How to Cheat in Photoshop: The Art of Creating Photorealistic Montages Paperback – 30 Jun 2002
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"Photographers as well as art directors will find the book fascinating, as Caplin invents the impossible illustrations and then proceeds to define haw to create it seamlessly."
"His (Caplin's) book is packed with amazing hints that take the mystery out of this technique once and for all. The instructions are so easy to use that you'll be producing top quality results quickly."
About the Author
Steve Caplin is a freelance artist and author working in London, England. His satirical photomontage work is commissioned by newspapers and magazines around the world, including The Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Times Magazine, Radio Times, Readers Digest and L'Internazionale. Steve has worked for advertising agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Lowe Howard Spink, and his work has won two Campaign Poster Awards and a D&AD Pencil award. He has lectured widely in England, Norway, France and Holland, and has taught digital design at the University of Westminster and the University of the Arts London. Steve is the author of ten books: How to Cheat in Photoshop (five editions), How to Cheat in Photoshop Elements (co-authored, three editions), Icon Design, Max Pixel's Adventures in Adobe Photoshop Elements, The Complete Guide to Digital Illustration (co-authored) and Art & Design in Photoshop. He has also co-authored three mainstream books: Dad Stuff, More Dad Stuff, Stuff the Turkey and Complete and Utter Zebu. When he's not at his computer Steve plays the piano well, the accordion moderately and the guitar badly. He spends his spare time making improbable constructions out of wood and other materials. His first commissioned sculpture was for the Bethlem hospital - the original 'bedlam' - in 2010.
Top Customer Reviews
The examples tutorials are really fun to do and are immediately applicable to current projects.
Its so good it makes me want to remake nearly all the photomontages I have ever done using the techniques in the book.
The illustrations and print quality are superb. The enclosed CD has a lot of material for the tutorials but sadly some of the best examples do not have tutorial artwork on the CD (probably for copyright reasons?).
I can't imagine any photoshop user being disapointed with this book
This is the ONLY book to date that I have come across so far that gives you a clear understanding of the Pen Tool. After reading this section, you'll be making selections with this tool with greater ease. Then there's a tutorial on Curves and Unsharp Mask. It's a god send !
How To Cheat In Photoshop 2nd Edition is an invaluable tool in showing you the techniques used by the master of photo montage himself, Steve Caplin.
Steve has regularly been commissioned by the Sunday Telegraph and various other well established magazines for his work. He also writes a regular column for Mac magazine. He also does lectures on Photoshop around the world.
To top it all off, Steve even runs his very own forum where you can freely post your work, or ask Steve questions on how to improve your image. He'll tell you exactly as he sees it and advise you what technique/s to use to better you work if it needs improving.
I have bought various books on Photoshop including titles such as Most Wanted 1 + 2 and in my opinion this one even tops them .. Bye it, you'll never look back!
This book isn't the definitive guide to Photoshop and doesn't claim to be. Its aim is to show people time saving techniques and illustrative design ideas and does just that in a clear, informative and at times, humourous way. There are plenty of tutorials to play around with, the source images are all on the accompanying CD, which also has a great selection of high quality stock photos. The case studies and chapter interludes are a great insight into the world of commercial montage illustration.
I have learned a great deal from this book and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to know how to construct and manipulate photos, whether it be for personal or business use.
A clear, and well illustrated book showing real world illustrations, and the steps used to create them.
This is the first book I've come across about Photoshop that deals mainly with constructing scenes rather than the more usual introductory guide to the toolbox.
So if you know the Photoshop toolbox basics, and you now want to take things to the next step and putting them to use, creating realistic scenes, then this book should be of interest to you.
Be warned, you may spend a lot of time in Photoshop after buying this book !
The quality of the book is great. The colours in the examples are vibrant and it is visually appealing enough to warrant just sitting down and flipping through the book to get ideas for a project.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
good book. de livery was slow but it was during christmas rush. good value.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
As someone who works in photoshop this is a great book to have on you bookshelf ever for looking atPublished on 5 Feb. 2014 by Adrian Roper
Useful even if a little out of date,but can apply some ideas still.
Pity the CD was missing from the back of the book
I recently borrowed this book from a friend, and after going through a couple of chapters, I just new, I had to add this book to my library
it is extremely informative as a... Read more
Like many masters of their craft, Caplin is equally at ease explaining the basics as he is dealing with advanced topics. Read morePublished on 6 Mar. 2007 by dodgeman69
I'm frankly surprised by the number of 5 star reviews for this book. It admittedly contains a lot of great advice how to put together montages in Photoshop, but it also lacks a lot... Read morePublished on 22 Oct. 2006 by Magnus Lewan
This book guides and tutors in many different aspects of photoshop, you can drop in and try any part or return and practice, it give great projects to do and there is an added... Read morePublished on 8 Oct. 2006 by David Urquhart
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