100% Photoshop by Steve Caplin – Book Review
Are you already familiar with a lot of the techniques in Photoshop? Do you want to get those creative juices really flowing? If the answer is yes and your ready to move to the next level than I highly recommend 100% Photoshop by Steve Caplin.
In his stunning book he teaches the user how to create projects without using any photographs or any other source apart from the software itself. The best part is… you don’t have to have any artistic skills what-so-ever! All you really need is a basic understanding of how Photoshop works.
He starts off by taking the user on this amazing journey of building complex illustrations like the one on the cover of his book.
As you work through each of his illustrations you will gain a deeper understanding on how the tools, layers, blending modes and masks all play their role in bringing these illustrations together using basic techniques. You will also learn the fine art of working with shapes, colors, textures, and so much more. By following and applying his techniques you will open up new possibilities to using Photoshop.
100% Photoshop is comprised of nine chapters. This first is about techniques, explaining Layers Masks, Adjustment Layers etc. Each subsequent chapter comes with instructions on how each element in the illustration is drawn. His teaching method is clear, concise and easy to understand. Overall 100% Photoshop will enhance and build on what you already know.
100% Photoshop by Steve Caplin is a must-have for anybody that loves working in Photoshop and who wants to take their creative genius to the next level. If you want a change from the normal techniques such as ‘Retouching Your Portraits’, ‘Color Popping’ and ‘Pop Art’, then let 100% Photoshop challenge you to do more with your creative side. Once you learn the concepts taught in his book the possibilities of using Photoshop are endless! So add this little gem to your Photoshop library today. You wont be sorry!
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Just when you think you’ve learned all that you could ever know about working in Photoshop, digital artist and photomontage king Steve Caplin comes along with yet another masterful method for creating incredible works of art in Photoshop. This time, he’ll show you how to create complete images, from start to finish, entirely within the software program. No source material, photographs, or existing files from other software packages are needed, saving you valuable time and resources. The techniques you’ll learn in this ground-breaking new book will help you combine your artistic vision and skills with an understanding of how to manipulate the built-in Photoshop filters to produce impressive, eye-catching artwork.
Each chapter opens with a complete double page illustration, created entirely in Photoshop. Then, carefully laid out step-by-step instructions show you how each element in the illustration is created, and how they are all combined in the end to make a convincing final image. Using Steve’s proven methods for success, you’ll be able to produce images that reflect a more finely crafted, hand drawn approach, whether you’re an artist for your own enjoyment or a working professional looking for a leg up on the competition.
*The only book of its kind that does not rely on any external images whatsoever–each and every element is created directly in Photoshop
*A chapter covering the basics of using specific filters and textures and a chapter providing a summary of common techniques and tools will help you brush up on your general Photoshop skills so you can move through the rest of the book successfully
*Be sure to visit Steve’s website at www.howtocheatinphotoshop.com for even more Photoshop tips, tricks and advice.