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Visual alchemy : the fine art of digital montage / Catherine McIntyre.

Author/Creator:
McIntyre, Catherine., author.
Publication:
Burlington, Mass. : Focal Press, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (507 p.)
Edition:
1st edition
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Subjects:
Photomontage.
Composition (Photography).
Photography -- Digital techniques.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
System Details:
text file
Summary:
"Like many artists, Catherine McIntyre created traditional art for decades before going digital. Despite the medium or specific tools used, the decision-making processes for working with both traditional and digital art are quite often the same. These working methods are the subject of this book. As an aesthetic guide to composition, color, texture, and all of the other means of communication that an artist has at their disposal, Visual Alchemy explores the creative process of using these tools to express an artistic vision digitally. The techniques it explains are those of the artist, rather than the computer operator, and will apply to any digital program and to any medium"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Dedication; INTRODUCTION; Digital manipulation as a medium of expression; THEMES; Finding your subject; Themes; BEAUTY AND IDEA; INFLUENCES; INSPIRATION; The influence of practice; The influence of environment; SUBJECTS; The portrait; The nude; The landscape; Architecture; The natural world; Still life; Myth; Abstraction; Absence; COLLECTING SOURCE MATERIAL; Taking source photographs; Treasure hunting; Finding a model-portraits and nudes; Photographing portraits and the nude; Anatomy
Still life-making your own subjectsBuilding an archive; Interiors; Taking it outside; Public and private collections; Found photographs; Non-photographed input-scanning and filters; Using drawing and painting; METHOD; Technique; Resolution and image quality; Creating a background; Selection; Avoiding selection; Evolution; Shadows and light; Combining textures; Translucency; Cloning; Developing your image; Practice; Saving it and final touches; COMPOSITION; Proportion; Geometry; Gestalt theory; Symmetry and asymmetry; Complexity; Focal point; Achieving perspective; Framing; COLOR
Color and spaceColor and mood; Color gamuts; Color contrast; The absence of color-monochrome, sepia and color tints; TEXTURE; Finding textures; Reflections and refractions; Pattern; Microscope to telescope-playing with scale; Using texture; TONE; High- and low-key images; Tonal contrast; INVERSIONS; Color and tone inversions; Solarization; Orientation; DISTORTIONS; DEVELOPING YOUR IMAGE; Developing style; When is a picture finished?; Struggling for ideas?; THE FINISHED IMAGE; Archiving; Getting your work "out there"; Agents; Permissions and copyright issues; FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
AcknowledgementsModel release form; Further looking and reading; Contributing artists; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
1-138-45795-7
0-203-36200-4
1-135-04614-X
1-135-04615-8
OCLC:
870677742
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203362006 doi