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Digital Painting in Photoshop by Susan Ruddick Bloom

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CHAPTER 1

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Introduction to the Concept of Digital Painting

Fig. 1-1 Digital pastel of a garden bridge.

Humankind has felt the urge to paint since the dawn of time. Over the centuries our painting materials have varied. We have used oil as a binder to hold crushed minerals together. We have used water as a vehicle to spread pigments. Even wax has been used for centuries in a technique called encaustics. Most of these methods rely on the ground-up fragments of minerals and rocks. Modern paints have introduced new colors through the use of chemical technology.

Our palettes have changed over time because of the types of materials that were currently ...

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