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Photoshop CS3 Workflow: The Digital Photographer's Guide (Tim Grey Guides)by Tim Grey
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Synopses & Reviews
Set up an effective workflow and set your imagination free
If you're like most artists, the idea of structuring your work may seem at odds with true creativity, but you'll be surprised to learn from digital imaging expert Tim Grey that just the opposite is true. This latest edition of his bestselling guide to Photoshop shows you how proper workflow can free you from the repetitive parts of a project and let you focus on your vision. Discover techniques that streamline processes, reduce your time and effort, and produce striking results.
Adjust images with the revamped and easier-to-use Curves tool
Produce more dramatic black-and-white images with a new adjustment layer
Apply creative effects to your images
About the Series
Sybex's Tim Grey Guides series leads digital photographers to new levels of excellence with professional, full-color books on the topics they need to know most. Covering topics from color management to workflow to nature photography, Tim Grey Guides are your path to better images.
This latest edition of this bestselling guide explains how proper workflow can alleviate repetitive parts of a project so you can focus on producing stunning results in your digital photography projects. Digital imaging expert Tim Grey reveals expert tips and techniques to help you automate tasks, optimize output, and use Lightroom and Bridge to help reduce time spent at your computer so you can increase your time spent shooting. You’ll learn how to process RAW captures; crop, rotate, repair, and adjust tone and color; harness new Clone, Curves, and Blend Mode features; download, sort, and organize digital images on your computer; and more.
Get beautiful results with a better workflow
If you're like most artists, the idea of structuring your work may seem at odds with true creativity, but you'll be surprised to learn that just the opposite can be true. In this latest edition of his bestselling guide, digital imaging expert Tim Grey shows you how proper workflow can free you from the repetitive parts of a project, letting you focus on your vision and produce stunning results.
You'll discover new ways to create smooth workflows with Photoshop CS4 and gain insights into Lightroom and Bridge, plus you'll uncover expert tips and techniques that reduce the time you spend at the computer and speed you back to shooting.
Convert RAW captures to maximize quality in your images and flexibility in your workflow
Apply targeted adjustments to your images to optimize or add a creative element
Produce excellent black-and-white images, including simulated infrared effects
About the Author
Tim Grey is regarded as one of the top educators in digital photography and imaging, offering clear guidance on complex subjects through his writing and speaking. He is the author of many books on Photoshop and digital photography, presents workshops around the world on topics related to digital imaging, and regularly contributes to Outdoor Photographer, PC Photo, Digital Photo Pro, and other print and online publications. He also publishes the Digital Darkroom Quarterly print newsletter and the daily "Digital Darkroom Questions" e-mail list.
Table of Contents
Part I Getting Started.
Chapter 1 Workflow Foundations.
The Importance of Workflow.
Establishing a Workflow.
Revising Your Workflow.
Chapter 2 Download and Sort.
Sorting Images in Bridge.
Printing Contact Sheets.
Chapter 3 RAW Conversion.
Benefits of RAW.
Converting with Camera Raw.
Batch Conversion in Camera RAW.
Archiving RAW Captures.
Part II Basic Adjustments.
Chapter 4 Rotate and Crop.
Chapter 5 Basic Tone and Color.
Interface Tools for Evaluation.
Chapter 6 Image Cleanup.
Spot Healing Brush.
Part III Advanced Adjustments.
Chapter 7 Advanced Tonal Adjustments.
Dodge and Burn.
Chapter 8 Advanced Color Adjustments.
Curves for Color.
Targeted Color Painting.
Targeted Saturation Painting.
Chapter 9 Making Selections.
Understanding the Selection Tools.
Making Advanced Selections.
Saving and Loading Selections.
Chapter 10 Targeted Adjustments.
Introduction to Masking.
Adjustment Layer Masking.
Chapter 11 Creative Adjustments.
High Pass Sharpening.
Part IV Finishing the Workflow.
Chapter 12 Saving Files.
Master Image Concept.
Filenames, Locations, and Formats.
Chapter 13 Workflow Automation.
Chapter 14 Output Processing.
Preserve the Master Image.
Process a Working Copy.
Save a Copy.
Appendix Sample Workflow Checklist.
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