Digital Collage and Painting: Using Photoshop and Painter to Create Fine Art,
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... [more]
Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: The Ultimate Workshop
If you already have a good knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and are looking to advance your skills, Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: The Ultimate Workshop is the book you've been waiting for. Renowned photographers Martin Evening and Jeff Schewe impart their Photoshop tips and workflow, showing you how to use a vast array of rarely seen advanced Photoshop techniques. Whether the subject is serious retouching work, weird and wonderful compositions, or planning a shoot before you've even picked up a camera, you can be sure that the advice is based on years of practical experience... [more]
Photoshop CS5: Essential Skills
Master Photoshop CS5 project-by-project! Using a celebrated combination of real-world examples, step-by-step projects, and professional advice, two internationally recognized authors and Adobe Photoshop Ambassadors guide you through this powerful software package so you can start creating your own works of art in no time.
Broken into three parts to form a structured, self-study guide, Photoshop CS5: Essential Skills covers all the foundation skills to get you going, and then more advanced techniques to truly hone your image editing skills. A complete section of step-by-step imaging projects helps you practice your skills and learn how to create professional, quality images... [more]
How to Cheat in Photoshop CS5: The Art of Creating Realistic Photomontages, 6th Edition
How to Cheat in Photoshop shows you how to cheat in two important ways. First, you'll learn a professional montage artist's proven-to-be-successful tips for getting the best out of Photoshop's many features quickly and efficiently, so that you can create work under deadline while still maintaining quality. Second, you'll learn how to make an image look like something else entirely, for those moments when stock imagery just won't do and you don't have the time (or funding) to set up a photo shoot. Photomontage master Steve Caplin has been a recognized leader in the world of photo manipulation for many years, and in this invaluable resource for designers, illustrators, retouchers, students, and graphic artists, he shows exactly what methods he uses to create stunning imagery used in advertising, publishing, print media, and more.
Fully updated to cover all of the new features in Photoshop CS5, this book is also backwards-compatible and can be used with any version of Photoshop. The accompanying DVD for Mac and PC contains over two and a half hours of video tutorials for additional training, and on the book's popular website www.howtocheatinphotoshop.com, you'll find even more resources such as an "Ask the Author" forum, sample images from other How to Cheat fans, and weekly challenges so that you can test your own skills and see where your creativity can take you... [more]
Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: A Professional Image Editor's Guide to the Creative Use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC
With the new edition of this proven bestseller, Photoshop users can master the power of Photoshop CS5 with internationally renowned photographer and Photoshop hall-of-famer Martin Evening by their side.
In this acclaimed reference work, Martin covers everything from the core aspects of working in Photoshop to advanced techniques for professional results. Subjects covered include organizing a digital workflow, improving creativity, output, automating Photoshop, and using Camera RAW. The style of the book is extremely clear, with real examples, diagrams, illustrations, and step-by-step explanations supporting the text throughout. This is, quite simply, the essential reference for photographers of all levels using Photoshop... [more]
Black and White in Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom:
A Complete Integrated Workflow Solution for Creating Stunning Monochromatic Images in Photoshop CS4, Photoshop Lightroom, and Beyond
This comprehensive reference will help your students maximize their workflow with coverage of all of the relevant new features of Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom 2, including every stage of the black and white process from capture to printing. Complex, key topics such as color management, optimizing the workspace, softproofing and calibration (both onscreen and for output), evaluating histograms, non-destructive editing, and much more are covered in depth through the use of clear step-by-step instruction and screenshots. In addition, breathtaking color and black and white photographs throughout the text will keep your students engaged and inspire them to expand their own creativity to limitless possibilities... [more]
The Photoshop Lightroom Workbook:
Workflow not Workslow in Lightroom 2
The Photoshop Lightroom Workbook is a no-nonsense guide to setting up an efficient workflow in Lightroom.
Authors Seth Resnick and Jamie Spritzer are co-founders of the renowned photography training and consultancy company D-65 (D-65.com). They are the perfect guides to lead students through the maze of technical problems and practical challenges that stand in the way of a seamless digital workflow with Lightroom at the core.
- Subjects are covered in clear, logically-ordered, self-contained chapters, with summaries and questions included at the end of chapters to reinforce learning
- Highly-illustrated, the book includes quality, inspirational images throughout
- Explains not only how to use Lightroom but also how best to work pre-capture to ensure you get the best out of Lightroom post-capture... [more]