How To Cheat In Photoshop CC

The art of creating realistic photomontages

Author: Steve Caplin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1134662084

Category: Photography

Page: 456

View: 1795

Have you ever struggled to make the vision in your mind come to life on your screen? Then this?book can help you realise your goal. In this comprehensive revision of the best-selling How To Cheat in Photoshop,?photomontage guru Steve Caplin shows you how to get optimum results in minimum time, by cheating?your way to success. As a professional digital artist, Steve knows all about creating great work under?pressure. In this book he combines detailed step-by-step instructions with invaluable real-world hints,?tips, and advice to really let your creativity run wild. Fully updated to cover the latest features in Photoshop?CC, this invaluable resource shows exactly what methods Steve uses to create his own stunning imagery?used in advertising, publishing, and print media, in a project-based approach that is sure to improve and?inspire your own work.

Art and Design in Photoshop

Author: Steve Caplin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136110933

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 3840

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.

3D Photoshop

Imagine. Model. Create.

Author: Steve Caplin

Publisher: Adobe Press

ISBN: 0133572617

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 1583

This Guide to all things 3D in Adobe Photoshop will have you creating models and scenes in no time! Filled with rich imagery and fun tutorials, the project-based chapters within build your knowledge of important 3D concepts and show you what is possible in Photoshop. You'll discover ways to push your creative ambitions forward and create eye-catching 3D artwork. The author's companion website, 3DPhotoshop.net, offers downloadable objects and artwork so you can work through the techniques in the book. “Steve Caplin has an incredible depth of knowledge with all of Photoshop. He has been working with the 3D tools from the start and is one of the few experts who understands how to leverage the 3D capabilities” - Zorana Gee, Adobe Photoshop Senior Product Manager

How to Cheat in Photoshop CS6

The art of creating realistic photomontages

Author: Steve Caplin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136087257

Category: Photography

Page: 464

View: 2182

With enough charm and wit to make learning Photoshop anything but taxing, Steve Caplin delivers the next instalment of the How to Cheat series, containing all the techniques you need to create and master the art of photomontage. Delivered in easy to follow step-by-step tutorials How to Cheat in Photoshop covers all the basics of selections and layers before moving onto top tricks and techniques for creating realistic works of art for business, pleasure, or something in between. An accompanying DVD is packed full of practice images and tutorial movies for you to working along with, plus bonus chapters to push your skills even further. Using a tweaked design that is clearer and fresher than previous editions this is the funnest way to master Photomontage.

100% Photoshop

Author: Steve Caplin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136110291

Category: Design

Page: 257

View: 4300

Just when you think you've learned all that you could ever know about working in Photoshop, digital artist and photomontage king Steve Caplin comes along with yet another masterful method for creating incredible works of art in Photoshop. This time, he'll show you how to create complete images, from start to finish, entirely within the software program. No source material, photographs, or existing files from other software packages are needed, saving you valuable time and resources. The techniques you'll learn in this ground-breaking new book will help you combine your artistic vision and skills with an understanding of how to manipulate the built-in Photoshop filters to produce impressive, eye-catching artwork. Each chapter opens with a complete double page illustration, created entirely in Photoshop. Then, carefully laid out step-by-step instructions show you how each element in the illustration is created, and how they are all combined in the end to make a convincing final image. Using Steve's proven methods for success, you'll be able to produce images that reflect a more finely crafted, hand drawn approach, whether you're an artist for your own enjoyment or a working professional looking for a leg up on the competition.

Advanced Adobe Photoshop CS5 Revealed

Author: Chris Botello

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111136254

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 9512

Discover all that Photoshop CS5 has to offer with ADVANCED ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS5 REVEALED. This book teaches advanced design techniques using one of the most popular photo-editing programs on the market. Using step-by-step tutorials, readers work with curves, levels, blending modes, painting and drawing tools, and the latest Photoshop special effects to create professional-quality designs and images. They are challenged not only as Photoshop users but as designers, following the steps a designer would take to complete real-world projects. They also see what works in a design and what doesn't. Readers then take their craft to the next level by using the advanced end-of-chapter learning projects. The book's full-color interior and highly visual design make this the ideal book for learning advanced design techniques using the latest version of Adobe Photoshop. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

