Build your Photoshop expertise, one technique at a time Why spend time searching through a thick reference book when you can focus on the essential techniques? In Adobe Photoshop CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques, author Chris Orwig brings you the best techniques to quickly organize and correct your digital images using the world’s most powerful photo-editing program. Complete with illustrations and practical tips, these bite-size lessons from Chris’s experience as a photographer and instructor provide just the information you need. You can explore the program at your own pace, spending less time at your computer and more time behind the lens taking great pictures. • Discover the Application bar [#4] • Work with and arrange multiple documents [#8] • Use the Photo Downloader in Adobe Bridge [#24] • Make localized nondestructive adjustments with Camera Raw [#38] • Set highlight and shadow target values using Curves [#69] • Adjust tones with the Dodge and Burn tools while protecting values [#77] • Create a layer mask[#78] • Retouch portraits to improve eyes [#86] • Create Web galleries to share your images [#97]
A Complete Integrated Workflow Solution for Creating Stunning Monochromatic Images in Photoshop CS4, Photoshop Lightroom, and Beyond
Author: Leslie Alsheimer
Publisher: CRC Press
In the highly anticipated second edition of this groundbreaking book, NAPP GURU award recipient and professional photographer Leslie Alsheimer and Adobe's own Bryan O'Neil Hughes show you everything you need to know to uncover the secrets to successful black and white conversion and printmaking. This comprehensive reference will help you maximize your workflow with coverage of all of the relevant new features of Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom 2, including every stage of the black and white process from capture to printing. Along the way, you'll find in-depth explanations of key topics such as color management, optimizing your workspace, softproofing and calibration (both onscreen and for output), evaluating histograms, non-destructive editing, and much more. New features in this edition include: .In-depth coverage of workflow using the Bridge and Adobe Camera RAW components of CS4 .New recipes and tips for advanced black and white conversion .Coverage of Lightroom and Photoshop integration features .An overview of scanners and scanning your black and white film .Advice on exposure essentials and how to apply the Zone System to your digital shooting .A brand new chapter on black and white and creative image editing in Lightroom Breathtaking color and black and white photographs, including Leslie Alsheimer's image which won the coveted Vincent Versace award at Photoshop World in 2008, will inspire you to expand your own creativity to limitless possibilities. This is the essential resource for any photographer shooting black and white in the digital age.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is fast becoming the digital photographer’s tool of choice, with its killer combination of versatile photo cataloging features and powerful image editing tools. Adobe Photoshop, its older relative, is still around, though, and is still indispensable for the unique tools it offers, as well as its wide range of uses. This book shows photographers how to use these two great products together to achieve results they could not have produced working with one alone. First, the book provides a quick overview of the cataloging functions of Lightroom -- useful for Photoshop users who may have used a different photo organization tool (or none at all!). Then you’ll work through a series of projects that focus on taking images from Lightroom into Photoshop to use tools not available in Lightroom. Typical workflows include stitching images into a panorama, layering multiple exposures of a scene to create a high dynamic range (HDR) image, fixing common photo problems (like blur caused by camera shake), bringing out important details or adding creative effects with adjustment layers, or layering images to create composites (including adding text or 3D objects), or doing precise photo retouching. Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.
Anyone who uses Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for image management, editing, and workflow knows it is great software, and it has only gotten better with each new version. But there comes a time in every Lightroom user’s life when they want to do something…and they just can’t do it. While Lightroom covers the vast majority of a photographer’s needs–many say it covers roughly 80% of a professional imaging workflow–it just can’t do everything a shooter needs to put the final touches on a great image. Scott Kelby, the #1 bestselling author of photography books, wrote Photoshop for Lightroom Users exactly for those Lightroom users who have recognized that they need Photoshop for the other 20% of their workflow, which will take their images to the next level. There is already a substantial audience for this book, and of course Adobe’s brand-new offering of a Lightroom and Photoshop Creative Cloud bundle for $9.99/month will certainly help grow this Lightroom-and-Photoshop audience very quickly in the coming months. These users don’t need to know everything about Photoshop. They just need to know the essentials edits, techniques, retouching tutorials, and tweaks that they can’t perform in Lightroom, but which will take their images up a notch. Scott covers everything from compositing to adding text over an image to retouching to creating a book cover to advanced sharpening techniques. With Photoshop for Lightroom Users, readers will learn all they need to know in order to fold Photoshop into their imaging workflow with Lightroom.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom was designed from the ground up with digital photographers in mind, offering powerful editing features in a streamlined interface that lets photographers import, sort, and organize images. In this completely updated bestseller, author Martin Evening describes features in Lightroom 5 in detail from a photographer’s perspective. As an established commercial and fashion photographer, Martin knows firsthand what photographers need for an efficient workflow. He has been working with Lightroom from the beginning, monitoring the product’s development and providing valued feedback to Adobe. As a result, Martin knows the software inside and out, from image selection to image editing and image management. In this book he’ll teach you how to: Work efficiently with images shot in raw or JPEG formats Import photographs with ease and sort them according to your workflow Create and manage a personal image and video library Quickly apply tonal adjustments to multiple images Integrate Lightroom with Adobe Photoshop Export images for print or Web as digital contact sheets or personal portfolios Make the most of new features in Lightroom 5, such as extended spot removal, Upright™ corrections, and Smart Previews Photographers will find Lightroom 5—and The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book—indispensable tools in their digital darkrooms. “With Martin’s expert guidance, you’ll soon find that you have precisely the tools you need to turn your concentration back where it belongs—on making better pictures!” —George Jardine, digital photography consultant “As a photographer himself, Martin Evening knows what tools photographers need to realize their creative vision. In this book, he shows not only how Adobe Photoshop Lightroom works but also why it will become an essential part of any photographer’s workflow.” —Greg Gorman, photographer
