Whether you are just starting out with Painter, or are a seasoned pro who wants to take your photographs to the next level, you can't go wrong with this essential guide by your side! Covering Painter X, but also applicable to earlier versions and to both PC and Macintosh users, this reader friendly book and DVD package will show you how to get the most out of this powerful program. Uniquely written specifically for photographers, Martin Addison gives a complete overview of the program, showing how to master each exciting tool, including the brand-new RealBristle and Smart Stroke brush libraries. Two all-new portraiture chapters show you how to turn photographs of your family members or professional clients into works of art ideal for framing. You'll be able to give all of your precious photographs the painterly touch in no time! Be sure to visit the accompanying website www.painterforphotographers.co.uk to view even more images and information to get you started! Pictures by Martin and Doreen Addison can be seen on their website: www.martinanddoreen.co.uk.
Whether you are new to Painter or a seasoned pro wanting to take your digital art to the next level, this inspirational book and DVD package will show you how to get the most out of Corel's powerful painting software. Starting with the basics and moving on to cover brushes, textures, cloning, toning and other effects, Martin Addison will help you master the tools and features needed to transform your photographs into stunning works of art. Over 2 hours of video tutorials and clear, step-by-step examples take you through the techniques in a no-nonsense manner, with all images provided on the accompanying DVD so you can learn by doing. Packed with beautiful images to illustrate what can be achieved with the right skills and know-how, Painter XI For Photographers will inspire you to get creative with your personal or commercial photographs.
Release on 2014-12-22 | by Scott Kelby,Matt Kloskowski
Author: Scott Kelby,Matt Kloskowski
Pubpsher: New Riders
ARE YOU READY FOR AN ELEMENTS BOOK THAT BREAKS ALL THE RULES? This book breaks new ground by doing something for digital photographers that’s never been done before–it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure things out on your own. Instead, it does something that virtually no other Elements bookhas ever done–it tells you flat-out which settings to use, when to use them, and why. If you’re looking for one of those “tell-me-everything-about-the-Unsharp-Mask-filter” books, this isn’t it. You can grab any other Elements book on the shelf, because they all do that. Instead, this book gives you the inside tips and tricks of the trade for organizing, correcting, editing, sharpening, retouching, and printing your photos like a pro. You’ll be absolutely amazed at how easy and effective these techniques are–once you know the secrets. LEARN HOW THE PROS DO IT Each year we train thousands of digital photographers and, almost without exception, they have the same questions and face the same problems–that’s exactly what we cover in this book. You’ll learn: • The real secrets of how the pros retouch portraits • How to unlock the power of layers (you’ll be amazed at how easy it is!) • How to use Camera Raw for processing not only RAW photos, but JPEGs, • TIFFs, and PSDs, too! (And you’ll learn why so many pros like it best–because it’s faster and easier) • The sharpening techniques the pros really use (there’s an entire chapter just on this!) • How to deal with common digital camera image problems, including brightening people in dark shadows and getting the best color possible • The most requested photographic special effects, and much more! THE BOOK’S SECRET WEAPON Although Elements 13 offers some digital photography features that Photoshop CC doesn’t offer, there are plenty of features that Photoshop CC has that Elements 13 still doesn’t have (things like channels, HDR, etc.). But in this book, you’ll learn some slick workarounds, cheats, and some fairly ingenious ways to replicate many of those Photoshop features from right within Elements. Plus, you can follow along with all the images used in the book, available for download on the book’s companion webpage. Since this book is designed for photographers, it doesn’t waste your time talking about what a pixel is, how to frame a shot, set your exposure, etc., and there’s no talk about which camera or printer to buy. It’s all Elements, step by step, cover to cover, in the only book of its kind, and you’re gonna love it!
Great for those new to PaintShop Pro or digital imaging in general, this book is packed with inspirational, full-color images and easy to follow, step-by-step projects that will have you producing great images in PaintShop Pro in no time! Everything you need to turn your photos into stunning works of art is right here in this Corel-reviewed guide. In this new edition, Ken covers new features including how to make the most of the newly organized workspaces, use the redesigned HDR tool, and instantly publish photos on Flickr and Facebook. Squeeze every ounce of detail out of RAW files using the newly enhanced Camera RAW Lab and improve tonal range with the new Fill light/Clarity filter. This book has everything a photographer needs to take their photos to the next level with PaintShop Pro. Be sure to visit the companion website www.gopaintshoppro.co.uk for practice files, bonus tutorials and other fabulous resources.
Release on 2012-11-12 | by Linda Bellingham,Jean Ann Bybee
A Guide to Creating Your Own Appetizing Art
Author: Linda Bellingham,Jean Ann Bybee
Pubpsher: Taylor & Francis
"You eat with your eyes first, and no one turns a photograph of food into a culinary masterpiece like a food stylist. Food Styling for Photographers is the next best thing to having renowned food stylist Linda Bellingham by your side. Linda has worked with clients Baskin Robbins Ice Cream, McDonald's, Tyson Foods, FritoLay, and many, many more. Professional photographer Jean Ann Bybee has worked with Harry & David, Dominos, Sara Lee, Seven-Up Company, and more. Jean Ann provides a seasoned photographer's point of view with helpful tips throughout. If you are hungry for unique photo assignments and want to expand your portfolio, this guide provides the well-kept secrets of food styling techniques that can make your photos good enough to eat. Each chapter covers step-by-step instructions with mouth-watering photographs illustrating techniques for the creation of hero products that photographers at any level can whip up. Bon Appétit!
If you are a digital photographer who's new to Paint Shop Pro Photo or digital imaging in general, or have recently upgraded to the all-new version XX, this is the book for you! Packed with full color images to provide inspiration and easy to follow, step-by-step projects, you'll learn the ins and outs of this fantastic program in no time so you can start correcting and editing your images to create stunning works of art. Whether you want to learn or refresh yourself on the basics, such as effective cropping or simple color correction, or move on to more sophisticated techniques like creating special effects, everything you need is right here in this Corel-recommended guide. Useful information on printing and organizing your photos and a fantastic supplemental website with tons of extras rounds out this complete PSPP learning package.
In this book, Tom Gallovich shows readers how to use their camera’s exposure controls (aperture, shutter speed, ISO) to establish the focal point of the image and create the overall mood of the shot and choose a particular lens or focal-length setting to massage the way elements in the original scene will appear within the frame. Next, he presents chapters on using shape, color, lines, and arrangement to strengthen the intended visual message. Readers will learn how to best place their primary subject (and in some cases secondary subject) for maximum impact and will discover artistic strategies that reinforce that decision through careful use of color, tone, highlight and shadow, leading lines, curved shapes, and relative size—qualities that will contribute to the overall mood in the image. Copious illustrations emphasize the impact that putting these concepts into play will have on your images—and these are often coupled with images that show how ineffective images are when those important compositional needs are not attended to.