Advanced Photoshop CS3 Trickery & FX is a completely updated edition of this specialized book for Photoshop users wishing to go beyond the basics. It takes digital artists to the next level of creativity by teaching them how to blend their artistic talent seamlessly with the powerful tools of Photoshop CS3. The book is packed with full color photos showing before-and-after touch-up examples and demos of the amazing new features of Photoshop CS3. Using a mixture of fun and practical projects, you will learn how to transform ordinary photos into incredible special effects and digital creations. This edition also includes more real-world projects to illustrate practical uses of Photoshop's tools. The book assumes a fundamental level of skill with Photoshop and builds upon those skills by helping you learn how and why Photoshop does what it does. Throughout the book, you will learn to work with the tools that come with Photoshop, but aren't used on a regular basis, and are therefore not covered in depth in general purpose Photoshop books. Armed with this knowledge, you can to take on new challenges and work though the practical, fun tutorials throughout this book. All of the core tools of Photoshop CS3 used for effects are put to use in hands-on projects as you learn new techniques for creating realistic and fantasy effects!
About the Author
Stephen Burns has discovered the same passion for the digital medium as he has for photography as an art form. His background began as a photographer 28 year ago and in time, progressed toward the digital medium. His influences include the great Abstractionists & the Surrealists including Jackson Pollock, Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Mark Tobey, and Lenore Fini, to name a few. Stephen Burns has been a corporate instructor and lecturer in the application of digital art and design for the past 10 years ). He has been exhibiting digital fine art internationally at galleries such as Durban Art Museum in South Africa, Citizens Gallery in Yokahama, Japan, and CECUT Museum Of Mexico to name a few. Part of his exhibiting won him 1st place in the prestigious Seybold International digital arts contest.