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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
Part One: Understanding the Vocabulary and Logic of Photoshop
Part Two: Tutorials for Drawing and Painting Digitally
Mastering Photshop Tools for Artists
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
Applying Adjustment Layers
Applying a Digital Double Exposure
Making Creative Photomontages
Changing a Photo from Color to Monochrome
Adding Sepia and Other Tones
Adding HDR Effect
Hand Coloring Photos
Applying Halftones Patterns
Adding Depth of Field
Part Four: Tutorials Combining Photoshop with Printmakin
Making a Halftone for Photo Etching
Making Color Separations Lithography
Creating Pronto Polyester Lithography
Mixed Media Painting and Printmaking
Making Digital Transfers