PLEASE NOTE: This issue is sold out and with no current plan to get it reprinted.
The Beginner’s Guide series is back with a clear and comprehensive look at working in Adobe Photoshop Elements.
Adobe Photoshop Elements is a perfect tool to learn for an artist’s first digital creative adventure, with a simplified interface and fewer variable parameters to learn than its big brother, Photoshop. The Elements version of Photoshop helpfully allows a beginner artist to really focus on the basic tools at hand, honing the fundamental techniques required to build up a usable skill set.
And that’s where the Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop Elements comes in. The sequel to the bestselling Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop book, this new title features an array of talented artists that break down a collection of top tips and simple techniques for creating impressive digital paintings. This essential guide offers easy-to-follow steps, from setting up the software to working with brushes, as well as revealing basic art theory and how to paint various artistic styles.
Paperback 232 pages
Dimensions: 210mm x 297mm
Paper quality: Full-color premium paper pages
Introduction to painting tools in Photoshop Elements (by Rich Tilbury)
Learn how to use the standard tools in Elements to master digital painting
Art theory (by Christopher Peters)
Discover the key theoretical techniques used to create stunning images:
Introduction to art theory
Light and color
Perspective and depth
Learn how to create a variety of art styles using Photoshop Elements:
Real-world landscapes (by Takumer Homma)
Sci-fi storytelling (by Simon Robert)
Stylized illustration (by David Smit)
Speed-painting (by Eric Spray)
Using traditional sketches (by David Alvarez)
Cartoon critters (by David Neale)
Working with photos (by Benita Winckler)
Find out how to refine detail in images with bite-sized techniques
(Includes tips by Carlos Cabrera, Jose Gómez, Bram 'Boco' Sels and many more)
Browse other images created in Elements to inspire your own works
(Includes images by Sara Biddle, Kamil Murzyn, Abe Taraky and many more)
“I wish this book would have existed ten years ago, when I first started with digital illustration. It covers all the basics that any aspiring digital artist should know about Photoshop Elements, which are explained in a number of quick and really easy-to-follow tutorials”
“An amazing collection of ground rules, step-by-step tutorials, tips and inspirational artwork that will take you one step closer to creating professional-looking digital art in Photoshop Elements. All of this with the high standards of the 3dtotal Publishing team”
“This book offers the great opportunity to have a solid understanding of Photoshop Elements. I especially like the tutorials part, which gives you some good insights on the hands-on techniques that the industry professionals use on a daily basis. A must have”
Senior concept artist
“There is no shortcut to becoming a good digital illustrator, but some books can give a good leg up when you are a beginner and not sure where to start. This book is definitely one of them”
Senior concept artist and digital matte painter