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The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers : Digital Media - Derrick Story

The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers

Digital Media

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Published: 22nd October 2008
Format: ePUB

"Derrick shows that Photoshop can be friendly as well as powerful. In part, he does that by focusing photographers on the essential steps of an efficient workflow. With this guide in hand, you'll quickly learn how to leverage Photoshop CS4's features to organize and improve your pictures." -- John Nack, Principal Product Manager, Adobe Photoshop & Bridge
Many photographers -- even the pros -- feel overwhelmed by all the editing options Photoshop provides. "The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers" pares it down to only the tools you'll need most often, and shows you how to use those tools as part of an efficient and enjoyable workflow. This book explains an easy method for processing your images using the new user-friendly features that come with Photoshop CS4, including Adobe Bridge, Photo Downloader, and Adobe Camera Raw.
A perfect fit for your laptop bag, this guide is designed to help you process photos in the field. Professional photographer and bestselling author Derrick Story teaches you how to quickly and efficiently organize and edit your photos without compromising the originals. With this book, you will: Import your images and apply metadata with Photo Downloader Rate your images and add keywords with Adobe Bridge Make basic (and reversible) edits with Adobe Camera Raw, such as cropping, color balance, and tonal adjustments Use advanced ACR tools for black & white conversion, spot removal, batch processing, and more Refine your images with Photoshop using adjustment layers, masking, and smart objects Apply advanced Photoshop techniques for retouching portaits, swapping colors, correcting lens distortion, and much more

To use Photoshop effectively, photographers must know which tools they really need and which ones they don't. The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers gives you the knowledge to create your own efficient path to great-looking photos.

The Quick-Start Road Map
Your Digital Darkroom
The Basic Steps
Let's Get to It!
Importing Your Images
Before You Start Downloading
Importing Photos from Your Camera
Where to Go from Here
Rating and Keywording Images
Setting Up Your Workspaces
Organizing Your First Batch of Images
Rating and Sorting Tips
Introduction to Keywording
Where to Go from Here
Basic Image Editing in Camera Raw
The Benefits of ACR
Working on Images in ACR from Bridge
Your First Image Edit
Fine-Tuning Your Image
Finishing Touches in the Detail Tab
And These Were Just the Basic Tools
Advanced Camera Raw Techniques
Batch Processing in ACR
Black-and-White Conversion in ACR
Spot Removal in Adobe Camera Raw
Localized Corrections with the Adjustment Brush
Tonal and Color Adjustments with the Graduated Filter Tool
Where to Go from Here
Refining Your Image in Photoshop
Touching Up Imperfections with the Clone Stamp Tool
Adjusting Tone with a Levels Adjustment Layer
Adding a Mask to the Adjustment Layer
Nondestructive Sharpening with Smart Objects
Where to Go from Here
Photoshop Recipes for Photographers
Portrait Retouching Techniques
Adjustments in the World Around Us
Finishing Touches
You're a Photoshop Artist; Now What?
Calibrating Your Monitor
Dedicated Photo Printers
A Word About Printer Profiles
Success! A Beautiful Print
Improving Your Photography Through Printing
Reference Tables for Printing
Final Thoughts
About the Photos in this Book
Cover Images
Frontmatter Images
Chapter Openers
Special Thanks to Those Who Helped Me Make These Images
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ISBN: 9780596521936
ISBN-10: 0596521936
Series: Digital Media
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 198
Published: 7th November 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.35