Photoshop for Artists: A Complete Guide for Fine Artists, Photographers, and Printmakers [NOOK Book]

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ENRICH, ENHANCE, AND TRANSFORM YOUR ART WITH THE MAGIC OF PHOTOSHOP?

For artists, Adobe? Photoshop? offers an exciting entry into a new world of limitless color, textures, and effects that can be applied with just the touch of a keyboard or click of a mouse.

Intended for serious artists -- painters, ...
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Photoshop for Artists: A Complete Guide for Fine Artists, Photographers, and Printmakers

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Overview

ENRICH, ENHANCE, AND TRANSFORM YOUR ART WITH THE MAGIC OF PHOTOSHOP®

For artists, Adobe® Photoshopâ offers an exciting entry into a new world of limitless color, textures, and effects that can be applied with just the touch of a keyboard or click of a mouse.

Intended for serious artists -- painters, photographers, and printmakers ‑- Photoshop for Artists provides a comprehensive series of detailed tutorials, cataloging the various tools, techniques, and methods for producing an infinite variety of creative imagery with Photoshop.

With thirty tutorials divided into sections for fine artists, photographers, and printmakers, this book contains easy-to-follow step-by-step examples that include all the information serious professional artists need to master the digital art techniques of Photoshop. Each tutorial features screenshots and detailed directions, so artists can see exactly how the specific effects are achieved and applied to artwork.

Featuring stunning and dramatic imagery produced by the author and other accomplished artists, Photoshop for Artists is essential reading for artists looking to take their work to the next digital level.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823006724
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 690,845
  • File size: 85 MB
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Meet the Author

Sylvie Covey was born in Paris and attended the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, majoring in printmaking. She has taught at the Art Students League in New York City since 1995. In 2001, Sylvie joined the faculty of the Fine Arts Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology to help develop a BFA program. She is represented by the Old Printshop Gallery in New York City. Her work is included in numerous collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Historical Society, the New York Public Library, the Reader’s Digest collections, and the Museum of the City of New York. She specializes in all digital techniques in printmaking.

Visit the author’s website at www.sylviecovey.net.
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Many beginners try too hard to outline everything. A successful drawing contains indications and information within the shapes of lines, tones, and textures. Well-drawn information often comes from withi the subtleties of tones rather than from an outline. In this method we will create a free-hand tonal portrait sketch from a reference photograph. The use of a stylus is recommended for hand-drawing digitally.
The grid technique is a traditional way of reproducing an image used by artists for centuries. The basic principle consists of dividing a surface image into equal parts and working on each part as a whole. A divided part is smaller and easier to see and tackle. The grid technique is also very helpful to create the initial sketch of the iportant parts of a composition and for reproducing an image at a different scale. We will use a Photoshop grid as an overlay on both the reference photo and the drawing surface itself. The grid on both will help position the various elements of the portrait more accurately.
Drawing on a gray background with very realistic Photoshop brushes will allow us to keep all our options open for adding darker or lighter tones. We will start from a midtone surface and digitally use the natural media feel of centuries-old drawing tools. Photoshop offers many wonderful ways to re-create this traditional drawing method. New York artist, illustrator, and author Moira Fain turned this photo portrait into a digital hand-drawing using this method.
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Table of Contents

 
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
Part One: Understanding the Vocabulary and Logic of Photoshop
            Workspace Overview
            Digital Basics
Part Two: Tutorials for Drawing and Painting Digitally
            Mastering Photshop Tools for Artists
            Drawing Digitally
            Painting Abstract Composition
            Painting Digital Landscapes
            Painting with Wet Media Brushes
            Digital Oil Painting
            Using Digital Pastel and Dry Media Effects
            Adding Special Effects to Paintings
            Adding Custom Washes to Photographs
            Painting with Filters and Blends
Part Three: Tutorials for Creating and Developing Fine Art Digital Photography
            Making Basic Photo Corrections
            Using Blending Modes
            Replacing/Composing Scenery
            Applying Adjustment Layers
            Applying a Digital Double Exposure
            Making Creative Photomontages
            Changing a Photo from Color to Monochrome
            Adding Sepia and Other Tones
            Creating Duotones
            Split Toning
            Adding HDR Effect
            Replacing Color
            Hand Coloring Photos
            Applying Halftones Patterns
            Adding Depth of Field
            Using Posterization
Part Four: Tutorials Combining Photoshop with Printmakin
            Photo Etching
            Making a Halftone for Photo Etching
            Making Color Separations Lithography
            Creating Pronto Polyester Lithography
            Mixed Media Painting and Printmaking
            Making Digital Transfers
Index
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