How to Cheat in Photoshop: The art of creating photorealistic montages

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9780240519531: How to Cheat in Photoshop: The art of creating photorealistic montages

Even more Photoshop time saving tips and tricks are included in this new, expanded edition of Steve Caplin's bestseller. Updates include many new images and techniques which show you how to make the most of the power of Photoshop!

With this book you can work from the problem to the solution with expert guidance from a professional illustrator. Each section is divided into color double page spreads on illustrative techniques; giving bite size chunks with all that you need to know in a highly visual, approachable format.

Most of the original Photoshop files are provided on the free CD, along with hundreds of dollars' worth of free, sample plugins and images, so you can try out each technique for yourselves as you read.

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Published reviews of current edition:

' ...written in a succinct and accessible style. Each chapter is self-contained with every spread taking the reader on a step-by-step guide to one particular technique. The real strength of the book lies in Caplin's use of the 'real world' examples. The Cheat of the title refers to shortcuts. Unlike some other writers, Caplin is aware of the concept of deadlines, as his workman-like approach to the subject shows.'
British Journal of Photography

'a superb set of step-by-step how-to guides for achieving photorealistic montages from the master himself. By "cheating", Caplin means quick, easy-to-grasp shortcuts to impressive ends. The book shows you how to create many effects, using a gallery of Caplin's commissioned montages - the finished pictures alone are almost worth buying this book for. A must for all montagers.'
Simon Jary, Editor MacWorld

'Shows you how to exploit features and be more creative in less time, covering just about everything you could want to do in Photoshop. The book's credentials are clear - many of the examples and case studies are taken from real-world commercial projects. There's a goldmine of practical and downright useful tips, tricks and step-by-step workthrough in this book.'
Keith Martin, MacUser

"A great book - even if just using Photoshop Elements! This book is a MUST HAVE for anyone with Photoshop Elements or the full version. While it is not possible to do everything shown in the book, at least 80% can be done straightaway using Elements and much of the rest can be done with work arounds or a bit of lateral thought. There are some cracking ideas and projects to get busy with, with Caplin's work being recognisable from many Magazines and Newspapers."
Amazon.co.uk customer

"Well-written, insightful and beautifully illustrated throughout." Digital Creative Arts

"The book is beautiful in color, very clear in structure and filled with real life examples...I highly recommend this book."
www.photocrack.com

"A great book to help you add realistic shadows, highlights and perspectives to your creations."
www.ephotozine.com

"Caplin's style is relaxed and friendly, and he has a knack for breaking down even the most complex tasks into easy-to-understand steps. Everything from simple drop shadows and softened edges to impressive multi-layered montages are explained in a clear and accessible way that makes the learning process enjoyable. There's enough material in this book to keep any Photoshop user engrossed for weeks."
Better Digital Photography

"I liked the ease with which the book could be used; each demonstration is lavishly illustrated and broken down into a step-by-step guide....there is a book-load of meticulously demonstrated visual effects, which all add up to a fascinating read...The book is quirky and very different to most Photoshop books I've read...this book...focuses on achieving the desired effect and getting the work done quickly."
Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine

"...there's a wealth of practical and, importantly, creative advice in here, all illustrated with real world examples. Highly recommended for all users." - iCreate magazine

L'autore:

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. Steve has worked for advertising agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Lowe Howard Spink, and his work has won two Campaign Poster Awards and a D&AD Pencil award. He has lectured widely in England, Norway, France and Holland, and has taught digital design at the University of Westminster and the University of the Arts London. Steve is the author of ten books: How to Cheat in Photoshop (five editions), How to Cheat in Photoshop Elements (co-authored, three editions), Icon Design, Max Pixel's Adventures in Adobe Photoshop Elements, The Complete Guide to Digital Illustration (co-authored) and Art & Design in Photoshop. He has also co-authored three mainstream books: Dad Stuff, More Dad Stuff, Stuff the Turkey and Complete and Utter Zebu. When he's not at his computer Steve plays the piano well, the accordion moderately and the guitar badly. He spends his spare time making improbable constructions out of wood and other materials. His first commissioned sculpture was for the Bethlem hospital - the original 'bedlam' - in 2010.

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