Have you ever wanted to summon magical powers? Create a stained glass style masterpiece? Or turn Summer into Fall? There’s a whole world of opportunity out there for creating fun photomontages, powerful panoramas, and dynamic distortions.
Redesigned and completely rewritten for Elements 11, this book starts you at the basics of photomontage with selection techniques, layers and transformations; leading up to full-length projects for creating magazine covers, fantasy scenes, poster artwork and much, much more.
This book also features a dedicated website where you can download images and tutorial videos that show you how to expand, develop, and master top techniques. As well as, full color images, a glossary of terms, useful keyboard shortcuts, and a detailed index that will help you locate that fantastic technique in a flash.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
David Asch is a beta tester for Photoshop Elements. He contributes to Mac Format magazine, and is co-author of Digital Photo Doctor and contributing author to Drop Dead Photography Techniques.
Table of Contents
Working with layers
Hiding and showing
Working with text
A change of scenery
Art & design
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I thought about it for a long time before spending my money but it has been worth every penny. I started learning new techniques in the first few pages and that continued through the rest of the book. It is easy to read and to understand. The author actually tells the reader why he does things one way and not another or what the various effects might be with different techniques. I'd recommend this to anyone who is interested in learning about the finer points of Elements 11. It's worth every penny you'll spend.
Do you want to explore the field of photomontage, and make reality from the dreams locked in their heads? If you do, then this book is for you! Author David Asch, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that shows you how to release your ideas out of your head, and onto the screen. Asch, begins by making sure that you are up to speed on the selection methods that are available to you. Then, he explores the techniques that demonstrate the many functions and abilities of the main layer types. He continues by looking at the basics of using that most powerful tool, Free Transform: with its multiple keyboard modifiers, it’s capable of producing good results. Next, the author looks at tools that give Elements users some of the power of Photoshop CS6, with the ability to selectively hide and show regions of layers. Then, he explores the most powerful tool: the Levels command. The author continues by discussing the basics of creating text. Next, he looks at some fun and useful ideas for one-off images and also techniques to employ in more complex images. He continues by showing you how to change the backdrops of your photos. Finally, the author shows you how to conjure chrome spheres over a seascape, create a wanted poster, make a neon sign, put together a vintage-style movie magazine cover and much more. This is the kind of excellent book that you should be able to just dip into and extract the information you need. Throughout this great book, the author uses the built-in keyboard shortcuts in Elements; and, it’s really worth learning at least the most frequently used ones; they are there to help you work more efficiently.