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Fantasy Workshop: Mastering Digital Painting Techniques Paperback – Feb 3 2009

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Collins & Brown (Feb. 3 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843404729
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843404729
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 21.8 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 662 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #217,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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ImagineFX is the only magazine for Fantasy and Sci-Fi artists. Each issue contains an eclectic mixture of in-depth workshops from the world's best artists, galleries and interviews, features, community news, software and hardware reviews, and the latest sci-fi and fantasy films and comics.


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A very nicely laid out book, filled with good tips and step by step techniques and tips on characters, scenes, manga as well as some Q & A. The format is concise, it won't tell you how to paint, or how to use digital painting software, so some knowledge of basics is required. That said, I find it a great help to get me to work smarter and improve my skills. I definitely recommend this book.
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I've explored a number of similar titles and most of them suffer from lack of detailed instructions, introducing you to concepts but not specific methods of realizing them digitally. If you haven't yet looked at any of the titles that promise to familiarize you with digital painting techniques this would be a good investment in comparison to other similar alternatives and it will be quite apt as you are mastering the digital medium, but so far, for me, the best title that offers good instructions on digital painting remains Creative Photoshop by Derek Lea. Second best being The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book by Threinen-Pendarvis.
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Over the years, I've always tried to remain current with the latest tools and design techniques, regarding Digital art. ImagineFX's magazine has been a great help on this journey, and I found this particular item to be a great time saver. Having all the tutorials from the monthly magazine condensed into one huge magazine is just brilliant. It's a perfect resource for all the latest techniques and in my opinion is essential for any artist. Creating production quality artwork quickly is difficult. But with practice and this book by your side, any thing is possible.

Pascal Chaumette
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Here's a great tutorial style book for those interested in digital painting. Fantasy Workshop is a compilation of tutorials that have been published in monthly ImagineFX issues. If you are already a regular subscriber, you'll see very similar tutorials in Fantasy Workshop.

The tutorials are split into three categories, namely Characters, Scenes & Stories and Manga. At the end is a short FXpose section, which like the magazine, features illustrations from individual artists.

The tutorials are presented in a step-by-step manner with plenty of screenshots and well explained captions. Each artist will talk about their workflow, tips, techniques and shortcuts to creating digital art. More specifically for example, they will talk about how they create realism through texture, and also why they created it that way.

Since the book is about mastering digital painting, you'll see tons of examples on how to recreate paint effects using software. By examples I mean they will show the digital tools used, menus, and settings. The software used are Painter and Photoshop but the art techniques are usually easily achievable in either software.

There are also a few pages where the artists answer fans' questions relating to creating art.

This is a recommended book for anyone into digital painting. There's enough variety featured for everyone to learn a new trick or two.
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