Saturday, January 10, 2009

PhotoShop Studio with Bert Monroy or Adobe Acrobat for Windows and Macintosh

Photoshop Studio with Bert Monroy: Digital Painting

Author: Bert Monroy

One of the most talented digital artists working in the medium shares his secrets for creating stunning art using Adobe Photoshop. A master class for the experienced Photoshop artist, this beautifully illustrated guide not only shows how to construct digital images, but also the painstaking refinement process required to create truly magnificent work. With the culmination of years of experimentation, Bert Monroy demonstrates step-by-step the essential techniques you'll need to build awe-inspiring photorealistic paintings.

Learn how to:

  • Effectively use the Brushes palette and other Photoshop tools
  • Master alpha channels, layers, selections, filters, masks, and clipping paths
  • Use highlights and shadows effectively to set the mood and add dimension
  • Understand perspective and create eye-catching compositions
  • Organize your workflow, take photographs, and collect reference materials to produce an accurate rendering of the subject

Table of Contents:
Foreword Introduction How to Use This Book
1 The Workflow
2 Lights and Shadows
3 Oakland
4 Shoe Repair
5 Old Chair
6 Red Truck
7 Oyster Bar
8 Lunch in Tiburon
9 Damen
10 Tutorials Index

Interesting book: Paradox of Plenty or Families of the Vine

Adobe Acrobat for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide

Author: John Deubert

Adobe Acrobat 9 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide walks readers through tasks that are enhanced by numerous screenshots to teach beginning and intermediate users how to take advantage of the productive power of Adobe Acrobat. Author John Deubert takes readers through all of the basic Acrobat 9 features, from the basic tools used to create PDF documents and the newly enhanced review functionality, to the advanced tools that create digital signatures, interactive forms, and PDF Portfolios. Beginning users will find a thorough introduction to this indispensable application, and Acrobat power users will enjoy a convenient reference guide that relies on straightforward language, clear steps, and practical tips to explore Acrobat’s many capabilities. By the end of the book, users will be able to smoothly integrate Adobe Acrobat 9 into their workflow.

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