Advanced Photoshop CS3 Trickery & FX

Advanced Photoshop CS3 Trickery & FX

by Stephen Burns

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ISBN-13: 9781584505976
Publisher: Course Technology PTR
Publication date: 01/07/2007
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 37 MB
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About the Author

Stephen M. Burns has discovered the same passion for the digital medium as he has for photography as an art form. His background began as a photographer 28 years ago and, in time, progressed toward the digital medium. His influences include the great Abstractionists and the Surrealists, including Jackson Pollock, Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Mark Tobey, and Lenore Fini. Stephen Burns has been a corporate instructor and lecturer in the application of digital art and design for the past 12 years. He has been exhibiting digital fine art internationally at galleries such as Durban Art Gallery in South Africa, Citizens Gallery at the Yokohama Museum of Art, and CECUT Museum of Mexico to name a few. One of his exhibitions won first place in the prestigious Seybold International digital arts contest.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     xi
Foreword     xiii
Preface     xv
Simplifying the Interface     2
Photoshop CS3 Layout     4
Understanding the Paintbrush Engine     14
Creating Your Own Animated Paintbrush     15
Creating Your Own Custom Brush Palette     18
The Adobe Bridge Interface     21
Workflow in Bridge     27
Creating Keywords for Each Image     28
The Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) Interface     33
Cutomizing ACR4 Through the Options Panel     39
What You Have Learned     55
Mastering Photoshop Fundamentals     56
Layer Blend Modes     58
Photoshop's Native 8-Bit Environment     67
Demystifying the 8-Bit Environment     70
Understanding Selections     71
Saving Selections     72
Layer Masks Demystified     74
What You Have Learned     93
Smart Filters to Aid Artistic Vision     94
Using Photographs as a Creative Medium     96
Applying Motion Blur to Accentuate Movement with Smart Filters     103
Adding Detail to the Background     105
Applying the Foreground City Shapes     108
Creating the Background Cityscape     112
Using HDR and Smart Objects to Composite Photos     126
Creating the Foreground     133
Creating the New Architecture     136
Adding Lights to Architecture     139
Loading Custom Brush Palettes     143
Giving the Scene a Sense of Night     144
Adding Third-Party Filters     149
What You Have Learned     151
Custom-Created Concepts     152
Custom-Created Meteor Field     154
Adding the Light Source     164
Using the Lens Blur Command to Create Depth of Field     171
Custom-Created Tornado     175
What You Have Learned     197
Integrating Photography and 3D Objects     198
Creating the Initial Landscape Using Auto Align Layers     200
3D Objects as Bitmaps     228
Reflections Applied in LightWave 8     247
What You Have Learned     251
Integrating 3D Concepts with Photography     252
Creating the Initial Landscape     254
Working with 3D Layers     258
A Creative Way to Integrate the 3D Model     266
Creating the Appearance of 3D by Using the Vanishing Point      275
Using the Vanishing Point     287
What You Have Learned     291
Working with People and Backgrounds     292
Creating the Background and Mask     294
Creating the Winged Woman     304
What You Have Learned     317
Fine Art Approaches     318
Using People to Integrate into Your Art     320
The New Printing Dialogue     338
What You Have Learned     342
About the CD-ROM     343
Index     347

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