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The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad

Book Description

Artists today use digital tools that allow them to work as naturally and spontaneously as if they were using traditional artist tools such as pastels, watercolors, oil media, and gouache. With the recent growth of the tablet market, there are more tools and more sophisticated features available now than ever before and an increased desire by artists to learn how to use them. As much art book as guide, The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book uses traditional drawing and painting theory exercises, coupled with reallife projects, to show readers how they can use Painter and Photoshop with pressure-sensitive tablets for beautiful results.

Award-winning artist and author Cher Threinen-Pendarvis takes readers through a variety of projects designed to improve their drawing, composition, and conceptual thought processes while exploring different uses of the many brushes available in Painter and Photoshop.

Among many valuable concepts and techniques you’ll learn to:

  • Create tonal, gestural, and contour drawings with a pressure-sensitive tablet and stylus

  • Use the iPad for sketching out ideas and use related software including Brushes, ArtStudio, Sketchbook Pro, Procreate, Adobe Ideas, and Adobe PS Touch

  • Translate traditional color theory to digital color tools

  • Incorporate scanned artwork into digital paintings and use photos as a reference for illustrations

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication Page
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. About the Author and Artist
  6. Foreword
  7. Contents
  8. Introduction
    1. How to Use This Book
  9. 1. The Digital Art Studio
    1. Setting Up the Digital Art Studio
    2. The Power of Color
    3. Pixels and Image Resolution
    4. Fine Art Printmaking in the Studio
  10. 2. Sketching on the iPad
    1. Favorite iPad Painting Tools
    2. Using Brushes 3 for a Quick Color Sketch
    3. Making a Pencil and Sketching in Brushes 3
    4. Sketching a Pencil Portrait Using ArtStudio
    5. Painting a Color Study Using ArtStudio
    6. Painting with Wet Paint in ArtStudio
    7. Drawing with Sketchbook Express
    8. Coloring a Drawing with Sketchbook Pro
    9. Making a Quick Color Study Using Procreate
    10. Sketching with Adobe Ideas
    11. Coloring with Adobe Ideas
    12. Making a Collage Sketch with Adobe Photoshop Touch
  11. 3. Photoshop, Painter, and Tablet Basics for Artists
    1. Introduction
    2. Anatomy of a Tablet and Stylus
    3. Getting Started with Your Tablet
    4. Photoshop Basics for Painters
    5. Painter Basics for Artists
  12. 4. Assembling Brushes and Paint in Photoshop and Painter
    1. Exploring Brushes and Paint in Photoshop
    2. Exploring Brushes and Paint in Painter
  13. 5. Drawing and Tablet Exercises
    1. Warming Up and Sketching
    2. Sketching in Photoshop
  14. 6. The Illusion of Volume
    1. Sketching a Cube
    2. Drawing a Textured Round Object
    3. Drawing Rounded Forms
    4. Drawing a Hollow Rounded Form
  15. 7. Sensitive Tone and Modeling
    1. Using Sensitive Tone and Blending
    2. Using Interesting Strokes to Build Tonal Variations
  16. 8. A Sense of Atmosphere
    1. Building Form and Atmosphere Using Hatching
    2. Achieving Sparkling Light
  17. 9. Starting with a Scanned Drawing
    1. Scanning a Pencil Drawing
    2. Using Photoshop to Work Over a Pencil Drawing
    3. Using Painter to Work Over a Pencil Drawing
    4. Adding Washes to a Drawing Using Painter
    5. Applying Washes to a Drawing Using Photoshop
  18. 10. Using a Photo Reference for Painting
    1. Using a Photo Reference While Painting
    2. Making Brushes for Sketching and Painting
    3. Using Painter’s “Digital Lightbox.”
  19. 11. Defining the Focal Point
    1. Strengthening the Focal Point
    2. Oil Paint Looks with Photoshop
    3. Enhancing the Focal Point
  20. 12. Simulating Paper and Canvas
    1. Achieving Texture in a Photoshop Image
    2. Adding Texture with the Texturizer Filter
    3. Adding Texture with the Lighting Effects Filter
    4. Painting with Oil, Pastel, and Impasto Paint on Canvas
    5. Building a Colored Paper Texture Surface
    6. Building a Gessoed Canvas
    7. Embossing Texture on an Image
    8. Using Distortion and Surface Texture
  21. 13. Retouching, Tinting, and Painting
    1. Retouching and Adding a Vignette
    2. Painting with History in Photoshop
    3. Working Over a Portrait with Chalk
    4. Building a Rich Paper Surface
    5. Painting an Expressive Oil Portrait
  22. 14. Composing from the Imagination
    1. Collage and Retouching
    2. Adding Painter Brushwork to the Collage
    3. Compositing Sketches and Scans in Photoshop
    4. Adding Colored Brushwork in Painter
    5. Enhancing Lighting Using a Gradient Layer Mask
  23. Gallery
  24. Appendices
    1. Appendix A. Vendor Information
      1. Hardware
      2. Inks and substrates
      3. Software
    2. Appendix B. Reference Materials
      1. ART Books
      2. Computer Imagery Books
      3. Publications
    3. Appendix C. Fine Art Output Suppliers
  25. Index