Commercial Photoshop Retouching

Commercial Photoshop Retouching

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by Glenn Honiball
     
 

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For both Mac and Windows PC users, Photoshop CS2 is the market leader and industry standard for commercial bitmap image manipulation. Also known as the "digital dark room," Photoshop is the unparalleled tool of choice among graphics professionals and hobby photographers alike.

Written by 20-year photo retouching veteran Glenn Honiball, Commercial Photoshop

Overview

For both Mac and Windows PC users, Photoshop CS2 is the market leader and industry standard for commercial bitmap image manipulation. Also known as the "digital dark room," Photoshop is the unparalleled tool of choice among graphics professionals and hobby photographers alike.

Written by 20-year photo retouching veteran Glenn Honiball, Commercial Photoshop Retouching: In the Studio is the only book to deliver advice for the photographer and artist working with Photoshop CS 2 in a real world commercial environment. Honiball offers incomparable technical and artistic guidance for professionals, graphic artists, photographers, and just about anyone involved in creating and manipulating digital images.

Production artists face unrealistically tight deadlines and heavy workloads that leave little time for trial and error. Photo retouchers need practical, immediate Photoshop solutions to help them produce quality images with minimal effort and in a short amount of time. All the tools, techniques, and skills you need to achieve consistent, professional results with Photoshop CS2 can be found in Commercial Photoshop Retouching: In the Studio.

Anyone with intermediate-to-advanced Photoshop skills—whether you want to explore photo retouching personally or as an imaging professional or student—can use Commercial Photoshop Retouching: In the Studio to produce sharp, expert, extraordinary photos that don't look retouched.

Under Honibell's seasoned direction, you'll be able to tackle your greatest photo-retouching challenges with ease, precision and efficiency. He guides you through Photoshop CS2's new and innovative features; explains advanced capabilities; shows you how to adapt and custom-fit the software to meet your needs; offers time-saving tips for accelerating your workflow; and delivers advice and inspiration for exercising your own creative genius.

Commercial Photoshop Retouching: In the Studio is the ideal resource for any digital artist who wants to develop and perfect professional-level retouching using Photoshop CS 2. With this book, you will bring photo correction and manipulation to a whole new level.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596008499
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/03/2005
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.94(w) x 9.66(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

Glenn Honiball comes from a long line of artistic family members. His grandfather was a cartoonist and a painter, and his father was a very talented artist involved in advertising. In 1985, Glenn started in the pre-press industry and was trained on the million-dollar HELL Chromacom system (which, along with Scitex, was the only proprietary retouching system around) and worked on it for nine years. He also worked on a Silicon Graphics machine running Barco Creator and Alias Eclipse retouching software. Glenn migrated to Photoshop after considerable experience on high-end systems coupled with a good pre-press background. He has worked with several versions of Photoshop and found them easy to learn, having come from a background where string commands were the norm.

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Commercial Photoshop Retouching 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Do you retouch photographs for a living? If you do, this book is for you. Author Glenn Honiball, has written an outstanding end user book that helps you and your client with such tasks as fixing the color of an image, create something that doesn't currently exist in an image, or prepare an image for use in a special medium. Glenn, begins by giving you a sense of what a day in the retoucher's professional life might entail. Next, the author covers how to make corrections that really improve the power of an image. Then, he helps you understand how to approach those jobs in which you or your client wants to put something in the image that isn't currently there. The author continues by discussing how to use special colors and manipulate colors to get the output you or your client are seeking. In addition, he goes over how to create realistic, if sometimes fantastic, compositions. The author also covers the typical commercial retouching request of taking an image intended for a magazine or brochure and making it usable at poster or even billboard size. Then, the author discusses the particular problems and techniques for avoiding those problems when your image's final destination is the local newspaper. Finally, the author considers the particular retouching challenges and Photoshop tools that can help you prepare an image intended for industrial packaging. This excellent book covers realistic retouching techniques, not the specific shortcuts for tools. By realistic, the author means that although your images may contain fantastic or unreal subject matter, they shouldn't look obviously retouched.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago