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This is not a review just a warning. If youre one of those people who is happy to buy blind and do so on impulse, you may be tempted by the title of this book. And its a very good book, but its written for artists who want to use the computer and Photoshop to digitally create oil and watercolours. In summary, as a book for artists using Photoshop it would rate highly, but we feel it has little value for photographers considering all the other titles out there. As such we think it's unfair to give it a rating on ePHOTOzine - a site that is aimed at photographers.
Comment from Author:
I saw your comments about my book Creative Thinking in Photoshop about how its irrelevant to photographers and I hope you dont mind me saying... I completely disagree!
There are certainly projects that wont appeal to photographers (such as the monotypes chapter, and perhaps the Radical techniques projects) but almost everything else contains ideas and ways of working entirely relevant to photographers interested in working with their images in Photoshop. Ive taught to students using this book, and photographers get just as excited about the idea of duplicating layers and changing blending modes, inserting
elements into compositions, creating a composition from a sequence of images, coloring monochrome images, simulating installations of your work, collaborating, etc....
As I say in the introduction, try not to prejudice yourself by whether I use drawings or photos to describe the projects, but look at the ideas and creative workflow, and then see how you might apply something similar to your own work.