1st Edition

The Digital Renaissance: Classic Painting Techniques in Painter and Photoshop
Classic Painting Techniques in Painter and Photoshop

ISBN 9780415841207
Published April 18, 2014 by Routledge
160 Pages

USD $42.95

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Book Description

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The Digital Renaissance teaches you how to translate the methods and skills found in traditional art to the digital medium. By covering fundamental painting principles and the basics of digital software, before moving into tutorials that break down key techniques, professional artist Carlyn Beccia teaches you how to use the tools at hand to paint your own works of art.

Each chapter showcases one great painter and analyzes the techniques that set each one apart. These techniques are then imitated in step-by-step tutorials, allowing you to achieve amazingly convincing results and bring your own work to new creative heights.

Table of Contents


01: Michelangelo: Digital Fresco

02: Leonardo da Vinci: Sfumato

03: Caravaggio: Chiaroscuro

04: John Singer Sargent: Alla Prima

05: Mary Cassatt: Capturing Light

06: Paul Cezanne: Planes of Color

07: Pablo Picasso: Cubism

08: Georges Seurat: Pointilism

09: Gustav Klimt: Decorative Elements

10: George Stubbs: Folk Art Landscape

11: August Renoir: Impressionism

12: Frederic Remington: Textural Art

13: Georgia O’Keefe: Abstract Watercolor

14: Henri Matisse: Playing with Perspective

15: Arthur Rackham: Pen, Ink and Wash

16: Roy Lichtenstein: Digital Melodrama


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Carlyn Beccia is a practicing digital artist, and awarding-winning author and illustrator of Who Put the B in the Ballyhoo?, The Raucous Royals, and I Feel Better with a Frog in my Throat. She also teaches digital painting to children and adults, and recently published Digital Painting for the Complete Beginner. She lives in Massachusetts with her family.