Brian Vanden Brink is one of America’s most sought-after architectural photographers. He is also drawn to the mystery and unexpected beauty found in abandoned architecture. Here Vanden Brink captures and illuminates in stunning black and white images abandoned structures such as mills, bridges, grain elevators, churches, and storefronts-structures that once were important and useful. With text by historic preservation expert… Read the full article.
Kids love origami—and what could be cooler than transforming a piece of paper into Boba Fett, Princess Leia, Yoda, or R2-D2? And not just any paper, but custom-designed paper illustrated with art from the movies. Star Wars® Origami marries the fun of paper folding with the obsession of Star Wars. Like The Joy of Origami and Origami on the Go,… Read the full article.
Ultimate Papercraft Bible has everything you need to know to create beautiful paper projects, from tools, materials, and techniques to printing, coloring, and texturing. Learn how to design stunning cards; personalize gifts with handmade envelopes, giftwrap, and boxes; and put together a beautiful scrapbook. Instructions on decorative techniques, papier maché, decoupage, quilling, and more make this an indispensable guide to… Read the full article.
Unprecedented in scope, The History of American Graffiti is the definitive story behind the most influential art form of the last one hundred years. Tracing the evolution of the medium from its early freight-train days to its big-city boom on the streets of New York City and Philadelphia, and to its modern-day influences, this volume is a compelling look at… Read the full article.
Here is a collection of 32 simple projects for novice origami hobbyists — clearly illustrated and with easy-to-follow instructions that even beginning papercrafters can follow with success. Subjects range from an ultra-simple hat, cup, and pinwheel to the more challenging (but still unintimidating) penguin, pelican, and piano.Also included are the figures of a swan, lantern, cicada, pigeon, fox, rabbit, and other… Read the full article.
The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book contains 14 lessons that cover the… Read the full article.
Express yourself on a digital canvasImagine flying through an inky night sky tethered to a red, heart-shaped balloon. Now imagine expressing that dream artistically. With Digital Expressions you can take ordinary photos and, with the help of Adobe Photoshop Elements, voice your flights of fancy. Digital Expressions guides you through 25 digital art projects created with Adobe Photoshop Elements. With… Read the full article.
Whether you’re an Elements newbie or an experienced veteran, this book will teach you all you need to know–from adjustments to bring out the best in your photos, editing in five easy steps, and organizing media by places and events, to working with raw files–and much more! This fully updated edition includes: concise, step-by-step instructions; hundreds of carefully edited full color… Read the full article.
This book breaks new ground by doing something for digital photographers that’s never been done before—it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure things out on your own. Instead, it does something that virtually no other… Read the full article.
Take an adventure into the abandoned structures of the American mid-Atlantic region through 560 startling photos and compelling text. These surreal images were captured in abandoned power plants, mental asylums, military bases, prisons, hospitals, schools, and cathedrals. Explore St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore’s Westport Power Plant and American Brewery; St. Mary’s College in Ilchester, Maryland; Pittsburgh’s Saints Peter… Read the full article.