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.
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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.