|Describes the process of making and compositing using Adobe Photoshop. *Author: Eismann, Katrin *Publication Date: 2004/10/15 *Number of Pages: 544 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 8.00 *Height: 10.00|
From the Publisher:
Designers, photographers, and artists are using Photoshop to create fantastic and realistic images for illustrations, fine art, and editorial content. Whether they're landscape or portrait photographers, illustrators or fine artists, masking and compositing are essential skills to master for combining images to the extent that it is impossible to tell where one image stops and the other one begins.
Photoshop artist and educator Katrin Eismann takes readers through numerous step-by-step examples, highlighting the tools and techniques used for masking and combining images. Featuring work by leading artists and photographers, this book focuses on the techniques used to create compelling compositions, including making fast and accurate selections, mastering Photoshop's masking tools, and implementing the concept and photography from start to finish. The book addresses working with Photoshop's selection tools; selecting and maintaining fine details and edges; working with difficult image elements, such as cloth, hair, or translucent objects; and green-screen techniques. Katrin also addresses the creative aspects of image compositing, including how to start with a concept, plan and execute the photography, and seamlessly assemble the image. Combining technical direction and inspiration, this book will expand readers' imaginations, so they can fluidly and professionally create images with Photoshop.
Customer Reviews of Photoshop Masking & Compositing
Not to Judge a Book by the Cover, but...6/17/2008
Buy.com shipped fast, my book arrived OK, but... As another has pointed out, the glue on the binding is not what it should be. I am very concerned that the lack of glue will cause the cover and pages to come apart. I have never seen any Photoshop paperback book with this poor quality of workmanship. This cover is not like the quality of other New Riders books. I hope it holds up. That said, I am only part of the way into the material. What I have read is both technical and informative and I can see it's going to go a lot deeper. Not an easy read like Scott Kelby books, but Katrin Eismann's is very good Photoshop technique focused material.