Learn how to tap into the creative part of your brain to create amazing digital art in Photoshop CS4. This exciting, full-color guide is designed especially for artists and photographers who want to harness the thrilling potential of the new release of Photoshop. You’ll go beyond cookie-cutter techniques and discover unique ideas for creative expression so you can create melting landscapes, perform face lifts, and find other lesser-known effects. Timesaving techniques allow you to devote more time to the creative process.
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Discover your creative side
If you want to tap the full power of Photoshop to create digital art that dazzles, you've come to the right place. Photoshop guru and author Al Ward launches you on an exciting journey through little-known photo manipulation techniques that will fire your brain for some truly creative work. Use the inspirational tutorials to tap into your right brain and Photoshop CS4. Create glass textures or striking reflections on water, shape otherworldly landscapes or creatures and scenes from nightmares—this compelling book will expand your skills beyond the everyday and unleash your true artistry.
Master Blend If, extraction, layer masks, and other Photoshop tools essential for freeing your brain
Glamorize portraits by erasing wrinkles, changing eye color, and whitening teeth
Learn out-of-your-head special effects, such as creating plastic or glass textures or intertwining objects
Add mood to your images, create reflections on water, and light up the sky with patterns
Bring out your inner Van Gogh with sketching, painting, and pencil tools
Turn flesh to stone, make a cyborg, and learn other ways to turn people into exotic art
Add drama to your photos with moody color alterations and reductions
Paint like a pro using combinations of filters, adjustments, and brushing techniques
Transform portraits and landscape images into scenes from nightmares and realms of the fantasticAbout the Author:
Al Ward is a prominent figure in the Photoshop community and a certified Photoshop addict. His website, www.actionfx.com, is dedicated to providing Photoshop users with training, tricks, and downloads to help enhance their design skills. He has contributed to and written many Photoshop books, including previous editions of Photoshop for Right-Brainers and Al Ward's Photoshop Productivity Toolkit. He also has written for Photoshop User magazine, Planet Photoshop, and Photoshop Café. Al serves as the official actions guru for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP).
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