Photoshop for Right-Brainers
The Art of Photo Manipulation
By Al Ward
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: December 2006
Pages: 335

Attention Right-Brainers!

You're an artistic visionary, right? In your head you imagineclever image fixes, fanciful photo manipulations, and artworks ofstartling genius. But when it comes to bringing these visions tolife on your computer—well, that’s the hard part. Ifthis sounds familiar, then Photoshop wiz Al Ward’s innovativeand personal guide to the art of photo manipulation might just bethe key to making your dreams come true.

Photoshop for Right-Brainers doesn't hamstring you withfollow-the-leader, cookie-cutter techniques. Instead, the bookexplores the artistic creation process, demonstrating how Photoshopcan open pathways for originality and keep you from getting stuckcreatively. You'll start off doing real-world Photoshop work to geta firm grounding in the essential tools and techniques. Then you'llwork through complex projects, honing your skills and learning howto translate even your wildest visions into reality. By the endyou’ll be able to generate mind-blowing photographic art ofyour own.

Inside you'll learn how to:

  • Expertly blend multiple photographs into composites that areincredibly real
  • Add sharpness and detail to any image
  • Retouch a portrait like a pro: soften wrinkles, eraseblemishes, whiten teeth, and more
  • Create mind-boggling mirror effects
  • Control reflections and highlights as you manipulate reflectivesurfaces like chrome and glass
  • Turn any photograph into a line drawing or an oil painting
  • Map patterns onto contoured surfaces for greater realism
  • Subtly adjust colors to make them more vivid—or replacethem completely
  • Prepare your artwork for display online or in printed contactsheets and picture packages
  • And much more!
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