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Get Creative! : The Digital Photo Idea Book - Kate Binder

Get Creative!

The Digital Photo Idea Book

Paperback Published: 24th March 2003
ISBN: 9780072227215
Number Of Pages: 356

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Entertain yourself, your family, and your friends while you create beautiful, funny, and interesting compositions with your digital and printed photography. This thorough guide is loaded with answers, suggestions, examples, and techniques to help you with scanning, image editing, printing, and more.

Introductionp. ix
Getting Started
Recipes for Imagesp. 3
Your Photos: More Than Just Picturesp. 4
Turning Photos into Real-Life Objectsp. 4
How to Take a Good Picturep. 9
Boot Campp. 15
Software Requirementsp. 16
Hardware Requirementsp. 20
When to Scan, When to Photographp. 25
About Size and Resolutionp. 26
Saving Filesp. 30
Printing Techniques and Mediap. 33
Creating Web Imagesp. 36
Patterns, Textures, Filters, and Backgrounds
Making Your Images "Touchable"p. 45
Creating Surface Texturesp. 46
Creating Seamless Repeating Imagesp. 59
More Great Ideasp. 68
Out of Thin Airp. 71
Making a Curtain Callp. 73
Other Settingsp. 79
Combining Photos and Settingsp. 79
More Great Ideasp. 80
Roll Over, Michelangelop. 83
Painting with Pixelsp. 84
Making a Menu Marvelous with a Mosaicp. 89
Tips for Budding Pixel Artistsp. 93
More Great Ideasp. 94
Colors and Tinting
Deal Yourself a Winning Handp. 99
Making a Good Black and White Photop. 100
Simulating Period Colorp. 109
More Great Ideasp. 114
Turning Back the Calendarp. 117
Back in the Olden Daysp. 117
Rolling Back the Years--Making a Hand-Tinted Portraitp. 119
Making a "Vintage" Photop. 129
Where to Look for Inspirationp. 134
More Great Ideasp. 134
Housewarming, 1850s Stylep. 137
Mass Market Color Before Color Photographyp. 138
Finding Inspirationp. 138
Saddle Up! Preparing the Image for Coloringp. 141
Applying Colorsp. 147
Making a Four-Fold Note Cardp. 154
Bottoms Up--Making Custom Drink Coastersp. 156
More Great Ideasp. 160
With Color, Less Really Can Be Morep. 163
What's a Duotone?p. 164
Duotone It the Easy Wayp. 166
The More Colors, the Merrierp. 172
Sure, You Can Fake a Duotonep. 180
More Great Ideasp. 181
Simple Giftsp. 183
Line Up! Turning Photos into Drawingsp. 183
Get the Red Out...and the Green, andp. 189
Crayon Power: Making Coloring Book Picturesp. 192
More Great Ideasp. 196
Combining Elements
No Scissors, No Pastep. 201
Building Images Piece by Piecep. 202
Silhouetting the Saint's Headp. 203
Creating the Saint's Body and Pawsp. 206
He's Been Framed--Creating an "Ancient" Frame in 3Dp. 209
On Your Mettle! Let's Make Some--Metal, That Isp. 214
Moving Onp. 217
More Great Ideasp. 218
Getting It Togetherp. 221
Seeing Things in the Right Lightp. 222
Creating an Opulent Backgroundp. 222
The Head Bone Is Connected to the Neck Bonep. 224
Aging Photos by Several Hundred Yearsp. 227
Halo, Everybody, Halo--Creating That Saintly Glowp. 230
Let There Be Light--on St. Guinefortp. 231
Where Do We Go from Here?p. 233
More Great Ideasp. 234
What I Did on My Summer Vacationp. 237
Creating a Large-Letter Postcardp. 238
Designing a Backgroundp. 240
Adding the Typep. 245
Warping the Typep. 248
Silhouetting Images Within the Lettersp. 250
Applying Layer Styles to Typep. 254
To Mail It or Not to Mail It?p. 255
More Great Ideasp. 256
Other Fun Stuff
What Fools These Mortals Bep. 261
I Can't Believe It's Not a Butterfly!p. 262
Placing the Picture Elementsp. 263
Creating a Real-World Shadowp. 265
Leaving Other Things Lying Aroundp. 270
More Great Ideasp. 271
Hey, They Took My Camera!p. 275
Scanner, Camera, What's the Diff?p. 276
How to Scan an Elephant--Or Notp. 277
Brushing Up on Your Scanning Techniquep. 279
Cleaning Up After Your Scannerp. 281
Let's Finish What We Started--Our Projects!p. 289
More Great Ideasp. 293
Better Than Perfectp. 295
How to Sell Your House: Enhancing a Photo Realisticallyp. 296
Going Too Far: Adding a Little Fantasyp. 301
Forget Being "Down to Earth"--Let's Fly to the Moonp. 304
It's Been Real--or Has It?p. 310
More Great Ideasp. 310
Appendixes
The Software in Reviewp. 315
Paint Shop Pro 7p. 316
PhotoFix 3.4p. 317
PhotoImpact 8p. 318
Photo-Paint 11p. 319
Photoshop Elements 2.0p. 320
How Do I Get There from Here?p. 321
Glossaryp. 329
Indexp. 335
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ISBN: 9780072227215
ISBN-10: 0072227214
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 24th March 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 18.75  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.64

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