Beyond Digital Photography

Copyright Information

Beyond Digital Photography: Transforming Photos Into Fine Art with Photoshop and Painter

By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
& Donal Jolley

Forward by Jack Davis

Copyright 2009
Dimensions 9 X 9
Pages: 256
Edition: 1st.
ISBN-10: 0-321-41021-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-321-41021-4

Published Jun 8, 2009
by Peachpit Press

Copyright © 2009 Cher Threinen-Pendarvis & Donal Jolley

More from Cher Threinen-Pendarvis...

Cher has been teaching and writing books, tutorials and articles on Photoshop and Painter since 1989. Besides Beyond Digital Photography, Cher's books are currently available are available from Peachpit Press or Amazon.

Extensive new artists galleries, tutorials and a thorough editing to reflect new changes to Painter X make The Painter X WOW! Book educational and inspiring!


Written to help traditional artists transition to building art digitally, The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book continues to receive rave reviews.


Chapter 3 — Emphasizing the Subject

This chapter shows how to improve composition design and focus more attention
on your subject, using features in Photoshop and Painter to select the background and soften it. After finessing the composition, painterly brush effects are used over the image background and subject.

We strongly encourage you to use your own images as you work with any new methods. Using your own photographs makes for a more personal and pleasing experience, with the added benefit of creating a work of art that is uniquely your own!

The files on this page are copyrighted and watermarked, and may not be used for any purpose other than to work along with the projects in Beyond Digital Photography. We sincerely regret the need to watermark the images and do so to protect the creative rights of both the authors and digital artists using them for practice. Any other usage is strictly prohibited. Most images are provided in JPG format. Some images may be substituted with similar images for privacy or copyright concerns.

Files are provided in compressed format. We strongly recommend checking all downloads with a virus protection application prior to opening any file downloaded from the internet.

Subduing a Busy Background and Adding Painterly Brushwork

Support Files



Brushing in Sharp Focus

Support Files




Published by Peachpit Press
1249 Eighth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

Peachpit Press
Essential resources for the creative community

Website created by Donal Jolley Copyright 2009 All rights reserved