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100% Photoshop by Steve Caplin

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Introduction

Photoshop is the world’s best-known, best-loved and just downright best photographic manipulation application. It’s used by retouchers, fine artists, graphic designers, photographers, and everyone who works with images in any form.

But there’s another side to Photoshop. In my work as an illustrator for newspapers and magazines, I frequently have to come up with a finished image against impossibly tight deadlines. And if I don’t have a suitable photograph of a flying saucer, or a leather book from just the right angle, or an award trophy, or a paperclip, then I often end up drawing it directly inside Photoshop.

Drawing in Photoshop isn’t just a second-rate alternative when we can’t find the right image. When we draw an object, we ...

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