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.
Softback 288 pages
Dimensions: 279mm x 216mm
Paper quality: Full-color premium paper pages
Introduction to digital painting
Hardware and software
Basic tools and techniques
Setting up a new project
Exercise 01: Base drawing
Exercise 02: Value
Exercise 03: Color and detail
Exercise 04: Preparing
the final version
Exercise 01: Blocking out
Exercise 02: Adding textures
Grayscale to color
TEXTURES AND EFFECTS
Depth of field
Shape and value