Synopses & Reviews
Adobe Photoshop is central to almost all photography workflows today. Each new version fo the software is a milestone in the development of this imaging behemoth, and 2010's release of CS5 is no exception.
Photographers often feel overwhelmed when starting with Photoshop; the sheer number of tools and options make it difficult for the novice. There is no shortage of instructional books, yet very few direct the user to the most significant aspects of the program in a way that reflects a real workflow for the photographer.
Adobe Certified Instructor Steve Laskevitch has leveraged his experience as a teacher and practitioner to create a step-by-step guide that provides a clear and effective workflow for editing photographs in the latest version of Photoshop and its companions Bridge, Camera Raw, and Lightroom. Focusing on the critical elements of the workflow rather than covering every arcane feature, the Handbook is designed to get you working quickly in these applications.
About the Author
Steve Laskevitch, founder of Luminous Works and a teacher for two decades, has designed digital workflows for hundreds of photographers and companies. An Adobe Certified Instructor, he trains creative individuals and firms and has regularly helped Adobe Systems prepare Photoshop Certified Expert exams. Steve has always enjoyed creating photographs-in the field, studio or lab; on film or digitally-as well as working with computer graphics. Students of all levels have appreciated Steve's friendly and approachable style in Luminous Works' classroom and the colleges, universities, and conferences where he has taught.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; Introduction; About the Photographer's Handbook; The Setup; Chapter 1: Terms and Concepts; 1.1 Some Background; 1.2 What is a Digital Image?; 1.3 Color and Tone; 1.4 File Formats for Digital Imaging; 1.5 The Lightroom Catalog; Chapter 2: System Configuration; 2.1 Computer Requirements; 2.2 Work Environment; 2.3 Application Preferences; Chapter 3: The Interface: A Tour; 3.1 Finding Your Way in Photoshop; 3.2 Finding Your Way in Bridge; 3.3 Finding Your Way in Adobe Camera Raw; 3.4 Finding Your Way In Lightroom; The Workflow; Chapter 4: Capture and Import; 4.1 Capture; 4.2 Import; Chapter 5: Organizing and Archiving Images; 5.1 Rating Systems and Methods; 5.2 Keywords and Metadata; 5.3 Labels: Workflow Landmarks; 5.4 File Management; Chapter 6: Global Adjustments; 6.1 General Approach; 6.2 Cropping and Straightening; 6.3 Adjusting Color and Tone--Things to Know; 6.4 Applying Adjustments to Color and Tone; 6.5 More Photoshop Adjustments: Simple and Complex; 6.6 Noise Reduction and Sharpening; 6.7 Lens Corrections; 6.8 Saving and Using Develop Settings; Chapter 7: Local Adjustments; 7.1 Graduated Filters; 7.2 Painting Adjustments; 7.3 Precise Area Adjustments: Photoshop Only; Chapter 8: Cleanup and Retouching; 8.1 Removing Dust and Blemishes; 8.2 Very Large Defects; 8.3 Transformations; Chapter 9: Creative Edits and Alternates; 9.1 Combining Images; 9.2 Blending; 9.3 Merging Images; 9.4 Photographic Effects; 9.5 Virtual Copies; Chapter 10: Output--Print, Web, and Presentation; 10.1 Print Output; 10.2 Web; 10.3 Slideshows; 10.4 Have Fun!;