Teaches how to simulate and replicate traditional art-creation techniques--from dry brush and wet-into-wet to crosshatching and graffiti--using popular computer programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter. Original.
From oils and watercolor to pencil and charcoal, many of the media and techniques associated with painting and illustration have remained unchanged for decades. But advances in software and hardware have seen many artists, move to the digital arena.Graphics tablets are now easily affordable and high quality painting programs are available to suit all budgets. But how can these new tools be used to replicate the traditional effects of paint on canvas or pencil on paper? Complete Digital Painting Techniques explains how. Whether you're an experienced traditional painter or a beginner just starting down your creative path, this book will show you how to replicate real-world painting techniques with amazing results.Covering essential tools and explaining the capabilities of the leading programs, the book features step-by-step demonstrations on re-creating traditional painting and drawing techniques, from impasto to line and wash, pointillism to sumi-e, to nontraditional techniques like airbrush and graffiti.