2003 Best

The Glitterguru on Photoshop: From Concept to Cool

by Suzette Troche-Stapp

Whoa... what's this?

When we first learned of this book I said: "Oh no! A female Scott Kelby! Oh no!"
      But as it dug into this fascinating book I soon learned that Glitter Guru Suzette Troche-Stapp has it all over Scott without a moment's hesitation -- this is some of the most exciting stuff on Photoshop we've seen since the very first Photoshop WOW book! No kidding!

Glitter in Photoshop

The Glitterguru has come to town... she's in your face, and you're going to see tricks and techniques from behind show biz scenes you've never seen. This is not, we repeat, NOT a software manual. It may look flimsy at first glance, but the information within will literally knock you out!
      Not only does Glitter Guru give you some striking Photoshop techniques but a treasure trove of how to actually accomplish the glamour photo shoots you see in major ad campaigns. And, it's not just Hollywood... there's real weight in this full-color, enamel paper blockbuster, from simple touch-ups or complex compositing -- to knocking those love handles off that waste-line.
      And, don't put off buying this book thinking you'll see these tutorials on the web. You won't. Don't think for a moment you'll see visual excitement like this in the killer tricks books either. You won't.

This is Digital "Cosmetic Surgery" and Cotton Candy all rolled into one!

  • Are you ready for retouching tips like performing digital "cosmetic surgery" -- slimming down a thigh or adding voluminous hair?
  • Are you ready to use Photoshop's adjustment layers, channels, and filters to achieve fabulous affects?
  • Are you ready for advice on seamlessly compositing backgrounds and props into images?
  • Are you ready for a supportive outline on how to earn a living from your Photoshop creations
Glitter GuruAuthor Troche-Stapp clearly knows her stuff -- she's one of the most sought-after photographer/digital artists today -- named one of the "Top 40 Photoshop Experts" by Wacom Inc.; a "Guru Award" for excellence in Photoshop design by NAPP; dripping with to-die-for clients like Brooke Shields, Jenny McCarthy, Kathy Griffin, Warner Bros., MCI, Honda, AOL, Lollapalooza '97 and others. The kicker is, unlike some of those other stuffy "designers" and "photoshop masters" who write like they are more important than the rest of us, Suzette is in your face on every page with satin-doll, heart-pounding energy.

Run, don't walk to the nearest bookseller

Get "the glitterguru" -- the book is geared toward both photographers and digital artists and is chock-full Suzette's spunk combined with the eye-catching images and design make this book as fun and visually appealing as it is practical. You'll be as convinced as we were!

The Glitterguru on Photoshop: From Concept to Cool
by Suzette Troche-Stapp List Price: $39.99 Price: $23.99 -- buy now and save: $16.00 (40%)
Paperback: 250 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.56 x 10.02 x 7.96 Publisher: New Riders; 1st edition (October 15, 2003)

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