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.
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.
Author: Arthur Haas,Lawrence Mann,Julia Briemle,Paul Kolvenbach,Juhani Jokinen,Rudi Salzer,Oliver Wetter,Wacom,Roger Hassler
Publisher: newart medien & design
Digital Paintbook. Volume III präsentiert • Mischpinsel-Tutorial von Arthur Haas (Photoshop) • Illustration von Lawrence Mann (Photoshop) • Interview mit Storyboard Artist Julia Briemle • Artist Feature: Paul Kolvenbach • Environment-Design von Juhani Jokinen (Photoshop) • Science-Fiction-Concept von Rudi "SZR" Salzer (Photoshop) • Cyborg-Tutorial von Oliver Wetter (Photoshop) • Bamboo, Intuos und Cintiq - Die Wacom-Erfolgsgeschichte Digital Paintbook ist die deutschsprachige Buchreihe für Concept Art, Digital & Matte Painting. Jeder Band bietet • nachvollziehbare Schritt-für-Schritt-Tutorials für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene • Interviews und Portfolios von Spitzen-Künstlern aus der CG- und Illustrationsbranche • Tipps und Wissenswertes zu Hardware, Software, Techniken und Business rund um das Digital Painting Das Digital Paintbook ist eine unverzichtbare Lern- und Inspirationsquelle für alle, die sich mit Digital Painting beschäftigen − vom technisch ambitionierten Hobby-Künstler, über CG-Newcomer bis hin zum Illustrationsprofi. Es bietet eine einzigartige Präsentationsplattform für Künstler aus der internationalen CG-Szene, legt aber auch besonderen Wert auf die Förderung und Darstellung von Profis und Nachwuchstalenten aus dem deutschsprachigen In- und Ausland.
If you already know your way around Photoshop and Painter and want to use these amazing programs to take your skills further, this book is for you! Much more than a simple "how-to" guide, Susan Ruddick Bloom takes you on a full-fledged journey of the imagination and shows you how to create incredible works of fine art. Supplemented by the work of 20+ world renowned artists in addition to Sue's own masterpieces, you'll learn how to create watercolors, black and white pencil sketches, texture collages, stunning realistic and fantastical collages, and so much more, all from your original photographs. If you are eager to dive into the world of digital art but need a refresher on the basics, flip to Sue's essential techniques chapter to brush up on your Photoshop and Painter skills, and you'll be on your way in no time. Whether you're a novice or an established digital artist, you'll find more creative ideas in this book than you could ever imagine. Fully updated for new versions of Painter and Photoshop and including brand new work from contemporary artists, Digital Collage and Painting provides all the inspiration you need to bring your artistic vision to light.
Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad
Author: Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Artists today use digital tools that allow them to work as naturally and spontaneously as if they were using traditional artist tools such as pastels, watercolors, oil media, and gouache. With the recent growth of the tablet market, there are more tools and more sophisticated features available now than ever before and an increased desire by artists to learn how to use them. As much art book as guide, The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book uses traditional drawing and painting theory exercises, coupled with reallife projects, to show readers how they can use Painter and Photoshop with pressure-sensitive tablets for beautiful results. Award-winning artist and author Cher Threinen-Pendarvis takes readers through a variety of projects designed to improve their drawing, composition, and conceptual thought processes while exploring different uses of the many brushes available in Painter and Photoshop. Among many valuable concepts and techniques you’ll learn to: Create tonal, gestural, and contour drawings with a pressure-sensitive tablet and stylus Use the iPad for sketching out ideas and use related software including Brushes, ArtStudio, Sketchbook Pro, Procreate, Adobe Ideas, and Adobe PS Touch Translate traditional color theory to digital color tools Incorporate scanned artwork into digital paintings and use photos as a reference for illustrations
Discover the tips, tricks and techniques that really work for concept artists, matte painters and animators. Compiled by the team at 3dtotal.com, Digital Painting Techniques, Volume 1 offers digital inspiration with hands-on insight and techniques from professional digital artists. More than just a gallery book - within Digital Painting Techniques each artist has written a breakdown overview, with supporting imagery of how they made their piece of work. Beginner and intermediate digital artists will be inspired by the gallery style collection of the finest examples of digital painting from world renowned digital artists. Start your mentorship into the world of digital painting today with some of the greatest digital artists in the world and delve into professional digital painting techiques, such as speed painting, custom brush creation and matte painting. Develop your digital painting skills beyond the variety of free online digital painting tutorials and apply the most up to date techniques to your digital canvas with Digital Painting Techniques for Animators.
Uncovers the secrets to using Photoshop's advanced tools and filters to design stunning artistic effects without the use of third-party programs or filters, and includes tutorials to help the user master each tool. (Advanced).
If you are a digital artist, illustrator, cartoonist, graphic artist, designer, or serious hobbyist looking for new and interesting ways to use Photoshop, this is the book for you! You already know how to use Photoshop as an image editing tool; now, challenge yourself and discover the more artistic aspects of the program with one of the world's best teachers by your side. In addition to four brand new chapters on real world projects, this new edition of award-winning digital artist Derek Lea's bestselling Creative Photoshop contains several brand new features such as "What you'll learn in this chapter summaries, so you can quickly find projects using the specific tools you'd like to focus on, and supplementary information at the end of each chapter, containing useful resources and additional gallery images to provide further study and inspiration. As you work through Derek's fantastic artistic methods, be sure to visit www.creativephotoshopthebook.com for more information, including the project files for each chapter, available for download for you to work with, a reader forum, and more.