While these concepts and techniques make use of Photoshop, they will apply to any digital imaging program and indeed to any medium, whether traditional or digital.
--Catherine McIntyre, Scotland-based illustrator, photographer, and graphic designer.
- Author is based in Scotland and will be willing to travel/promote the book locally
- Contains the work of contributors based around the globe
- Taps into the digital art market, which is already enormous and growing constantly
Catherine McIntyre, like many fine artists, created traditional art for decades before encountering the versatility of digital imaging technology. Free of her Rotring pens and scalpel, she now uses Photoshop to create her montages. Visual Alchemy
explores McIntyre’s sources of inspiration as well as her methods, offering an aesthetic guide to composition, color, texture and all of the other means of communication that artists have at their disposal. While these concepts and techniques make use of Photoshop, they will apply to any digital imaging program and indeed to any medium, whether traditional or digital. Featuring McIntyre’s own art as well as that of artists around the globe, Visual Alchemy
is an invitation to discover the artistic possibilities of picture making through digital montage.
Introduction. Themes. Beauty and idea. Influences. Inspiration. Subjects. Collecting source material. Method. Composition. Color. Texture. Tone. Inversions. Distortions. Developing your image. The Finished image. Frequently asked questions. Further looking and reading. Contributing artists.