This book is a must for anyone who is looking to learn how to use an airbrush or anyone looking to upgrade their airbrush skills. JoAnn Bortles, one of the top airbrush artists in the United States, has developed a teaching curriculum for mastering both the technology and techniques needed to be a successful airbrush artist-an approach that frees her students to develop their own airbrush art. Using an easy to follow, step by step photo process, anyone can learn how to create amazing airbrush paintings. Book explains the kinds of airbrushes and tools needed, the various paints that are used, simple exercises to master use of the airbrush, simple examples of fun paintings to create. Then moves on to chapters that show how to create airbrush paintings of many different items like eagles, skulls, flowers, wolves, incredible sky scenes, metal effects, pinup girls, motorcycles, and more. There's even a chapter on painting a guitar. And a very exclusive feature, a chapter on how to create a vector drawing and use a stencil cutting plotter to create your own custom designed stencils. The book uses an easy to follow step by step for this process. The book features both high tech and low tech solutions for any airbrush technique. The book also features a very extensive troubleshooting chapter that will solve almost any airbrush problem. This book will answer just about any question about airbrush painting. And it also examples how to keep a positive attitude while learning to airbrush, and getting though the rough spots in the learning process. How to Master Airbrush Painting Techniques presents this curriculum in a logical, step-by-step fashion. Along with guiding readers through a series of projects, Bortles also provides all the knowledge needed for developing projects. Not only does her book explain what to do in a clear, easy-to-follow way, it explains why.