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SketchBook Pro Digital Painting Essentials

Gil Robles

Explore the styles and capabilities of Sketchbook Pro with this excellent guide to the essentials of digital painting. In no time, you’ll be bringing your own unique creativity to the virtual easel or drawing pad.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849698207
Paperback112 pages

About This Book

  • 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

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Arsenal of Tools
Chapter 2: Setting Your Preferences and Customization
Chapter 3: Creating an Image Using Pen, Ink, and Color
Brush choices
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
Chapter 4: Creating a Painting
Demo 1 – Painting Joshua
Demo 2 – Creating an environment and exploring the details
Chapter 5: File Saving Options
Save options
Importing an image to Flash
Importing an image to Photoshop
Chapter 6: Tips and Tricks
Mirror canvas
Making corrections
Painting outside the lines

What You Will Learn

  • 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.


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