Digital Imaging: Essential Skills / Edition 1

Digital Imaging: Essential Skills / Edition 1

by Mark Galer, Les Horvat, Lester Horvath
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240516257

ISBN-13: 9780240516257

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Mark Galer's and Les Horvat's new text is a must-have guide for every student needing to get to grips with digital imaging. They provide a comprehensive, practical guide to the entire digital chain, from capture - with coverage of digital cameras and help on which one to choose, to output - with extensive information on image adjustment and colour

Overview

Mark Galer's and Les Horvat's new text is a must-have guide for every student needing to get to grips with digital imaging. They provide a comprehensive, practical guide to the entire digital chain, from capture - with coverage of digital cameras and help on which one to choose, to output - with extensive information on image adjustment and colour management.


This is far more than a Photoshop manual; it builds your competence to deal with potentially confusing areas such as resolution and the control over tonality of colour. Put into practice the skills learnt by completing creative assignments and practical activities.

This is an inspirational text; as well as encouraging you to express yourself visually; it is a highly structured learning tool that ensures all the essentials skills are learnt and applied to help improve your digital photography.

Mark Galer: lectures in photography in the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. He is also co-writer and teacher on their new online photography courses. He has lectured in photography in the UK and Australia and has worked commerically as a freelance photographer on corporate and editorial assignments.

Les Horvat: lectures part-time in photography at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. For the past 18 years he has been working as a commerical photographer from his own studio, supplying the imaging needs of the advertising and design industries both in Australia and overseas. he is actively involved in the digital areas offering a complete digital service for his commercial clients.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240516257
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
Essential Skills Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionviii
Essential informationx
Foundation module
Foundations1
Introduction2
Channels and modes3
Levels4
Hue, saturation and brightness5
Color and light overview7
Bit depth and mode10
File size11
File formats12
Resolution14
Understanding resolution15
Image size17
Digital Capture23
Introduction24
Image formation27
Image sensor characteristics29
Image sensor types30
How a sensor creates an image31
Types of digital camera32
Choosing a digital camera40
Digital Negatives53
Introduction54
Processing RAW data55
Processing activity55
Step 1White balance55
Step 2Tonal adjustments56
Step 3Noise reduction and sharpening58
Step 4Choosing a bit depth59
Step 5Choosing a color space61
Additional information62
Platforms and Output Devices67
Introduction68
External storage71
Mobile storage devices74
Scanners as input devices75
Workings of a flatbed scanner76
Printers as output devices78
Color Management83
Introduction84
What is a color space?85
Color gamuts88
How does RGB relate to CMYK?89
Color concepts in practice91
Applying color management93
Hardware calibration97
Image Adjustments99
Introduction100
First steps101
Step 1Image capture101
Step 2Cropping an image102
Step 3Tonal adjustments104
Step 4Color adjustments108
Step 5Cleaning an image110
Step 6Sharpening an image111
Step 7Saving a modified file112
Experimenting with levels115
Application module
Image Enhancements119
Introduction120
Project 1Advanced cropping and sizing techniques121
Project 2Advanced levels control127
Project 3Target values137
Project 4Shadows and highlights143
Project 5Advanced sharpening techniques148
Post-production157
Project 6Black and white158
Project 7Toning163
Project 8Creative depth of field169
Project 9Tonal contraction175
Project 10Digital montage180
Presentations187
Introduction188
Contact sheet189
Project 11Picture Package190
Screen presentations192
Project 12Creating a slide background198
Project 13Creating a web photo gallery206
Project 14Creating a panorama using Photomerge211
Workflows module
Capture Workflows215
Introduction216
Digital camera controls217
File format218
Camera noise221
White balance225
Project 15Setting up the camera226
Project 16Creative use of sharpening231
Remote camera software237
Capture workflow decisions238
File Handling Workflows241
Introduction242
Image browsing243
Metadata246
Project 17Archiving captured images249
Project 18Applying workflow actions to folders251
Managed Workflows255
Introduction256
Project 19Setting up a closed-loop workflow257
Using profiles in a managed workflow259
How to set up an ICC profile based system264
Color settings for Photoshop265
Color management for Elements266
Color management policies for Photoshop267
Project 20Creating a target image270
Printing and Pre-press273
Introduction274
Project 21Closed loop printing to an RGB device278
Project 22Managed printing to an RGB device279
Managed printing to a CMYK device282
Glossary289
Keyboard shortcuts299
Web links301
Supporting CD302
CD content304
Index305

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