How to Cheat in Photoshop: The Art of Creating Photorealistic Montages

How to Cheat in Photoshop: The Art of Creating Photorealistic Montages

by Steve Caplin, Caplin
     
 

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Learn from a professional illustrator how best to make Photoshop work for you. Each section is divided into double page spreads on illustrative techniques, giving you bite size chunks with all you need to know in a highly visual, approachable format. Most of the original Photoshop files are provided on the free CD so you can then go on to try out the techniques for

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Learn from a professional illustrator how best to make Photoshop work for you. Each section is divided into double page spreads on illustrative techniques, giving you bite size chunks with all you need to know in a highly visual, approachable format. Most of the original Photoshop files are provided on the free CD so you can then go on to try out the techniques for yourself.


What makes this book different is the fact that Steve Caplin shows you step-by-step how to work from the problem to the solution in creating photorealistic images, from the viewpoint of the illustrator who has been commissioned to create a job. This is both a technical guide and an artistic inspiration, packed full with new ideas that you will be dying to try! Benefit from Steve's invaluable time saving tips too, which he's included to make sure you meet your deadlines and get more work.

Push your artistic skills to the outer limits with this innovative and comprehensive guide to creating real world Photoshop montages.

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This is pure, perfect digital fakery: your start-to-finish guide to realistic photomontage and illustration with Photoshop. It’s built around real projects, many of them from Steve Caplin’s own impressive portfolio. And it covers everything from QuickMasks to hyperrealism.

Turn here to learn how to make it look like the people you’ve inserted are actually interacting. How to get realistic shadows and highlights. Do perfect haircuts. Make wide-awake people look like they’re sleeping. Add depth to flat artwork. Add editable text to 3-D surfaces. Create blood, gore, floods, rips, tears, folds, wrinkles, crumples, grime...if you need to fake it, start right here. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240517025
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/01/1902
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
4.56(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.76(d)

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Meet the Author

Steve Caplin is a freelance artist and author working in London, England. His satirical photomontage work is commissioned by newspapers and magazines around the world, including The Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Times Magazine, Radio Times, Readers Digest and L'Internazionale.

Steve has worked for advertising agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Lowe Howard Spink, and his work has won two Campaign Poster Awards and a D&AD Pencil award. He has lectured widely in England, Norway, France and Holland, and has taught digital design at the University of Westminster and the University of the Arts London.

Steve is the author of ten books: How to Cheat in Photoshop (five editions), How to Cheat in Photoshop Elements (co-authored, three editions), Icon Design, Max Pixel's Adventures in Adobe Photoshop Elements, The Complete Guide to Digital Illustration (co-authored) and Art & Design in Photoshop. He has also co-authored three mainstream books: Dad Stuff, More Dad Stuff, Stuff the Turkey and Complete and Utter Zebu.

When he's not at his computer Steve plays the piano well, the accordion moderately and the guitar badly. He spends his spare time making improbable constructions out of wood and other materials. His first commissioned sculpture was for the Bethlem hospital - the original 'bedlam' - in 2010.

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