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The Photoshop Darkroom: Creative Digital Post-Processingby Harold Davis
Synopses & Reviews
There are lots of Photoshop books on the market that are filled with tons of tutorials, how-tos, and step-by-steps. All of the technical information is there, but the lack of truly creative imagery often leaves the ambitious photographer wanting more. On the other hand, there are just as many gorgeous, high quality photography books that showcase beautiful images, but don't show you how you can do it yourself. This unique book by renowned photographer Harold Davis does both. In these pages you'll learn how to shoot and combine multiple exposures, shoot and combine images with multiple focal points, what the difference is between in-camera versus in-computer processing, multi-RAW processing, photocomposition, masking, layering, blending modes, channel operations, using color models, LAB color, cross-processing, and so much more. Each topic is accompanied by stunning full color images which will inspire you to see what you can do with Photoshop way beyond simple image manipulation. Always creative and always with the focus of the photographer's needs in mind, Digital Revolution will have you wandering through the wonderful world of the digital darkroom in no time.
*Gorgeous interior with notes, tips, and sidebars scattered throughout; it's like having the author sitting right next to you explaining each step in detail
*Compatible with all versions of Photoshop
*Extensive coverage of HDR
A complete photographic resource with thorough coverage of how to use Photoshop creatively, in a beautifully designed package full of gorgeous images.
The Photoshop Darkroom offers limitless possibilities for photographers looking for jaw-dropping results, using powerful and innovative creative post-processing techniques. If you want folks to ask "How did you do that?" then this is the book for you!
The images in The Photoshop Darkroom will inspire you and help you unleash your creative potential. You'll learn to view your own digital photography with new eyes.
Step-by-step directions show you real-world examples of how to achieve the results you want from your photography and post-processing.
*Learn how to work with RAW image files
*Understand the Photoshop darkroom workflow
*Multi-process RAW files
*Extend the dynamic range of your photographs
*Create High Dynamic Range (HDR) images by hand
*Create stunning black and white imagery with Photoshop
*Use layers and masking for compositing
*Create striking color effects using LAB color
About the Author
Harold Davis is an award-winning professional photographer. He is the best-selling author of more than 30 books, including The Photoshop Darkroom 2: Creative Digital Transformations (Focal Press), Creative Porraits: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Black & White: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Composition: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Night: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Close-Ups: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), The Photoshop Darkroom: Creative Digital Post-Processing (Focal Press) and Practical Artistry: Light &se of vibrant, saturated colors in landscape compositions, and beautiful creative floral imagery. He is inspired by the flowers in his garden, hiking in the wilderness, and the work of great artists and photographers including M.C. Escher, Monet, van Gogh, and Edward Weston.Phyllis Davis is a graphic designer and writer. Her design credits include many books, posters, advertisements, and Internet projects. Phyllis is the author of more than twenty books on topics that range from elementary algebra to image editing software such as The Gimp and Photoshop. As a writer, she is well known for her ability to break complex topics down into easy to follow, simple steps. Phyllis has a deep interest in education. She believes in working “smarter, not harder,” and that learning happens most when it is fun. She has followed her interest in unconventional educational strategies as a writer, trainer, and course developer. Phyllis was trained as a classical bassoonist. She is a winner of the Prix de Paris, and holds both a MM degree from Manhattan School of Music and a Diplôme Supériuer d’Exécution from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris.
Phyllis Davis is a graphic designer and writer. Her design credits include many books, posters, advertisements, and Internet projects. Phyllis is the author of more than twenty books on topics that range from elementary algebra to image editing software such as The Gimp and Photoshop. As a writer, she is well known for her ability to break complex topics down into easy to follow, simple
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part 1: From Score to Performance; Part 2: The Art of Imagination; Part 3: A Pixel Does Not Know Its Origin; Glossary; Index
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