Digital Painting Techniques: Practical Techniques of Digital Art Masters (Masters Collection) ペーパーバック – イラスト付き, 2009/9/16
"[O]ffers a range of digital inspirations and techniques from some 25 professional artists. More than just a gallery of images, this features step-by-step techniques that beginners through intermediate users can easily follow, inspired by world computer graphics artists. Photography, computer and arts collections alike will relish this."---BookWatch
- 出版社 : Focal Press; 第1版 (2009/9/16)
- 発売日 : 2009/9/16
- 言語 : 英語
- ペーパーバック : 288ページ
- ISBN-10 : 0240521749
- ISBN-13 : 978-0240521749
- 寸法 : 27.69 x 21.59 x 1.52 cm
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: - 409,920位洋書 (の売れ筋ランキングを見る洋書)
I can't really be bothered to send it back still for a refund, but other people might, so if you're reading this and you're thinking about getting the hard copy, please consider the following; I might be a lot more clumsy than I think - IT's just a coincidence and I got two rarely badly made copies - These are badly made, at least this volume and it will fall apart without more care than you'd normally need to direct to a book.
Now, as far as the content inside the book, it's amazing, instructions are perfectly clear, if you practice each point, in a way, it unlocks a slightly new part of your level of skill and you're suddenly able to do the thing it's instructing, after a few times, you'll be able to do it well, and by the time you've gotten through the book, following all the instructions and practicing regularly and constantly, you will improve greatly. And then you can move onto the next volumes....(You should also be aware that people learn things differently, for me this is perfect because it tells me what to do and I do it, other people might need something else, but I think even for those other people this book will become useful as a reference to self improvement.)
The four stars is for the contents of the book which is very good, the construction is awful! The pages fell out the first time the book was opened and not just one or two, every one that was turned! Very shoddy. I had to dismantle the book and put. the pages in a ring binder, VERY disappointed. Buy the Kindle version.
After receiving the book in the mail, I was very impressed by the quality of the book itself.
Each section contains detailed explanations on the given topic, along with step by step guides of how the artists used the various techniques to achieve specific effects.
My only gripe is that, although the book is quite a good size, in order to squeeze such detailed explanations onto the pages along with figures to illustrate them, some of the text in the figures can be quite hard to read as it is so small.
All in all though, a very practical book on creating digital art. Lots of pointers on plenty of different art related subjects. Most of the artists in the book use photoshop, but it should translate well enough to other software (I use Corel Painter and Artrage).
Not for totally beginers though, but having a basic knowledge of a digital painting software (like photoshop or corel painter) will help to get a grip on it. Its tutorials are very well epxlained, and it is loaded with full color illustrations that show you each and every step described, which I believe it is a helpful tool. Also, the contained tutorials explain perfectly techniques ranging from custom brushes, to speed and matte painting, to human and creature features.
It is exactly what I expected this book to be, and I must admit that I even use it's references in Traditional Painting as well.