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Digital Painting for the Complete Beginner: Master the Tools and Techniques of this Exciting Art [Paperback]

Carlyn Beccia
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5 Mar 2012
Digital Painting for the Complete Beginner guides the fledgling artist through the essentials of this ever-developing art form, combining the traditions of natural media with the exciting opportunities of digital painting programs. Both inspiring and practical, the book teaches the techniques and tools of digital painting to give beginner artists the freedom to create digital art in any way they choose. Writing specifically for readers with little or no experience of digital painting, Carlyn Beccia covers the fundamental elements of digital painting including understanding brushes, canvases and the media available with opportunities to practice and experiment. Once youve got a taste for the tools, supports and media available, follow the specially made tutorials to create a diverse range of art, including drawings, sketches in pastel and watercolour, more complex paintings in oil, and mixed media pieces. Whatever your interests in art and digital media, Digital Painting for the Complete Beginner will set you on the path to making your own expressive and unique digital works. A practical and informative guide to digital painting with Photoshop and Painter Includes comprehensive illustrated tutorials and walkthroughs Covers a wide range of techniques and painting styles that simulate natural media The author Carlyn Beccia has won multiple awards for her childrens picture books and illustrations. Her tutorials are published in Painter magazine

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: ILEX (5 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908150246
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908150240
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,569 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Master digital painting 9 Jun 2012
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I love this book brilliant for the total beginner, very easy to read and follow. For the total beginner this book is a Must, with reference palette for both adobe photoshop and coral painter. Whats more its written in plain simple English with tips, step by step tutorials and very little jargon. If you want to try your hand at illustration digital art this is the book to buy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth a try 15 April 2013
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A great book by all intents and purposes which covers everything from understanding perspective, colours, brushes and palette mixing to speed painting plus much much more. I bought this having recently taken the digital painting plunge as a complete novice and was looking for a good starting book. The only down side is that the author has enforced her own style of painting as a guide so unless you are keen to get the same results in your own technique then this could be off putting. I would liked to have seen more on a broader range of techniques not within this art style depicted so frequently in the book but what this publication offers on other areas of digital painting is still extremely valuable information for the beginner to absorb.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended 21 Jun 2013
By Pencils
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A truly excellent book, well written with easy-to-follow instructions in Photoshop and Corel Painter. I was impressed by the knowledge and skill displayed by the author and the many "how to get rounds" included. The book itself is well produced and includes folded book marks on both covers for easy reference. This book is a well deserved 5 stars and I can thoroughly commend it from entry level up.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Lmac
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A good book overall. It's great for comparing Photoshop to Painter. I have downloaded a trial version of Painter and it's clear it does some things better than Photoshop. I haven't finished reading it yet, but my husband did find what appears to be an error on p37. Under the photoshop instructions step 1. you have to set the blend mode to Normal not Overlay to tint text.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Could have been much better 14 Oct 2013
By Philios
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I wouldn't recommend this to anyone as the chapters on painting using different Painter brushes are done from the
authors point of view and style of painting, which although they look good in colour are just not the way I ( and I
imagine a lot of beginners to Painter) would like to paint things (a couple are like something from a Beatles album)
Not worth the money or time buying.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good choice to start with for a beginner 22 Aug 2013
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Easy to follow intro to painter .
Excellent Graphic's
This Artist has lots of talent
One of the Better Books
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