Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers, Volume 2

  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-02-14
  • Publisher: New Riders

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
  • We Buy This Book Back!
    In-Store Credit: $2.10
    Check/Direct Deposit: $2.00
List Price: $49.99 Save up to $12.50
  • Rent Book $37.49
    Add to Cart Free Shipping


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Rental and eBook copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


Corey Barker–Executive Producer of PlanetPhotoshop.com and one of the Photoshop Guys of Photoshop User TV–brings you this completely new set of techniques, tricks, and tutorials in this second volume of the Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers series. Ever wonder how that movie poster was created, or how they created that cool ad in the magazine, or maybe even how to take a seemingly mundane photo and give it the Hollywood treatment? This is the book for you. Whether you are a designer, artist, or even a photographer, there is something here for everyone.

Corey starts out discussing the common techniques and resources you'll use over and over again, such as extracting elements from backgrounds, creating and using brushes, and incorporating textures into your work. He then dives deep into dedicated chapters on typography, design effects, special effects, photography and design, and 3D. As you work through these exercises, you will start to see the potential of some of Photoshop's most powerful features and how, with a little experimentation, you can open up a whole new world of dazzling effects.

Author Biography

Corey Barker is the Executive Producer of PlanetPhotoshop.com, and one of the Photoshop Guys of Photoshop User TV. Having used Photoshop since version 2, over the years Corey has worked as a graphic artist in a variety of disciplines such as illustration, commercial design, large format printing, motion graphics, web design, and photography. His expertise in Photoshop and Illustrator have earned him numerous awards in illustration, graphic design, and photography.

Table of Contents

This Will Help You On Your Way
Common Techniques Used in This Book
- Extracting People From Backgrounds
- Extracting Design Elements from Black or White Backgrounds
- Some Bonus Extraction Techniques
- Creating Custom Brushes
- Textures, Textures, and More Textures
- HDR Toning Trick

You Have a Way With Words
Type Effects
- Movable Type    
- Chalk Board Effect
- Type in Negative Space
- Column of Text
- Iron Man Text Effect

That Was No Accident, It Was By Design
Design FX
- Branding a Brand
- That Cool Perforated Pattern
- Designing with Textures
- Building a Beer Label
- Inspired by the Gaming World

Creative Differences
A Photographer/Designer Collaboration
- Going Down in Flames
- A Hollywood Parody

Deus Ex Machina
Hollywood Effects, What Else?
- Nosferatu’s Double
- The Gritty Gangster
- The Shabang Poster
- The Sign at the World’s End

You Will Now Be Entering Another Dimension
Dynamic 3D in Photoshop
- Virtual Macro Effects with 3D
- Placing 3D in a Photo
- 3D Graphic Effects
- Really Bad A$$ 3D Logo Effects
- Creating a 3D Product Shot

Rewards Program

Write a Review