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Advanced Photoshop C4 Trickery & Fxby Stephen Burns
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As a digital artist, you have the advantage of being able to combine all of the creative art forms using your medium--the computer. Photoshop CS5 Trickery and FX shows you how to take your creativity and your art to a new level by blending your traditional artistic skills and vision with the powerful tools of Adobe Photoshop CS5. Photoshop CS5 combines 2D, 3D, and video into one interface, and this latest version of the software includes significant improvements in the 3D tools and functionality. Each chapter in the book is laid out as a complete tutorial that shows you how to use the amazing new Photoshop CS5 features to transform ordinary photos into incredible special effects and digital creations. You'll also find projects that illustrate the more practical uses of Photoshop to help you master your photo editing skills. With the skills you learn, you'll be able to spend more time working on the creative side of your art than worrying about the challenges of the technical aspects of the medium. Photoshop CS5 Trickery and FX shows you how to create fantastic digital art and imagery.
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This guide helps digital artists blend traditional artistic skills with the tools and capabilities of Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended, which combines 2D, 3D, and video to help enable artists to mix mediums such as painting, photography, and sculpting with digital creations. Each chapter consists of tutorials on the program's features for creating digital effects and artwork, including simplifying the interface, texturing, animation, layer blend modes, masking, advanced selection techniques, smart filters, custom perspectives, editing UV maps, and painting. A working knowledge of the program's interface and the functionality of its tools is assumed, as well as how to use layer masks and adjustment layers. Images and files are included on the CD, and files can be downloaded online. Burns is a photographer, corporate instructor and lecturer on the application of digital art and design, and an author of books and articles on digital techniques with Photoshop and 3D applications. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Achieve new levels of creativity in digital art with Advanced Photoshop CS4 Trickery and FX. This fully revised new edition shows digital artists how to blend their traditional artistic skills and vision with the powerful tools and capabilities of Adobe Photoshop CS4. Photoshop CS4 Extended combines 2D, 3D, and video into its interface, truly enabling artists to combine mediums such as painting, photography, and sculpting into their digital creations. Each chapter is laid out as a complete tutorial that shows you how to use each of the amazing new Photoshop CS4 features to transform ordinary photos into incredible special effects and digital creations. You'll also find projects that illustrate the more practical uses of Photoshop to help you master your photo editing skills. All of the files needed to complete the tutorials are included online so you can spend more time expanding and challenging your creativity and less time worrying about the technical details. Get ready to harness the power of Photoshop CS4 to create both realistic images and fantastic effects.
About the Author
Stephen M. Burns has discovered the same passion for the digital medium as he has for photography as an art form. His background began as a photographer 28 years ago and, in time, progressed toward the digital medium. His influences include the great Abstractionists and the Surrealists, including Jackson Pollock, Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Mark Tobey, and Lenore Fini. Stephen Burns has been a corporate instructor and lecturer in the application of digital art and design for the past 12 years. He has been exhibiting digital fine art internationally at galleries such as Durban Art Gallery in South Africa, Citizens Gallery at the Yokohama Museum of Art, and CECUT Museum of Mexico to name a few. One of his exhibitions won first place in the prestigious Seybold International digital arts contest.
Table of Contents
Introduction. 1. Interface Overview-What's new in Photoshop. 2. How to create using a custom perspective. 3. Creating 3D Logos with Repousse. 4. Using IBL (Image Based Lighting). 5. Using the new Brushes for 3D Painting. 6. Integrating 3D Objects Into A Photographic Scene. 7. 3D Integration For Designers. 8. Fine art applications with CS5.
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