How to Cheat in After Effects

Author: Chad Perkins

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136132295

Category: Art

Page: 350

View: 1090

"How to Cheat in After Effects is an easy-to-follow book that lets you in on all of the little secrets to create those commonly needed effects with ease and speed. With clear pictures illustrating the step-by-step procedures, this is the perfect tool for the arsenal of any After Effects user, from novice to advanced." - Michele Yamazaki, Vice President Marketing and Web Development Czarina, Toolfarm.com Compose eye-popping After Effects projects quickly and creatively with dozens of concise, step-by-step tutorials accompanied by vivid 4-color illustration. Covering features new to CS5 such as Freeform AE, Refine Matte, Roto Brush, and more, this book clearly explains how to perform advanced, typically time-consuming tasks in simplified, quick steps. * Create an entire 3D planet scene from scratch * Create true 3D text * Make smoke, snow, rain, chocolate, molten gold, and more from scratch with particles * Create animated growing vines * Fake a tilt shift effect, and so much more The companion DVD includes project files allowing you to work alongside the exercises in the book, as well as QuickTime movies displaying the techniques shown in the book. Chad Perkins is an award winning software trainer, as well as a filmmaker, musician, and visual effects artist. He is also the creator/owner of Movies and Computers (moviesandcomputers.com), which provides training in independent filmmaking. He is an Adobe Certified Instructor in After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere. Chad is also the author of the book The After Effects Illusionist (Focal Press, 2009).

Photoshop Compositing Secrets

Unlocking the Key to Perfect Selections and Amazing Photoshop Effects for Totally Realistic Composites

Author: Matt Kloskowski

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132882922

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 6837

Unlocking the Key to Perfect Selections and Amazing Photoshop Effects for Totally Realistic Composites Compositing is one of the hottest trends in Photoshop and photography today for portrait photographers, designers of all walks of life, and even retouchers. Everywhere you look, from group photos, to school graduation or sports portraits, to magazines, movie posters, and DVD covers, chances are, you’ve seen compositing. In Photoshop Compositing Secrets, Matt Kloskowski takes you through the entire process behind creating convincing, well-executed, and captivating composites. You’ll see how to create images that run the gamut from real-world portraits for corporate, graduation, or group photos to sports portraits, templates, and collages, and even the surreal, dramatic composites that clients clamor for. You'll learn: One of the most important secrets to compositing: how to master selections in Photoshop (yes, even wispy hair), What background color, and camera and lighting setups work best for compositing, How to move a subject from one background to another, and the Photoshop lighting and shadowing techniques to make it look real, And all the Photoshop tips, tricks, and special effects you need to pull off a convincing, professional composite. No matter if you're a professional, an aspiring professional, or a hobbyist, Photoshop Compositing Secrets will sharpen your skills and open up a whole new avenue of photographic expression in an easy-to-understand way that will have you creating your own composites in no time.

Digital Collage and Painting

Using Photoshop and Painter to Create Fine Art

Author: Susan Ruddick Bloom

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136111093

Category: Design

Page: 624

View: 742

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.

The Hidden Power of Blend Modes in Adobe Photoshop

Author: Scott Valentine

Publisher: Adobe Press

ISBN: 013301486X

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 8367

This definitive resource on using Adobe Photoshop blend modes, features dozens of hands-on examples to give you an edge in technical, personal, and commercial projects Blend modes are an essential, if somewhat mysterious, tool for photographers and digital artists. They can be used to for a wide range of imaging effects and challenges, such as noise reduction, working with high dynamic range (HDR) images, compositing, graphic design, and digital painting. Although blend modes can be easy to use, they aren’t always easy to understand. Scott Valentine translates the technical elements into every day language and demonstrates techniques using real-world examples. Whether you’re a professional or hobbyist, there’s something here for you. Beginning and intermediate users of Photoshop will learn how blend modes work and get up to speed on the most common techniques. The book will also feature power tips and blend mode techniques from industry experts, including Katrin Eismann, Matt Kloskowski, and RC Concepcion. Advanced and technical users will find indispensable references along with powerful enhancements and corrections. More than just a collection of effects and recipes, The Hidden Power of Blend Modes explains why the techniques work and how to tune them for your own specific needs.

