Digital Collage and Painting: Using Photoshop and Painter to Create Fine Art

Digital Collage and Painting: Using Photoshop and Painter to Create Fine Art

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By (author) Susan Ruddick Bloom

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  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Format: Paperback | 600 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 244mm x 38mm | 1,429g
  • Publication date: 25 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0240811755
  • ISBN 13: 9780240811758
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 946 black & white halftones
  • Sales rank: 719,544

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If you already know your way around Photoshop and Painter and want to use these amazing programs to take your skills further, this book is for you! Much more than a simple "how-to" guide, 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.

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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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Table of contents

Contents 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 Texture Color Contrast Noise and Grain Scale Tree House Exercise Rotating, Distorting, and Transforming Lighting 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 GigaPan 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 Bokeh Exposure 3 Chapter Ten Experimentation Combining Traditional Media with Digital Printmaking: Woodcuts, Intaglio and Lithography, and Silk-Screening Overprinting and Collaging Encaustics 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 PhotoTex 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 Screen Multiply Color Overlay 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 Index