on 24 August 1998
If you aspire to create more than logos and web graphics on your computer, you'll want a copy of Fine Art Photoshop. Fine Art Photoshop will take you to the next level of creativity, where you begin using Adobe Photoshop not so much as a software program but for a creative self-expression. Although ostensibly a "software" book, Fine Art Photoshop taught me a great deal about art in general and contributed to a greater understanding of many basic concepts which have helped me enjoy paintings more as well as helped me take more satisfying photographs--in particular, creating meaningful perspective effects. Fine Art Photoshop teaches you by doing, guiding you through the process of modifying simple, scanned photographs by applying various Photoshop effects such as different media (pencils, airbrush, pen and ink, oil, watercolor, etc.) You'll soon gain the confidence to move beyond the examples in Fine Art Photoshop and experiment with on your own.
on 10 August 1998
I was excited to see a Photoshop how-to book that would teach fine art techniques. Unfortunately, this book is not it. A slickly designed cover does not make up for the authors inability to draw. Why would I want to create paintings that look like these? There are many excellent Photoshop books on the market, but this is not one of them.