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Old 07-25-2005, 06:00 PM
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New Photo Art Techniques Book

Read about it here:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=14376679
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Old 07-29-2005, 06:21 PM
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Bob, thank you for mentioning this book. It looks like something I would love, because it uses both digital art techniques and traditional techniques, and I'm keeping an eye out for the best price.
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Old 07-31-2005, 05:07 PM
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Bob, thank you for mentioning this book. It looks like something I would love, because it uses both digital art techniques and traditional techniques, and I'm keeping an eye out for the best price.
If you buy it online, not in a brick-and-mortar bookstore, you'll save a pile of $$.
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Old 08-01-2005, 01:57 PM
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I know, Danny. You and I have bid against one another at least once on Ebay I always check online first, and I've bought some books from Amazon.com. They even have used issues for sale.
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Old 08-01-2005, 04:10 PM
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I know, Danny. You and I have bid against one another at least once on Ebay
Just goes to show that you and have good taste and know a deal when we see one.

I had an opportunity to browse through this book for about a minute the other night at a local Barnes and Noble bookstore. As noted in the DPReview thread the author of this book makes heavy use of Studio Artist, a Mac-only application.

Even so I found the content and examples interesting and look forward to plowing through the book in more detail. Once I'm finished, I'm sure I will sell it at Half.com!

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Old 08-03-2005, 12:49 PM
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Yeah, Danny, what is it they say about great minds thinking alike? Only my mind doesn't fit into that category.
Did you buy the book? I need to go browse through it at Barnes & Noble or Books-A-Million. If I buy from a "brick and mortar bookstore", it's always the latter because I can't afford the "membership" fee @ B&N.
I've bought some books @ Half.com, always got bargains. A site that I use a lot to check on prices is allbookstores.com

I don't have a Mac, so that might be the deciding factor here.
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Old 08-03-2005, 03:26 PM
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Don't need a Mac

I've read thru about half the book now - and even tho the author uses one and Studio Artist - I don't think that is a limiting factor.

Many/most of the techniques included can be done w Photoshop and a pc... or probably PSP too

Still best to find the book at a local store and look thru it to see if the techniques interest you

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Old 08-03-2005, 03:52 PM
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re: Did you buy the book?
Yep... used.

re: BN and member fees
I can relate. I frequently browse at BN, but seldom purchase new books there.

During my brief browse of this book, I noticed there were some Photoshop (only) methods. Even though I'm a PC guy, too, I bought it in spite of the Studio Artist references. I expect to recoup most of my investment when I eventually turn the book over (sell it).
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Old 08-03-2005, 08:20 PM
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I can relate. I frequently browse at BN, but seldom purchase new books there.
Omigosh, Danny, I thought I was the only rascal who did that. I hope B&N is listening. That membership fee is just too high.

This week is already pretty well used up, but I'm going next week to try and find the book to browse. Wish I had a next door neighbor like you, and we could take turns buying digital art books.
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Old 08-04-2005, 08:57 PM
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...but I'm going next week to try and find the book to browse. Wish I had a next door neighbor like you, and we could take turns buying digital art books.
If you decide to buy it, check:

http://half.ebay.com/cat/buy/prod.cgi?cpid=1257364684

Just noticed as of the moment there's one being offered for $17.99 -- a pretty sweet deal compared to full retail of $29.95.

Yeah, having a neighbor like you = neither one of us would get any work done. Wouldn't THAT be fun: All hobby, no work!
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