Ordinary to Elegant

Author:
Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 1682032167
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Genre: Photography

Award-winning photographer and digital artist Helen Yancy (Plymouth, MI) is renowned for her ability to transform portraits and landscape images into works of fine art. In this book, she provides an in-depth look at the techniques photographers can use to make initial image enhancements in Photoshop, then unleash the power of Corel Painter to add watercolor, oil, or pastel painterly effects that will take your images to a new level. You’ll learn how to navigate the painting software, choose brushes and brush strokes that suit the mood of the image, and transform and personalize each photograph to take it from ordinary to extraordinary. Yancy is a seasoned photo and software educator whose talents span traditional painting and photography, and she has a passion for sharing her talents. In these pages, she’ll teach you the fundamentals of painting and show you how to transform any reference image into a delicate, uniquely personal work of art.

Ordinary to Elegant

Author:
Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 9781682032176
Release Date: 2017-03-20
Genre: Photography

Award-winning photographer and digital artist Helen Yancy (Plymouth, MI) is renowned for her ability to transform portraits and landscape images into works of fine art. In this book, she provides an in-depth look at the techniques photographers can use to make initial image enhancements in Photoshop, then unleash the power of Corel Painter to add watercolor, oil, or pastel painterly effects that will take your images to a new level. You’ll learn how to navigate the painting software, choose brushes and brush strokes that suit the mood of the image, and transform and personalize each photograph to take it from ordinary to extraordinary. Yancy is a seasoned photo and software educator whose talents span traditional painting and photography, and she has a passion for sharing her talents. In these pages, she’ll teach you the fundamentals of painting and show you how to transform any reference image into a delicate, uniquely personal work of art.

Beyond Digital Photography

Author: Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Publisher:
ISBN: 0321410211
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Computers

This beautiful four-colour book is chocked full of techniques for creating paintings from photographs using Photoshop and Painter.

The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book

Author: Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321903358
Release Date: 2013-08-29
Genre: Computers

Provides instructions for blending traditional drawing and painting skills with technological advances to create digital art.

Visual Alchemy The Fine Art of Digital Montage

Author: Catherine McIntyre
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781135046149
Release Date: 2014-01-23
Genre: Photography

Catherine McIntyre, like many fine artists, created traditional art for decades before encountering the versatility of digital imaging technology. Free of her Rotring pens and scalpel, she now uses Photoshop to create her montages. Visual Alchemy explores McIntyre’s sources of inspiration as well as her methods, offering an aesthetic guide to composition, color, texture and all of the other means of communication that artists have at their disposal. While these concepts and techniques make use of Photoshop, they will apply to any digital imaging program and indeed to any medium, whether traditional or digital. Featuring McIntyre’s own art as well as that of artists around the globe, Visual Alchemy is an invitation to discover the artistic possibilities of picture making through digital montage.

Fine Art Photoshop

Author:
Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc
ISBN: 9781682032015
Release Date: 2017-06-01
Genre: Photography

Award-winning photographer and accomplished instructor Ella Putney Carlson provides a comprehensive guide to using photographs to make art using the Photoshop software. Readers will learn the creative process of making art that can be used with most raster graphics editing software. Readers will learn how to transform initial image captures into a series of art work— in addition to specific transformative techniques and constructive concepts that help build unique images. Carlson reveals and details the inspiration for image series, how new images are assembled from original captures, layer mode techniques, and painting-layers-in methods. In addition, she covers piecing image selections, maintaining lighting consistency, delight and worth of artistic series, and much more.

Painter 12 for Photographers

Author: Martin Addison
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781136109652
Release Date: 2012-08-21
Genre: Photography

Transform your photographs into stunning works of art with this fully updated, authoritative guide to the all-new Painter 12. Whether you are new to Painter or a seasoned pro wanting to go further with your digital art, Painter 12 for Photographers will show you how to get the most of Corel's powerful painting software. Starting with the basics and moving on to cover brushes, textures, cloning, toning, and other effects, Martin Addison will help you master the techniques needed to transform photographs into beautiful painterly images. Packed with vivid images to illustrate what can be achieved with the right skills and know-how, Painter 12 for Photographers will inspire you to get creative with your photographs.

