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Extreme Photoshop CS
     

Extreme Photoshop CS

by Matt Kloskowski, Gavin Wray (Editor)
 

In this book, Matt Kloskowski walks you through some of the most popular styles and techniques in professional Photoshop design and illustration today. Through step-by-step tutorials and in-depth explanations, he deconstructs those styles and techniques.

Matt gives you insight, tips, and industry advice throughout the entire process to help

Overview

In this book, Matt Kloskowski walks you through some of the most popular styles and techniques in professional Photoshop design and illustration today. Through step-by-step tutorials and in-depth explanations, he deconstructs those styles and techniques.

Matt gives you insight, tips, and industry advice throughout the entire process to help you step outside of Photoshop and understand the big picture of illustration. Topics such as photorealism, stylization, and retro and cartoon artwork are discussed and exercises lend real-world experience to help you make the jump from Photoshop user to professional designer. This book will also arm you with the necessary knowledge and tools to build a graphic library of your own so you can quickly and effectively create quality graphic designs and illustrations for your clients.

If you are an aspiring designer looking to get into the graphics industry, this book will enable you to create artwork for your portfolio that demonstrates a range of in-demand illustration styles. If you are already working with Photoshop professionally, it will help you expand your repertoire of styles and help you become a better designer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590594285
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
01/05/2005
Series:
Pioneering Series
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
345
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.08(d)

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Meet the Author

Matt Kloskowski is a writer, instructor, illustrator, and graphic designer based out of Tampa, Florida. As well as being an Adobe Certified Expert, he holds certifications in Macromedia Flash, is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), and is an expert in dynamic- and database-driven website development. He is a 1995 graduate of the University of South Florida, with majors in computer information systems and marketing. Matt hosts both an Illustrator (ExtremeIllustrator.com) and Photoshop (ExtremePhotoshop.com) website, where he provides tutorials on all aspects of using the two programs. Matt's tutorials have been used in over 15 schools throughout the United States and have been translated into seven languages. He also writes a weekly column for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and Mac Design magazine's website. In his spare time, Matt enjoys jogging, golfing, playing video games, and spending time with his wife, Diana, and two sons, Ryan and Justin, in their Tampa home.

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