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This book was around for weeks and didn't get much attention while I concentrated on the new Deke McClelland and Scott Kelby books, but when I began putting together our September "Fall Fonts Festival" for DTG, I noticed the image on the cover of Al's book. The type-mapped face with the glasses lured me into the book -- and it was truly a WOW experience!

al ward photoshop for right brainers

Photoshop for Right-Brainers:
The Art of Photo Manipulation

by Al Ward, Sybex

Al is an 'actions' expert. So, what better guru to teach -- actions require precise and decisive steps in accomplishing any effect or technique in Photoshop, so a tutorial from an actions guru are -- well -- it just doesn't get any better than this.

What made the book doubly beneficial were Al's clever image fixes, fanciful photo manipulations, and true artistic flare. But when it comes to bringing these visions to life on your computer -- well, that's the hard part. Al Ward's innovative and personal guide to the art of photo manipulation don't just tell you how to do it like many of the other mentors out there -- he gives you something to chew on -- something to dream about.

Photoshop for Right-Brainers doesn't hamstring you with follow-the-leader, cookie-cutter techniques. Instead, the book explores the artistic creation process, demonstrating how Photoshop can open pathways for originality and keep you from getting stuck creatively. You'll start off doing real-world Photoshop work to get a firm grounding in the essential tools and techniques. Then you'll work through complex projects, honing your skills and learning how to translate even your wildest visions into reality. By the end you'll be able to generate mind-blowing photographic art of your own.

Inside you'll learn how to:

spread Featured on the CD The CD features images and project files from the book along with actions you can use to implement techniques, stock images, and more. It also includes your own copy of Maya Personal Learning Edition, a non-commercial version of the award-winning Maya 5 software we're providing so you can begin to explore 3D graphics and animation.

Al Ward is a prominent member of the Photoshop community and a certified Photoshop addict. His website,, supplies Photoshop users with treasured actions and information. He has authored and contributed to many Photoshop books and has written for Photoshop User Magazine and websites such as Planet Photoshop and Photoshop Cafˇ -- like the Photoshop Productivity Toolkit; and Photoshop Most Wanted (two editions) with other leading authors like Colin Smith and Scott Kelby.

Download Part 1 of Chapter 5: Landscapes and Nature 2.43MB pdf
Part 2 of Chapter 5: Landscapes and Nature 1.31MB pdf

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click herePhotoshop for Right-Brainers:
The Art of Photo Manipulation

by Al Ward

Paperback: 400 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.88 x 10.18 x 7.76; Publisher: Sybex; Book and CD-ROM edition (March, 2004) Level: Intermediate; Type: How-to ; List Price: $49.99 - buy now: Price: $33.99 and You Save: $16.00 (32%)

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