Art Beyond the Lens

Author: Sarah Gardner
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136108693
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: Photography

Vintage-looking, dream-like textures can open up a whole new world in your photography. However, there is much, much more to working with textures than simply merging them with an image via Photoshop. In this gorgeous new guide from texture guru Sarah Gardner, you'll learn everything there is to know about how to maximize the potential of these exciting tools. In addition to hundreds of beautiful example images, this book is also packed with practical advice on what makes a good texture, and how and when to use them. How an image is initially captured and processed has a significant impact on the effect a texture will have, so you'll also learn what to consider when composing and shooting (rather than simply relying on post-processing) and how to use lighting and background considerations effectively for later work with textures. Workshop notes and a supplemental website will help you put Sarah's techniques into practice immediately. Beautiful enough to sit on your coffee table yet practical enough to store near your computer, this book will show you everything you need to know to get that coveted vintage-feel in your images, whether you're a casual family snapper or a seasoned professional.

Secrets of Corel Painter Experts

Author: Daryl Wise
Publisher: Course Technology Ptr
ISBN: 143545720X
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Art

Step inside the studios of some of today’s top artists, illustrators, designers, and photographers working with digital art tools. "Secrets of Corel Painter Experts: Tips,Techniques, and Insights for Users of All Abilities" allows you one-on-one access to the creative and technical process of professional artists who use Painter in their work. Organized into chapters according to the artist’s area of expertise, each chapter details the professional background of an individual expert and includes techniques, insights, and resources followed by an image gallery highlighting some of their work, both personal and professional.Written as a conversation with the artist about an individual creative process, you’ll find detailed, step-by-step techniques demonstrated that cover genres including illustration, fine art photography, concept art, comic book illustration,manga illustration, concept design, and fine art.This incredible resource provides inspiration and practical advice for artists and aspiring artists alike.

The Art of Stone Painting

Author: F. Sehnaz Bac
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486818702
Release Date: 2017-01-04
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Transform ordinary stones into colorful works of art. Full-color illustrations accompany step-by-step instructions for creating 30 different themes: trees, flowers, animals, mandalas, geometric patterns, marine and holiday motifs, more.

Welcome to Oz 2 0

Author: Vincent Versace
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0132118742
Release Date: 2010-12-07
Genre: Photography

Creating memorable photographs is a process that starts before you edit an image in Photoshop, before you capture the image, even before you pick up the camera. You must first approach the subject with the proper sense of perception, with the ability to visualize the finished print before you commit a scene to pixels, but still be flexible and spontaneous. Master fine art photographer Vincent Versace has spent his career learning and teaching the art of perception and how to translate it into stunning images. In Welcome to Oz 2.0 — a completely rewritten update of the book’s first edition — he delves into what it means to approach digital photography cinematically, to use your perception, your camera, and Photoshop to capture the movement of life in a still image. Adapt your workflow to the image so you always know how best to use your tools Turn a seemingly impossible photograph scenario into a successful image Practice “image harvesting” to combine the best parts of many captures to create an optimum final result Discover the importance of bokeh — not only how to use it in order to control how the eye travels and sees an image, but also how to realistically create it in post-processing Foreword by Bert Monroy Afterwords by Jay Maisel and David duChemin Includes free software downloads from onOne and Nik worth $250, as well as customized presets for the Wacom Cintiq and Intuos tablets!

Fine Art Portrait Photography

Author: Nylora Bruleigh
Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 9781608957675
Release Date: 2014-11-11
Genre: Photography

Nylora Bruleigh’s presentation of The Intricacies of Fine Art Portraiture - The Art of Being Creative perfectly depicts her creativity and ingenuity. Photographers by their very nature are creative, but Nylora takes it more than a step beyond the norm. Her patience and diligence in creating images such as “Awaiting True Love’s Kiss” with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, “Elegant Egrets”, “Waiting in Suspense”, “Queen of Hearts”, “Black and White” and “Who’s the Fairest of Them All?” are just a few examples of her creativity and perseverance. Not only does she show her before and after images for all of the photographs in this book, she also gives a thorough explanation as to how she took the thought process through from the initial idea to fruition. She tells how, before coming up with a theme for a portrait session, she will scour yard sales or visit antique shops to find just the right prop for a future session. The wheels of her mind are in constant motion, sometimes even awakening her in the middle of the night, giving her new concepts with which to experiment. The Intricacies of Fine Art Portraiture - The Art of Being Creative takes the reader through the multi-step process from the imagination stage to the completed project of a portrait assignment, be it commissioned or self-assigned, and is an important tool for all who are looking for ideas as to how to increase their creativity. If you are a photographer seeking ways to become more visible in your community, interested in creating fine-art portraiture and increasing your bottom line, The Intricacies of Fine Art Portraiture - The Art of Being Creative should be read and re-read.

