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Art and Design in Photoshop: How to simulate just about anything from great works of art to urban graffiti / Edition 1

Art and Design in Photoshop: How to simulate just about anything from great works of art to urban graffiti / Edition 1

by Steve Caplin


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Art and Design in Photoshop: How to simulate just about anything from great works of art to urban graffiti / Edition 1

Fancy designing your own classic and contemporary movie posters, books and magazine covers? Feel like turning your photographs into works by Turner, Matisse and Magritte? Want to create illustrations in the styles of The Simpsons, steampunk and Victorian engravings? Then you need Art and Design in Photoshop. In this unique book, acclaimed master of photomontage and visual trickery Steve Caplin shows you how to stretch your creative boundaries. Taking the same tried-and-tested practical approach as his best selling How to Cheat in Photoshop titles, Steve's step-by-step instructions recreate a dazzling and diverse array of fabulous design effects. You'll learn how to design everything from wine labels to sushi cartons, from certificates to iPod advertising, from textbooks to pulp fiction.Written by a working pro, the clear guidelines pinpoint exactly what you need to know: how to get slick-looking results with minimum fuss, with a 16-page Photoshop Reference chapter that provides an at-a-glance guide to Photoshop tools and techniques for less experienced users. Steve explains both typography and the design process in a clear, informative and entertaining way.All the images, textures and fonts used in the book are supplied on the accompanying CD-ROM. Imaginative, inspirational and fun to use, this book is a must-have for every creative Photoshop user, both amateur and professional.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900240811092
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/25/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Steve Caplin is a freelance artist and author working in London, England. His satirical photomontage work is commissioned by newspapers and magazines around the world, including The Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Times Magazine, Radio Times, Readers Digest and L'Internazionale.

Steve has worked for advertising agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Lowe Howard Spink, and his work has won two Campaign Poster Awards and a D&AD Pencil award. He has lectured widely in England, Norway, France and Holland, and has taught digital design at the University of Westminster and the University of the Arts London.

Steve is the author of ten books: How to Cheat in Photoshop (five editions), How to Cheat in Photoshop Elements (co-authored, three editions), Icon Design, Max Pixel's Adventures in Adobe Photoshop Elements, The Complete Guide to Digital Illustration (co-authored) and Art & Design in Photoshop. He has also co-authored three mainstream books: Dad Stuff, More Dad Stuff, Stuff the Turkey and Complete and Utter Zebu.

When he's not at his computer Steve plays the piano well, the accordion moderately and the guitar badly. He spends his spare time making improbable constructions out of wood and other materials. His first commissioned sculpture was for the Bethlem hospital - the original 'bedlam' - in 2010.

Table of Contents

01: Typography; 02: Design principles; 03: Contemporary design; 04: Poster styles; 05: Works on paper; 06: Great works of art; 07: Any other business; 08: Photoshop reference.

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Art and Design in Photoshop: How to simulate just about anything from great works of art to urban graffiti 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Steve_Morris More than 1 year ago
This is a well composed, comprehensive book for helping to expand your knowledge base as you learn to work with Photoshop's powerful features. It offers instruction on everything from typography, perspective, advertising art & design, to cool digital photo effects. The book takes you through the various procedures as you learn to work with adjustment layers, masks and filters as well as how to apply neat photoshop effects to text. All 41 of the fonts used in the various chapters are included on the attached CD along with photos used in each project. A great reference book to have on hand.
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BluesmanJH More than 1 year ago
This book by Steve Caplin is very usful as a tool to set off new design and artisic concepts. For confessing in the intro as to not being a "trained photographer or an accredited designer", I am impressed with his good taste in overall design. He also has designed this book so an artist/designer can take his initial idea and expound on it further to work for their particular purposes. I've been a graphic artist for over 30 years and although there were some chapters I found elementry, there was a lot of material that I have applied to jobs and a lot of "food for thought". Great helps tool for any Graphic artist/deigner regardless of your level of expertise.