In Real World Compositing with Adobe Photoshop CS4, Photoshop experts Scott Valentine and Dan Moughamian explain the key elements involved in planning and executing a composite imaging project. Readers will learn about the importance of the planning process, including tips on how to develop creative ideas and stay organized as their project evolves. In addition, they will pick up vital techniques for acquiring and perfecting source images in Photoshop CS4, before bringing them together as a seamless composite. The powerful new 3D features found in the Extended edition are also discussed as part of a 2D-3D workflow. Serious photographers and digital artists wishing to produce photo-realistic imagery or surrealistic artwork by blending—or compositing—multiple images and light sources can learn all they need to know right here. Building from the reader's existing skill set of Photoshop fundamentals, the authors provide detailed examples and explanations that cover the newest features in Photoshop CS4 and also utilize a variety of tools and software applications. More than just a Photoshop guide, this book takes a holistic approach, instructing readers on photographic planning and techniques, key design concepts, visual perception, and robust image editing techniques. This is an increasingly popular approach which requires the digital artist to become more involved in the presentation and concept of their images. Real World Compositing with Photoshop CS4 delivers the information readers need, to produce the best possible composite imagery.
Author: Dan Moughamian,Scott Valentine
Publisher: Pearson Education
Photoshop's layers are arguably the most powerful aspect of the software's user interface and are the key to successful image editing in Photoshop. Layers allow for both global and local adjustments to images and can be used to create a number of special effects. Best of all, layers allow for nondestructive editing of your original image. New Photoshop users often see layers as too complicated, and they miss out on the program's full potential. This book will remove the confusion factor by providing an in-depth introduction to layers. Clear, step-by-step instructions and illustrations help the reader quickly master the tools that are relevant for photographers. In this book you will learn about: Working with and building multiple layers Blending layers and which Options to use Using layers to enhance and retouch your images Creating and using layer masks Creating luminosity and saturation layer masks Using Smart Objects and Smart Filters Advanced layer techniques Time-saving shortcuts, tips, and tricks
A Photographer's Guide
Author: Juergen Gulbins
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
Layer blending modes have been part of Photoshop for years, but because they're not easy to understand at first glance, this immensely useful feature tends to get overlooked. Photoshop Blending Modes Cookbook for Digital Photographers is the only recipe-format book that covers blending modes specifically for digital photographers. The book covers: Changing hue, saturation, luminosity, and color Correcting basic color shifts Repairing highlights Sharpening or softening focus Adjusting lighting for subtle or dramatic effects Controlling contrast Creating surface effects and textures Adding interest to landscapes and urban scenes Enhancing portraits of children and adults Simulating graphics arts techiques and much more. Unlike Photoshop's built-in filters, blending modes don't change the actual pixels that make up an image, so their effects are completely reversible. There are over 20 blending modes in Photoshop CS2, which range from those which darken and lighten images (such as Darken, Multiply, Lighten, and Screen) to modes that increase contrast (such as Overlay and Hard Light) and adjust color (such as Hue, Color. Luminosity, and Saturation). In addition to covering each blending mode in detail, John Beardsworth, a London-based photographer and author, takes the reader through a whole collection of recipes that demonstrate how to use blending modes alone or in combination to fix problem photos, add subtle effects, and create dramatic images that are truly unique. With clear, step-by-step instructions, real-world projects, an easy-to-follow format, and hundreds of full-color examples, Photoshop Blending Modes Cookbook for Digital Photographers is shows you how to use blending modes to achieve a wide range of image adjustments and special effects-without having to first learn everything there is to know about Photoshop.
Author: John Beardsworth
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Digital artists can master Photoshop CS4 with this visual, hands-on guide to using the Layers tool. The accompanying DVD comes complete with a generous library of practical actions based on techniques from the book that add functional power to Photoshop, along with practice images for all the exercises in the book.
