Best Photography Manipulation Books

1. Creative Photoshop CS4: Digital Illustration and Art Techniques

by Derek Lea

If you are a digital artist, illustrator, cartoonist, graphic artist, designer, or serious hobbyist looking for new and interesting ways to use Photoshop, this is the book for you! You already know how to use Photoshop as an image editing tool; now, challenge yourself and discover the more artistic aspects of the program with one of the world's best teachers by your side. In addition to four brand new chapters on real world projects, this new edition of…»

2. How to Cheat in Photoshop CS4: The art of creating photorealistic montages

by Steve Caplin

Do you want to let your creativity run wild in Photoshop, but don't know where to start? Are you having trouble getting your ideas out of your head and onto the screen? Do you need your photomontages to look convincing... and fast? Nobody knows more about how to work quickly under pressure and still produce top-notch results than hands-on digital artist, author and journalist Steve Caplin. This guide is packed with real-world examples, timesaving hints and…»

3. Digital Art Revolution: Creating Fine Art with Photoshop

by Scott Ligon

ThereâÄôs no question that applications like Photoshop have changed the art world forever. Master digital artists already use these tools to create masterpieces that stretch the limits of the imaginationâÄîbut you donâÄôt have to be a master to create your own digital art. Whether youâÄôre a beginner whoâÄôs never picked up a pen or paintbrush, or a traditional artist who wants to explore everything a digital canvas might inspire, digital artist and arts educator…»

4. Digital Painting in Photoshop

by Susan Ruddick Bloom

Have you ever considered using Photoshop to create fine art?Photoshop is usually used for enhancing photos, but this extremely powerful software package is capable of so much more. Every feature, from brushes to background, can be customised and optimised for artistic effect. With a little guidance from a pro, your photoshop results can go from competent retouching of images to visually stunning re-interpretations of them, turning everyday pictures into…»

5. Photoshop Photo Effects Cookbook: 61 Easy-to-Follow Recipes for Digital Photographers, Designers, and Artists

by Tim Shelbourne

Adobe Photoshop CS2 offers professional and amateur photographers, artists, and designers unprecedented opportunities to manipulate images on their personal computers, but it's a complex application that can take years to master. With Photoshop Photo Effects Cookbook, you don't have to be a Photoshop expert to create sophisticated effects. The 61 easy-to-follow, fully illustrated recipes in the book show you how to use Photoshop CS2 to simulate classic…»

6. Photoshop Filter Effects Encyclopedia: The Hands-On Desktop Reference for Digital Photographers

by Roger Pring

Adobe Photoshop has become the tool of choice for professional photographers, designers, and amateur enthusiasts. But it's a complex application with many features-and scant information on how to use them to best advantage. A case in point: there are 100 built-in filters in Photoshop, designed to enable the user to easily make subtle or dramatic image adjustments, and there is very little online help available with the application, and no printed manual.…»

7. Creative Photoshop Lighting Techniques, Revised and Updated

by Barry Huggins

From bringing sunshine into cloudy day pictures to creating underwater effects, photographers can add realistic drama to their images with Photoshop. The techniques are all here, brilliantly illustrated and explained in this bestselling guide--now updated for the next version of Adobe Photoshop with new instructions and screen grabs. Find out about light sources; different types of light, such as candlelight and neon; manipulating light; and color…»

8. MORE Surreal Digital Photography

by Ben Renow-Clarke

MORE Surreal Digital Photography is where photography and painting merge to create a new digital art form. This book builds on the first volume, including more in-depth tutorials and more hands-on exercises demonstrating how each image is created-broadening your digital photography skills and creativity. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions updated for the latest version of Adobe Photoshop, this book is perfect for photographers and graphic…»

9. Traditional Photographic Effects with Adobe Photoshop

by Michelle Perkins, Paul Grant

Appropriate for both professional and amateur photographers, this guide approaches Adobe Photoshop from the technical and artistic standpoint of traditional photography. Rather than emphasizing how to distort or create unusual or outlandish digital effects, it explores the use of Photoshop to achieve very realistic photographic images. In-depth instruction illustrates how to duplicate traditional photography and darkroom effects and techniques and how to…»

10. Surreal Digital Photography

by Barry Huggins, Ian Probert

"Surreal Digital Photography" covers the use of digital imaging software to turn digital photographs into artistic works through montage or colour enhancements. It demonstrates the techniques involved through practical projects, many of which produce a "surrealist" end result. The book is broken down to cover landscape, portrait, and studio photography, and the methods involved can be used to create amazing results from any digital photos. Creative…»

11. Photoshop Fine Art Effects Cookbook: 62 Easy-to-Follow Recipes for Creating the Classic Styles of Great Artists and Photographers

by John Beardsworth

How would you like to create your own impressionist landscape, a van Gogh still life, or a surrealist Salvador Dali dream world? Or perhaps a classic Ansel Adams photograph of Yosemite or an authentic-looking 19th century Daguerrotype? You can do all of that and more with Photoshop Fine Art Effects Cookbook. The book tells you all you need to know to turn your original digital photographs into images that mimic the styles of great photographers and…»

12. Digital Collage and Painting: Using Photoshop and Painter to Create Fine Art

by Susan Ruddick Bloom

Digital Collage and Painting proudly showcases the work of twenty-one talented digital artists. Each artist walks you through the creation of a piece of their art and lets you in on their secrets about equipment, software, favorite papers, and how their creative process begins. The artists included are:Audrey BernsteinPaul BiddleLeslye Bloom Stephen BurnsLuzette DonohueKatrin EismannPaul ElsonSteven FriedmanIleana FrÃɳmeta GrilloBill HallJulieanne KostRick…»

13. Creative Digital Monochrome Effects: Go Beyond Black and White to Make Striking Digital Images

by Joe Farace

Joe Farace is an award-winning photographer with more than 30 books and 1,600 articles to his credit. So thereâÄôs no one better to take monochrome into the digital age. Whether youâÄôre shooting digital black and white from your camera or converting color photographs to monochrome on the computer, youâÄôll discover an array of unique, innovative, and inspirational techniques suitable for shutterbugs of every level. Farace explains what kinds of software…»

14. Pixel Surgeons: Extreme Manipulation of the Figure in Photography

by Martin Dawber

Pixel Surgeons is an affordable, stylish, must-have sourcebook of radical, brand-new photography by the most talented practitioners from across the world. Media awareness and discriminating aesthetics have provoked a multi-layered language of photography, and digital technology has introduced a level of image manipulation that has further enriched the genre. TodayâÄôs photographic communicators must offer visions that grab the viewer by the throat, because…»