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Art Beyond the Lens: Working with Digital Textures

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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…

Description

Sarah Gardner, a UK-based photographer who specializes in Fine Art Photography with a specific editing style. Sarah runs a successful photography business where she is commissioned for wedding, portrait, and fine art work. She has designed a successful line of Photoshop Textures and offers supportive teaching helping others to perfect this craft.

Market:

All levels of photographers who are interested in using Photoshop textures to turn their photos into dreamy, vintage-looking works of art, from family shooters to professionals (especially those who specialize in wedding and portraiture).The audience for this book will have at least a basic understanding of Photoshop.

Key Features:

  • The perfect resource for turning family snapshots into vintage-looking works of art
  • Packed with techniques and tips that will give professional portraiture and wedding fine art photographers an extra edge in their portfolio
  • Supplemental website provides free textures to get you started!

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.

Contents:

Introduction; Back to Art; A Working Style; Shooting with Textures in Mind; Digital Textures Explained; Processing Insights; Photography Insights; Presentation & Client Work; End Note

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