Langford's Basic Photography has informed the work and career of many of the world's leading photographers. It is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of photography, from pre-capture to output, written for photographers who want to understand the principles behind photography and how to create great images. In this book you will learn: . How images are formed and how to control what you capture* The best camera and lens type for your work * The principles and equipment of lighting * How to organize the picture and measure exposure * How to edit, organise and store digital images * How to print, finish and present your photographs * How to get your work noticed Stunning photographs and visual learning - key principles and techniques are explained using diagrams and images. Inspirational and thought-provoking shots are shown throughout, from key images by photography greats to those by working professionals. Projects and Summaries at the end of each chapter help to cement newly learned skills and get you exploring key techniques. This 8th edition has been entirely restructured and rewritten for digital photography. It will continue to instruct, inspire and motivate up and coming photographers for generations to come. Michael Langford, renowned author, teacher, and practitioner, is a legend because of his skill that balanced art and technique. He inspired and taught thousands as Photography Course Director at the Royal College of Art, London, UK. Anna Fox is Head of the BA Photography program at the University College of the Creative Arts at Farnham, UK and has been working in photography for almost twenty years. Her work has been exhibited in numerous shows around the world. Richard Sawdon Smith is Deputy Head of the University College for the Creative Arts at Maidstone, UK. He is an award-winning studio photographer, exhibiting worldwide for over twenty years. The Langford Series Langford's Starting Photography - The ultimate introduction to photography, covering all the beginner photographer needs in order to start achieving great results Langford's Basic Photography - The authoritative classic for beginner to intermediate photographers wanting to understand the principles behind photography and how to put them into practice Langford's Advanced Photography - Highly respected guide for the serious photographer wanting to advance their skills and produce professional results Level: BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE
Serious digital photographers, amateur or pro, who seek the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 choose Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 11 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop Lightroom 5. And brand-new to this edition is a showcase of extraordinary images by working professional photographers that provides the perfect inspiration. Photoshop Lightroom 5 delivers a complete workflow solution for the digital photographer, from powerful one-click adjustments to a full range of cutting-edge advanced controls. Readers learn how to manage large volumes of digital photographs, work in a non-destructive environment to allow for fearless experimentation, and perform sophisticated image processing tasks to easily produce good-looking pictures and polished presentations for both web and print. This completely revised Photoshop Lightroom 5 edition explains how to fix tilted images and unwanted flaws in one step, and how to create off-center and multiple vignettes within a single image. Learn how to utilize new Smart Previews so you can work on images without bringing your entire library with you. You’ll also learn how to combine still images, video clips, and music into video slide shows that can be viewed on almost any device.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom was designed from the ground up with digital photographers in mind, offering powerful editing features in a streamlined interface that lets photographers import, sort, and organize images. This completely updated bestseller, The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book, was also written with photographers in mind. Author Martin Evening describes features in Lightroom 3 in detail from a photographer’s perspective. As an established commercial and fashion photographer, Martin knows firsthand what photographers need for an efficient workflow. He has also been working with Lightroom from the beginning, monitoring the product’s development and providing valued feedback to Adobe. As a result, Martin knows the software inside and out, from image selection to image editing to image management. In this book you’ll learn how to: • Work efficiently with images shot in the raw or JPEG format • Import photographs with ease and sort them according to your workflow • Create and manage a personal image library • Apply tonal adjustments to multiple images quickly • Integrate Lightroom with Adobe Photoshop • Export images for print or Web as digital contact sheets or personal portfolios • Make the most of new features in Lightroom 3, such as automatic lens correction and improved noise reduction Photographers will find Lightroom 3—and The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book—indispensable tools in their digital darkrooms. “With Martin’s expert guidance, you’ll soon find that you have precisely the tools you need to turn your concentration back where it belongs—on making better pictures!” —George Jardine, Lightroom instructor “As a photographer himself, Martin Evening knows what tools photographers need to realize their creative vision. In this book, he shows not only how Adobe Photoshop Lightroom works but also why it will become an essential part of any photographer’s workflow.” —Greg Gorman, photographer This book’s companion site, www.thelightroombook.com, offers video tutorials, articles, sample images, and updates from author Martin Evening.