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