New Masters of Photoshop, Volume 2

Photoshop artists explain their own work processes by walking you through the development of an image
New Masters of Photoshop, Volume 2
Various authors
Friends of Ed, 2004
ISBN: 1 59059 315 4

New Masters of Photoshop, Volume 2

This is an interesting book. It consists of individual chapters written by the artist themselves that lead you through their thought processes and effectively gives you a look inside their head.

The Photoshop artists covered in this book, and thus the chapters of this book are:
*    Corne Van Dooren
*    Teodoru Badiu
*    Per Gustafson
*    Alicia Buelow
*    Mauro Gatti
*    Jason Morrison
*    Colin Smith
*    Seung Ho Henrik Holmberg
*    Karen Ingram
*    Marin Musa
*    Jorge Restrepo
*    Jim Hsieh
*    Oliver Ottner
*    Don Clark and Ryan Clark

The chosen artists in this book cover a wide range of styles and approaches, from commercial illustration to pure fine art. The great benefit of this book is that it allows you to get inside the artists’ own, natural ways of working with Photoshop . Each has their own approach, their own set of the Photoshop tools that they use and their own visual style. As a great bonus, the book comes with a CD that contains interviews with the artists, source files and unflattened Photoshop files that allow you to get inside the images and explore exactly how the different parts of the images inter-relate. It also allows you to make changes to these files, in itself a great learning experience.

New Masters of Photoshop, Volume 2

This is a gem of a book that show allow you to expand your thinking about Photoshop and how to use it. It will also help you with refining and developing your own processes, as you are sure to get ideas from reading the chapters and working with the files that you can take into your own Photoshop processes. Unlike some books it allows you to view the artists’ processes unfettered by any ideas from an outside author and free from any artificial constraints. This lets you see what actually works for these artists and that is a great inside. A well considered, well crafted book that is a great tool.

New Masters of Photoshop, Volume 2

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