Harnessing Photoshop's Most Powerful Tool
Author: Richard A. Lynch
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Designers, photographers, and artists use Photoshop to create fantastic and realistic images for illustrations, fine art, and editorial content. Whether they're landscape or portrait photographers, illustrators or fine artists, masking and compositing are essential skills to master for combining images to the extent that it is impossible to tell where one image stops and the other one begins. In this completely revised edition of her best-selling guide to masking and compositing, Photoshop artist and educator Katrin Eismann--along with compositing experts Sean Duggan and James Porto--takes readers through numerous step-by-step examples, highlighting the tools and techniques used for masking and combining images. Featuring work by leading artists and photographers, this book focuses on the techniques used to create compelling compositions, including making fast and accurate selections, mastering Photoshop's masking tools, and implementing the concept and photography from start to finish. The book addresses working with Photoshop's selection tools; selecting and maintaining fine details and edges; and working with difficult image elements, such as cloth, hair, or translucent objects. All-new photographic examples, updated instruction to cover the latest version of Adobe Photoshop, and an expanded section on shooting photographs for composite work make this a must-have guide for anyone interested in photographing and creating professional composite images. Visit www.peachpit.com/pmc2e to download dozens of the images featured in this book and practice the illustrated techniques with the same files used in the book. Also, download a full, free chapter on how to use the Pen Tool, one of the best selection tools in Photoshop.
Author: Katrin Eismann,Sean Duggan,James Porto
Publisher: New Riders
If you already know your way around Photoshop and Painter and want to use these amazing programs to take your skills further, this book is for you! Much more than a simple "how-to" guide, Susan Ruddick Bloom takes you on a full-fledged journey of the imagination and shows you how to create incredible works of fine art. Supplemented by the work of 20+ world renowned artists in addition to Sue's own masterpieces, you'll learn how to create watercolors, black and white pencil sketches, texture collages, stunning realistic and fantastical collages, and so much more, all from your original photographs. If you are eager to dive into the world of digital art but need a refresher on the basics, flip to Sue's essential techniques chapter to brush up on your Photoshop and Painter skills, and you'll be on your way in no time. Whether you're a novice or an established digital artist, you'll find more creative ideas in this book than you could ever imagine. Fully updated for new versions of Painter and Photoshop and including brand new work from contemporary artists, Digital Collage and Painting provides all the inspiration you need to bring your artistic vision to light.
Using Photoshop and Painter to Create Fine Art
Author: Susan Ruddick Bloom
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Covers all of Photoshop's channel-related features and functionality, including an improved Histogram palette that displays channels in color with a dynamic view of how filters, levels, curves, and other settings will affect tonal range and bit depth.
Author: Scott Kelby
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Photoshop CC is truly amazing, but it can also be overwhelming if you’re just getting started. This book makes learning Photoshop as easy as possible by explaining things in a friendly, conversational style—without technical jargon. After a thorough introduction to the program, you’ll delve deep into Photoshop’s secrets with expert tips and practical editing advice you can use every day. The important stuff you need to know: Learn your way around. Take a tour of Photoshop’s workspace and learn how to customize it. Unlock the magic. Use layers, masks, and Smart Objects to safely edit your images. Perfect your photos. Learn techniques for cropping, color-correcting, retouching, and combining photos. Master color. Drain, change, and add color; create gorgeous black-and-whites, partial-color effects, and duotones. Be artistic. Create illustrations, paintings, and pro-level text; use filters effectively, edit video, and create 3D art. Share your work. Produce great-looking images for print, presentations, and the Web. Work smarter and faster. Automate common chores and install plug-ins for complex tasks.
Author: Lesa Snider
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Many designers and photographers own the entire suite of Adobe creative products, but they manage to learn only one or two of the applications really well. This new addition to the popular Non-Designer’s books from best-selling authors Robin Williams and John Tollett uses a series of individual exercises to teach image-editing tasks in Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 specifically to designers, who need to enhance their photos for use in brochures, advertising, Flickr, Facebook, websites, and so on. In this fun, full-color, straight-forward guide to Photoshop CS5.5, you’ll learn: Basic photo editing, such as how to smooth out wrinkles, remove blemishes, lose a little weight, clean up dust and scratches, brighten and sharpen the image, delete people, remove or add space in the middle of a photo, and more How to further manipulate and enhance images with filters and effects How to draw and paint with customized brushes, and how to colorize a black-and-white image All about layers and how to take advantage of them How and when to use paths, layer masks, and clipping masks to increase your editing capabilities How to merge several photos into one panorama, use the Puppet Warp feature, remove lens distortion, and much more Whether you need to improve or edit your photos for your graphic design work or to upload to your Flickr or Facebook account, this book is the easiest path to mastering basic tasks in Photoshop.
