Focal Press Book: Digital Collage and Painting, 2nd ed.

Focal Press Book: Digital Collage and Painting, 2nd ed.

Focal Press Book: Digital Collage and Painting, 2nd ed.

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Digital Collage and Painting, 2nd ed. from Focal Press and written by 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.

Dedication ix

Part I Planning and Inspiration

Chapter One: Concept
What is a Collage, Montage, or Assemblage?
What is a Digital Painting?
Think it Out First, Assembling the Needed Images
Are You Drowning in Digital Files?
What is the Intended Output Size?

Chapter Two: Important Considerations Before you Begin
Unifying Factors
Noise and Grain
Tree House Exercise
Rotating, Distorting, and Transforming
Directionality of Light
Quality of Light
Dramatic vs. Subtle
Projects: Places That Never Were
Australian Boulder
Hawaiian Waterfall
Menace in Venice

Chapter Three: Inspiration
Digital Artists and Their Work
Dorothy Simpson Krause
Susi Lawson
Mary L. Taylor
Eric Scala
John Derry
Theresa Airey
Martin Addison
Alexander Kruglov (Shurelo)
Ad Van Bokhoven
Karin Schminke
Tony Sweet
Jason Seiler
Huntington Witherill
Cynthia Brody and Thomas Morris
Mike Thompson
Alex Jansson
Bruno Mallart
Cliff Cramp
Claudia Salguero
Janet Stoppee

Part II Step-by-Step Painting

Chapter Four: Painting in Photoshop with Your Photos
How to Use Photoshop Filters and the History Brush to Create a Digital Painting
Using the Art History Brush to Create a Digital Painting
Using the Pattern Stamp to Create a Digital Painting
Using the Art History Brush and Emboss Filter to Create a Textured Digital Painting
Photo Illustration Using the Find Edges Filter
A Glorious Use for the Glowing Edges Filter as an Oil Painting Tool
Edge Effects for FREE!
Scanner Edge Effects
Film/Photo Edge Effects
New Photoshop Mixer Brush
Using John Derry's Third-Party Brushes

Chapter Five: Painting in Painter
Simple Cloning Techniques
Impressionist Cloner
Pastel Cloning
Oil Paint Cloning
More Oil Painting
Bristle Oil Cloner
Combining a Variety of Mediums into One Painting
Adding Texture to Your Painting
Old Masters Inspiration
Photo Illustration
Photocopy-Inspired Painting
Auto Painting - Painting in a Hurry
Smart Stroke Painting
Make Virtually Any Brush a Cloner
Illustrative Sketch Technique
Painting Approach with Blenders
Edges and Cloning
Painterly Edge Effects

Chapter Six: Assembling a Collage in Photoshop
My Scanner is a Camera
Simple Cloning Techniques
Simple Collages
Collage with Lighting Effect
Suspend True Scale
Themed Collages
Suspend Reality
Pile on the Layers
Combining Diverse Objects with Blending Modes
Shadow Power
Gridded Collages
Collage Possibilities for Wedding Photography
Look to History
Simple Kaleidoscope Collage
Gradient Tool for Smooth Blending
Allow Yourself to be Flexible in the Creative Process

Chapter Seven: Assembling a Collage in Painter
Using Painter's Image Hose
Using Painter's Unique Brushes for Texture in a Collage
Using Colored Paper and Lighting Effects
Combining the Power of Painter and Photoshop in a Collage

Chapter Eight: The Paradox
The Absolute Truth and the Exquisite Lie-Creating a Panorama in Photoshop
Concept and Preparation
Exposure Controls, Proper Overlap, Tripod or Not?
Relying on Layer Transparency and Layer Masking
Step-By-Step Panorama Instructions Using Collaging Techniques
"Grab Shot" Panoramas
Faux Panoramas
Themed Panorama-Style Linear Collages
Mirror-Images in Panoramic Format
Hurry-Up Panoramas-Using Photoshop's Photomerge
Auto-Align and Auto-Blend
Printing Panoramas
Fractured Panoramas
Precision Oriented Panoramics
Auto Pan
Pano Sweep Technology

Part III Artistic Considerations:

Chapter Nine Filters:
Using All the Great Filters Available in Photoshop
Favorite Photoshop Filters
Find Edges
Isolate and Blur
Photoshop Photo Filters
Motion Blur
Creating a Black and White Pencil Sketch Effect Using Filters
Similar Effects in Photoshop and Painter
Third-Party Filter Plug-Ins
nik Color Efex Pro Filters
Applying Filters Selectively
Lucis Pro 6
Craig's Actions
Totally Rad Action Mix
Combining Filters and Actions
Topaz Filters: Adjust 3, Simplify, Clean 2
Totally Rad Dirty Pictures
Alien Skin's Snap Art
Exposure 3

Chapter Ten: Experimentation
Combining Traditional Media with Digital
Printmaking: Woodcuts, Intaglio and Lithography, and Silk-Screening
Overprinting and Collaging
Lazertran onto Marble, Glass, Tile, Fabric, and Silk
InkAID-Making Your Own Inkjet Paper
Japanese Inkjet Coated Papers
Thinking Creatively: Paint It, Draw Oh It, Tear It, Glue It, and More
Combining Drawing and Photography
Creative Use of Papers for Albums
iPhoto Books
Epson Story Teller Photo Book Creator Kits
Kolo Albums
Blurb Books
Art Leather Books
HP Photo Book
Other Album/Book Possibilities

Chapter Eleven: Projects for You
Project 1: Gridded Collage Exercise
Project 2: Masks and Transparency Exercise
Project 3: Panorama Exercise
Project 4: Painting in Photoshop
Project 5: Painting in Painter
Chapter Twelve: Essential Photoshop and Painter Techniques to Master
Photoshop Selection Tools
Photoshop: Transforming for Scale
Photoshop: Layer Adjustments
Photoshop: Layer Masks
Photoshop: Art History Brush
Build Your Own Brush
Photoshop: Blending Modes
Photoshop: Using Layer Adjustments, Layer Masks, and Blending Modes Together
Editing Your Images: Retouching-Cover-Girl Skin, Brightening Teeth and Eyes
Painter Basic Papers
Painter Cloning Brushes
Cloning Without a Cloning Brush

Chapter Thirteen: Resources
Suppliers: Equipment, Software, Tools, and Artist Materials
Digital Collage and Painting Web Site

About the Author: Susan Ruddick Bloom is a Professor of Art and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at McDaniel College in Maryland. She has a BFA and an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and is well known for both her traditional wet darkroom alternative processes and her digital darkroom work. Sue has been teaching digital classes since the beginning of Photoshop and has used a Mac from the very first one on the market (128K, with a screen the size of an index card). Trained in drawing, painting, and printmaking, she was at one time a courtroom artist for television and newspapers. Her painterly skills enhance her photographic ones, and her images frequently combine techniques. Sue's work has been exhibited and collected widely.

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Focal Press 9780240811758 specs

Subject Collage and Painting
Author Susan Ruddick Bloom
Edition 2nd
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Pages 588
Illustrations No
ISBN Number ISBN-10: 0240811755
ISBN-13: 9780240811758
Publisher Focal Press
Date Published October 2010
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.6 x 7.4 x 1.4"

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