Commercial Photoshop Retouching: In the Studio

A Guide to Professional Photo Retouching & Compositing

Author: Glenn Honiball

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596553081

Category: Computers

Page: 272

View: 8974

For both Mac and Windows PC users, Photoshop CS2 is the market leader and industry standard for commercial bitmap image manipulation. Also known as the "digital dark room," Photoshop is the unparalleled tool of choice among graphics professionals and hobby photographers alike. Written by 20-year photo retouching veteran Glenn Honiball, Commercial Photoshop Retouching: In the Studio is the only book to deliver advice for the photographer and artist working with Photoshop CS 2 in a real world commercial environment. Honiball offers incomparable technical and artistic guidance for professionals, graphic artists, photographers, and just about anyone involved in creating and manipulating digital images. Production artists face unrealistically tight deadlines and heavy workloads that leave little time for trial and error. Photo retouchers need practical, immediate Photoshop solutions to help them produce quality images with minimal effort and in a short amount of time. All the tools, techniques, and skills you need to achieve consistent, professional results with Photoshop CS2 can be found in Commercial Photoshop Retouching: In the Studio. Anyone with intermediate-to-advanced Photoshop skills--whether you want to explore photo retouching personally or as an imaging professional or student--can use Commercial Photoshop Retouching: In the Studio to produce sharp, expert, extraordinary photos that don't look retouched. Under Honibell's seasoned direction, you'll be able to tackle your greatest photo-retouching challenges with ease, precision and efficiency. He guides you through Photoshop CS2's new and innovative features; explains advanced capabilities; shows you how to adapt and custom-fit the software to meet your needs; offers time-saving tips for accelerating your workflow; and delivers advice and inspiration for exercising your own creative genius. Commercial Photoshop Retouching: In the Studio is the ideal resource for any digital artist who wants to develop and perfect professional-level retouching using Photoshop CS 2. With this book, you will bring photo correction and manipulation to a whole new level.

Mastering Photoshop Layers

A Photographer's Guide

Author: Juergen Gulbins

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1492001287

Category: Photography

Page: 300

View: 6008

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

Photoshop Masking & Compositing

Author: Katrin Eismann,Sean Duggan,James Porto

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0132117290

Category: Computers

Page: 504

View: 1850

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.

The Photoshop Workbook

Professional Retouching and Compositing Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

Author: Glyn Dewis

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0134008464

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 9563

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 Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers Using Photoshop

Author: Scott Kelby

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132118712

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 4658

Each year, Scott Kelby, Editor-in-Chief of Photoshop User magazine and the #1 best-selling Photoshop author, trains literally thousands of photographers on how to retouch portraits using Photoshop through his live seminars, online classes, DVDs, and standing-room only workshops at the Photoshop World Conference & Expo. Now you can learn the same techniques he uses in his own retouching workflow, in the only book of its kind–one written expressly for photographers who do their own retouching. As a pro photographer himself, Scott understands that photographers make their living shooting, not retouching. But, delivering fully retouched images is now expected by clients. That’s why Scott put together this amazing resource for teaching photographers the quickest, easiest, and most effective ways to create professional-looking, retouched final images without spending hours grinding away at painstaking, detailed techniques. LEARN HOW THE PROS DO IT It’s all here–the step-by-step methods for fixing, enhancing, and finishing your portraits in Photoshop. Using the techniques in this book, you’ll create images that will absolutely wow your clients. You’ll learn: • How to soften skin and still retain detail and texture • The best tricks for beautifully enhancing eyes, eyebrows, and eyelashes • How to selectively sharpen portraits without complicated masking • How to create gorgeous-looking lips • How to remove blemishes fast and keep the most detail • The pros’ tricks for body sculpting • How to make your subject’s hair look fabulous • How to give your retouches that natural look that sets them apart • Plus, you get Scott’s complete 5-minute, 15-minute, and 30-minute start-to-finish workflows If you’re ready to learn the “tricks of the trade”–the same ones that today’s leading pro photographers use to retouch, tuck, tighten, and tone their images for that pro-retouched look–you’re holding the book that will do exactly that. It will radically change the way you retouch your portraits from here on out, and give you the best-looking, most natural retouches you’ve ever done.

