3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 31 March 2011
I do love these books... they go in to great depth about the techniques used by the top professionals in the field of digital art. I bought another of these (the one with the portrait of a man on the cover, can't remember the volume number) and it is great for anyone interested in furthering their skills in digital painting with photoshop as it has tons of examples.
This book, though still very good, concentrates far more on 3D. In fact 75% of the examples in this book are 3D based so there's a lot of info on texture mapping and modelling. Unfortunately for me this is not something I work with so although an interesting read and of typical high quality from this publisher, it isn't something I'm going to get as much use from.
I don't think it detracts from the quality of the book but if, like me, you are looking to expand your reportoire of photoshop skills, you would be best looking at another book in this fantastic range. Just trying to save my fellow painters a few quid, if you're a modeller/3D guy, get involved... I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
EDIT: It's not 75% 3D, probably more 60-65%. Still some great photoshop painting tutorials contained within
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 30 March 2010
Some brilliant images are backed up with detailed explanations as to how to get the effect('s). If you subscribe to their digital magazine then you may have seen a lot of the images before but they still look a lot better printed in such a well designed and made book
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 March 2011
A superb book filled with informative, imaginative work, which although it left me
totally impressed with the things that can be done with digital art, it also made
me very aware of the magnitude of my limitations.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 23 December 2009
Only the book had a little problem in two interior pages, of impression. but it nothing had involve Amazon, just a little fail of impression. But the book is very fine, and the price is very good!It came in a very good package, and time of delivery was very good too!