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Painting with Pixels: How to Draw with Your Computer
     

Painting with Pixels: How to Draw with Your Computer

by Alistair Dabbs
 
Put away the paintbrush...and make paintings with state-of-the-art techniques! No matter which software you use, you can build a digital studio, become knowledgeable about a range of tools, and recreate almost any traditional medium. Find out exactly what digital art is, how pixels work, the importance of image resolution, and what professional artists have

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Put away the paintbrush...and make paintings with state-of-the-art techniques! No matter which software you use, you can build a digital studio, become knowledgeable about a range of tools, and recreate almost any traditional medium. Find out exactly what digital art is, how pixels work, the importance of image resolution, and what professional artists have accomplished with the technology. Select components and peripheral devices, including essential removable media, programs, and plug-ins, and get shopping tips. Import and prepare scanned images with different backgrounds and textures, including equivalents of watercolor paper, canvas, or wood. Imitate pen, ink and markers, pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, pastels, oil pastels, watercolors, oil plants, acrylics, and airbrushes. Add plug-ins to achieve frottage, stippling, sgraffito, and other effects. Hands-on tutorials for six projects cover a good selection of media and subjects. Plus: technical facts on graphics files and advice on getting artwork printed out professionally. 128 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 11.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806968247
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
12/31/1999
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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