Ordinary to Elegant

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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: 9781682032183
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.

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.

Digital Painting in Photoshop

Author: Susan Ruddick Bloom
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136110856
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: Design

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.

Digital Collage and Painting

Author: Susan Ruddick Bloom
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136111099
Release Date: 2012-12-11
Genre: Design

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.

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 Digital Photo Painting

Author: Marilyn Sholin
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1600591019
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Computers

Beginners who desire a great introduction to digital painting techniques need look no further! With this guide, photographers can go beyond the camera to turn image files into creative works that resemble traditional handmade art. Everything required to develop your personal vision is covered here, with a special focus on Corel Painter Essentials and Corel Painter. Find out about multiple softwares, available products and plug-ins, and methods for creating digital art outputting it to various papers and materials. In addition to the award-winning author, several internationally known photographers showcase their best pieces and offer tips and techniques. With more than 1.5 million new digital camera owners last year, this well-priced book has an audience that’s ready and waiting!

The Essential Photography Workbook

Author: Stephen Dantzig
Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 9781608958641
Release Date: 2015-03-16
Genre: Photography

Stephen and Joan Dantzig operate the Hawaii School of Photography and have been turning point-and-shoot photographers into photographic artists for more than five years. In this book, they put their wisdom to paper with a promise to help readers rise up and learn this powerful practice from the ground up. Photography is more popular than ever. We are inundated with images by the traditional media and now, increasingly, in social media. Every day, countless amateurs who've enjoyed using cell-phone cameras or simple, automatic-everything-point-and-shoot cameras decide to take the plunge and buy an SLR—a camera with all the bells and whistles that allows complete control over the way an image is recorded. Too often, those cameras collect dust because the users lack the necessary guidance. This book is designed to show readers the ropes of SLR photography. Beginning with a look at the components of SLRs and moving into the modes/options than come standard on today’s cameras, readers will learn to understand and use their cameras. With the basics under their belts, they’ll move on to understanding the basic tenets of photography—specifically, the art of capturing an accurate exposure. From there, readers will learn how to use their exposure controls to depict a subject or scene creatively—from determining how much of the scene should be in focus or obscured by a beautiful bokeh (desirable blur) for effect, to deciding whether to freeze motion or elicit the feeling of movement. Readers will learn what constitutes the “right” light for photography, and how to use highlight and shadow to create drama and add interest and a sense of dimension in their images. Information is presented on composition (the artful arrangement of the elements of the scene within the confines of the frame in a way that excites the viewer), adding artificial light, and much more. All concepts are reinforced by the introduction of 43 skill-building and concept-reinforcing self-assignments designed to heighten understanding and boost confidence. With lushly illustrated pages and concise, jargon-free, easy-access lessons, this book is an important resource for all beginning photographers.

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.

After the Camera

Author:
Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 9781682030059
Release Date: 2016-02-22
Genre: Photography

Thom Rouse seems to have an unbridled artistic sensibility. In this book, he offers up for review sixty of his favorite fine-art images. Rouse takes photographers behind the scenes of his creative process, showing the starting point—always a portrait, captured by him—and then details the Photoshop tools and techniques he used and, sometimes, some “accessory” images that he adds into the mix, to create a dramatically different work of art. While the components and tone of each image vary from page to page, Rouse strictly maintains that his creative process is based on the idea that each work of art must, at its core, remain photographic. In other words, his fine-art works are enhanced, stylized portraits that transcend the limits typically self-imposed by portrait artists. His goal in creating the book is to educate and inspire other photographers—or, in the words of the artist—to “show you something you haven’t seen before.” This book features a collection of beautiful portraits that collide with a strange collections of elements—one portrait, entitled Shhhh, is coupled with ornamental wooden fish, goose wings, and parts of an aircraft; another, called Andromeda, uses complex Photoshop blending techniques and texture layers to create a Gustav Klimt-inspired feel in the photograph—to create a storytelling piece that elevates the portrait to a fine art category. On page after page, you’ll discover how Rouse conceptualized the featured work of art, the steps he took to bring the concept to life, and the curiously beautiful artistic portrait result.

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!

The Digital Renaissance

Author: Carlyn Beccia
Publisher: Ilex Press
ISBN: 9781781571651
Release Date: 2014-05-13
Genre: Art

The Digital Renaissance teaches you how to translate the methods and skills found in traditional art to the digital medium. By covering fundamental painting principles and the basics of digital software, before moving into tutorials that break down key techniques, professional artist Carlyn Beccia encourages you to use the tools at hand to paint your own works of art. Each chapter showcases one great painter ? the selection includes Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Sargent, Gustav Klimt, Matisse, and Picasso ? and analyses the techniques that set each one apart. These techniques are then emulated in step-by-step tutorials, allowing today?s digital artist to achieve amazing results in Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop.

The Painter Wow Book

Author: Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 9780132826044
Release Date: 2011-09-29
Genre: Computers

[NOTE: This book covers Painter 12] As Painter reaches a milestone twentieth anniversary, The Painter Wow! Book, now in its tenth edition, continues to be an inspiration to Painter fans everywhere, novice and pros alike. Author and renowned artist Cher Threinen-Pendarvis uses her clear, instructive approach to get beginners up to speed and provides more advanced users with additional insight on a variety of cool, creative, and productive techniques. New to this edition is coverage of Painter’s latest tools and the completely redesigned interface, including new media library management, the new Navigator panel and new Clone Source panel, enhanced workspace features, new Real Wet Watercolor and Real Wet Oil painting media, Symmetry features including Kaleidoscope and Mirror painting modes, improved support for Photoshop users, and much more. This invaluable resource for professionals and artists at all levels offers: Numerous full-color images and illustrative techniques throughout, created by renowned Painter artists worldwide Insider knowledge of Painter’s tools, brushes, functions, and preferences from the creator of hundreds of Corel’s brushes Step-by-step instructions for creating artwork in a wide range of industries including commercial illustration and design, photography, fine arts, multimedia, and entertainment A CD-ROM containing stock photos, video clips, a study guide for instructors, unique custom brushes, plus papers, patterns, and other Wow! goodies built by Cher herself [NOTE: This book covers Painter 12] All of Peachpit's eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: - If you are able to search the book, search for "Where are the lesson files?" - Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. - You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. - Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.

Painted Illusions

Author: Melanie Royals
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1581805489
Release Date: 2004-09-02
Genre: House & Home

Melanie Royals returns with more of the great techniques that made her first book, Trompe L'Oeil Murals Using Stencils, a must-have for anyone seeking to explore the intriguing possibilities of trompe l'oeil. Designed to be used by newcomers to the art and featuring sophisticated content that will captivate professionals, Painted Illusions includes: * Step-by-step projects using stencil techniques so easy to master that even novices can paint beautiful faux finishes and trompe l'oeil images * Inspiring photographs of completed projects and helpful hints for alternative applications * A variety of possible effects, including inlaid wood, embroidered fabric, embossed leather, and decorative plaster moldings With Painted Illusions, readers can make magic!