Digital Wizardry: Creative Photoshop Techniques

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Digital Wizardry is an idea book - one filled with cutting-edge, high-end imagery and written expressly for photographers and other creative people who want to learn Photoshop or take their current Photoshop skills to the next level. Brimming with practical technical information and savvy business tips, Digital Wizardry focuses intensively on the creative process involved in producing top-shelf, stand-alone images that must convey a concept while at the same time dazzle and impress. Bryan Allen, well known in the...
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Overview

Digital Wizardry is an idea book - one filled with cutting-edge, high-end imagery and written expressly for photographers and other creative people who want to learn Photoshop or take their current Photoshop skills to the next level. Brimming with practical technical information and savvy business tips, Digital Wizardry focuses intensively on the creative process involved in producing top-shelf, stand-alone images that must convey a concept while at the same time dazzle and impress. Bryan Allen, well known in the field of professional photography and digital imaging as a Photoshop "Master," takes the reader step by step through the development and execution of many of his real-life commercial assignments, offering a view into his thought processes.
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An idea book written for photographers and other creative people who want to learn the Photoshop program or improve their current skills in it. Focuses on the creative process involved in producing stand-alone images, along with practical technical instructions and tips for running a business. Includes 200-plus color illustrations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817437978
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/1998
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 10.74 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Start With an Idea 2
Ch. 1 Anatomy of an Idea: Creative Beginnings 4
Ch. 2 Garbage in, Garbage Out: Mastering Quality Control 22
Ch. 3 Optimizing Photoshop: An Overview of the Basic Techniques 36
Pt. 2 Creative Applications 54
Ch. 4 Putting it all Together: A Portfolio of Real-Life Commercial Assignments 56
Pt. 3 Technical and Business Information 94
Ch. 5 The System: Having the Right Hardware 96
Ch. 6 How Do I Get the Picture Out?: From Pixels to Press 112
Ch. 7 Get with the Programs: Exciting Supplemental Software 120
Ch. 8 Professional Considerations: Running a Successful Business 138
Selected Bibliography 146
Index 147
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