Visual vocabularies


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Visual vocabularies

Throughout this title, I'm going to be referring to visual vocabularies. What do I mean by a visual vocabulary? Each visual medium, sculpture, painting, photography, and so on, has a set of unique features that defines it. For example, the medium of painting has expressive brush strokes, canvas, and paint texture, a simplified representation of reality, and so on. These visual elements are the nouns and verbs that make up the visual vocabulary of paint. Likewise, photography has a unique visual vocabulary that defines it.

Sharp focus, lens distortion, depth of field and so on. I'm going to use the notions of these mediums' visual vocabularies to show you how to translate one medium into another. In effect, using Photoshop, you'll be interpreting a photograph into a painting using your own expressive voice. Let's use these two examples for comparison, to show you what I mean. Both are of the same subject, a classic turn-of-the-century mansion in the Scottish Baronial style....

Visual vocabularies
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Visual vocabularies provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by John Derry as part of the Digital Painting: Architecture

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Design
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Photoshop Wacom
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