Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop 2nd Edition

Brand new tutorials and artwork reboot 3dtotal’s essential guide as the go-to resource for any aspiring digital painter.

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Embark on a journey through his imaginative world, and uncover a prolific portfolio packed with gritty details of the urban landscape and dark, surreal tones.


Adobe Photoshop is a powerful tool for digital artists, and this book is the newcomer’s indispensable manual for getting started and developing into a versatile digital artist. A definitive update of the bestselling Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting, this second edition is packed with new content using the software’s latest tools. From the basics of brushes and blending modes to the dynamic potential of layer masks and photobashing, professional artists from across the concept art and illustration industries share accessible step-by-step guides. Learn how to create stunning digital paintings with creativity, skill, and confidence.

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Product details

• This comprehensive guide to Photoshop basics includes practical exercises, progress trackers, expert tips, and a handy tool directory

• In-depth tutorials demystify essential tools and techniques including speedpainting, custom brushes, and photobashing

• An extensive visual library reveals how to paint special effects, textures, and background elements

• Fundamental art theory, inspiring artwork, and insights from talented industry professionals help you unlock your full creative potential

Softback 288 pages

Dimensions: 279mm x 216mm

Paper quality: Full colour premium paper pages


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