Fancy designing your own classic and contemporary movie posters, books and magazine covers? Feel like turning your photographs into works by Turner, Matisse and Magritte? Want to create illustrations in the styles of The Simpsons, steampunk and Victorian engravings? Then you need Art and Design in Photoshop. In this unique book, acclaimed master of photomontage and visual trickery Steve Caplin shows you how to stretch your creative boundaries. Taking the same tried-and-tested practical approach as his best selling How to Cheat in Photoshop titles, Steve's step-by-step instructions recreate a dazzling and diverse array of fabulous design effects. You'll learn how to design everything from win...
Children expect the earth from their fathers. They have to be able to conjure up games from thin air, to answer every question under the sun, to skim stones, and tell bedtime stories. ULTIMATE DAD STUFF is the book every father needs to keep up with their kids. Bringing together two separates volumes, it is the one stop shop for games, useful knowledge, puzzles and activities. ULTIMATE DAD STUFF is packed with great things to do with the kids. Some new, some traditional: how to learn to ride a bike without tears; how to play the spoons; a rainy afternoon's supply of knock knock jokes; a selection of magic tricks and how to answer 'Dad, where do babies come from?' There is a range of ideas to suit all situations -- games, puzzles, practical jokes and spooky urban myths. A father's work is never done and ULTIMATE DAD STUFF supplies even more fun, with magic, puzzles, things to make and games to play. All guaranteed to stave off the cry of 'Dad, are we there yet?'
Just when you think you've learned all that you could ever know about working in Photoshop, digital artist and photomontage king Steve Caplin comes along with yet another masterful method for creating incredible works of art in Photoshop. This time, he'll show you how to create complete images, from start to finish, entirely within the software program. No source material, photographs, or existing files from other software packages are needed, saving you valuable time and resources. The techniques you'll learn in this ground-breaking new book will help you combine your artistic vision and skills with an understanding of how to manipulate the built-in Photoshop filters to produce impressive, ...
Though design for computer applications is a relatively new phenomenon, the boom in the home computer marketplace means that this is now the fastest-growing area of design. While providing boundless creative opportunities for the graphic designer, the challenge of designing interface icons - the symbols that represent applications, documents, functionality, and any other facet of the software that gives it a graphic identity - has often been underestimated. icon design offers practical, comprehensible, jargon-free advice for designing cutting-edge icons, and includes an inspirational showcase of contemporary icon designs.
Making the transition from physical to digital paint raises a myriad of questions. The Complete Guide to Digital Illustration supplies the answers, alongside information on the most appropriate hardware, software and techniques, while showcasing who's doing what in the various fields of illustration. Superb real-world examples from the best in the field are deconstructed to show how the professionals do it.
This essential bundle definitively covers the creation digital art in Photoshop - a must for digital artists and all those who want to use the power of Photoshop as more than just an image re-touching tool. Creative Photoshop is a unique guide to creating stunning art with Photoshop by one of the world's top digital artists, Derek Lea. Digital Collage and Painting is the digital "alternative technique" book to help photographers take their imagery to the next level. Creative Suite 3 Integration is the definitive guide to how to integrate the new versions and features of all design programs within Creative Suite 3. Bundled together for the first time, this is the ideal way to get up to speed as quickly and cheaply as possible.
You don't have to be Scrooge to find Christmas and New Year an ordeal. So much to think of, so much to prepare, so much to eat. Written by the authors of last year's hit, Dad Stuff, Stuff the Turkey is the tongue-in-cheek, yet informative, guide to the Christmas season. * Enough games to entertain the children through the 12 days of Christmas * Weird Christmas facts (the time zones give Santa 31 hours in which to deliver his gifts which means he visits 832 homes per second!) * How to deal with carol singers * Advice on avoiding accidents, arguments and all-out war when opening presents * How Christmas is celebrated around the world * The truth about Santa Claus and his real address * Drinking games for New Year's Eve Stuff the Turkey will banish boredom, enhance enjoyment and dissipate the doldrums. About the only thing it won't do is stick its hand up the turkey's rear for you. Packed full of topical tips, festive facts and appropriate advice, this is the one book you'll want in your stocking.
Updated to make the most of Photoshop CS2, this practical handbook offers a variety of professional tips, tricks, and step-by-step workthroughs for creating a photorealistic montage; features complete tutorials in the fundamentals of Photoshop CS2; and includes a CD-ROM that encompasses all the images from the book, as well as free high-resolution stock footage images. Original. (Intermediate)