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How to Cheat in Photoshop, Third Edition: The art of creating photorealistic montages - updated for CS2 ePub download

by Steve Caplin

  • Author: Steve Caplin
  • ISBN: 024051985X
  • ISBN13: 978-0240519852
  • ePub: 1241 kb | FB2: 1460 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Photography & Video
  • Publisher: Focal Press; 3 edition (September 7, 2005)
  • Pages: 384
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 597
  • Format: lit mbr doc rtf
How to Cheat in Photoshop, Third Edition: The art of creating photorealistic montages - updated for CS2 ePub download

Completely updated for Photoshop CS3, this must-have .

Completely updated for Photoshop CS3, this must-have resource is also backwards compatible - relevant to any version of Photoshop. The book's step-by-step tutorials alongside the DVD packed with hundreds of images, project files, and live tutorials show you how to: Create convincing smoke effects and make effective explosions - the simple way Take years off someone's appearance Turn a photograph of someone looking straight into the camera into a different perspective with the entire head (not just.

Updated for Photoshop CS3, this must-have . cheat PhotoshopCS3 HOW TO. IN. The art of creating photorealistic montages Steve Caplin

Updated for Photoshop CS3, this must-have resource is also backwards compatible - relevant to any version of Photoshop. How to Cheat in Photoshop CS3' helps you "cheat in" (or take advantage of) Photoshop in two important ways. The art of creating photorealistic montages Steve Caplin. AMSTERDAM, BOSTON, HEIDELBERG, LONDON, NEW YORK, OXFORD PARIS, SAN DIEGO, SAN FRANCISCO, SINGAPORE, SYDNEY, TOKYO Focal Press is an imprint of Elsevier. Book design and cover by Steve Caplin Printed and bound in Canada 07 08 09 10 11 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1.

An invaluable guide to creating impressive montages from your digital . Steve Caplin's book "How to Cheat in Photoshop" is a joy and can proudly sit right next to Berts books.

An invaluable guide to creating impressive montages from your digital photographs. Composed primarily of step-by-steps, this tome is packed with useful shortcuts and time saving tips. What Digital Camera. A must-have for all Photoshoppers" - ww. otal-image-nation. Steve Caplin has the rare gift of being able to make complex techniques seem perfectly straightforward and logical. In addition to being updated for CS3, the content has been expanded and the new material looks good. Covering all the major techniques, author Steve Caplin takes you on an intriguing and insightful journey through the realms of the digital montage. This book is great for Photoshop users who are interested in collage and digital illustration ; not so good for those just learning the program, retouchers or digital photo types.

Steve Caplin shows you how to work from the problem to the solution, gaining the best possible results from Photoshop CS2. On every double page spread there is a new step-by-step project, making 150 projects in total.

Steve Caplin is a freelance artist and author working in London, England. His satirical photomontage work is commissioned by newspapers and magazines around the world, including The Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Times Magazine, Radio Times, Readers Digest and L'Internazionale.

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How to Cheat in Photoshop helps you cheat in two ways: it shows you how to create images that look like photographs and also offers shortcuts and invaluable tips to help you work faster and more efficiently. This new edition of Steve Caplin's bestseller includes new techniques showing how to make the most of the power of Photoshop CS2. New chapters are also now included on perspective, transformation and distortion, time-saving techniques, and working for print and the web. Steve Caplin shows you how to work from the problem to the solution, gaining the best possible results from Photoshop CS2. On every double page spread there is a new step-by-step project, making 150 projects in total. On the companion CD you'll find QuickTime movies of the projects illustrated in the book, along with free sample plug-ins and high resolution images allowing you to experiment with each technique and create your own montages. * Extensive new material to show you how to take your Photoshop skills even further * CD includes all the brand new images from the book, 100 high resolution AbleStock images plus QuickTime movies of the projects* Benefit from a professional illustrator's timesaving tips and tricks!
Gavirim
Searching for "Cheat", "Photoshop" or any combination here on Amazon often leads to earlier editions of the book. If you're looking for the latest (third) edition and can't find it, try searching for the ISBN number:

0-240-51985-X

Hope this helps!

