Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS4

The Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in for Adobe Photoshop has changed the way photographers work with images. Shooting in the raw format gives digital photographers complete control over every aspect of image quality. Camera Raw makes the process of using raw files easier by providing a standardized way of accessing and working with these uncompressed digital negatives. Today serious photographers shoot raw images only. Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop was the first book devoted exclusively to the topic, explaining the advantages and challenges of using Camera Raw to produce magnificent images. Real World Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS4 keeps pace with new directions in digital photography and raw image processing. Jeff Schewe, a contributor to the development of Camera Raw from its beginnings, updates Bruce Fraser’s bestselling book with inside knowledge of how new features let photographers optimize and convert images for the best results in Adobe Photoshop CS4. Hands-on techniques show readers how to expose and shoot for raw image capture as well as use new features. Readers will also learn how to use the latest version of Adobe Bridge to manage the thousands of images–and gigabytes of data–that result from raw shooting. Finally, Schewe discusses how Adobe’s latest revolutionary imaging software Photoshop Lightroom adds to the raw equation.


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Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Photographers: A professional image

Why Choose this book:

. Inside Advantage: Written for photographers by a photographer! Martin shares his expert knowledge to help you combine photography and Photoshop to develop memorable images

. Complete updates: 704 pages of fully updated content plus 30 pages of Photoshop Shortcuts on the free CD-ROM

. Master Photoshop CS2: More than 300 pages of information show you how to make tonal corrections, sharpen images, use filters, create montages, simulate darkroom effects and automate Photoshop

. Conquer color obstacles: Over 100 pages devoted to explaining the basic principles of color management, how to calibrate your equipment and how to achieve consistent color and produce perfect prints

. Expanded areas: Provides more detailed examples, diagrams, simple step-by-step explanations, improving accessibility for the advanced
beginner

The latest edition to join Martin Evening’s bestselling ‘Adobe Photoshop for Photographers’ titles, gives you completely updated and revised coverage providing a professional photographer’s insight into Photoshop CS2.

Inside you’ll find invaluable information on Bridge, the new file browser that is set to become a very useful image management tool for photographers. Other new developments covered include the new Digital Negative (DNG) file format, improvements in Camera Raw file processing and High Dynamic Range imaging.

Packed full of all the latest features and instructive information on key elements from color management to printing, Martin Evening passes on his famous techniques and professional experience in this commanding and authoritative resource.

* Over 450 professional, color illustrations make this book stand above the rest
* New interior design and reorganised contents make this book even easier to use
* Master the power of Photoshop CS2 under the instruction of an internationally recognised Photoshop expert

Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Photographers: A professional image editor’s guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC


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Photoshop CS2 For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))

If you’re a photography hobbyist, would you like to brighten up that gloomy island vacation photo? Slim down without going on a diet? See whether white or green shutters look best on the house? Expunge the ex-boyfriend from family photos?

If you’re a pro or semi-pro photographer, would you like to make it snow in that ski resort photo?  Replace the old logo in the glamour shot of the corporate headquarters with the new one?  Grow hair in the CEO’s glaring bald spot?  Freshen up the lettuce in that food shot?

You’ve come to the right place. With Photoshop CS2, you have the tools. With Photoshop CS2 For Dummies, you’ll have the know-how.  In full color, with all kinds of examples, screen shots, step-by-step explanations, tips, and techniques, this guide takes you from the fundamentals to special power-user tricks! Cross-platform Mac-PC coverage includes:

  • The basics of getting around in Photoshop, getting images into and out of Photoshop, choosing the right file formats, and setting your preferences
  • Working with Adobe Bridge to organize and manage your images
  • Working with tonality, including making easy Auto Repairs, making adjustments with Levels and Curves (and the eyedroppers), and using Shadow/Highlight and the toning tools, Burn and Dodge
  • Making color look natural using the color adjustment commands
  • Taking advantage of the RAW format for maximum flexibility, including using the Adjust, Detail, Lens, Curve, and Calibrate tabs and the Camera Raw buttons
  • Fine-tuning your fixes, including making your selections with tools (four marquee tools, three lasso tools, and the Magic Wand tool) 
  • Masking for both layer visibility and for protecting parts of your images
  • The most common problems in digital photos—red-eye, wrinkles, unwanted objects and people, and noise—and what to do about them

With Photoshop CS2, you can go beyond enhancing your images to create “art.” You have a very powerful painting engine, an extremely complex Brushes palette, and all kinds of painting tools. Photoshop CS2 For Dummies walks you though:

  • Compositing (combining images into a piece of artwork) and working with layers, including choosing from the almost two dozen blending modes
  • Selecting with Extract which is great for making tough selections, such as flyaway hair and various types of fringe
  • Using Vanishing Point to “map” a pattern to angled surfaces
  • Creating panoramas with Photomerge
  • Creating precision edges with vector paths, including using shape layers and the Custom Shape tool, choosing from more than 300 ready-to-use shapes with the Custom Shape Picker, and using the Pen tool to create paths
  • Where to find dozens, or even hundreds, of custom shapes already on your computer – absolutely free
  • Dressing up images with layer styles, including using the Styles palette and creating custom layer styles
  • Adding text messages and tweaking your text
  • Using the extensive painting tools and the Brushes palette
  • Using filters, including sharpening to focus the eye using blur filters or the Unsharp Mask and the new Smart Sharpen filter that give incredible control
  • Getting fun effects with the Liquify filter

In a special Power Photoshop section, you’ll learn about streamlining your work, including creating a PDF for both onscreen presentation and for printing. You’ll discover how to spiff up your online images by working with Image Ready to slice, optimize, and otherwise juice up your images for the Web and how to create fancy rollover buttons and fun animations, 

From basic cropping to complex techniques that can turn good photos into great ones, Photoshop CS2 For Dummies is your guide to exploring all the possibilities that await you in Photoshop CS2.


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