Photoshop Fine Art Effects Cookbook: 62 Easy-To-Follow Recipes for Creating the Classic Styles of Great Artists and Photographers

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How would you like to create your own impressionist landscape, a van Gogh still life, or a surrealist Salvador Dali dream world? Or perhaps a classic Ansel Adams photograph of Yosemite or an authentic-looking 19th century Daguerrotype? You can do all of that and more with Photoshop Fine Art Effects Cookbook.

The book tells you all you need to know to turn your original digital photographs into images that mimic the styles of great photographers and painters. From advice on how ...

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Overview

How would you like to create your own impressionist landscape, a van Gogh still life, or a surrealist Salvador Dali dream world? Or perhaps a classic Ansel Adams photograph of Yosemite or an authentic-looking 19th century Daguerrotype? You can do all of that and more with Photoshop Fine Art Effects Cookbook.

The book tells you all you need to know to turn your original digital photographs into images that mimic the styles of great photographers and painters. From advice on how to develop an eye for appropriate subject matter to 62 detailed recipes that demonstrate exactly how to create an "original" van Gogh, Vermeer, Edward Weston, or Andy Warhol (among others), this book is an authentic guide to understanding and simulating the work of great artists-and a whole lot of fun.

  • Analyzing the styles of great artists: format, composition, angles of view, color palettes, and image textures
  • Shooting for digital manipulation, working non-destructively, making your own brushes and patterns
  • Creating Daguerrotypes, cyanotypes, stop-motion photographs, cross-processed images, Polaroid transfers, and infrared effects
  • Mimicking photographic styles from the pre-Raphaelites and the Naturalists to Jerry Uelsmann and David Hockney
  • Exploring painting and printmaking techniques from Rembrandt to Warhol: Dutch portraits, 18th century landscape painting, Japanese woodblocks, Impressionism, Pointillism, Fauvism, Art Nouveau, Cubism, Futurism, Surrealism, and Pop Art

Packed with step-by-step instructions, an inspirational selection of full-colordigital imagery, and authoritative information and advice, Photoshop Fine ArtEffects Cookbook is the ultimate guide to creating convincing digital masterpieces in the styles of many of the world's greatest artists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596100629
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/15/2006
  • Series: O'Reilly Digital Studio Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 9.92 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

John Beardsworth (http://www.beardsworth.co.uk) is a writer, photographer, IT consultant, and the author of several books on Photoshop and digital photography. He currently resides in London, England.

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Table of Contents

The artist's eye 8
Subject matter 10
Composition and the angle of view 12
Color palettes and tonal balance 14
The tricks of the trade 16
Shooting for digital manipulation 18
Digital workflow 20
Layers and working non-destructively 22
Using the selection tools 24
Fine-tuning colors 26
Filters 28
Making your own brushes and patterns 30
Making frames and borders 32
Photographers 34
Daguerreotypes 36
Calotypes and salted paper prints 38
Cartes de visite 40
Ambrotypes and tintypes 42
Wet-plate collodion 44
Cyanotypes 46
Stop-motion photography 48
High art and the pre-Raphaelites 50
The naturalists 52
Platinum paper 54
Gum bichromate 56
Autochrome color images 58
American avant-garde 60
The surrealists 62
Abstract cityscapes 64
Modernism and the natural form 66
Depression era 68
Art deco flowers 70
The black-and-white landscape 72
Powerful portraits 74
Maximizing the mundane 76
The age of jazz 78
Photojournalism of the 1960s and 1970s 80
Surreal photomontage 82
Tranquil landscapes 84
Fine art flowers 86
The kitsch and the quirky 90
The color landscape 92
Lith printing 94
Split-toning 96
Infrared black and white 98
The scraped polaroid 100
Polaroid image transfers 102
Polaroid emulsion lift 104
The joiner 106
Cross-processing 108
Painters & printmakers 110
Intaglio 112
The Dutch portrait 114
The Italian landscape 116
The 18th-century vignette 118
The luminous landscape 120
The romantic landscape 122
Japanese printmaking 124
The impressionist landscape 126
Seurat and the pointillists 128
Van Gogh's sunflowers 130
Nocturnes 132
Fauve scenes 134
Klimt and art nouveau 136
Catalan art nouveau 138
Cubism 140
Expressionism 142
Classical echoes 144
The futurists 146
Surrealism 148
Escher-style portraits 150
The abstract watercolor 152
Studies of flowers 154
The naive landscape 156
Silkscreen style 160
The pop art comic strip 162
Swimming pools 164
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