Pdf | Eng | 224 Pages | 2012 | Isbn 978-0321823762 | 15.03 Mb
To paraphrase Einstein, “Science without art is lame; art with-out science is blind.” At its best, Photoshop blends math, art—and heart.
You’ll find all three in Scott Valentine, and in his merry band of
contributors to this book.To write poetry, you’d best understand grammar. Featuring
well over 500 menu commands and dozens of tools, Photoshop
can appear overwhelming, but like any language, it can be broken down into a series of parts. Understand how those parts relate, and you can do nearly anything.In the language of Photoshop, blending modes are like adverbs: They govern how something is done, often making a night-and-day difference.
With their often inscrutable names (what the heck is “Linear Dodge (Add),” complete with parenthesis?), blending modes can draw blank stares from even seasoned Photoshop vets.
These mathematical formulae, however, are vital to producing things as “simple” as the common drop shadow effect. So, how does one efficiently grok enough theory (but not too much),
while keeping the focus on real-world results?