Creative Photoshop: Digital Illustration and Art Techniques, Covering Photoshop CS3 - Welcome to the world of art and imagination. Derek Lea, one of the world's top 100 digital artists, shows you how to use Photoshop in unorthodox ways to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. His work is a unique combination of original photography, traditional illustration, and digital art.
If you are a digital artist, illustrator, cartoonist, graphic artist or designer who is familiar with Photoshop, but want to push the program to the limit, this book is for you! Learn how to get professional results from the paint features in Photoshop. Create sharp illustrations by combining vectors and pixels.
Explore less-than-obvious composition methods, and discover the hidden potential in unlikely artistic resources and materials. Play around with texture using spray paint effects and scanned elements, or age faces and objects. Use stencil tags and comic book coloring techniques. Learn how to bring 3D art to life. Maximize your creativity and efficiency with invaluable information on working between Photoshop and Illustrator.
This book/CD package provides clear, step-by-step tutorials that make it easy to emulate Lea's techniques in your own work. With all the images from the book to play with, you'll be creating stunning artwork in no time.
Readership: Digital artists, illustrators and cartoonists/graphic artists who use Photoshop.
About the Author: Derek Lea is an award-winning digital illustrator, author and regular contributor of tutorials and articles on Photoshop and Illustrator techniques to leading magazines worldwide. He is a part time instructor at the International Academy of Design, Toronto. He's based in Canada.