Creating Photomontages with Photoshop: A Designer's Notebook

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Showcasing the breathtaking work of French digital artists, Creating Photomontages with Photoshop: A Designer's Notebook will both inspire and educate as you explore the endless photomontage possibilities with Photoshop.Translated from French into English for the first time, this lavish collection of groundbreaking digital creations by well-known French artists is a visual smorgasbord for digital imaging professionals, graphic artists, photographers, and anyone involved in the creation of digital images or ...

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Overview

Showcasing the breathtaking work of French digital artists, Creating Photomontages with Photoshop: A Designer's Notebook will both inspire and educate as you explore the endless photomontage possibilities with Photoshop.Translated from French into English for the first time, this lavish collection of groundbreaking digital creations by well-known French artists is a visual smorgasbord for digital imaging professionals, graphic artists, photographers, and anyone involved in the creation of digital images or animations.Photomontages are multiple images artfully combined. When joined together, they assume a new and more complex definition that, if done well, is both believable and aesthetically thrilling. The stunning digital photomontages within this book offer a challenging and beautiful glimpse into a vibrant culture known for pushing the limits of imagination with photography, graphics, and art. Filled with splendor, energy, and creative risks, the images will change the way you see and perform your own work.But Creating Photomontages with Photoshop: A Designer's Notebook is more than a full-color feast for the eyes. It gives intermediate-to-advanced Photoshop users invaluable guidance through all aspects of the photomontage creation process—from an initial concept (including inspiration and specifications) through its step-by-step practical execution (photographing, retouching, special effects, and so forth)—and provides insight into the vision behind each creation and how that vision evolved to became a dynamic reality.This one-of-a-kind collection will compel you to explore new and inventive techniques for Photoshop, one of the most vital, powerful, and sophisticated tools in the graphics industry. Your photography, illustrations, advertisements, animations, and art-for-art's-sake creations will never again be the same.Reflecting the very best of French graphic design and digital graphics professionals, this book takes you to the heart of what's possible with photomontage and digital technology through Photoshop. It is suitable for your coffee table or your desktop—wherever you most thrive on creative inspiration.

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Spend time with this book, and you’ll realize just how much expression and creativity you can pack into a photomontage. It’ll inspire you. It’ll also give you the skills you need to do it yourself.

Creating Photomontages with Photoshop: A Designer's Notebook presents nine masterful photomontages, deconstructing each one to its raw elements, and showing exactly how the digital artist conceived and assembled it. You’ll gain insight into everything from finding locations and working with models to retouching, special effects, and integrating images into a seamless whole.

This is work you haven’t seen before, created by France’s most remarkable digital artists, with explanations in English for the first time. It’ll help you create work nobody’s seen before: for advertising, posters, magazines, or simply to satisfy your own personal passion. Bill Camarda, from the March 2005 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596008581
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Series: Designer Notebooks
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

William Rodarmor is an award-winning French literary translator and a former editor at PC World magazine. For the O'Reilly Designer Notebook series he translated Assembling Panoramic Photos, Creating Photomontages with Photoshop, and Illustrations with Photoshop. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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Table of Contents

Studio 1 Exotic products 6
Studio 2 A war of inches 16
Studio 3 Taking flight 24
Studio 4 The perfume woman 32
Studio 5 The high-tech child 42
Studio 6 Shadows and light 54
Studio 7 A woman of parts 66
Studio 8 From woman to angel 76
Studio 9 On the Web, rain or shine 84
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2005

    subtle methods of composition

    Ever wonder how to compose a funky digital montage? Perhaps like those you see so often in magazines. Well, Photoshop has many ways for you to accomplish this, as demonstrated here. Other simpler books invariably show how you can include various image files into a Photoshop document and then do some elementary special effects. Trouble is, such efforts often yield crude results. By contrast, artists in this book explain far more graceful techniques. Such that, collectively, a final image may reasonably be regarded as artwork in its own right. The nine example chapters let you see different methods and together they demonstrate not a single correct way, but a spectrum of approaches. Which may encourage you to experiment. In this sense, the book is open ended, if you adopt this attitude.

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