How to use Photoshop Elements 3 to draw cartoons or paint pictures. The book includes a step-by-step 'quick start' section: a guide through the fundamental, no frills techniques necessary to draw and paint in Elements. This is a hands-on section introducing specific features for creating finished artwork, with no technical knowledge required. Later chapters elaborate on the different aspects of the programme, starting with those most useful to the drawing and painting processes, such as brushes and layers, followed by chapters on more esoteric subjects such as how to embellish work by using special effects. Finally, there are chapters on how to import images, such as drawings and photographs, and on how to output your work once it's finished, either by printing it out or by using it in emails or on the web.
Table of Contents
PART I: The Basics Equipment The Essentials: Step by Step Part II: Opening Elements & Dealing with Documents Help! The Interface Opening, Saving and Closing Sizing PART III: Working on Images Brushes (& Erasers) Working in Black and White Layers Selections Cutting, Copying, Pasting and Moving Adding Colour Altering Colours Transforming Drawing Aids Text Special Effects PART IV: Input and Output Input Output
Chris Madden started creating artwork on computers in the mid 1980s, while working as an illustrator and graphic artist for the Guardian newspaper and the Press Association news agency in London (making him one of the first people to use computer graphics in the UK newspaper industry). He is now an award winning freelance cartoonist.