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

By Susan Ruddick Bloom

When you already comprehend your means round Photoshop and Painter and wish to exploit those remarkable courses to take your abilities extra, this booklet is for you! even more than an easy "how-to" advisor, Susan Ruddick Bloom takes you on a full-fledged trip of the mind's eye and indicates you ways to create excellent works of excellent paintings. Supplemented by means of the paintings of 20+ international well known artists as well as Sue's personal masterpieces, you will the best way to create watercolors, black and white pencil sketches, texture collages, lovely real looking and fantastical collages, and much more, all out of your unique photos. while you're wanting to dive into the realm of electronic artwork yet desire a refresher at the fundamentals, turn to Sue's crucial ideas bankruptcy to sweep up in your Photoshop and Painter abilities, and you will be in your approach very quickly. no matter if you are a beginner or a longtime electronic artist, you will discover extra inventive principles during this publication than you may ever think. totally up to date for brand new types of Painter and Photoshop and together with fresh paintings from modern artists, electronic college and portray presents the entire suggestion you want to deliver your creative imaginative and prescient to gentle.

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Determine 3-43 determine 3-44 As my cartoon had in simple terms the top of the nature, i discovered i wanted so as to add different info. i admire to take advantage of assorted pencils: a grainy conceal pencil and a coloured pencil. by means of including extra colour with the Chalk software in Painter, i will be able to provide a blurry influence. the next move was once to start so as to add slightly the main points wanted. progressively more info have been extra. I replaced the scale of my drawing in Photoshop, permitting it to develop higher and larger. I extensively utilized Photoshop and the airbrush to paintings at the information. determine 3-45 determine 3-46 I then additional a few characters both from a test or without delay drawn with ArtRage. determine 3-47 determine 3-48 subsequent, I used a gradient filter out in Photoshop to alter the ambience. I additionally endured including info in Photoshop, similar to Remy Rat’s mirrored image within the glass bottle. i made a decision on the final second so as to add the stamp. There’s now not that a lot distinction among engaged on a working laptop or computer or in a standard approach. i exploit one to 3 brushes. the one difference is that i will be able to switch the dimensions to paintings at the information … and that’s Ze distinction. John Derry John Derry Omaha, Nebraska derry@pixlart. com gear pcs: strength Mac® G5 (dual-core 2. 3GHz with 2GB RAM); energy Mac® (2. 4GHz, Intel® center™ 2 Duo, with 4GB RAM); Apple® 20″ Cinema monitors; a number of 500-GB exterior not easy drives, Wacom® Intuos4 pill, Wacom® Cintiq® Scanner: CanoScan® facebook 630U Printers: Epson Stylus® picture 2200, Epson Stylus® professional 7600 software program: Adobe® artistic Suite® five, Corel® Painter™ eleven favourite Papers: EPSON® Velvet nice artwork (VFA), Arches® Velin Museum Rag 315, Arches® Rives BFK 310 colour administration method: Monaco OPTIX XR DTP ninety four colorimeter and ColorEyes demonstrate seasoned profiling software program Cataloging and Archiving: i take advantage of a private numbering process with backups to a number of challenging drives. in regards to the Artist schooling: BFA in portray and Drawing, college of Nebraska at Omaha; MFA in portray, Cranbrook Academy of artwork, Bloomfield Hills, MI present activity: self sustaining nice artwork expert. I do interpretive portrait fee paintings for pro portrait photographers, and that i train Expressive Photographic Interpretation workshops using Painter and Photoshop. I write a customary column, “Express your self! ,” for Rangefinder Publishing’s AfterCapture journal, concentrating on photographic postproduction paintings. I’m at present serving as Corel’s Painter Ambassador-at-large. occupation spotlight: Co-authoring Painter with Mark Zimmer and Tom Hedges Inspirations: Robert Rauschenberg has been a tremendous effect, quite within the demeanour that he combined photographic and painterly content material. artistic procedure I’m captivated with merging the mediums of images and portray. With the explosion of electronic images, it has develop into easy to mix photographic resource fabric with the expressive features of hand-applied brushstrokes through Corel Painter. those as soon as disparate mediums now without difficulty coexist on what I confer with because the new point enjoying box. For the previous few years, I’ve been exploring the translation of photographic resource content material into the language of portray.

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