Secrets of Award-winning Digital Artists: Creative Techniques and Insights for Photoshop, Painter and More

Secrets of Award-winning Digital Artists: Creative Techniques and Insights for Photoshop, Painter and More

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By (author) Jeremy Sutton, By (author) Daryl Wise, Foreword by Peter Max

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  • Publisher: Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 382 pages
  • Dimensions: 203mm x 251mm x 24mm | 1,204g
  • Publication date: 24 September 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Foster City
  • ISBN 10: 0764536915
  • ISBN 13: 9780764536915
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,624,914

Product description

This book is both instructional and inspirational. It features 50 full-color reproductions of the award-winning digital art from worldwide competitions, including Macworld, Seybold, and others, featuring some of the best artists in the international digital art community. The book's artwork was selected from thousands of entries by contest judges who are highly regarded in the digital art and computer graphics industry Each section includes one or more cutting-edge techniques that reveal the secrets behind the winning artwork. This book can be used an enjoyed for inspiration as well as for reference to scores of cutting-edge techniques for Photoshop, Painter and other leading graphic applications This book is equally useful for artists working on Macintosh and Windows platforms.

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Author information

Jeremy Sutton is an award-winning computer artist and illustrator. An associate editor and regular contributor at EFX Art & Design magazine, he is the author of Fractal Design Painter Creative Techniques as well as Painter video training courses. He has spoken at international conferences such as Macworld and SIGGRAPH and taught at the University of California Santa Barbara, San Francisco State University, and the American Film Institute. Daryl Wise coordinates digital art contests for Macworld Expo and Seybold Seminars. He formerly was responsible for artist relations and publicity at Fractal Design, the company that developed Painter.

Review quote

"...an excellent resource there's plenty to be learned here that is often overlooked in the single-minded search for clever techniques..." (Computer Arts, December 2002) "...an enjoyable book...will hopefully introduce more people to the joys and processes of digital art..." (Managing Information, 6 March 2003) "...an unusual, even unique book an enjoyable book...will hopefully introduce more people to the joys and processes of digital art..." (Managing Information, July/August 2003)

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This unique book showcases 50 digital artworks - encompassing photography, fine arts, and commercial art - that won recent contests sponsored by Macworld Expo, Seybold Seminars, Siggraph and other international organizations. For each work, the artist explains the creative process and shows you step-by-step how to reconstruct a distinctive visual effect. Filled with stunning imagery as well as unusual techniques for Photoshop, Painter, and other graphics software, Secrets of Award-Winning Digital Artists is a peerless source of inspiration and know-how.

Table of contents

Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgments. Part 1: Fine Art. Chapter 1: Street Scene. Chapter 2: Bullpen. Chapter 3: Three Voyeurs. Chapter 4: Shrine of ART. Chapter 5: The Running Dress. Chapter 6: Hollywood & Vine. Chapter 7: Snapping Lines. Chapter 8: Archer. Chapter 9: Contemplations 11: Nature vs. Nurture. Chapter 10: A Place in the Sun. Chapter 11: boy/girl/boy/girl. Chapter 12: Trae. Chapter 13: Window with Chair. Chapter 14: Lantern Street, Autumn. Chapter 15: Sister of the Bride. Chapter 16: Missing Link. Chapter 17: Contemplating the System. Chapter 18: A Forbidden Love. Chapter 19: Royal's Flat. Chapter 20: A Few of My Favorite Things. Chapter 21: Bark Twain. Chapter 22: Visage. Chapter 23: Vertical 8. Chapter 24: Chloe. Chapter 25: Apple Series: Beth. Chapter 26: Art in Wartime. Part 2: Photography. Chapter 27: First Aid Tin. Chapter 28: The Great Mystery. Chapter 29: On the Boulevard. Chapter 30: Spring Poppies. Chapter 31: Fragile. Chapter 32: Mort Mechanique. Chapter 33: Digital Ecstasy. Chapter 34: Orrery. Chapter 35: Tidal Pool. Chapter 36: At the Drive-In Theater-of-Consciousness. Chapter 37: Gesture V. Chapter 38: Kimonohawk. Chapter 39: Lily #4. Chapter 40: The Digital Divide. Chapter 41: Dawn at the Baylands. Chapter 42: Koi Pond. Chapter 43: Facing Time. Chapter 44: Autumn Window. Chapter 45: Primordial Fear. Chapter 46: Follow a Mile. Chapter 47: Agave Meadow. Index. About the Authors. Colophon.