Have you ever considered using Photoshop to create fine art?
Photoshop is usually used for enhancing photos, but this extremely
powerful software package is capable of so much more. Every
feature, from brushes to background, can be customised and
optimised for artistic effect. With a little guidance from a pro,
your photoshop results can go from competent retouching of images
to visually stunning re-interpretations of them, turning everyday
pictures into breathtaking works of art. In this beautiful and
inspiring book, acclaimed artist, author and lecturer Susan Bloom
shows you how to do just that. Starting with the fundamentals:
creating your own artistic brushes and textured papers virtually,
she goes on to demonstrate how to create a variety of classic
artistic styles in Photoshop, with chapters on watercolours,
pastels, charcoal and oil. Further chapters cover illustration
techniques in photoshop, and using third-party software to create
painterly effects. While the results are highly polished and
realistic, this is not a book written specifically for artists. The
techniques are aimed squarely at the Photoshop user looking to
broaden their pallette, with emphasis on altering photographs to
create artwork, rather than creating artwork from scratch.
Beautifully written, clearly laid out, and guaranteeing inspiring
results, this book is a must-have for every Photoshop user.