Creative Photoshop: Digital Illustration and Art Techniques Covering Photoshop CS3

  • 5h 13m
  • Derek Lea
  • CRC Press
  • 2007

Welcome to the world of art and imagination! Derek Lea, one of the world's top 100 digital artists, shows you how to use Photoshop in unorthodox ways to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. His work is a unique combination of original photography, traditional illustration, and digital art.

If you are a digital artist, illustrator, cartoonist, graphic artist or designer who is familiar with Photoshop, but want to push the program to the limit, this book is for you! Learn how to get professional results from the paint features in Photoshop. Create sharp illustrations by combining vectors and pixels. Explore less-than-obvious composition methods, and discover the hidden potential in unlikely artistic resources and materials. Play around with texture using spray paint effects and scanned elements, or age faces and objects. Use stencil tags and comic book coloring techniques. Learn how to bring 3D art to life! Maximize your creativity AND efficiency with invaluable information on working between Photoshop and Illustrator.

About the Author

Derek Lea is an award-winning illustrator, author, and regular contributor of tutorials and articles on Photoshop and Illustrator techniques to leading digital art and design magazines. He boasts a list of illustration clients that include high profile North American advertising agencies and corporations, as well as an impressive list of magazines worldwide.

In addition to illustrating and writing, he is currently a part-time instructor at Centennial College in Toronto and is pursuing a degree in fine art at the Ontario College of Art and Design.

In this Book

  • Painting in Photoshop
  • Creating Characters with Shape Layers
  • Graffiti Spray Paint Art
  • Creating Stencil Art
  • Tracing Photographs
  • Illustrating from Sketches
  • Retro Art Effects
  • Coloring Comic Art
  • Antique Effects
  • Photocopier Meets Photoshop
  • Urban Lowbrow Art
  • Creature Architecture
  • The Third Dimension
  • Ageing Effects
  • Realistic Surrealism
  • Bringing Stale 3D to Life
  • Poser and Photoshop: Create an Old Master
  • Art Noveau: Pasting Vector Art From Illustrator
  • Changing Patterns: Using Illustrator Files As Smart Objects