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Flex your creative muscles by exploring how Photoshop can unlock your creative potential. Traditional artists porting their skills to new media and inexperienced digital artists need to learn how to approach their work using digital tools--especially Photoshop--rather than relying solely on paper and pencil methods of conceptualization. While there are books that walk users through tool sets or recipes for effects, none of these books focus on enhancing the creative process. Steuer explores the many facets of the creative process and underscores how they can be incorporated into the workflow of the digital artist.
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1. Compositing and the Creative Process.
The Basics of the Compositing Process. Keeping the Old While Bringing in the New. Composing in Pieces. Seaming a Sequence of Images. More Exploration Suggestions.
Last Minute Scaling. Touching Up Darks and Lights and Equalizing Value. Unifying Color and Patching Together Missing Pieces. More Exploration Suggestions.
Basic Coloring with Layers. Experimenting with Layers and Blending Modes. Planned Improvisations with Color. Continued Improvisations with Color. More Exploration Suggestions.
Radically Transforming an Image. Reinterpreting an Existing Image. More Exploration Suggestions.
Recovering Lost Stages. Combining Multiple Versions or Similar Images. Stacking and Masking Variations. More Exploration Suggestions.
Brainstorming New Directions. Creating an Imaginary Place. Inserting Content into a Composition. More Exploration Suggestions.
Creating Your Digital Templates. Preparing Your Work Area. Painting and Printing the Plate. Some Final Notes on Materials. More Exploration Suggestions.
Establishing a Collaborative Relationship. Different Ways of Working Collaboratively. Collaborative Projects with Photoshop. More Exploration Suggestions.
Overview of the Issues to Consider. Improvising an Effect with Your Image. Installing Three-Dimensional Images. More Exploration Suggestions.
General Computer Setup. Graphics Tablets. Saving and Naming Conventions. Undos, the History Palette, and Keeping a Log. Ending with the Prints. For More Help with Photoshop. Techniques at a Glance.