Author: Robin Williams,John Tollett
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Master the Photoshop techniques used by professionals to create captivating composites, special effects, and more! The Photoshop Workbook reveals the creative skills that photographer and retoucher Glyn Dewis uses for his global clients. In this guide you will learn not only his step-by-step Photoshop techniques, but how and when to apply them so that you, too, can take your images to a whole new level. Glyn starts by covering the individual Photoshop skills that are the essential building blocks of his process: mastering selections and cutouts; dodging and burning and using the “power of gray” for composites; applying lighting effects; creating special effects; and turning day into night using a nondestructive workflow. It's one thing to learn the techniques, but to master them you need to understand when to apply them and in what order. In the second part of the book, Glyn brings everything together with his real-world projects. He covers six complete, start-to-finish projects–including all the images for you to download and follow along–that show you how to apply the techniques to a variety of scenarios.
Professional Retouching and Compositing Tips, Tricks, and Techniques
Author: Glyn Dewis
Publisher: Pearson Education
In Bret Malley’s world, a father is suspended in the air among his baby’s collection of toys . . . a big-box store and parking lot can be transformed into a scene of reclaimed nature . . . and an ordinary person can sculpt fire with his bare hands. And in Adobe Master Class: Advanced Compositing in Adobe Photoshop CC, Second Edition, Bret shares the techniques he uses to elevate an image from the everyday to the extraordinary, showing you how to make seemingly impossible scenarios come to life. Designed as a comprehensive guide to compositing from start to finish, this book is divided into three sections. Section I provides an overview of Adobe Photoshop CC focusing on both basic and hidden tools and other features you need to master in order to create stunning composite imagery. Bret also shows you how to shoot high-quality photos for compositing, including tips for equipment and technique. Going beyond the mechanics of Photoshop, Section II leaps into hands-on action by guiding readers through the creation of four unique composites. These fun and informative step-by-step projects cover everything from the first planning sketches to the final finishing touches (using resources provided for download). In Section III, additional detailed project walkthroughs offer tips on everything from creating a superhuman to compositing an epic fantasy landscape. Interviews and spreads featuring established and emerging artists provide a range of inspirational imagery, creative insight, and professional know-how.
Advanced Compositing in Adobe Photoshop CC: Bringing the Impossible to Reality with Bret Malley
Author: Bret Malley
Publisher: Adobe Press
A guide to using Adobe Photoshop CS6 covers such topics as working with panels, creating a new document, managing layers, editing images, correction color and lighting, drawing with vector tools, and using filters.
Author: Lesa Snider
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Need answers quickly? Adobe Photoshop CC on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions. Includes • Online Workshops that focus on real-world techniques • Online Adobe certification resources for both ACE and ACA • More than 500 essential Photoshop CC tasks Inside the Book • Improve productivity and efficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud • Use automatic saving options for better efficiency and protection • Use automatic layer alignment and blending to work with objects • Use Adobe Camera Raw to enhance or correct a photo • Use content-aware options for scaling and fill • Create eye-catching images with special effect filters • Select and modify one or more shapes at the same time • Create character and paragraph styles to manage and use text • Transform video in Photoshop just like an image • Create and manipulate 3D models using presets and custom options Numbered Steps guide you through each task See Also points you to related information in the book Did You Know alerts you to tips and techniques Illustrations with matching steps Tasks are presented on one or two pages Bonus Online Content Register your book at queondemand.com to gain access to: • Workshops and related files • Keyboard shortcutsVisit the author site: perspection.com
Author: Perspection Inc.,Steve Johnson
Publisher: Que Publishing
The only comprehensive tutorial/reference exclusively devoted to Autodesk's robust architectural visualization software 3ds Max Design is a powerful real-time 3D design, modeling, and animation tool for architectural visualizations. This book covers all the software's crucial features, including how to simulate and analyze sun, sky, and artificial light-crucial factors for sustainable design-and how to define and assign realistic materials and work with AutoCAD and Revit files. You'll quickly learn how to get the most from this powerful software's 3D modeling, animation, and rendering capabilities. McFarland is an Autodesk Authorized Author with professional experience in creating complex visualizations for a large property development company. His real-world focus means workflows and instructions are professional and proven, and projects will include those that pros work on every day. Uses actual examples from the author's experience, including retail spaces, small offices, residential developments, and more Concise explanations, focused examples, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on tutorials teach the basics and fine points of the software Covers all the essential features, such as how to simulate and analyze sun, sky, and artificial light Demonstrates efficient use of the interface; how to work with Revit and AutoCAD files; using data, scene management, and solid modeling tools; rendering real-world surfaces; and setting up animated walkthroughs Mastering 3ds Max Design 2010 provides a practical education in using this powerful architectural visualization tool.
