Description : Scott Kelby, Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine–and the best-selling photography book author in the world today–once again takes this book to a whole new level as he uncovers more of the latest, most important, and most useful Adobe Photoshop techniques for digital photographers. This update to his award-winning, record-breaking book does 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 it out on your own. Instead, Scott shows you step by step the exact techniques used by today’s cutting-edge digital photographers, and best of all, he shows you flat-out exactly which settings to use, when to use them, and why. That’s why the previous editions of this book are widely used as the official study guide in photography courses at colleges and universities around the world. LEARN HOW THE PROS DO IT Each year, Scott trains thousands of professional photographers on how to use Photoshop, and almost without exception they have the same questions, the same problems, and the same challenges–and that’s exactly what he covers in this book. You’ll learn: The sharpening techniques the pros really use. The pros’ tricks for fixing the most common digital photo problems fast! How to process HDR (High Dynamic Range) images to get realistic looking images, as well as the heavily tone-mapped hyperreal look. How to master Photoshop’s Content-Aware features. How to use Photoshop’s video editing features to make movies from your DSLR videos. How to process RAW images like a pro (plus how to take advantage of all the new Camera Raw features in CC). The latest Photoshop special effects for photographers (there’s a whole chapter just on these!). A host of shortcuts, workarounds, and slick “insider” tricks to send your productivity through the roof! Plus, Scott includes a special chapter with his own workflow, from start to finish, and each chapter ends with a Photoshop Killer Tips section, packed with time-saving, job-saving tips that make all the difference. He also provides four bonus chapters, along with all the images used in the book for download on the book’s companion webpage. If you’re a digital photographer, and if you’re ready to learn all the “tricks of the trade”– the same ones that today’s leading pros use to correct, edit, retouch, and sharpen their work–then you’re holding the book that will do just that.
Description : Now fully updated for the digital photographer, an authoritative and contemporary guide to Ansel Adams's Zone System, presented by one of the true masters of this influential photographic technique
Description : An inspirational bible for monochrome photography - this second edition almost doubles the content of its predecessor showing you the path from visualization to print
Description : Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is fast becoming the digital photographer’s tool of choice, with its killer combination of versatile photo cataloging features and powerful image editing tools. Adobe Photoshop, its older relative, is still around, though, and is still indispensable for the unique tools it offers, as well as its wide range of uses. This book shows photographers how to use these two great products together to achieve results they could not have produced working with one alone. First, the book provides a quick overview of the cataloging functions of Lightroom -- useful for Photoshop users who may have used a different photo organization tool (or none at all!). Then you’ll work through a series of projects that focus on taking images from Lightroom into Photoshop to use tools not available in Lightroom. Typical workflows include stitching images into a panorama, layering multiple exposures of a scene to create a high dynamic range (HDR) image, fixing common photo problems (like blur caused by camera shake), bringing out important details or adding creative effects with adjustment layers, or layering images to create composites (including adding text or 3D objects), or doing precise photo retouching. Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book 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.
Description : Perhaps as a reaction against the growing tide of digital photography, many traditional photographic techniques are enjoying a creative revival. The most popular are the related skills of toning and handcoloring.Now there's an easy-to-use resource that shows artists, photographers, and crafters how to master this unique, age-old technique. In Toning and Handcoloring Photographs, acclaimed photographer Tony Worobiec takes readers step by step through each process, examining the use of products that have only recently come on the market, as well as long-established ones.Illustrated throughout with Worobiec's own inspiring photographs and packed with useful tips and hands-on techniques, everything needed to tone and color successfully is here. Step by step, readers will see how easy-to-use media like photographic spot pens and artists' watercolors can breathe new life into treasured old photographs. Whether one wishes to give an old black-and-white photograph some added depth with pastels, handcolor an old family portrait for a scrapbook, or make rich gold-toned prints of exhibition quality, Toning and Handcoloring Photographs will bring out the dormant artist in everyone!
Description : Expert photographer Rob Sheppard explains the details of Camera Raw, the steps for using it, the workflow process, and certain best practices that demonstrates how Camera Raw can empower the digital photographer. Encouraging you to use it as you see fit, he explores the enhancements in the newest generation and helps you deal with RAW's limitations, manage white balance and exposure, reduce noise (especially in night shots,) and learn to use camera settings that make the most of RAW capabilities.
Description : The Photographer's Master Printing Course offers both the enthusiastic printer and the complete beginner the key to creating perfect prints that combine technical assurance with true self-expression. Ranging from the basics of equipping a darkroom to advanced skills such as lith printing, toning and multiple printing, this complete volume is on the recommended book list of the Royal Photographic Society's Visual Arts (Pictorial) Panel. In addition to covering the essential preliminaries--from setting up a darkroom to assessing the quality of a negative--Tim Rudman explains a wide range of adventurous techniques, including multiple printing, toning and lith printing. He also covers print presentation and includes an invaluable reference section. The book discusses each stage of every process in detail and is illustrated throughout with drawings and over 300 photographs--step-by-step series, comparisons and highly original final prints.