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Adobe Master Class: Advanced Compositing in Photoshop: Bringing the Impossible to Reality with Bret Malley [Kindle Edition]

Bret Malley
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In Bret Malley’s world, a father is suspended in the air among his baby’s collection of toys . . . a big-box store and parking lot can be transformed into a scene of reclaimed nature . . . and an ordinary person can sculpt fire with his bare hands. And in Adobe Master Class: Advanced Compositing in Photoshop, Bret shares the techniques he uses to elevate an image from the everyday to the extraordinary, showing you how to make seemingly impossible scenarios come to life.

Starting with an overview of the Adobe Photoshop interface that focuses on the hidden tools you need to know to create stunning composite imagery, this fun yet informative guide walks through all the necessary stages–from the first planning sketches to the final finishing touches–of making all kinds of unique creations. Beyond the orientation of tools, layers, adjustments and more, Bret uses step-by-step tutorials to break down a wide variety of his Photoshop artworks. Additional detailed project walkthroughs offer tips on everything from creating a superhuman to compositing an epic fantasy landscape. And interviews and spreads featuring various established and emerging artists provide a range of inspirational imagery, creative insight, and professional know-how.

• Features an engaging, writing style that makes learning advanced Photoshop techniques fun

• Provides detailed, step-by-step examples, walking through complex compositing projects from start to finish

• Includes “Visual Masters” spreads that highlight beautiful and innovative work by current digital artists to inspire you to bring what’s in your imagination–the wildly impossible–to reality

• Includes access to downloadable resource files so you can work through the projects along with the author

Bret Malley is an award-winning digital artist and full-time college instructor living in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Erin, and new baby boy, Kellen. He has an MFA in Computer Art from Syracuse University and teaches photography, design, and Adobe Photoshop to university and college students of all levels and backgrounds. As a computer artist, he is crazy about digital tools and art-making of all kinds, and especially enjoys working in Photoshop, his ultimate favorite of all applications.


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About the Author

Bret Malley is an award winning digital artist living in Portland, OR along with his wife and new baby boy. He has an MFA in Computer Art from Syracuse University and teaches photography, design, and Photoshop among other things to university and college students of all levels and backgrounds. Also part of his artwork is documentary filmmaking, 3D photography, and music composition. But those things are not that relevant to this book, so ignore those. As a computer artist, he is crazy about digital tools and art making of all kinds and especially working in Photoshop, his ultimate favorite of all applications.  

 

Bret is also an Irish bodhran drummer, hiker, juggler, snowboarder, traveler, didgeridoo player, and cat lover. Bret sometimes wonders why people often mention their pets in these kinds of third person descriptions. He also likes to abide by some conventions from time to time.

 


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 49423 KB
  • Print Length: 360 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Adobe Press; 1 edition (4 Jun. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KRFIF28
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 6 Dec. 2014
By LG
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Helpful ideas for surreal photography.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you want to learn how to composite, add this book to your library 10 Sept. 2014
By S. Duffey - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
PS is relatively new to me only utilizing it since Dec. 2013 but seeing the possibilities has stoked my desire to learn more and Bret's book is an excellent one to expand your creative skills. I know the title says "Advanced" and I'm far from it when it comes to compositing. Bret's writing style and thoroughness in covering the tools and steps needed to do effective and believable compositing in PS is great. When I got to the first exercise of building a composite I did have to move slowly and re-read some areas to make sure I understood the concepts. This is a result of me still learning the nuances of the various tools and how they all interact with one another. Bret emphasizes practicing with PS a couple of times per week at minimum and I can see how that will help build up "muscle memory" so that in the future actions can be taken much quicker rather than fumbling around (as I do quite often right now). Don't let the word "Advanced" sway you from buying this book even if you are a novice like me, as Bret's teaching method is easy to understand and thorough. Learning as you go along with the files he's included will help cement your understanding of what's needed to accomplish a composite you can be proud of.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST STEP BY STEP PHOTOSHOP BOOK EVER!!! 18 Mar. 2015
By Visa - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
If you're looking for a book to teach you how to not only do the basics but also some amazing step by step advance compositing then this is the book for you! He has a way of explaining things that are so easy to follow along with. I've read many photography and photoshop books but hands down this has been the very best! The book came in great time and I've learned so much from this book! I really hope he writes a second one so i can learn more amazing tips and tricks in Photoshop! Amazing job Bret Malley!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great tool to create photo manipulations! 27 Mar. 2015
By Kacie Crouch - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is a great tool for learning how to create flawless composites. There is resourse files available to download, so can follow along in the book and create the same fantastic images as Bret. The book is easy and enjoyable to read and I would recommend this for anyone who is interested in photoshop manipulations, and as a great tool for anyone who is well known with photoshop.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative. 21 Mar. 2015
By Gregg - Published on Amazon.com
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Very informative.
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3.0 out of 5 stars This is a great book for intermediate to advanced users 7 Jan. 2015
By Mario A. Herrera - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great book for intermediate to advanced users, I bought also "Photoshop Compositing Secrets" by Matt Kloskowski and I found it much better explained taking you step by step on complex projects.
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