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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

ISBN: 978-0-764-53691-5

Sep 2002

382 pages

Select type: Paperback

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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.
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.
"...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)



  • Features the stunning artwork and cutting-edge techniques of 50 of the world's top digital artists.
  • Featured artists are award winners of digital art competitions from around the world, including those sponsored by Macworld, Seybold, and other organizations.
  • Includes techniques for Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter, Adobe Illustrator and other graphic software commonly found in the digital artist's toolbox.
  • Works for Mac and Windows!
  • Stunning four-color art throughout.