The Art of Photoshop for Digital Photographers: from Image Capture to Art


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The Art of Photoshop® for Digital Photographers: from Image Capture to Art
By Daniel Giordan
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Publisher: Sams
Pub Date: August 29, 2005
ISBN: 0-672-32713-9
Pages: 288
 



Table of Contents  | Index
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Experience the highly visual format of the Art of Photoshop: Digital Photography Workshop and learn how to take good source photos and transform them into display-quality digital works of art with visual effects used in Adobe Photoshop. Using the beauty of the Tuscan region of Italy as a backdrop, author and artist/photographer Daniel Giordan, will take you through the steps of how to capture good source materials, how to explore the artistic effect of those images, and how to turn those explorations into richly layered and visually complex artwork using the tools available in Photoshop. This is your chance to look over the author's shoulder as he guides you through a process of creative exploration through which he creates 10 artistic montages. 



book cover
The Art of Photoshop® for Digital Photographers: from Image Capture to Art
By Daniel Giordan
...............................................
Publisher: Sams
Pub Date: August 29, 2005
ISBN: 0-672-32713-9
Pages: 288
 



Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   About the Author
   Acknowledgements
   We Want to Hear from You!
   For More Information
   Introduction
   Welcome to Tuscany
      Welcome to Tuscany: Thinking Outside the Guidebook
      Planning Ahead
      Going Home
      A Tentative Start
      The Palio and the Gangs of Siena
      Obligatory Pilgrimages
      Prologue
   Part 1.  Digital Photography Techniques
         Chapter 1.  Digital Camera Basics
      Digital Photography Pros and Cons
      Five Habits to Optimize Image Quality
      Previewing Tips: Critical Evaluation
      Preview Exposure with Histograms and Clipping
      Capturing the Elusive Shot
      Elements of Photographic Quality
      File Format Pros and Cons
      Using a Flash Effectively
         Chapter 2.  Digital Exposure
      Exposure = Amount of Light and Speed of Shutter
      The Tones and the Zones
      Adjusting Exposure
      Metering Light
      Overcoming TTL Meter Limitations
      Non-manual Exposure Settings
      Using a Handheld Meter
      Measuring Tonal Range with Histograms
         Chapter 3.  Focus and Depth of Field
      Types of Autofocus
      Focus and Camera Stability
      What Is Depth of Field?
      Artistic Application
         Chapter 4.  Composition
      Compositional Building Blocks
      Documenting a Moment
      Controlling Compositions with Multiple Exposures
   Part 2.  Photoshop Explorations
         Chapter 5.  Photo Explorations
      Dramatic Shadows
      Custom Black and White Conversions
      Shift Depth of Field
      Image Panoramas
      Daguerreotype Effects
      Infrared Effects
      Simulate Twilight
      Hand Coloring
      Cyanotypes
         Chapter 6.  Artistic Explorations
      Printmaking Effects
      Painterly Illustration
      Line Engraving
      Painted Canvas
      Conté Crayon Drawing
      Graphic Effects With Blending Modes
   Part 3.  Gallery
         Chapter 7.  Abbazia: Finding Transcendent Spirit
      Source Images
      Building the Image
      Abbazia Image Design Log
         Chapter 8.  Passagio Scuro: Revealing Shadowed Vitality
      Source Images
      Building the Image
      Passagio Scuro Image Design Log
         Chapter 9.  Punto: Exploring Relative Fundamentalism
      Source Photos
      Building the Image
      Variations on Punto
      Punto Image Design Log
         Chapter 10.  Santissima Addolorata: Experiencing Blind Faith
      Source Photos
      Building the Image
      Santissima Addolorata Image Design Log
         Chapter 11.  Porta Rossa: Discovering Evocative Doorways
      Source Photo
      Building the Image
      Porta Rossa Image Design Log
         Chapter 12.  Molecola Sogni: Toward a Weightless History
      Source Photos
      Building the Image
      Molecola Sogni Image Design Log
         Chapter 13.  Una Passione Perfetta: Creating Dynamic Precision
      Source Photos
      Building the Image
      Una Passione Perfetta Image Design Log
         Chapter 14.  Parte Interna: Building Visual Tension
      Source Photos
      Building the Image
      Parte Interna Image Design Log
   Glossary
      A
      B
      C
      D
      E
      F
      G
      H
      I
      J-K
      L
      M-N-O
      P
      Q
      R
      S
      T-U
      V-W
      X-Y-Z
   Index