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Art and Design in Photoshop by Steve Caplin

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Great works of art

We’re surrounded by works of art in a way that people never before have been in history. It leaps out of book covers, beams down from billboards, and assails us through advertising.

These days even the least visually literate of viewers will recognize a couple of dozen famous paintings, starting – of course – with the Mona Lisa, and working through the history of popular art.

But how are these works created? And do we need to mix oil paints in order to reproduce them? We’ll look at how to simulate a range of artistic styles, from the ancient to the contemporary.

It would be presumptuous of us to think that we could paint like ...

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