Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop 2nd Edition
Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop 2nd Edition
Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop 2nd Edition
Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop 2nd Edition
Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop 2nd Edition
Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop 2nd Edition
Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop 2nd Edition
Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop 2nd Edition
Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop 2nd Edition
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Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop 2nd Edition

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Brand new tutorials and artwork reboot 3dtotal’s essential guide as the go-to resource for any aspiring digital painter.

Adobe Photoshop is a powerful tool for digital artists, and this book is the newcomer’s indispensable manual for getting started and developing into a versatile digital artist. A definitive update of the bestselling Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop, this second edition is packed with new content using the software’s latest tools. From the basics of brushes and blending modes to the dynamic potential of layer masks and photobashing, professional artists from across the concept art and illustration industries share accessible step-by-step guides. Learn how to create stunning digital paintings with creativity, skill, and confidence.


Photoshop is the tool of the modern artist, providing everything you need to succeed as a designer in the popular and growing videogame and movie industries.

Featuring thorough guidance, from the point of installing Photoshop to the creation of your very first concept, this reboot of the definitive Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop is sure to both educate and inspire. Photoshop is an expansive and daunting piece of software, but insightful tutorials and mini exercises will help you, even if you're a complete novice, to build up a skill set you will be able to employ to bring your own imaginings to realization as a digital concept.

This second edition of the Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop is a complete resource for any artist wanting to start their adventure into the world of digital art.

- A comprehensive guide to Photoshop basics includes practical exercises, progress trackers, expert tips, and a handy tool directory.
- In-depth tutorials demystify essential tools and techniques including speedpainting, custom brushes, and photobashing.
- An extensive visual library reveals how to paint special effects, textures, and background elements.
- Fundamental art theory, inspiring artwork, and insights from talented industry professionals help you unlock your full creative potential.

Product details
Softback 288 pages
Dimensions: 279mm x 216mm
Paper quality: Full-color premium paper pages
ISBN:978-1-909414-94-5

SKU: BGDP2

 

 

 

ABOUT THIS BOOK

GETTING STARTED

Introduction to digital painting

Hardware and software


Basic tools and techniques

Setting up a new project

Customization

Layers

Brushes

Applying colors

Exercise 01: Base drawing

Selection tools

Blending modes

Value adjustments

Exercise 02: Value

Color adjustments

Filters

Exercise 03: Color and detail

Exercise 04: Preparing

the final version


Advanced techniques

Transform tools

Exercise 01: Blocking out

Retouching tools

Exercise 02: Adding textures


TUTORIALS

Grayscale to color

Custom brushes

Photobashing

Speedpainting


TEXTURES AND EFFECTS

Clouds

Smoke

Nebula

Fire

Waterfall

Water reflection

Rain

Rocks

Vegetation

Grass

Weathered text

Shiny metal

Rusty metal

Wood

Glass

Leather

Cloth

Fur

Eyes

Nose

Mouth

Skin

Hair

Depth of field

Lens flare

Noise

Chromatic aberration

Glow effects

Subsurface scattering


INSPIRATION GALLERY

ART FUNDAMENTALS

Shape and value

Color

Light

Perspective

Composition


CONTRIBUTORS

TOOL DIRECTORY

DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

INDEX