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With Photoshop 7 you have virtually infinite control over your photographic image. But infinity has its disadvantages: where do you start? In this stunning four-color book, Gregory Georges crystallizes Photoshop 7’s amazing photo manipulation capabilities into 50 specific techniques that’ll transform the way you work with photos.
Georges doesn’t do it alone. You’ll find “guest” techniques from several outstanding commercial and art photographers. Folks like Phil Bard, whose contributions on dodging and burning, using scaling masks, and isolating and extracting detail are among the highlights of an excellent chapter on working in B&W. Or street photographer Johnny Deadman, whose techniques for sharpening digital photos fit in neatly among Georges’ extensive set of image-enhancement techniques.
There’s a full chapter on combining images, beginning with extracting objects from their backgrounds, so you can use them anywhere. After practical guidance on photomontage, Georges shows you how to combine two bracketed photos into one image with a far wider dynamic range than you could capture with either a digital or film camera. This “quick and dirty” technique can deliver better results than yesterday’s painstaking methods. Which is, after all, the whole point of Photoshop: not just faster but better, too. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.