Photoshop CC and Lightroom

A Photographer's Handbook

Author: Stephen Laskevitch

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1492016101

Category: Photography

Page: 344

View: 4444

Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom are central to almost all photographic workflows. Each new version of the software is a milestone in the development of these vital imaging tools, and the 2014 releases are no exception. Photographers often feel overwhelmed when starting with Photoshop; the sheer number of tools and options make it difficult for the novice and intermediate user alike. There is no shortage of instructional books, yet very few direct the user to the most significant aspects of the program in a way that reflects a real workflow for the photographer. Adobe Certified Instructor Steve Laskevitch has leveraged his experience as a teacher and practitioner to create a guide that provides a clear and effective workflow for editing photographs in the 2014 release of Photoshop CC and its companions Bridge, Camera Raw, and Lightroom 5. Focusing on the critical elements of a workflow rather than covering every arcane feature, this book is designed to get you working quickly in these applications. Along the way, the various applications are presented side-by-side so that a user of one may learn how to use the other: a kind of workflow Rosetta Stone. Or, if you're new to it all, this book will be your roadmap, helping you decide which way to go. In addition to the essential features of these programs, Laskevitch covers new features specific to the new releases, including: Lightroom mobile Dramatically improved RAW image processing, including the new Radial Filter and retouching of irregular shapes Photoshop's Improved Blur Gallery (Tilt-Shift, Iris, Field. and Radial Blur tools), Add selective focus, and bokeh effects Recomposing or retouching photos with even more content-aware editing and retouching tools Automatic straightening of image content Camera shake reduction Improved perspective correction Broader video support This book is based on Lightroom 5, the current version at the time of writing. With the release of the next version of Lightroom, readers of this book may sign up to receive a free PDF by the author that will cover what's new.

Photoshop CS6 Unlocked

101 Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

Author: Corrie Haffly

Publisher: SitePoint

ISBN: 1457192012

Category: Computers

Page: 350

View: 7534

Photoshop CS6 Unlocked is a full-color question-and-answer book for web designers who want to use Photoshop to create better looking websites. Completely updated for Photoshop CS6, this comprehensive book covers: Photoshop interface tricks & shortcuts Basic Skills: Transparencies, rounded corners, blending images, matching colors and more Buttons: Creating buttons and tabs in various shapes and form factors Backgrounds: Making various gradient and textured backgrounds Creating text effects, texturing and shadowing text, wrapping text around a curve, and more Adjusting Images: Removing blue tints, darkening and lightening images, fixing red-eye, removing dark shadows, sharpening images, and more Manipulating Images: Creating fish-eye effects, removing imperfections, making product shots for ecommerce, and more Creating Web Interfaces: Best practice & time saving ideas including how-tos on slicing images, creating rollovers, and more Advanced techniques: Generating thumbnails, animated GIFs, bulk watermarking, sharing Photoshop Actions, and more

Photoshop CC Digital Classroom 2018 Edition

Author: Jennifer Smith

Publisher: American Graphics Institute

ISBN: 1732110344

Category: Computers

Page: 430

View: 4597

Quickly learn Adobe Photoshop CC with this book and downloadable lesson files - fully updated for Photoshop CC 2018 Adobe Photoshop is the industry leading image-editing program for designers, web developers, and photographers. The newest version of Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) includes more great tools to manage and edit images. This book delivers full-color, step-by-step instructions that make learning Photoshop easy to understand. You'll explore how to work with layers, use filters, and create images for web, print, and video. Learn Photoshop at your own pace led by Jennifer Smith, an expert instructor from American Graphics Institute. Fully updated for Photoshop CC 2018. • Discover essential skills for working quickly and efficiently with Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) • Includes step-by-step instructions for each lesson, along with lesson files that complement the topics • Learn Photoshop retouching, layers, selections, painting, and more. • Find out how to create fantastic effects and merge multiple images together. Photoshop CC Digital Classroom takes you from the basics through intermediate-level topics. Learn the information you need about how to use Photoshop, presented in a clear, approachable way.