The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad

Book description

Artists today use digital tools that allow them to work as naturally and spontaneously as if they were using traditional artist tools such as pastels, watercolors, oil media, and gouache. With the recent growth of the tablet market, there are more tools and more sophisticated features available now than ever before and an increased desire by artists to learn how to use them. As much art book as guide, The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book uses traditional drawing and painting theory exercises, coupled with reallife projects, to show readers how they can use Painter and Photoshop with pressure-sensitive tablets for beautiful results.

Award-winning artist and author Cher Threinen-Pendarvis takes readers through a variety of projects designed to improve their drawing, composition, and conceptual thought processes while exploring different uses of the many brushes available in Painter and Photoshop.

Among many valuable concepts and techniques you’ll learn to:

  • Create tonal, gestural, and contour drawings with a pressure-sensitive tablet and stylus

  • Use the iPad for sketching out ideas and use related software including Brushes, ArtStudio, Sketchbook Pro, Procreate, Adobe Ideas, and Adobe PS Touch

  • Translate traditional color theory to digital color tools

  • Incorporate scanned artwork into digital paintings and use photos as a reference for illustrations

  • Table of contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Dedication Page
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. About the Author and Artist
    6. Foreword
    7. Contents
    8. Introduction
      1. How to Use This Book
    9. 1. The Digital Art Studio
      1. Setting Up the Digital Art Studio
      2. The Power of Color
      3. Pixels and Image Resolution
      4. Fine Art Printmaking in the Studio
    10. 2. Sketching on the iPad
      1. Favorite iPad Painting Tools
      2. Using Brushes 3 for a Quick Color Sketch
      3. Making a Pencil and Sketching in Brushes 3
      4. Sketching a Pencil Portrait Using ArtStudio
      5. Painting a Color Study Using ArtStudio
      6. Painting with Wet Paint in ArtStudio
      7. Drawing with Sketchbook Express
      8. Coloring a Drawing with Sketchbook Pro
      9. Making a Quick Color Study Using Procreate
      10. Sketching with Adobe Ideas
      11. Coloring with Adobe Ideas
      12. Making a Collage Sketch with Adobe Photoshop Touch
    11. 3. Photoshop, Painter, and Tablet Basics for Artists
      1. Introduction
      2. Anatomy of a Tablet and Stylus
      3. Getting Started with Your Tablet
      4. Photoshop Basics for Painters
      5. Painter Basics for Artists
    12. 4. Assembling Brushes and Paint in Photoshop and Painter
      1. Exploring Brushes and Paint in Photoshop
      2. Exploring Brushes and Paint in Painter
    13. 5. Drawing and Tablet Exercises
      1. Warming Up and Sketching
      2. Sketching in Photoshop
    14. 6. The Illusion of Volume
      1. Sketching a Cube
      2. Drawing a Textured Round Object
      3. Drawing Rounded Forms
      4. Drawing a Hollow Rounded Form
    15. 7. Sensitive Tone and Modeling
      1. Using Sensitive Tone and Blending
      2. Using Interesting Strokes to Build Tonal Variations
    16. 8. A Sense of Atmosphere
      1. Building Form and Atmosphere Using Hatching
      2. Achieving Sparkling Light
    17. 9. Starting with a Scanned Drawing
      1. Scanning a Pencil Drawing
      2. Using Photoshop to Work Over a Pencil Drawing
      3. Using Painter to Work Over a Pencil Drawing
      4. Adding Washes to a Drawing Using Painter
      5. Applying Washes to a Drawing Using Photoshop
    18. 10. Using a Photo Reference for Painting
      1. Using a Photo Reference While Painting
      2. Making Brushes for Sketching and Painting
      3. Using Painter’s “Digital Lightbox.”
    19. 11. Defining the Focal Point
      1. Strengthening the Focal Point
      2. Oil Paint Looks with Photoshop
      3. Enhancing the Focal Point
    20. 12. Simulating Paper and Canvas
      1. Achieving Texture in a Photoshop Image
      2. Adding Texture with the Texturizer Filter
      3. Adding Texture with the Lighting Effects Filter
      4. Painting with Oil, Pastel, and Impasto Paint on Canvas
      5. Building a Colored Paper Texture Surface
      6. Building a Gessoed Canvas
      7. Embossing Texture on an Image
      8. Using Distortion and Surface Texture
    21. 13. Retouching, Tinting, and Painting
      1. Retouching and Adding a Vignette
      2. Painting with History in Photoshop
      3. Working Over a Portrait with Chalk
      4. Building a Rich Paper Surface
      5. Painting an Expressive Oil Portrait
    22. 14. Composing from the Imagination
      1. Collage and Retouching
      2. Adding Painter Brushwork to the Collage
      3. Compositing Sketches and Scans in Photoshop
      4. Adding Colored Brushwork in Painter
      5. Enhancing Lighting Using a Gradient Layer Mask
    23. Gallery
    24. Appendices
      1. Appendix A. Vendor Information
        1. Hardware
        2. Inks and substrates
        3. Software
      2. Appendix B. Reference Materials
        1. ART Books
        2. Computer Imagery Books
        3. Publications
      3. Appendix C. Fine Art Output Suppliers
    25. Index

    Product information

    • Title: The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad
    • Author(s):
    • Release date: September 2013
    • Publisher(s): Peachpit Press
    • ISBN: 9780133365832