Photoshop Masking and Compositing

 
Photoshop Masking and Compositing

This has been one of the most useful Photoshop books I’ve looked at. I don’t do much compositing (well … sort of …), but the detailed chapters on making selections and using masks provide an excellent overview for any kind of Photoshop work. It’s not for absolute beginners, but if you have some Photoshop experience […]


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InDesign Type

 
InDesign Type

If you use InDesign and care about how your type looks on the page, this is for you. It’s well written and packed with good, essential info. Genre: computers, how-to


Genre: computers, how-to

The Handbook of Model-making for Set Designers

 
The Handbook of Model-making for Set Designers

This has excellent ideas for making models and miniatures out of card and paper. While aimed at set designers, it’s of interest to anyone who likes to make dioramas or small displays … or perhaps get ideas for quirky boxes and sculptural book covers with architectural elements, just to name a few possibilities. I also […]


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Making Handmade Books: 100 Bindings, Structures…

 
Making Handmade Books: 100 Bindings, Structures...

I recommend all of Alisa Golden’s books. Her first, Creating Handmade Books, got me to delve more into the possibilities of artists’ books years ago. This one is something of an encyclopedic reference bringing together the structures in her earlier books, with a bit more added. Genre: how-to


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