The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers


book cover
The Photoshop CS2® Book for Digital Photographers
By Scott Kelby
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Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: April 18, 2005
Print ISBN: 0-321-33062-5
Pages: 480
 

Table of Contents  | Index
overview
Scott Kelby, the best-selling Photoshop author in the world today, once again takes this book to a whole new level as he uncovers the latest, most important and most exciting new Adobe Photoshop CS2 techniques for digital photographers.This major update to this award-winning, record-breaking book does something for digital photographers that's never been done beforeit 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 version of this book took the digital photography world by storm.But now, his new CS2, version is even bigger, even better, and exposes even more of the pros most closely guarded secrets, including a special chapter which shows, for the first time ever, step-by-step how to how to set-up Photoshop's color management. He does it by throwing out all the theory, all the techno-babble, and all the confusing charts and graphs and instead just shows you exactly what you need to do (and nothing more).LEARN HOW THE PROS DO ITEach year Scott trains thousands of professional photographers how to use Photoshop, and almost without exception they have the same questions, the same problems, and the same challengesand that's exactly what he covers in this book. You'll learn: The sharpening techniques the pros really use (there's an entire chapter on just this!) The pros tricks for fixing the most common digital photo problems fast! The step-by-step set-up for getting what comes out of your printer to match exactly what you saw on screen The retouching secrets of how the pros retouch portraits How to process raw digital camera images (plus how to take advantage of all the new Camera Raw features of CS2!) How to color correct any photo without breaking a sweat (you'll be amazed at how easy it isonce you know the secret) A whole chapter on the latest, most requested Photoshop special effects How to reduce noise, deal with lens problems, avoid halos, and more How to show your work like a pro! Plus a host of shortcuts, workarounds, and slick "insider" tricks to send your productivity through the roof!If you're a digital photographer and you're ready to learn the "tricks of the trade"the same ones that today's leading pros use to correct, edit, sharpen, retouch, and present their work, then this is the book for you.


book cover
The Photoshop CS2® Book for Digital Photographers
By Scott Kelby
...............................................
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: April 18, 2005
Print ISBN: 0-321-33062-5
Pages: 480
 

Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   Acknowledgments
   About the Author
   Warning: Skipping this Section Could Severely Damage Your Computer
    Chapter 1.  Love Can Build a Bridge Bridge Essentials
      Saving Your Digital Negatives
      Creating a Contact Sheet for Your CD Jewel Case
      Bridge Basics
      Navigating to Your Photos Using the Bridge
      Customizing the Look of Your Bridge
      Getting Bigger Previews
      Getting Info on Your Photos (Called Metadata)
      Finding Your Photos Fast by Adding Keywords
      Renaming Individual Photos
      Rotating Photos
      Sorting and Arranging Your Photos
      Deleting Files from Within the Bridge
    Chapter 2.  Give Me the Bridge Advanced Bridge Techniques
      Creating Full-Screen Slide Shows
      Getting and Editing a Photo's Metadata
      Batch Renaming Your Files
      Creating Metadata Templates
      Stripping Out Metadata from Your Photos
    Chapter 3.  Raw Hide Mastering Camera Raw
      Camera Raw Essentials
      Sizing and Resolution in Camera Raw
      Cropping within Camera Raw
      Straightening Photos within Camera Raw
      Automating Your Camera Raw Processing
      Sharpening within Camera Raw
      Adjusting Color (Calibrating)
      Noise Reduction in Camera Raw
      Bracketing with Camera Raw
      Fixing Chromatic Aberrations (That Colored-Edge Fringe)
      Adjusting Contrast Using Curves
      Fixing (Or Creating) Edge Vignetting
      Saving Raw Files in Adobe's Digital Negative (DNG) Format
      HDR and Exposure Merge
    Chapter 4.  Super Size Me Resizing and Cropping
      Cropping Photos
      Cropping Using the "Rule of Thirds"
      Cropping to a Specific Size
      The Trick for Keeping the Same Aspect Ratio When You Crop
      Creating Your Own Custom Crop Tools
      Custom Sizes for Photographers
      Resizing Digital Camera Photos
      Automated Saving and Resizing
      Rule-Breaking Resizing for Poster-Sized Prints
      Making Your Photos Smaller (Downsizing)
      Smart Resizing with Smart Objects
      Resizing and How to Reach Those Hidden Free Transform Handles
      Using the Crop Tool to Add More Canvas Area
      Straightening Crooked Photos
      Automated Cropping and Straightening
    Chapter 5.  Anger Management Color Management Step-By-Step
      Configuring Your Camera for the Right Color Space
      Configuring Photoshop for Adobe RGB (1998)
      Calibrating Your Monitor (The Cheapo Freebie Method)
      Calibrating Your Monitor the Right Way
      Getting (Or Creating) a Custom Profile for Your Printer
      Printing (This Is Where It All Comes Together)
    Chapter 6.  The Color of Money Color Correction Secrets
      Before You Color Correct Anything, Do This First!
      Color Correcting Digital Camera Images
      Drag-and-Drop Instant Color Correction
      Studio Portrait Correction Made Simple
      Taz's Target Two-Click Color Correction
      Dave's Amazing Trick for Finding a Neutral Gray
      Correcting Flesh Tones for Photos Going On Press
      Adjusting RGB Flesh Tones
      Getting Better Automated Color Correction
      Color Correcting One Problem Area Fast!
      Removing Color Casts with One Click
    Chapter 7.  Black & White Photoshop in Black and White
      Using the Lightness Channel
      Better Black and Whites Using Channel Mixer
      Scott's High-Contrast Black-and-White Technique
      Calculations Method
      Creating Duotones
    Chapter 8.  Modern Problems Dealing with Image Problems
      Dealing with Digital Noise
      Opening Up Shadow Areas (Digital Fill Flash)
      Compensating for "Too Much Flash"
      Fixing Photos Where You Wish You Hadn't Used Flash
      Fixing Underexposed Photos the Easy Way
      Adjusting Exposure in CS2
      Dodging and Burning Done Right
      Instant Red-Eye Removal
      Repairing Problems Caused by the Lens
      Saving Blurry Photos
      Repairing Keystoning
    Chapter 9.  Take Me Away Removing Unwanted Objects
      Cloning Away Unwanted Objects
      Removing Things in a Straight Line
      Covering Unwanted Elements
      Removing Spots and Other Artifacts
      Removing Distracting Objects (Patch Tool)
      Removing Things in Perspective
      Removing Backgrounds
    Chapter 10.  Photograph Retouching Portraits
      Removing Blemishes
      Lessening Freckles or Acne
      Removing Dark Circles Under Eyes
      Removing the Signs of Aging
      Colorizing Hair
      Whitening the Eyes (Quick Trick)
      Whitening Eyes
      Making Eyes Sparkle
      Changing Eye Color
      Enhancing Eyebrows and Eyelashes
      Whitening Teeth
      Removing Hot Spots
      Advanced Skin Softening
      Transforming a Frown into a Smile
      Digital Nose Job
      Slimming and Trimming
      Removing Love Handles
    Chapter 11.  38 Special Photographic Special Effects
      Creating Drama with a Soft Spotlight
      Soft Focus Effect
      Burned-In Edge Effect (Vignetting)
      Creating Realistic Shadows
      Mapping One Image Onto Another (Image Warp)
      Fake Duotone
      Replicating Traditional Photography Filters
      Blending Photos Together
      Infrared Technique
      Neutral Density Gradient Filter
      Perspective Pasting with Vanishing Point
    Chapter 12.  Wide Receiver Creating Panoramas
      Manually Stitching Panoramas Together
      Automated Pano Stitching with Photomerge
      Using Match Color to Fix Pano Exposure Problems
      Advanced Blending in Photomerge
    Chapter 13.  Look Sharp Sharpening Techniques
      Basic Sharpening
      Lab Color Sharpening
      Luminosity Sharpening
      Using CS2's Smart Sharpen Filter
      Edge-Sharpening Technique
      Extreme Edge Sharpening
      Advanced Sharpening for Portraits of Women
    Chapter 14.  Men at Work How to Show your Work
      Creating Photo-Grid Posters
      Creating a Digital Frame
      Poster Presentation
      Creating Gallery Prints
      Medium Format Frames
    Chapter 15.  Showtime Showing your Client
      Watermarking and Adding Copyright Info
      Creating Your Own Custom Copyright Brush
      Embedding Digimarc Digital Copyright Info
      Showing a Client Your Work on Your Computer
      Letting Your Clients Proof on the Web
      Getting One 5x7", Two 2.5x3.5", and Four Wallet Size on One Print
      Creating Your Own Custom Picture Package Layouts
      How to Email Photos
      Sending a Portfolio Presentation to a Client
   Colophon
   Additional Photoshop Resources
   Index