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The Complete Guide to Digital Illustration (Complete Guides)

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | The Complete Guide to Digital Illustration (Complete Guides).pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Adam Banks(Author) Steve Caplin(Author)

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Today's professional illustrator is light years beyond ink wells and drafting boards: the present and foreseeable future of the art of illustration is digital, and there is no more complete resource on the tools and techniques of this thoroughly modern practice than The Complete Guide to Digital Illustration. Written by veteran art professionals Steve Caplin and Adam Banks, this guide will take any digital artist to the next level. It examines all the key areas where digital illustration is utilized--covering the traditional arenas such as print, corporate identity, and advertising as well as multimedia presentations and the new media of the Internet. It demonstrates the vast array of incredible effects open to today's digital artists, along with how they can be achieved. It also offers indispensable advice on the type of software and hardware the beginning digital illustrator may need for his own studio. Packed with more than 400 stunning full-color illustrations and profiles of the newsmakers and groundbreakers within the industry, The Complete Guide to Digital Illustration is a virtual encyclopedia on the art of digital illustration and a fast-track tutorial no serious illustrator should be without.

...a sumptuous book that's punctuated with portfolios of some of the best digital art currently being produced - 5/5 -- Computer Arts Projects, Sept 03...the result is so impressive that I could not put the book down... -- Kansas City Star, May 2003

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  • By Janet on 3 February 2004

    Computer graphics has been a growing hobby of mine for some time and I bought this book (at full price unfortunately) to fill in the gaps in my knowledge that had arisen as a result of being self taught. It is a useful text to anyone at my sort of level, that is to say intermediate beginner. Richly illustrated it is clearly aimed at showing the new user what can be achieved with computer graphics, and at this level I certainly enjoyed it. However it shows what can be done using the professional heavy weight applications like Photoshop, Illustrator, & 3D Max which exposes the book’s flaw. Most beginners do not have access to the sort of applications that this book focuses on, let alone actually use them so as a working instructional manual it does not work. However if you want a beautifully illustrated book that is very easy to read for inspiration, and to understand the basic principles of computer graphics then buy it, because at Amazon’s price it is excellent value

  • By riby on 7 August 2011

    The book is a little out of date re the first two or three chapters, but is a truly excellent book.


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