Achieve new levels of creativity in digital art with Advanced Photoshop CS4 Trickery and FX. This fully revised new edition shows digital artists how to blend their traditional artistic skills and vision with the powerful tools and capabilities of Adobe Photoshop CS4. Photoshop CS4 Extended combines 2D, 3D, and video into its interface, truly enabling artists to combine mediums such as painting, photography, and sculpting into their digital creations. Each chapter is laid out as a complete tutorial that shows you how to use each of the amazing new Photoshop CS4 features to transform ordinary photos into incredible special effects and digital creations. You'll also find projects that illustrate the more practical uses of Photoshop to help you master your photo editing skills. All of the files needed to complete the tutorials are included online so you can spend more time expanding and challenging your creativity and less time worrying about the technical details. Get ready to harness the power of Photoshop CS4 to create both realistic images and fantastic effects.
Stephen Burns' passion for the digital medium as an art form is as great as his passion for photography. His background began as a photographer 28 years ago and, in time, progressed toward the digital medium. In addition to being the president of the prestigious San Diego Photoshop Users Group, of which there are currently 3,000 members, Stephen Burns has been an instructor and lecturer in the application of digital art and design for the past 13 years. He has authored several books, including the first two editions of this book, and has written numerous articles, including some for HDRI 3D magazine about using creative digital techniques with Photoshop and 3D applications. His work has been shown at fine art galleries worldwide and at www.chromeallusion.com.
Introduction Chapter 1: Simplifying the Interface Chapter 2: Insights into Layer Blend Modes, Masking, and Advanced Selection Techniques Chapter 3: Integrating 3D Concepts with Photography Chapter 4: Smart Filters to Aid Artistic Vision Chapter 5: Integrating Photography and 3D Objects Chapter 6: Editing UV Maps on 3D Objects Chapter 7: Creating Your Concept Using a Custom Perspective Chapter 8: Painting Your 3D Model Chapter 9: Animating Your 3D Model