Photopainting: The Art of Painting on Photographs

Photopainting: The Art of Painting on Photographs

by James A. Mckinnis
     
 
Many traditional photographic techniques, such as handcoloring and toning, are enjoying a creative revival - and this interest continues to grow. In fact, many photo-manipulation techniques have fine art as well as commercial applications and are often used in photojournalism and today’s print advertisements.

Perfect for all levels, from beginner to veteran artist

Overview

Many traditional photographic techniques, such as handcoloring and toning, are enjoying a creative revival - and this interest continues to grow. In fact, many photo-manipulation techniques have fine art as well as commercial applications and are often used in photojournalism and today’s print advertisements.

Perfect for all levels, from beginner to veteran artist, PhotoPainting demonstrates, step by step, how to create an array of photopainting techniques. This guide shows artists, photographers, and crafters how to take handcoloring photographs to the next level, where the original photograph is not just being highlighted or enhanced but totally transformed into something closer to a painting than a photo. These lessons progress from very easy to more advanced techniques and describe how to bring a dynamic, fresh approach to just about any type of photo.

Readers will discover dozens of tips for finding the right materials, including starting with a strong black-and-white photo, choosing proper composition, selecting colors and subjects, and much more. In addition, a magnificent, full-color gallery displays these amazing photopainting techniques in action. Illustrated throughout and packed with useful tips and practical advice, this guide to a surprisingly easy art is sure to bring out the dormant artist in anyone!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817455118
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.88(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.35(d)

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