Photoshop 6 Effects Magic

Photoshop 6 Effects Magic

by Rhoda Grossman, Sherry London
     
 

Contributors provide instruction on how to create a variety of exciting new effects using the techniques available in Photoshop 6. Each project will be from 3 to 10 pages in length and be designed in a 2-column format with step-by-step instructions on the left and corresponding graphics (or code) on the right. In addition, sidebars will be used to provide

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Contributors provide instruction on how to create a variety of exciting new effects using the techniques available in Photoshop 6. Each project will be from 3 to 10 pages in length and be designed in a 2-column format with step-by-step instructions on the left and corresponding graphics (or code) on the right. In addition, sidebars will be used to provide additional tips and tricks. Any effect, technique, or tip can easily be customized to fit a reader¿s own design needs.

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Most graphic designers have an insatiable desire to know how to do cool stuff. If that's your jones, Photoshop 6 Effects Magic is your fix. In this book, Rhoda Grossman and Sherry London -- two of the world's most respected graphics design authors -- stretch Photoshop 6 in every imaginable direction.

Grossman and London begin with six bravura chapters on painting: airbrushing, colorizing greyscale images, brush techniques, light, textures, patterns, plus sparkling coverage of watercolors. Then, in Part II, you get to fix reality: camouflaging flaws in your photographs, retouching and restoring, altering atmosphere, messing with shadows and reflections, and so forth.

Next, Photoshop 6 Effects Magic walks you through several powerful approaches to image manipulation: caricature, portraits from sketch, revealing hidden detail, unpainting, and more. You'll find comprehensive coverage of compositing, from blending to surrealism, 3D type to difference painting. The book ends with excellent chapters on using spot color effectively, and on fine art printing with Photoshop.

When you need a great idea, this is a great place to find one.(Bill Camarda)

Bill Camarda is a consultant and writer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

Provides step-by-step instructions for completing 23 projects that illustrate advanced painting, photographic, image manipulation, and compositing techniques available with the Photoshop 6 desktop publishing package. Some of the techniques are working with clouds and reflected backgrounds, adding depth to flat images, restoring damaged photographs, and creating patterns and textures. The CD-ROM contains image files for the projects. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735710351
Publisher:
New Riders
Publication date:
02/15/2001
Series:
Magic Series
Pages:
353
Product dimensions:
7.98(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.75(d)

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Meet the Author

Rhoda Grossman is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist whose work has appeared in numerous publications on digital art. She combines hi-tech and low tech art and refers to herself as “bi-tech.” Sherry London is a principal of London Computing: PhotoFX, a full-service design studio. Sherry has been designing professionally using computer graphics since the 1980s. Her background includes teaching courses in MIS at Drexel University; teaching Photoshop and prepress at Moore College of Art and Design. She is the author of several books on Photoshop and other computer graphic technologies.

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