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Photoshop for Artists: A Complete Guide for Fine Artists, Photographers, and Printmakers Kindle Edition
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Not really a book for people who want to develop skills in Graphic Art
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In addition to making everyday photos easier to produce, digital imaging has also made it easier to produce artworks form those images as well. With the advent of Photoshop, Lightroom, and many other image editors and associated plug-Ins, you can now take your photographs and transform them into something totally different and unique.
Photoshop for Artists was written to help you take advantage of the tools that are found in what has become the most popular editing application around. Over 25 years and 13 versions, Photoshop has become the standard on which professionals rely upon to produce their art.
Author Sylvie Covey presents her techniques in this well-illustrated volume. It's 304 pages are filled with screenshots and explanations on how to produce the artistic styles presented.
Part One: Understanding the Vocabulary and Logic of Photoshop touches on the basics of Photoshop, such as the workspace, toolbar and palettes among others, giving a brief overview of what they are and how they work and relate to use by an artist.
Part Two: Tutorials for Drawing and Painting Digitally presents a series of tutorials aimed at teaching you how to just that. Tutorials presented include drawing digitally, painting a digital landscape, digital oil painting, using digital pastels and dry media effects, and others. Using these methods allow you to transform an image into a digitally painted scene that looks as if it was painted using old-style methods and materials.
Part Three presents a series of tutorials on Creating and Developing Fine Art Digital Photography. The concepts presented in this section include classic wet darkroom methods such as sepia toning, split toning and solarization, progressing up to adding HDR effects, creating a digital montage and others. Many of the traditional old time darkroom effects can be translated into digital processing techniques, allowing you to achieve vintage looks and feelings. There is also a section on hand coloring photographs and doing a color to monochrome conversion.
Part Four, which is the final section of the book, presents a series of tutorials on Combining Photoshop with Printmaking.
Topics covered in this section include photo-etching, making lithography separations, combining mixed-media painting and printmaking, and creating digital transfers.
This book definitely is not for a beginner to Photoshop or to digital image processing. Many of the techniques are time and skill intensive. Even if you have experience with Photoshop Elements, chances are many of the techniques won't be able to be done in that version...but, as I do not use Elements myself, I am not sure of this point.
As mentioned, there are full color illustrations used liberally throughout the pages of this volume. There are also numerous screen captures of various elements of Photoshop also used to help illustrate a procedure. The author definitely does not let you hang for vital information. Everything you need to accomplish a task is spelled out in detail throughout.
Photoshop for Artists is published by Watson-Gupthill, a division of Crown Publishing. The book carries a retail price of $35 and $41 Canadian. However, you can find it on Amazon for $22.98 or, if you prefer the Kindle edition, for $21.99.
Start with your favorite photos. Select one of the tutorials from this book, and see what happens when applied to the photo. If it works, try another. If not, go back to the beginning and try a different route.
That's the true beauty of digital imaging. You can try many different ways of enhancing the images you shoot, and all it costs you is some time until you get it the way you want. If you've been trying to achieve the results of what is presented in the tutorials found in the pages of this volume, you now have a guide to make your journey shorter and more satisfying.
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