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A great primer,
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This review is from: Digital Sci-Fi Art: A Step-by-step Guide to Creating Stunning, Futuristic Images (Paperback)
Being reasonably new to SF digital art I found this book an excellent primer on techiques to improve my work. The book covers the use of 2d art applications (e.g. photoshop or PSP) and 3d applications (Bryce etc.). The tutorials comprise a finished product and a step by step guide by the artist as to how he got there. Burns deals with general principles rather than specific applicaitons (although these are mentioned) so the techniques descibed have a universal application. My only small gripe is that the screenshots of the works in progress are too small, so it is hard to make out all of the information on the screen (e.g. layers). Nevertheless this is a great book to get if you are just starting out, but will not tell advanced users anything new.