecovey.net. 

Table of Contents

 

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Part One: Understanding the Vocabulary and Logic of Photoshop

            Workspace Overview

            Digital Basics

Part Two: Tutorials for Drawing and Painting Digitally

            Mastering Photshop Tools for Artists

            Drawing Digitally

            Painting Abstract Composition

            Painting Digital Landscapes

            Painting with Wet Media Brushes

            Digital Oil Painting

            Using Digital Pastel and Dry Media Effects

            Adding Special Effects to Paintings

            Adding Custom Washes to Photographs

            Painting with Filters and Blends

Part Three: Tutorials for Creating and Developing Fine Art Digital Photography

            Making Basic Photo Corrections

            Using Blending Modes

            Replacing/Composing Scenery

            Applying Adjustment Layers

            Applying a Digital Double Exposure

            Making Creative Photomontages

            Changing a Photo from Color to Monochrome

            Adding Sepia and Other Tones

            Creating Duotones

            Split Toning

            Adding HDR Effect

            Replacing Color

            Hand Coloring Photos

            Applying Halftones Patterns

            Adding Depth of Field

            Using Posterization

Part Four: Tutorials Combining Photoshop with Printmakin

            Photo Etching

            Making a Halftone for Photo Etching

            Making Color Separations Lithography

            Creating Pronto Polyester Lithography

            Mixed Media Painting and Printmaking

            Making Digital Transfers

Index

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780823006717
Author:
Covey, Sylvie
Publisher:
Watson-Guptill Publications
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Art-Miscellaneous Techniques
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
850 4-C AND 10 BandW
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
10.8 x 8.5 x 0.88 in 2.7 lb

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