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Photoshop Elements 8 for Digital Art, Illustration & Cartoons

Photoshop Elements 8 for Digital Art, Illustration & Cartoons

  • Author: Chris Madden
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780954855154
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 572
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This book is for anyone who wants to draw or paint on a computer - for which Photoshop Elements is the perfect programme.Typical manuals for Elements are aimed primarily at using the programme to manipulate photographs, so naturally they have section after section on how to alter and adjust photos. Because of this concentration on photographic images most manuals follow a route that isn't necessarily of direct relevance to someone who wants to learn how to draw and paint using the software.The basic techniques of drawing and painting in Elements are essentially very simple skills to acquire, so the book includes a step by step 'quick start' section - a guide to the fundamental, no frills techniques necessary to create artwork. This is a hands-on section introducing all of the necessary features needed for creating finished artwork, with no technical knowledge required whatsoever. This whole section can probably be completed in only one or two sessions at your computer.Later chapters elaborate on different aspects of the programme in more detail, starting with those that are most useful to the drawing and painting processes such as the use of brushes and layers. Further chapters deal with topics such as how to make adjustments to your work and how to embellish it by using special effects such as filters.There's are also chapters on how to use a scanner to import images such as sketches that are drawn on paper (and photographs of course), and on how to output your work when it's finished - either by printing it out or by using it electronically in emails or on the web.As an aid to helping the reader to navigate through the book's contents, the book employs a unique grading system, with the contents split into three categories based on importance and complexity. These categories are identified by shaded strips down the side of the page. This innovative system allows the reader to concentrate on the parts of the book that are relevant - so the novice reader can avoid the sections that are too complicated and the more advanced reader can skip the basic sections.The topics in the book are laid out with clarity, making the book ideal as a look-up reference manual for when you get stuck on what to do next.The book doesn't use the approach employed in some digital art books of presenting "How it was done" chapters that talk the reader through the techniques used to create specific (often over elaborate) images. As a result individual techniques can be found in their own sections rather than being buried inside examples - for instance, the information about how to apply semitransparent colour with a paintbrush can be found conveniently in the Brushes chapter under the heading Opacity Control - and not buried deep inside a chapter about 'How to Reproduce this Science Fiction Landscape'.Almost every illustration is created specially for the book, specifically to illustrate the topic in question in the clearest, simplest possible way. Coming in at over 550 pages long, the book is produced in pure black and white. It would cost a fortune otherwise. Being in black and white means that the book doesn't suffer from the poor quality cheap colour reproduction evident in some manuals or the excessively slick, expensive colour reproduction of others. You'll be surprised how unnecessary colour is in an instruction manual of this sort! However, should you want to see any of the images in colour they can be found on easily navigable pages on the author's website, at www.chrismadden.co.uk/create, where they can be seen in more crystal clear clarity than any book reproduction could ever manage.ABOUT THE AUTHORChris Madden is a professional cartoonist and illustrator who's been using computers to create digital artwork practically since desktop computers were invented. Well, 1986 actually. You can see examples on the author's website at www.chrismadden.co.uk

How to Cheat in Photoshop CS6

How to Cheat in Photoshop CS6

The art of creating realistic photomontages

  • Author: Steve Caplin
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136087257
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 464
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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.

The Canadian Encyclopedia

The Canadian Encyclopedia

  • Author: James H. Marsh
  • Publisher: The Canadian Encyclopedia
  • ISBN: 9780771020995
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 2573
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This edition of "The Canadian Encyclopedia is the largest, most comprehensive book ever published in Canada for the general reader. It is COMPLETE: every aspect of Canada, from its rock formations to its rock bands, is represented here. It is UNABRIDGED: all of the information in the four red volumes of the famous 1988 edition is contained here in this single volume. It has been EXPANDED: since 1988 teams of researchers have been diligently fleshing out old entries and recording new ones; as a result, the text from 1988 has grown by 50% to over 4,000,000 words. It has been UPDATED: the researchers and contributors worked hard to make the information as current as possible. Other words apply to this extraordinary work of scholarship: AUTHORITATIVE, RELIABLE and READABLE. Every entry is compiled by an expert. Equally important, every entry is written for a Canadian reader, from the Canadian point of view. The finished work - many years in the making, and the equivalent of forty average-sized books - is an extraordinary storehouse of information about our country. This book deserves pride of place on the bookshelf in every Canadian Home. It is no accident that the cover of this book is based on the Canadian flag. For the proud truth is that this volume represents a great national achievement. From its formal inception in 1979, this encyclopedia has always represented a vote of faith in Canada; in Canada as a separate place whose natural worlds and whose peoples and their achievements deserve to be recorded and celebrated. At the start of a new century and a new millennium, in an increasingly borderless corporate world that seems ever more hostile to nationaldistinctions and aspirations, this "Canadian Encyclopedia is offered in a spirit of defiance and of faith in our future. The statistics behind this volume are staggering. The opening sixty pages list the 250 Consultants, the roughly 4,000 Contributors (all experts in the field they describe) and the scores of researchers, editors, typesetters, proofreaders and others who contributed their skills to this massive project. The 2,640 pages incorporate over 10,000 articles and over 4,000,000 words, making it the largest - some might say the greatest - Canadian book ever published. There are, of course, many special features. These include a map of Canada, a special page comparing the key statistics of the 23 major Canadian cities, maps of our cities, a variety of tables and photographs, and finely detailed illustrations of our wildlife, not to mention the colourful, informative endpapers. But above all the book is "encyclopedic" - which the "Canadian Oxford Dictionary describes as "embracing all branches of learning." This means that (with rare exceptions) there is satisfaction for the reader who seeks information on any Canadian subject. From the first entry "A mari usque ad mare - "from sea to sea" (which is Canada's motto, and a good description of this volume's range) to the "Zouaves (who mustered in Quebec to fight for the beleaguered Papacy) there is the required summary of information, clearly and accurately presented. For the browser the constant variety of entries and the lure of regular cross-references will provide hours of fasination. The word "encyclopedia" derives from Greek expressions alluding to a grand "circle of knowledge." Our knowledge has expandedimmeasurably since the time that one mnd could encompass all that was known.Yet now Canada's finest scientists, academics and specialists have distilled their knowledge of our country between the covers of one volume. The result is a book for every Canadian who values learning, and values Canada.

Digital Dreams: Exploring the Computer as an Art Medium

Digital Dreams: Exploring the Computer as an Art Medium

  • Author: Harry Borgman
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1477181326
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 82
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Harry Borgman's professional career has spanned many fields including graphic design, cartooning and illustration. He was art director on the Chevrolet account at Campbell - Ewald advertising agency and the Chariman of the Advertising Department at the Society of Arts and Crafts ( now the College for Creative Studies ). He has written several art technique books for Watson Guptill Publications, Dover Publications recently reprinting his book "Pen and Pencil Drawing Techniques." For many years he worked as a freelance artist in Detroit, New York and Paris, France. As a painter he works in the watercolor and acrylic mediums and is also very active as a sculptor, doing wood carvings as well as wood and metal constructions. Recently he has been experimenting with the computer medium, currently creating photomontages and collages on the computer for a proposed exhibition.

The Software Encyclopedia

The Software Encyclopedia

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Computer industry
  • Page: N.A
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Data sources

Data sources

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Computer industry
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Macworld

Macworld

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Macintosh (Computer)
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