Steve
Hudora
This is my 24th PS book. I've been through all the page by page manuals from the CIAB books through the Real World types, the Magic Series, WOW Series, etc. I'm at that stage where Photrealism is a challenge I would like to conquer. I have both books by the photorealistic guru Bert Monroy, and they are both excellent. Steve Caplin's book "How to Cheat in Photoshop" is a joy and can proudly sit right next to Berts books. While Mr. Monroy's books go into step by step detail, Steve Caplins book shows the shortcuts that become invaluable time savers when working in this type of medium. And there are serious plusses here. Beside the standard CD with images to use to work through the lessons, some of the more complicated lessons have video instruction that make what he is trying to convey much easier to follow. But my favorite thing about this book is that it is set up as a reference book. If you need to "match the head to the body", there is a heading and a two page "how to". Sections include: Selecting, Hiding and Showing, Composing the Scene, Light and Shade, Heads and Bodies, Shiny Surfaces, Metal, Wood and Stone, Paper and Fabric, The Third Dimension and Hyper Realism. But again, this book is set up like a reference book. It's not really intended to be started on page one and worked through. It's like Scott Kelby's great "Down and Dirty" books. So who should buy this book? If you are not into Photorealism, stay away. And although the lessions are well written and some even have video instruction, I am not sure if I would recommend this book to PS novices. The book is definitely written with the assumption that you have a certain level of knowledge of PS. But I really am enjoying this book. I can't remember thinking a book was this cool since I read Photoshop Channel Chops! This book is going to get used a lot.
Cae
This book is very well done. The work examples are very good.., not the amaturish examples found in many other books. Almost every page has full color pictures on it, not just a few pages in the middle.
This book is not for beginners at Photoshop. You would be very frustrated. You need to have a good grasp of the tools in Photoshop before you are ready for this one. More advanced users will really appreciate it though.
The author, Steve Caplin is a professional Illustrator for MacUser magazine. His book examples are oriented towards creating photos for magazine ads. I really like this book. I also recommend looking at Photoshop 7 Studio by Bert Monroy for a good photorealism book. This one is better though.
Hi_Jacker
I was surprised to see a book sensibly written and illustrated for a change. Usually these books are interesting enough to buy but then after you sit down and try to follow the lessons they're either boring or worse, you have to repeat an operation ten times to find out what the author 'meant' to say. This book is not the case, this book is exciting and very well presented so that you can glide through it with ease without getting shrouded in that dull envelope of boring figuring-out repetitiveness that other books and lessons grind you down with. I was, actually, quite disliking the cover and not liking the taste of the illustrations used in the lessons, oddly enough. I would have preferred pictures for the lessons more to my liking, even the coffee cup looks unappetizing, but for the purpose of the lesson its perfectly fine. What makes this book better is that he explains how to use the pen tool simply and efficiently in little cartoon box examples on two pages before you put it to use on the coffee cup. That is what makes this book different. He recognizes that you needed something about the tool AMPLIFIED before you started the lesson, THE PEN TOOL. I read that part at the book store downtown and went home and tried it and realized I needed the lesson as well, .... It would be difficult to follow if one were unfamiliar with PhotoShop, so I would take a 'one-day' course on PhotoShop if necessary to get up to speed for this book, this is comfortable for intermediate level users. After all, you would have to know it first, certainly, before you attempted to cheat, wouldn't you? Can't cheat at cards unless you know how to play cards, right? I'm waiting for the Cheat Illustrator book now. Buy it, you won't regret it.
Dibei
This book is amazing! The tricks and tips are so much fun to try out, and some of the stuff in here is just unbelievably amazing! I absolutely love Photoshop, and it is so much fun learning how to do cool new things to amaze your friends! The projects in here are so creative. And the book also comes with a CD so you can try out the projects described in the book. Excellent book!!!
Tisicai
Great Book ~ Easy to follow & well explained. Plenty of examples.

Buy It, Its worth the money two times over... Enough Said!!!
Milleynti
I have reviewed Mr. Caplin's other books in this series. This edition is a good start, and contains some material not repeated in later editions. It gets a "4" only because it is dated w/ respect to the current software.

If you buy this book- and I recommend it, especially for less than $1.00- consider it an introduction to his later Photoshop manuals.

Also see my reviews of " Art & Design in Photoshop," "How to Cheat (in CS4), and of Photoshop CS 1 for Mac.
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