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50 Fast Digital Photo Techniques Whether you shoot your original photographs on film or work with a digital camera, image-editing software lets you do amazing things - and this unique book shows you how. Focusing on retouching techniques and artistic effects rather than software specifics, Gregory Georges walks you step by step through 50 of today's coolest, fastest, and most useful image-editing tricks from simple tweaks and fixes to eye-popping collages and hand-painted effects.
* Transform ordinary photos into artistic masterworks
* Perfect an image by removing scratches and correcting color
* Create a quick brush-like painting or filter effect
* Play around with saturation, gradation, and other color transformations
* Combine and clone images for panoramas, photomontages, and more
* Embellish portraits with soft focus, mixed media, or caricature effects
* Mimic sepia, depth-of-field, motion blur, and other traditional photo techniques
* Transform photos into "pen-and-ink sketches" or "watercolors"
* Build frames and backgrounds to show off your photos
* Images from the book
* Browser-based slide show of all 50 "before" and "after" images
* Adobe Photoshop Elements tryout and evaluation version of Paint Shop Pro
32 pages of color examples show you how to create stunning digital effects System Requirements: Pentium Class PC running Windows 98 or higher, Power PC running OS 8.6 or higher; 64 MB RAM; 300 MB available hard disk space; color monitor with 256 colors or better; graphics monitor with 800?600 or better resolution www.hungryminds.com
A useful for anyone wanting to take advantage of photo-quality printers, digital cameras, Web technologies, Adobe's PhotoShop and other top photo editing applications. The step-by-step and illustrated collection of techniques are easily accessible and understandable to users on every level.
50 Fast Digital Photo Techniques is an immensely useful book for anyone wanting to take advantage of photo-quality printers, digital cameras, Web technologies, Adobe's Photoshop, and other top photo editing apps. The techniques are valuable to those with artistic skills as well as those without -- they enable everyone to enjoy successful creation of fine art images and prints! The step-by-step and richly illustrated collection of awesome techniques are easily accessible and understandable to users on every level.
This is a new kind of Photoshop book -- one that can help both casual users and professional users create and enjoy fine art prints without having to become an expert in Photoshop.
About the Author
Gregory Georges has been an active photographer for over 25 years. During this time, he has taken pictures with medium format, 35mm, and digital cameras resulting in a collection of over 15,000 images. He is also the author of the book Digital Camera Solutions. Gregory is also a Contributing Writer for eDigitalPhoto magazine which is a new sister publication to Shutterbug magazine.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Creating a Master Image.
Chapter 2: Quick and Easy Techniques.
Chapter 3: Image Coloring Techniques.
Chapter 4: Combining Two or More Images.
Chapter 5: Techniques for People Pictures.
Chapter 6: Traditional Photographic Techniques.
Chapter 7: Natural Media Techniques.
Chapter 8: Creating Backgrounds, Textures, and Frames.
Chapter 9: Thinking "outside the Box" Techniques.
Appendix A: What's on the CD-ROM.
Appendix B: Image Editor Feature Translation Tables.
Appendix C: Other Resources.
About the Author.
Hungry Minds, Inc End-User License Agreement.
CD-ROM Installation Instructions.