Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book Creative Techniques in Digital Painting

ISBN-10: 0321168917

ISBN-13: 9780321168917

Edition: 2005

Authors: Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

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As much art book as guide,The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Paintinguses traditional drawing and painting theory exercises, coupled with real-life projects, to show readers how they can use Painter and Photoshop with pressure-sensitive tablets to draw and paint with a computer. Award-winning artist and author Cher Threinen-Pendarvis shares her own drawings and paintings with the readers, sharing her creative thought processes and composition design secrets that she uses in her own work. In this gorgeous, large format, full-color book, Cher takes readers step-by-step through a variety of projects designed to improve their drawing, composition, and conceptual thought processes while exploring different uses of the many brushes available in Painter and Photoshop. Along the way, Cher shows readers how to set up a pressure-sensitive tablet and stylus; use mark-making tools in Photoshop and Painter; create tonal, gestural, and contour drawings with a pressure-sensitive tablet and stylus; incorporate scanned artwork into digital paintings; use photos as a reference for the illustrations; make creative use of color and ideas for composition design; translate traditional color theory to digital color tools; simulate canvas and paper; create mixed media; and more. All the concepts, processes, and projects in this book can be applied to readers' own drawings and paintings, and the lessons and examples demonstrated in this book are designed to work with the most current versions of Painter and Photoshop, as well as most earlier versions of the software. In addition, readers will find brushes, textures, images and other goodies on the bookrsquo;s companion Web site that they can use as they work through the projects in the book.
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Book details

List price: $59.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Publication date: 11/16/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 9.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

Table of Contents
About the Author and Artist
The Digital Art Studio
Photoshop, Painter, and Tablet Basics for Artists
Assembling Brushes and Paint
Drawing and Tablet Exercises
The Illusion of Volume
Sensitive Tone and Modeling
A Sense of Atmosphere
Starting with a Scanned Drawing
Using a Photo Reference for Painting
Defining the Focal Point
Simulating Paper and Canvas
Mixing Media
Retouching, Tinting, and Painting
Composing from the Imagination Gallery
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