The Painter 4 Wow!: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Fractal Painter 4

The Painter 4 Wow!: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Fractal Painter 4

by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

Paperback

$44.95

Overview

Today's most exciting paint program is now profiled in a stunning full-color book. Fractal Design Painter 4 has garnered the highest honors from industry and users for its groundbreaking "natural media" capabilities. The Painter Wow! Book shows the breathtaking array of artistic possibilities available to artists, illustrators, graphic designers, and photographers for creating new fine art pieces or adding pizzaz to existing designs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780201886443
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Publication date: 09/01/1996
Series: Wow! Book Series
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 7.52(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Welcome xi
Getting to Know Painter
1(11)
Painter's Requirements for Mac and PC, File Size and Resolution, Painter Basics, Libraries and Movers
The Power of Color
12(16)
Hue, Saturation and Value, Putting HSV to Work, Color Adjustments on Existing Images
Filling with Gradations
18(2)
Capturing a Color Set
20(1)
Colorizing Scratchboard
21(1)
Adding Color and Gradations to Line Art
22(2)
Gallery
24(4)
Painting with Brushes
28(46)
Emulating Traditional Techniques
Building Brushes
34(4)
Applying Scanned Paper Textures
38(2)
Spontaneous Pastels
40(2)
Expressive Custom Brushes
42(2)
Painting with Pastels
44(2)
Drawing with Colored Pencils
46(1)
Blending and Feathering with Pastels
47(1)
Glazing with Watercolor
48(2)
Mixing Media
50(1)
Gouache and Opaque Watermedia
51(3)
Painting with Oils
54(2)
Sculpting a Portrait
56(2)
Colorizing Pencil Illustrations
58(2)
Lifelike Commercial Illustration
60(2)
Gallery
62(12)
Selections, Shape Paths and Masks
74(28)
Creating Selections and Shapes, Transforming Selections, Organizing with the Path List Palette, Selections at Work, Saving Outline, Masks
Creating a Bas Relief
84(1)
Creating Beveled Cast Metal
85(3)
Working with Bezier Paths and Selections
88(2)
Selections and Airbrush
90(2)
Working with Freehand Selections
92(2)
Using Color Mask
94(2)
Isolating Color with Auto Mask
96(2)
Gallery
98(4)
Using Floaters and Shapes
102(24)
Working with Image Floaters, Using Reference Floaters, Working with Shapes, Organizing Floaters and Shapes, Floaters and Their Masks, Composite Controls
Dropping a Shadow
110(1)
Working with Shapes and Floaters
111(2)
Backlighting 3D Text
113(2)
Melting Text Into Water
115(2)
Putting Floaters to Work
117(1)
Organizing Floaters in an Illustration
118(2)
Adding Dimension to Flat Color
120(3)
Gallery
123(3)
Enhancing Photos
126(30)
Image-Processing Basics, Advanced Techniques
Putting Type Over a Photo
130(1)
Creating a Sepia-Tone Photo
131(1)
Selective Colorization
132(1)
Simulating Motion
133(1)
Blending a Photo
134(1)
Overlaying Textures
135(1)
Loning with Textures
136(2)
Solarizing
138(1)
Hand-Tinting a Photo
139(2)
Creating a Montage Using Masks and Floaters
141(3)
"Crystallizing" a Montage
144(2)
Gallery
146(10)
Exploring Special Effects
156(26)
Adding Effects with Surface Texture, Adding Dimension with Lighting, Exploring Patterns, Other Special Effects
Adding Diffusion and Relief
162(1)
Diving into Distortion
163(1)
Making a Collage with Eroded Type
164(2)
Creating a Tidepool
166(2)
Draping a Weave
168(2)
Applying Effects to Selections
170(2)
Building a Lively Music Poster
172(2)
Compositing Photographs Using Special Effects
174(2)
Gallery
176(6)
Multimedia with Painter
182(24)
Working with Scripts, Animating with Frame Stacks, Importing and Exporting, Creating Texture Maps for 3D Rendering
Making a Quickshow Presentation
190(1)
Automating Movie Effects
191(1)
Animating an Illustration
192(2)
Making an Animated Comp
194(2)
Animating Logo
196(2)
Illustrations in Director
198(4)
Gallery
202(4)
Printing and Archival Concerns
206(18)
Color for Printing, Fine Art Printing, Photographic Imaging Options, Experimental Printmaking, Permanency Concerns, Fine Art Editions
Combining Digital and Intaglio Printmaking
214(2)
Building an Experimental Desktop Print
216(2)
Making a Fine Art Master Print
218(2)
Gallery
220(4)
Making Mosaics and Web Graphics
224(14)
Working with Mosaics, Creating Graphics for the Web
Building a Clone-based Mosaic
228(2)
Creating a Web Page with an Image Map
230(4)
Building an Online Suite
234(2)
Gallery
236(2)
Appendix 238(6)
Image Collections, Hardware and Software Information, Fine Art Service Bureas, Contributing Artists and Photographers, Art and Photo Credits, Reference Materials
Index 244

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