How to Cheat in Photoshop shows you how to cheat in two important ways. First, you'll learn a professional montage artist's proven-to-be-successful tips for getting the best out of Photoshop's many features quickly and efficiently, so that you can create work under deadline while still maintaining quality. Second, you'll learn how to make an image look like something else entirely, for those moments when stock imagery just won't do and you don't have the time (or funding) to set up a photo shoot. Photomontage master Steve Caplin has been a recognized leader in the world of photo manipulation for many years, and in this invaluable resource for designers, illustrators, retouchers, students, and graphic artists, he shows exactly what methods he uses to create stunning imagery used in advertising, publishing, print media, and more.
Fully updated to cover all of the new features in Photoshop CS5, this book is also backwards-compatible and can be used with any version of Photoshop. The accompanying DVD for Mac and PC contains over two and a half hours of video tutorials for additional training, and on the book's popular website www.howtocheatinphotoshop.com, you'll find even more resources such as an "Ask the Author" forum, sample images from other How to Cheat fans, and weekly challenges so that you can test your own skills and see where your creativity can take you.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.30(d)|
Table of Contents
Natural selection; Transformation and distortion; Hiding and showing; Image adjustment; Composing the scene; Getting into perspective; Light and shade; Heads and bodies; Shiny surfaces; Metal, wood and stone; Paper and fabric; The third dimension; Hyper realism; Advanced techniques; Working for print and the web
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you learn well with tutorials then this is the book for you! I can not say that all of the elements of this book are overly useful but it is nice to know and have the knowledge just in case you have that one project that needs that extra flare. The CD with the quick-time videos can come in handy as well. Its also nice to do projects with the pictures being provided instead of trying to find pictures off the internet that might or might not allow you to complete the full tutorial. I would recommend this book if you are trying to learn Photoshop on a higher level that just knowing what the tools do.