Author: Mark Gerhard,Jeffrey Harper,Jon McFarland
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Photoshop is the cornerstone of the graphics industry and understanding its 3D capabilities is becoming a requirement for graphic designers, photographers, and creatives alike. Starting with the fundamental tools and ending with advanced resources, Adobe Community Professional Stephen Burns guides you with a clear voice and creative exercises that encourage you to work as you read. Accompanied by a free app that includes video tutorials, interactive models to compare your activity work from the book against, and on-going updates about the latest Photoshopreleases, this book will elevate your art off the page and into a new world of possibilities. (The app is available for the iPad and iPhone in the iTunes App Store, and Android users can find it through Google Play. Just search for 3D Photoshop on either of these platforms and download it to your device.)
Interactive Guide for Creating 3D Art
Author: Stephen Burns
Publisher: CRC Press
GRAPHIC DESIGN BASICS combines design principles, history, and current technology to present students a comprehensive introduction to the field of graphic design. Keeping pace with rapid changes in the field of design, while maintaining a consistently high academic quality, the text emphasizes design structure, visual perception and digital design, with a wide range of visuals from throughout design history, as well as the latest contemporary illustrations. Each chapter provides assignments with student sample solutions and critique sections to help students apply the concepts and assess their work. This market leader's interwoven combination of concept, history, and practice rarely found in other graphic design texts has been enriched by integrating material specific to digital design. The accompanying Premium Website offers students bonus images, interviews with artists featured in the text, additional projects, studio techniques and research links. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Amy E. Arntson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 Classroom in a Book is the most thorough and comprehensive way for you to master all the new features in Adobe's top-rated consumer-targeted photo-editing software. Each chapter in this step-by-step, lesson-based guide contains a project that builds on your growing knowledge of the program, while end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson. You will learn the basics of editing your images with Photoshop Elements and learn how to best use the program's many new features. In this new version of the book you will receive complete coverage of all the new and improved features in Photoshop Elements 15. Discover how to use Smart Tags and enhanced search to make it faster and easier to organize and find your photos. Save time with the enhanced Instant Fix feature. Explore all new Guided Edits. Explore the Filter Gallery. You’ll discover new tools that let you expand your creativity. And you’ll learn how to print, export, and share your images.
Author: John Evans,Katrin Straub
Publisher: Adobe Press
The essential resource to working with and creating your own custom digital brushes in Photoshop CS5 • •Reference includes over 4,000 swatches that illustrate the effect of applying a multitude of brush settings, as well as clear instructions on how to create them yourself. •Includes entire section on how readers can create their own unique brushes. •the book shows how to use the directory information for other software programs notably illustrator and Maya. When you are working in Photoshop, the choice of brush effects for artwork and rendering is vast. What's more, each brush option can be configured in dozens of different ways, according to features like angle, spacing, size jitter, or scatter. Best Digital Brushes for Photoshop takes the guesswork out of the selection process with accurate reproduction of more than 4,000 digital brush selections and settings with clear instructions on how to recreate them. This not only saves time, it also offers an instant range of creative options you may never have considered. This book also provides you with a chance to brush up on your software skills with a techniques section showing you how to get the most out of digital brush features, along with hints, tips, and shortcuts for more experienced users.
A Unique Directory of Over 4,000 Digital Brush Effects, and How to Achieve Them
Author: Susannah Hall
Publisher: Peachpit Press