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3D Game Textures: Create Professional Game Art Using Photoshop by Luke Ahearn

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Chapter 1. A Basic (Game) Art Education

A Basic (Game) Art Education

Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.

Cicero (Roman author, orator, and politician, 106 BC–43 BC)

Introduction

The basis of computer art is art itself, so before we dive into any technical issues, we must first discuss the most basic—but important aspects of visual art. Though teaching you traditional fine art skills is beyond the scope of this book, it is critical to have an understanding of some basic aspects of visual art in order to create game textures. Fortunately, these basic aspects of art are fairly easy to present in book form. By studying these basics of art, you will learn to ...

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