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Adobe Photoshop for VFX Artistsby Lopsie Schwartz
Synopses & Reviews
Adobe Photoshop for VFX Artists is a unique, in-depth guide to using Photoshop to achieve a specific goal. It is not meant to serve as a general bible or litany of functions. By incorporating a straight-forward, visual approach to Adobe's best selling software, this book provides readers with everything they need to use Photoshop within their own specific context. Although there are many Photoshop books on the market, there are very few that are targeted specifically to the 3D artist, and even fewer that are written by a movie industry professional. Having the knowledge of Photoshop to create specific images puts 3D artists at a great advantage. Any 3D artist has to use textures because on any render there are textures on a model. Understanding how to create textures and background paintings will allow any 3D artist to create better visuals. This book adheres to the high standards of the VFX world, but is still clearly understandable to the intermediate hobbyist. Adding even more value to readers, the companion Web site includes many downloadable images used in exercises and tutorials throughout the book.
Adobe Photoshop for VFX Artists is an in-depth guide to using Photoshop to achieve a specific goal. It is not meant to serve as a general bible or litney of functions. By incorporating a straight-forward, visual approach to Adobe's best selling software, this book will provide you with everything you need to use Photoshop within your own specific context. Although there are many Photoshop books on the market, there are very few that are targeted specifically to the 3D artist, and even fewer that are written by a movie industry professional. Adobe Photoshop for VFX Artists adheres to the high standards of the VFX world, but is designed to still be clearly understandable to the intermediate hobbyist.
About the Author
Lopsie Schwartz has worked in the VFX industry as a freelancer and has worked on high-profile movies such as "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers", "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer?s Stone", and "Hollow Man". She is currently working at Rhythm and Hues Studios as the Departmental Texture Lead.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Getting Started 1. Preferences and Settings 2. Customizing Workspace 3. Image Essentials (Size, Resolution File Formats and Modes....etc.) 4. File Browser 5. Pipeline Overview Part 2: Textures 6. Creating the Basic Test Texture (Photoshop Tool Basics) 7. Seamless and Tileable From Distorted/Perspective 8. Creating Textures From Scratch (Filters and Stuff) 9. Bump Maps and Grayscale 10. Getting Rid of Shadows and Highlights 11. Lets Get Girty with Custom Brushes 12. 'Paths to Better Revisions 13. Automating Tasks Part 3: Matte Paintings 14. "Its Perfect! But......" (Basic Photo Corrections) 15. Masks and Mattes 16. Grain Issues 17. Moving Mountains (Composite Layers) 18. Moving the Moon and the Sun (Changing Light and Tone) 19. Giving Depth and Perspective
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