Synopses & Reviews
In his best-selling book Creative Photoshop, award-winning artist Derek Lea previously revealed to the digital art world his secrets for creating stunning, sophisticated works of art using Photoshop. Now, he goes one step further in this all-new book to demonstrate his unique methods for using Photoshop in conjunction with other software packages. Derek's compelling images will inspire you to think creatively about the ways in which you can use Photoshop alongside other popular programs such as Illustrator, Poser, Painter, Cinema4D, and ZBrush to take your own art to the next level. Whether you are a digital artist, illustrator, cartoonist, graphic artist, designer, 3D enthusiast, or serious hobbyist working for print or the web, this fantastic new book will open your eyes to a whole new world of digital art that's never before been uncovered. Challenge yourself and discover the more artistic aspects of these programs with one of the world's best teachers by your side. Be sure to visit www.beyondphotoshopthebook.com for more information including all of the project files from the book to work with, a reader forum, and more.
* The only book available that shows how to use Photoshop in conjunction with Illustrator, Poser, Painter, Cinema4D, and ZBrush to create sophisticated, high quality digital art * Packed with stunning full color images from one of the world's most talented digital artists to inspire you to push your own creativity further than you ever thought possible * Showcased projects cover techniques using vector graphics, digital painting, and 3D
“Derek Lea is well placed to bring various software applications together as he operates from a graphic background, teaching at the Centennial College in Toronto. In his introduction he makes a very telling case for avoiding the situation where the computer becomes the ‘safe haven’ from really creative thought. He holds the view that the creatives can be guilty of retreating into the comfort of familiar software rather than allowing themselves the space for free thinking, unfettered by the mechanics of a computer program…. The truly innovative step, that marks out the movers and shakers of our world over the also-rans is the ability to think up new ideas and to execute them in particular ways. Certainly for competition entries which have ambitions to catch the judges’ eyes, something new and innovative always goes quite a long way - software alone rarely does that though, you still need the inspiration, so doodle with the pencil first then turn on the computer! It might help to have Beyond Photoshop close to hand along with the tutorial images available at www.beyondphotoshopthebook.com.” -Professional Imagemaker Magazine
Amazon reviews for Creative Photoshop: "A tutorial book that is CREATIVE AND FUN!!! I really can't recommend this book enough. The tutorials are easy to understand even when dealing with advanced techniques. It could be a bit much if you are brand new to Photoshop but I doubt it. I don't think anyone looking into purchasing a book of this type would be at all disappointed. There are other tutorial books out there but this one has subjects and artwork that are truly engrossing. Not only are the tutorial format and content superb but the author offers an online community that can be accessed through his personal site. Here you can ask for help on problem areas from other readers and often the author himself and also post your own work that the lessons have hopefully helped you to create. An easy 5 stars, great work." "Detailed discussion of sophisticated digital art techniques. This is one of very few Photoshop books that focuses on the creation of digital art, rather than the techniques required for certain standard tricks and effects...all of the tutorial images are genuinely inspiring, rich in textures, reflecting the author's emphasis on the importance of incorporating scans of real world objects into digital illustration...Congratulations to Derek Lea, and needless to say, highly recommended!"
"Beyond Photoshop is a well-written guide for the artist who wishes to combine Photoshop with Illustrator, Poser, Painter, Cinema 4D or ZBrush. Author Derek Lea has created a much-needed addition to the digital artist’s library by putting together a guide in which you can literally choose any chapter and work through his examples; one does not need to start at the beginning and read to the end to reap the benefits of this book." -San Francisco Book Review
The only book available that shows how to use Photoshop in conjunction with Illustrator, Poser, Painter, Cinema4D, and ZBrush to create sophisticated, high quality digital art is packed with stunning full-color images from one of the world's most talented digital artists.
Take your creativity to a different level - learn from award winning Derek Lea how to use Photoshop with a variety of other programs for amazing results
About the Author
Award-winning digital illustrator, author and regular contributor of tutorials and articles on Photoshop and Illustrator techniques to leading magazines worldwide; professor of Graphic Design-Media at the Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Award-winning digital illustrator, author and regular contributor of tutorials and articles on Photoshop and Illustrator techniques to leading magazines worldwide; professor of Digital Design_Media at the Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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