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The Art of Poser and Photoshop, The Official e-frontier Guide

The Art of Poser and Photoshop, The Official e-frontier Guide

ISBN 13: 9781598634310

ISBN 10: 1598634313

Author: Stephen Burns

Pages: 488

Published: 11/26/2008

Print Book Price: $39.99 Add to cart

eBook Price: $19.24 Add to cart

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Description
Expand your digital art possibilities with Poser Pro and Photoshop CS4! If you are a digital artist who has been frustrated with the limitations and confusing interfaces of 3D software products in the past, "The Art of Poser and Photoshop: The Official Guide" will show you how to harness the dynamic capabilities of both Poser and Photoshop to create fascinating and unique imagery. Using Poser Pro’s intuitive approach and its extensive library of characters, props, and environments you can focus on the creative aspects of 3D modeling. Then, using the sophisticated functionality of Photoshop CS4, you can enhance and perfect your creation, adding texture, animating layers, applying light, and more. Every chapter features full-color tutorials to guide you through the process of using each product to create an imaginative work of art from beginning to end. And all images used in the tutorials are available for download on the book’s companion website. Get ready to maximize your artistic vision with "The Art of Poser and Photoshop: The Official Guide!"
Note*: If you are buying the e-book version of this product, any CD/DVD supplement files referenced throughout the book can be accessed for free at our Companion Downloads page.
Benefits
  • Shares an understanding of how and why Photoshop CS3 and Poser 7 functions to give you a more intuitive approach to digital artistry.
  • Includes tutorials that combine techniques for photography, painting, 3d modeling with Poser 7 and composition with Photoshop CS3.
  • Every chapter contains full color tutorials on how to create an art piece from beginning to end that will wow them and inspire them to buy.
Author Bio
Stephen Burns
Stephen Burns' passion for the digital medium as an art form is as great as his passion for photography. His background began as a photographer 28 years ago and, in time, progressed toward the digital medium. In addition to being the president of the prestigious San Diego Photoshop Users Group, of which there are currently 3,000 members, Stephen Burns has been an instructor and lecturer in the application of digital art and design for the past 13 years. He has authored several books, including the first two editions of this book, and has written numerous articles, including some for HDRI 3D magazine about using creative digital techniques with Photoshop and 3D applications. His work has been shown at fine art galleries worldwide and at www.chromeallusion.com.
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Table of Contents
Introduction;

Chapter 1: Poser and Photoshop Interface Overview;

Chapter 2: Creating a Profile Carved in Stone;

Chapter 3: Posing and Perspective;

Chapter 4: Using the Nodal Texture Engine;

Chapter 5: Advanced Nodal Texturing in Poser;

Chapter 6: Image Based Lighting in Poser Pro;

Chapter 7: UV Mapping in Poser Pro;

Chapter 8: HDRI Lighting