Photography and Photoshop go hand in hand. Whether you're using a digital pixel-grabber or hanging onto a film camera, Adobe's revamped flagship image editor, Photoshop CS3, has the tools you need to fine-tune your photos and correct errors in exposure, lighting, and color balance. This full-color book is packed with effective examples, simple-to follow techniques, and tricks that serve as a jumping-off point to spark your own creativity into action. You don't need to be an ace photographer or Photoshop expert to create eye-catching effects through both traditional and leading-edge photographic techniques. Use easy-to-master Photoshop tools to:
• Match colors between shots taken under wildly different lighting conditions.
• Duplicate colorful "cross processing" darkroom effects.
• Morph images to blend or distort them.
• Add zoom lens blur effects without using a zoom lens.
• Preserve all the key tonal values and separation between subjects in your monochrome images with new black-and-white conversion techniques.
With more than a million books in print, David D. Busch is the world's #1 selling digital camera guide author, and the originator of popular digital photography series like David Busch's Pro Secrets and David Busch's Quick Snap Guides. He has written more than a dozen hugely successful guidebooks for Canon and Canon digital SLR models, as well as many popular books devoted to dSLRs, including Mastering Digital SLR Photography, Second Edition, and Digital SLR Pro Secrets. As a roving photojournalist for more than twenty years, he illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. He's operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college. His photos and articles have appeared in Popular Photography & Imaging, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He has also reviewed dozens of digital cameras for CNet and Computer Shopper, and his advice has been featured in National Public Radio's "All Tech Considered." When About.com named its top five books on Beginning Digital Photography, debuting at the #1 and #2 slots were Busch's Digital Photography All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies and Mastering Digital Photography. During the past year, he's had as many as five of his books listed in the Top 20 of Amazon.com's Digital Photography Bestseller list--simultaneously! Busch's 120-plus other books published since 1983 include bestsellers like David Busch's Quick Snap Guide to Digital SLR Lenses. Visit his website at http://www.dslrguides.com.
Chapter 1: Photoshop CSX and Photography From 50,000 Feet Chapter 2: Camera and Lens Effects in Photoshop CSX Chapter 3: Digital Darkroom Dexterity Chapter 4: Secrets of Retouching Chapter 5: Combining Images with Compositing Chapter 6: Correcting Your Colors Chapter 7: Beyond Black and White Chapter 8: Stalking the Wild Filter with Lens and Computer Chapter 9: Printing Your Images Glossary