SketchBook Pro Digital Painting Essentials


SketchBook Pro Digital Painting Essentials
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  • Discover tricks and techniques that will help you make the most out of Sketchbook Pro
  • Packed with practical examples that help you create expressive sketches ranging from cartoons to portraits
  • A step-by-step guide packed with supporting imagery

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 112 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : October 2013
ISBN : 1849698201
ISBN 13 : 9781849698207
Author(s) : Gil Robles
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Other

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: An Arsenal of Tools
Chapter 2: Setting Your Preferences and Customization
Chapter 3: Creating an Image Using Pen, Ink, and Color
Chapter 4: Creating a Painting
Chapter 5: File Saving Options
Chapter 6: Tips and Tricks
Index
  • Chapter 1: An Arsenal of Tools
    • Lagoon
    • Toolbar
      • The Ellipse tool
      • The Symmetry tools
      • French Curve
      • Steady Stroke
      • The Layers editor
        • Blend modes
        • Lock Layer
      • Brush Palette
      • Color Editor
      • Copic Library
    • Summary
      • Chapter 3: Creating an Image Using Pen, Ink, and Color
        • Brush choices
          • The Pencil tool
          • Do-It-Yourself Brush
        • Coloring a drawing inked in SketchBook Pro
        • Demo 1 – the Pen, Ink, and Airbrush tools
        • Demo 2 – the Pencil tool and Copic markers
        • Demo 3 – coloring a scanned drawing
        • Summary
        • Chapter 4: Creating a Painting
          • Demo 1 – Painting Joshua
          • Demo 2 – Creating an environment and exploring the details
            • The flutist
            • The figure
            • The tree
            • The foliage
            • The chain link
          • Summary

              Gil Robles

              Gil Robles is an artist/illustrator living in New York City. His clients have included Bloomberg Market Magazine and the Review and Herald Publishing. His watercolors have been sold to private collectors. Although Gil's training as an artist has been in traditional media, he has spent a great deal of time exploring digital media. Currently, he enjoys using SketchBook Pro for his paintings and illustrations and for leisure. Gil has posted many demonstration and instructional videos on his YouTube channel, grobles63.
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              What you will learn from this book

              • Customize the user interface for speed and ease of use
              • Create a Do-It-Yourself-Brush that reflects your own style or preference
              • Prepare and export artwork to use in other graphics software
              • Create an image that resembles an oil or acrylic painting
              • Create images in ink and color using a digital pen
              • Import and color a scanned image

              In Detail

              Sketchbook Pro is a professional grade painting app that is easy to use and which helps you create digital art that looks like paintings created using ink and color. Using Sketchbook Pro, you can transform your digital art into true masterpieces that resemble work done using traditional mediums.

              SketchBook Pro Digital Painting Essentials will show you how to transform your digital art into true masterpieces. This book will guide you through the many tools and options available in Sketchbook Pro such as the symmetry tool, layer editor, and blend modes to create images that look as though they were done by hand using traditional tools and mediums. This unique book offers inspiration with hands-on techniques and gives you an insight into a professional artist's mind.

              Starting with an overview of the program, this book will help you customize and set your preferences to help you produce the best possible images for use on the Web or for print. You will be able to look over the author’s shoulder as he demonstrates the use of the tools to create artwork that looks like it was painted or inked. This book will then show you how you can draw basic illustrations and then how to create acrylic paintings. You will also learn about file saving options; which ones are best for what you intend to do with the artwork. The book will also show you how to export the images you've created to other software and will give you tips and tricks that will help you make the most out of Sketchbook Pro. SketchBook Pro Digital Painting Essentials will give you an extensive overview complete with supporting imagery of how each piece of art was made, and by the end of this book, you will have created multiple drawings using Sketchbook Pro.

              Approach

              This book is an example-based guide that will help you create professional grade paintings using Sketchbook Pro. As you progress from one chapter to another, you will learn how to virtually draw visually stunning paintings that are digitally drawn but look exactly like orthodox artwork.

              Who this book is for

              If you have had prior experience in developing digital artwork and are looking to add to your knowledge, SketchBook Pro Digital Painting Essentials is a guide that will help you seamlessly translate what you do with traditional media to digital media.

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