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Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers, Volume 2

Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers, Volume 2

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  • Copyright 2014
  • Dimensions: 8" x 10"
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-379576-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-379576-9

Corey Barker–Executive Producer of and one of the Photoshop Guys of Photoshop User TV–brings you this completely new set of techniques, tricks, and tutorials in this second volume of the Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers series. Ever wonder how that movie poster was created, or how they created that cool ad in the magazine, or maybe even how to take a seemingly mundane photo and give it the Hollywood treatment? This is the book for you. Whether you are a designer, artist, or even a photographer, there is something here for everyone.

Corey starts out discussing the common techniques and resources you'll use over and over again, such as extracting elements from backgrounds, creating and using brushes, and incorporating textures into your work. He then dives deep into dedicated chapters on typography, design effects, special effects, photography and design, and 3D. As you work through these exercises, you will start to see the potential of some of Photoshop's most powerful features and how, with a little experimentation, you can open up a whole new world of dazzling effects.

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Table of Contents

This Will Help You On Your Way
Common Techniques Used in This Book
- Extracting People From Backgrounds
- Extracting Design Elements from Black or White Backgrounds
- Some Bonus Extraction Techniques
- Creating Custom Brushes
- Textures, Textures, and More Textures
- HDR Toning Trick

You Have a Way With Words
Type Effects
- Movable Type    
- Chalk Board Effect
- Type in Negative Space
- Column of Text
- Iron Man Text Effect

That Was No Accident, It Was By Design
Design FX
- Branding a Brand
- That Cool Perforated Pattern
- Designing with Textures
- Building a Beer Label
- Inspired by the Gaming World

Creative Differences
A Photographer/Designer Collaboration
- Going Down in Flames
- A Hollywood Parody

Deus Ex Machina
Hollywood Effects, What Else?
- Nosferatu’s Double
- The Gritty Gangster
- The Shabang Poster
- The Sign at the World’s End

You Will Now Be Entering Another Dimension
Dynamic 3D in Photoshop
- Virtual Macro Effects with 3D
- Placing 3D in a Photo
- 3D Graphic Effects
- Really Bad A$$ 3D Logo Effects
- Creating a 3D Product Shot


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