Synopses & Reviews
"The real strength of this book is in how it will help anyphotographer establish a workflow that is simple and doesn’t become adistraction."
—Christopher Robinson, Editor, Digital PhotoPro
If you're like most artists, the concept of planning andstructuring your work may sound limiting and inhibiting. You'll be surprised tolearn that quite the opposite is true—a proper workflow can free you fromthe monotonous aspects of your work and let you exercise yourimagination.
Digital imaging expert Tim Grey is the first to present aguiding process for you to follow and fine-tune as you optimize your images inPhotoshop and Photoshop Elements. In Photoshop Workflow, you'll discover anatural flow for adjusting images; you’ll learn how to perform techniquesthat make your images as striking as they can be while reducing cost in time andeffort. Covering the full spectrum of adjustments, this book is suitable for alllevels of digital photographers who strive to maximize imagequality.
Inside, you'll find the principles of a good foundation andfigure out how to do the following:
- Prioritize animage-optimization workflow
- Download, sort, and organize digital images onyour computer
- Process RAW captures to retain maximum detail
- Crop androtate images
- Adjust tone and color by using basic to advancedoptions
- Repair flaws in your images
- Create selections by using basic toadvanced methods
- Apply targeted and creative adjustments
- Save your filessafely and logically
- Automate repetitive tasks
- Prepare your images for final output
- And more!
"The real strength of this book is in how it will help any photographer establish a workflow that is simple and doesn't become a distraction."
--Christopher Robinson, Editor, Digital Photo Pro
If you're like most artists, the concept of planning and structuring your work may sound limiting and inhibiting. You may be surprised to learn that quite the opposite is true--a proper workflow can free you from the monotonous aspects of your work and let you exercise your imagination.
Digital imaging expert Tim Grey is the first to present a process for you to follow as you optimize your images in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. You'll discover a natural flow for adjusting images, learn to perform techniques that make your images as striking as they can be, and reduce time and effort. Covering the full spectrum of adjustments, this book is suitable regardless of your level as a photographer.
About the Author
Tim Grey is the author of Color Confidence and co-author of Photo Finish, both from Sybex. He presents workshops around the world on topics related to digital imaging for photographers. He regularly contributes articles to Outdoor Photographer, PC Photo, and many more print and online publications. He publishes a daily e-mail list, "Digital Darkroom Questions" in which he answers digital imaging questions from enthusiasts and pros.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Getting Started.
Chapter 1: Workflow Foundations.
Chapter 2: Download and Sort.
Chapter 3: RAW Conversion
Part II: Basic Adjustments.
Chapter 4: Rotate and Crop.
Chapter 5: Basic Tone and Color.
Chapter 6: Image Cleanup.
Part III: Advanced Adjustments.
Chapter 7: Advanced Tonal Adjustments.
Chapter 8: Advanced Color Adjustments.
Chapter 9: Making Selections.
Chapter 10: Targeted Adjustments.
Chapter 11: Creative Adjustments.
Part IV: Finishing the Workflow.
Chapter 12: Saving Files.
Chapter 13: Workflow Automation.
Chapter 14: Output Processing.
Appendix: Sample Workflow Checklist.