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Bert Monroy, long a well-known and regarded expert in the Photoshop community, has received heavy exposure on TechTV; his reputation as a master teacher of Photoshop and digital illustration has grown dramatically in the past six months. TechTV is planning an entire weekly series around Bert; this book capitalizes on Bert's visibility and follows up on the critically acclaimed predecessor volume, Bert Monroy: Photorealistic techniques with Photoshop & Illustrator.
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Maybe you know Bert Monroy’s breathtaking digital art from his amazing book Bert Monroy: Photorealistic Techniques with Photoshop and Illustrator, or his TechTV television shows, or his consulting with firms like Adobe, Sony, and Apple, or even his appearance on the Deluxe CD-ROM version of Photoshop itself. Now Monroy tours Photoshop 7, identifying new features and illuminating neglected gems that can make all the difference in your next project.

For example, you’ve been able to build custom brushes in Photoshop for quite some time, but have you explored the new Brush Presets yet? Monroy shows how to make magic with them. In older versions, Monroy created dense foliage by repeatedly “brushing” the shape of one leaf or leaf cluster; with a Brush Preset, he shows how to create a whole forest with a single stroke.

Monroy’s work is noted for his use of light and shadow. Here, he offers a complete walkthrough of creating shadows, from positioning to final touches such as gentle blurring and reduced opacity. Other highlights: making the most of Liquify; creating realistic reflections; and a whole chapter on textures that focuses on all sorts of wood grains, from bark to weathered old shore town sundecks. All in full color -- and all splendid. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735712461
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 7/1/1902
  • Pages: 247
  • Product dimensions: 10.02 (w) x 10.02 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Organization of the Book 4
1 Off to a Good Start 5
2 The Art of Brush Making 29
3 A Greener World: Creating Foliage 53
4 Lights and Shadows 63
5 What's It Made Of? Creating Textures 97
6 Creating the Elements 137
7 Reflections 173
8 Bending Things a Bit 197
The Gallery 211
Index 241
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2002

    Want to learn to paint in Photoshop?

    Then this is the book for you! Bert Monroy shares techniques on how to create realistic digital paintings in Photoshop 7.0. This book has a wealth of information demonstrating techniques such as smoke blazing off a red stiletto shoe, weather precipitation such as fog hanging in trees and rain pouring down on buildings. In chapter 5 you will learn how to create weathered wood, bark on a tree and metal objects along with a host of other realistic textures. The chapters are well thought out and organized with corresponding screenshots throughout. This book will best be served by the novice or intermediate user. Nonetheless, novice or expert you'll come away with a new fresh perspective on digital painting and an ability to express yourself in those paintings like never before.

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