Have you ever considered using Photoshop to create fine art? Photoshop is usually used for enhancing photos, but this extremely powerful software package is capable of so much more. Every feature, from brushes to background, can be customised and optimised for artistic effect. With a little guidance from a pro, your photoshop results can go from competent retouching of images to visually stunning re-interpretations of them, turning everyday pictures into breathtaking works of art. In this beautiful and inspiring book, acclaimed artist, author and lecturer Susan Bloom shows you how to do just that. Starting with the fundamentals: creating your own artistic brushes and textured papers virtually, she goes on to demonstrate how to create a variety of classic artistic styles in Photoshop, with chapters on watercolours, pastels, charcoal and oil. Further chapters cover illustration techniques in photoshop, and using third-party software to create painterly effects. While the results are highly polished and realistic, this is not a book written specifically for artists. The techniques are aimed squarely at the Photoshop user looking to broaden their pallette, with emphasis on altering photographs to create artwork, rather than creating artwork from scratch. Beautifully written, clearly laid out, and guaranteeing inspiring results, this book is a must-have for every Photoshop user.
If you've been wanting to learn how to paint digitally in Adobe Photoshop CC this is your book. In this book I will show you multiple ways to create digital art. Even if you've never painted before, you'll learn how to create art from scratch or how to transform your existing photos into new custom digital paintings. I'm a traditial artist, but I also love having the ability to create photo realistic paintings in Adobe Photoshop CC and I can't wait to show you my workflow. Best of all you'll be able to get started immediately!
One of the most talented digital artists working in the medium shares his secrets for creating stunning art using Adobe Photoshop. A master class for the experienced Photoshop artist, this beautifully illustrated guide not only shows how to construct digital images, but also the painstaking refinement process required to create truly magnificent work. With the culmination of years of experimentation, Bert Monroy demonstrates step-by-step the essential techniques you’ll need to build awe-inspiring photorealistic paintings. Learn how to: • Effectively use the Brushes palette and other Photoshop tools • Master alpha channels, layers, selections, filters, masks, and clipping paths • Use highlights and shadows effectively to set the mood and add dimension • Understand perspective and create eye-catching compositions • Organize your workflow, take photographs, and collect reference materials to produce an accurate rendering of the subject Download bonus chapters at: www.peachpit.com/digitalpainting
The Digital Renaissance teaches you how to translate the methods and skills found in traditional art to the digital medium. By covering fundamental painting principles and the basics of digital software, before moving into tutorials that break down key techniques, professional artist Carlyn Beccia encourages you to use the tools at hand to paint your own works of art. Each chapter showcases one great painter – the selection includes Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Sargent, Gustav Klimt, Matisse, and Picasso – and analyses the techniques that set each one apart. These techniques are then emulated in step-by-step tutorials, allowing today’s digital artist to achieve amazing results in Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop.
Digital Collage and Painting proudly showcases the work of twenty-one talented digital artists. Each artist walks you through the creation of a piece of their art and lets you in on their secrets about equipment, software, favorite papers, and how their creative process begins. The artists included are: Audrey Bernstein Paul Biddle Leslye Bloom Stephen Burns Luzette Donohue Katrin Eismann Paul Elson Steven Friedman Ileana Frómeta Grillo Bill Hall Julieanne Kost Rick Lieder Bobbi Doyle-Maher Ciro Marchetti Lou Oates Cher Threinen-Pendarvis James G. Respess Fay Sirkis Jeremy Sutton Maggie Taylor Pep Ventosa