Takeoff

Author: Moose Peterson
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 9780134609614
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Photography

Aviation photography is the perfect mix of sleek, beautiful machines, blended with nature’s beautiful skies and fields, along with a fascinating collection of fearless pilots and capable crew, all wrapped in a rich, significant, and crucial part of history. Few genres combine this many elements, and invoke this much passion from photographers. This one-of-a kind book from Moose Peterson, one of the world’s most recognized experts in aviation photography, not only teaches you exactly what you need to know to start making beautiful, intriguing photographs of aircraft, but inspires you and pushes you creatively and technically every step of the way. Moose takes you through all the basics for camera gear and settings, showing you what he travels with and the settings he uses to get those tack sharp images. He covers one of the most important aspects of aviation photography–light! And, he gives you a number of examples of how to take the best advantage of that light any time of the day. He shares the critical techniques you’ll need to master to create the illusion of flight, speed, and romance in a still image, including which types of prop blur you’re aiming for (and which types you want to avoid). You’ll learn how to make the most out of air shows and fly-ins–what to shoot while you’re there, and what you might want to skip or avoid altogether (and why). You’ll learn how to photograph aircraft on the ground, from ground-to-air, and ultimately air-to-air, and how to capture one of the most important elements in aviation photography today: the fascinating pilots and crew–the people! Moose shares many wonderful stories and adventures along the way, which illustrate how, as photographers, we’re also storytellers, and the importance of bringing out those stories in our aviation photos. Plus, you’ll gain free access to his acclaimed KelbyOne film, Warbirds and the Men Who Flew Them. With this book, your camera, and your passion, your success in aviation photography will quickly take flight!

Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things

Author: Lisa and Tom Cuchara
Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc
ISBN: 9781682032954
Release Date: 2017-08-15
Genre: Photography

Lisa and Tom Cuchara see the beauty in decay and abandonment. In this book, they take you on a guided journey of historic, grand, dramatic, and unique locations and provide tips to help you capture creative fine-art photographs of rusty, dusty subjects and locations. In this book, you’ll find a plethora of urban exploration images and discover the processes used to create each one. You’ll learn how to capture HDR images, create long-exposure photos, and paint with light. You’ll also learn how to approach challenging locations, deal with high-contrast scenes, create stitched HDR panoramics, and produce light and shadow effects. The authors share the gear that was used, the camera settings, the story behind the scene, and how they pre-visualized their images and looked for light (or created it) in each location. This book will inspire you to visit new “old” places and to get to know them well enough to tell their story -- Lisa and Tom Cuchara

Digital Painting Techniques

Author: Wallace Jackson
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484217368
Release Date: 2016-01-27
Genre: Computers

Learn the foundational concepts of vector graphics and raster imaging, including what new media formats are best for use with Android Studio, Java and JavaFX, iOS, Kindle and HTML5, as well as key factors regarding the data footprint optimization work process, and why data footprint optimization is important. Digital Painting Techniques covers concepts central to digital painting using the Inkscape 0.91 open source software package as well as the Corel Painter 2016 professional digital painting software package. You'll learn: The terminology of digital painting What comprises a digital painting 2D modeling and rendering pipeline Concepts and principles behind digital painting content production How to install and utilize 64-bit Inkscape 0.91 and Corel Painter 2016 Concepts behind curves, strokes, fills, patterns, rendering and physics Digital painting data formats and data footprint optimization Who This Book is For: Digital Artists, Illustrators, Painters, User Interface Designers, Digital Signage Content Developers, e-Learning Content Creators, eBook Cover Artists, Album Cover Artists Secondary: Android Developers, iOS Developers, Website Developers, Flash Developers, Multimedia Producers, Rich Internet Application (RIA) Programmers, Game Designers, Teachers, Educators.