Susan Ruddick Bloom, Department Chair and Professor of Art at McDaniel College, MD, USA; Maine Photographic Workshop instructor.
Market: Creatives who use Photoshop and Painter recreationally or professionally to create fine art, such as photographers, digital artists, illustrators, etc. Secondary audience is students in fine arts or graphics programs who could use this for supplemental reading. Readers of this book are looking for inspiration and instruction on creating fine art; they are beyond simple image editing and already have a solid understanding of the basics of how to use each software program.
* Packed with original, stunning imagery by some of the industry’s leading artists to inspire creativity in your own work
* Learn how to create fantastic panoramas without breaking the bank on pricey equipment
* Includes step-by-step projects and links to downloadable images so you can start practicing immediately
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.
Bloom’s Digital Collage and Painting giveaway on AdvancedPhotoshop.com
Part I: Planning and Inspiration: Concept; Important Considerations Before You Begin; Inspiration; Part II: Step-by-Step Painting: Painting in Photoshop With Your Photos; Painting in Painter; Assembling a Collage in Photoshop; Assembling a Collage in Painter; Panoramics; Part III: Artistic Considerations: Filters; Experimentation; Projects for You; Essential Photoshop and Painter Techniques; Resources