Master the tools and techniques of this exciting, contemporary medium How can you create stunning artwork that combines the traditions of conventional. Digital Painting for the Complete Beginner by Carlyn Beccia, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Writing for beginners with little to no experience in digital painting, Carlyn Beccia begins with the fundamentals, including understanding brushes, canvases, and.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. With Digital Painting for the Complete Beginnerlearn the techniques of digital painting to unleash the endless possibilities for this unique medium. Writing for beginners with little to no experience in digital painting, Carlyn Beccia begins with the fundamentals, including understanding brushes, canvases, and available media—with opportunities to practice and experiment along the way.
The easy to follow tutorials show how to create a diverse range of art, including drawings, sketches in pastel and watercolor, oil paintings, and mixed media pieces. Whatever your interests in art and digital media, Digital Painting for the Complete Beginner will be your point of departure for making your own expressive and unique digital works.
Her tutorials are published in Painter magazine Paperback beginneer, pages. Published April 24th by Watson-Guptill first published March 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Digital Painting for the Complete Beginnerplease sign up. Are any particular software programs needed to work from this book? See 1 question calyn Digital Painting for the Complete Beginner…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
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The thing I love about this book is that the author’s illustrations are very appealing. So often when I plough through a digital digitwl tutorial on the web, the tutorial itself is adequate, but the artwork used to demonstrate the technique is really uninspiring. This shouldn’t matter for the creative person, but it really does. The best thing I can do to ensure a successful day of art is paintung surround myself in comolete people’s well-executed artwork.
The author of this book, Carlyn Beccia, has a painte The thing I love about this book is that the author’s illustrations are very appealing. The author of this book, Carlyn Beccia, has a flr style, which she says she prefers over ‘overly blended super smooth digital art that looks well, digital’ — and so do Tge. There is a real feminine quality to this artwork, which I only bring up because another publisher of books on digital painting techniques is 3DTotal, who have so far produced three ths volumes from industry professionals While the artwork in those books is fantastic, it’s almost too well executed to be inspirational to a beginner, and I wouldn’t recommend those books to a complete novice, because not only are they almost photolike in their quality not what the beginner tends digittal aim forthey also leave out a few of the steps.
Like the 3DTotal series, this how-to book is an homage to Photoshop and Corel Painter, the industry standards for digital painting. In a guide for beginners though, which aims to teach general digital painting techniques rather than how to use a particular piece of software, I would have hoped for at least a nod towards two other fantastic and much cheaper pieces of software: With those two pieces of software it is possible to do almost everything covered in this book, and more.
I recommend those two programs for anyone just getting into digital painting. Painter is only necessary for pros, partly explaining its pricetag.
Digital Painting for the Complete Beginner
The kaleidoscope tool and the ability to make patterns seem to be the particular strengths of Corel painter. Most other things can be hacked pretty well in Artrage. In other respects this is an excellent book. I thought about what I would’ve wanted my own self to know could I go back in time and offer advice based on what I know now compared to when I’d first started digital painting.
Number one on my list is layer management: Avoid merging layers unless they’re starting to become unmanageable. This is probably specific to my own work, in which I create digital art to be exported as many different assets for use in storybook apps, but for anyone, keeping different assets on their own layers is a far more efficient way of working than to cut out an object to isolate it from its background, which is still a useful thing to know how to do, and which is covered in this book, but only after you’re accidentally merged two layers that you shouldn’t have.
Naming layers sensibly and keeping them in groups is also really important, though admittedly, probably not so important for most people’s needs. The overview of file formats is useful, but more explanation is probably necessary for the dpi, which is really only relevant if your work is going to be printed out. Not all digital art is printed onto paper these days. And resolution is a slightly complicated thing. It took me a few explanations before I understood why dpi isn’t the slightest bit important when developing artwork to be seen on a digital screen.
After reading the section on color management, I’m mighty glad I don’t have to worry about that, either. I never thought to calibrate my monitors.
They were fine, as it happens, perhaps because they’re new this year. The explanation of blend modes is really good in this book, though still I think it’s a matter of learning how they look rather than knowing what they do.
I always feel like I’m shitting in the dark when it comes to blend modes, though I’m sure that more experienced digital artists know exactly what blend xarlyn they’re going to use before they even go to that menu. I’m getting much better at them myself, and have started to use more than just the ‘overlay’ and dibital light’ blend modes.
The explanations of hue, value and chroma are excellent. I loved the section on the Munsell Method, mainly because I’ve been making use of this method without knowing what it was called, sometimes creating a layer of values, then a layer of hue as an overlay.
I think Albert Munsell’s quote: No shame in using Adobe Kuler and similar.
This book is refreshing, because how-to books caryln art tend to cover the same old territory when it comes to colour and perspective. It’s nice to see some emphasis on values — all the more relevant to digital art, perhaps, where it is very easy to create a layer of values and a separate teh of hue, then adjust them as necessary.
The tutorials section is of more limited value if you’re using alternative software but they’re well worth reading both to understand someone else’s workflow and for the carln art tips. Mar 19, Tim Decker rated it liked it. Some good tips hidden in here. Georganne rated it it was ok Jun 01, Elena rated it really liked it Feb 19, Lisa A Frazier rated it it was amazing May 12, Gerry Doyon rated it really liked it Jun 29, Barbara Talbott rated it really liked it Jul 27, Barb Swanner rated it really liked it Jun 09, Middlethought rated it it was amazing Aug 05, Mich rated it it was ok Feb 08, Hatazzb rated it liked it Mar 19, Lisa rated it really liked it Jul 16, Russ rated it it was amazing May 03, Lisa Ellwood rated it really liked it Feb 17, Miguel Angel Mayoral Pena rated it really liked it Dec 03, Teighlor Chaney rated it liked it May 07, Otto Hahaa rated it really liked it May 20, Donald Hamilton rated it liked it Feb 25, Nicholas rated it it was ok Jun begiinner, Gary Ammirati rated it really liked it Jul 08, Jeanie rated it it was amazing Oct 30, Dana rated it really liked it Aug 02, Jason Carter rated it liked it Jan 15, Richard Orlin rated it it was amazing Jul 03, Ilex Press rated it it was amazing Jul 11, Delanna Delp rated it really liked it Mar 06, John rated it really liked it Jan 27, Joyce rated it really liked it Jan 08, Pam Wiedenbeck rated it liked it Nov 04, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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