Getting Started with Camera Raw: How to make better pictures using Photoshop and Photoshop Elements


book cover
Getting Started with Camera Raw: How to make better pictures using Photoshop and Photoshop Elements
By Ben Long
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Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: November 07, 2005
ISBN: 0-321-38400-8
Pages: 288
 



Table of Contents  | Index
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Not long ago the Raw format was limited to high-end digital SLR cameraswhich meant you pretty much had to be a professional (or at least quite serious) photographer to take advantage of it. Not so today. Now that Raw is included on even the simplest point-and-shoot cameras, shutterbugs of all stripes can start taking advantage of its greater editing flexibility to produce better final images. This guide is the place to start. In these pages, veteran author Ben Long begins at the beginning, explaining exactly what Raw is and why photographers should use it. He then describes the theory, shooting, and image editing practices needed to work with Raw files. Ben also provides an overview of software used to convert raw files and a thorough explanation of how to use Photoshop Elements to edit Raw images. Some cool Camera Raw tricks, tips for shooting for Raw format, and a glossary of important terms round out the offering.



book cover
Getting Started with Camera Raw: How to make better pictures using Photoshop and Photoshop Elements
By Ben Long
...............................................
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: November 07, 2005
ISBN: 0-321-38400-8
Pages: 288
 



Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   Acknowledgments
    Chapter 1.  Getting Started
      Who This Book Is For
      What You'll Need
      Where to Begin
      There's Nothing to Fear but Bad Images
    Chapter 2.  What Is Raw?
      How a Digital Camera Sees
      Anatomy of an Image
      How Your Camera Makes a JPEG Image
      How Your Camera Makes a Raw Image
      Raw Concerns
      Choosing a Converter
    Chapter 3.  Image Editing Basics
      Color Information Theory
      Correcting Tone and Contrast with Levels
      Correcting Tone and Contrast with Curves
      Too Much of a Good Thing: Recognizing Overcorrection
      Ready to Raw and Roll
    Chapter 4.  Getting Started with Camera Raw
      The Raw Format
      Getting Started
      The Camera Raw Interface
      Processing an Image Using Camera Raw
      Camera Raw in Action
      Summary
    Chapter 5.  Workflow
      XMP: The Key to Camera Raw Editing
      Working with Individual Images
      Defining a Raw Workflow
      Raw Workflow with Camera Raw
      Summary
    Chapter 6.  Advanced Editing in Camera Raw
      Camera Raw Interface Revisited
      Where the Bits Are: Linear vs. Nonlinear Data
      Going Further with Raw Controls
      Curves: Another Interface to the Camera Raw Controls
      More Camera Raw Editing Examples
      Making Localized Corrections
      Creating High-Dynamic-Range Images
      Conclusion
    Chapter 7.  Shooting Raw
      Assessing Your Camera's Capabilities for Shooting Raw
      Shooting HDR
      Conclusion
   Index