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Great for the artist who wants to learn digital painting,
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This review is from: Digital Painting Techniques: Practical Techniques of Digital Art Masters (Masters Collection) (Paperback)
I've gotten a number for digital painting instruction books, but found nothing that really sat you down and said "This is the brush to use in this situation" or "to get this effect I did a,b and then c". This book does just that. If you want to make your digital paintings look more like the pros, this book takes you through making custom brushes (which is probably the most important thing other books didn't cover), where and when to use those brushes, and explains the techniques they use step by step and picture by picture. Each chapter is a tutorial written by the artist him/herself and addresses most things you would want to ask as an artist. It isn't a video where you're looking over their shoulder as they work, but this is the first book I would reach for if someone asks me about digital painting and should be the first you consider if you want to learn about it. If that were not enough Focal Press (the publishers) have web resources which include the custom brushes that accompany the tutorials in this book, so even if you have trouble creating your own brushes or wonder if you're doing it right you can download and use the same brushes the artists in the book used.