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Entertain yourself, your family, and your friends while you create beautiful, funny, and interesting compositions with your digital and printed photography. This thorough guide is loaded with answers, suggestions, examples, and techniques to help you with scanning, image editing, printing, and more.
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Entertain yourself, your family, and your friends while you create beautiful, funny, and interesting compositions with your digital and printed photography. This thorough guide is loaded with answers, suggestions, examples, and techniques to help you with scanning, image editing, printing, and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072227215
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/OsborneMedia
  • Publication date: 3/24/2003
  • Series: Digital Photography Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 0.74 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Part I Getting Started
1 Recipes for Images 3
Your Photos: More Than Just Pictures 4
Turning Photos into Real-Life Objects 4
How to Take a Good Picture 9
2 Boot Camp 15
Software Requirements 16
Hardware Requirements 20
When to Scan, When to Photograph 25
About Size and Resolution 26
Saving Files 30
Printing Techniques and Media 33
Creating Web Images 36
Part II Patterns, Textures, Filters, and Backgrounds
3 Making Your Images "Touchable" 45
Creating Surface Textures 46
Creating Seamless Repeating Images 59
More Great Ideas 68
4 Out of Thin Air 71
Making a Curtain Call 73
Other Settings 79
Combining Photos and Settings 79
More Great Ideas 80
5 Roll Over, Michelangelo 83
Painting with Pixels 84
Making a Menu Marvelous with a Mosaic 89
Tips for Budding Pixel Artists 93
More Great Ideas 94
Part III Colors and Tinting
6 Deal Yourself a Winning Hand 99
Making a Good Black and White Photo 100
Simulating Period Color 109
More Great Ideas 114
7 Turning Back the Calendar 117
Back in the Olden Days 117
Rolling Back the Years--Making a Hand-Tinted Portrait 119
Making a "Vintage" Photo 129
Where to Look for Inspiration 134
More Great Ideas 134
8 Housewarming, 1850s Style 137
Mass Market Color Before Color Photography 138
Finding Inspiration 138
Saddle Up! Preparing the Image for Coloring 141
Applying Colors 147
Making a Four-Fold Note Card 154
Bottoms Up--Making Custom Drink Coasters 156
More Great Ideas 160
9 With Color, Less Really Can Be More 163
What's a Duotone? 164
Duotone It the Easy Way 166
The More Colors, the Merrier 172
Sure, You Can Fake a Duotone 180
More Great Ideas 181
10 Simple Gifts 183
Line Up! Turning Photos into Drawings 183
Get the Red Out...and the Green, and 189
Crayon Power: Making Coloring Book Pictures 192
More Great Ideas 196
Part IV Combining Elements
11 No Scissors, No Paste 201
Building Images Piece by Piece 202
Silhouetting the Saint's Head 203
Creating the Saint's Body and Paws 206
He's Been Framed--Creating an "Ancient" Frame in 3D 209
On Your Mettle! Let's Make Some--Metal, That Is 214
Moving On 217
More Great Ideas 218
12 Getting It Together 221
Seeing Things in the Right Light 222
Creating an Opulent Background 222
The Head Bone Is Connected to the Neck Bone 224
Aging Photos by Several Hundred Years 227
Halo, Everybody, Halo--Creating That Saintly Glow 230
Let There Be Light--on St. Guinefort 231
Where Do We Go from Here? 233
More Great Ideas 234
13 What I Did on My Summer Vacation 237
Creating a Large-Letter Postcard 238
Designing a Background 240
Adding the Type 245
Warping the Type 248
Silhouetting Images Within the Letters 250
Applying Layer Styles to Type 254
To Mail It or Not to Mail It? 255
More Great Ideas 256
Part V Other Fun Stuff
14 What Fools These Mortals Be 261
I Can't Believe It's Not a Butterfly! 262
Placing the Picture Elements 263
Creating a Real-World Shadow 265
Leaving Other Things Lying Around 270
More Great Ideas 271
15 Hey, They Took My Camera! 275
Scanner, Camera, What's the Diff? 276
How to Scan an Elephant--Or Not 277
Brushing Up on Your Scanning Technique 279
Cleaning Up After Your Scanner 281
Let's Finish What We Started--Our Projects! 289
More Great Ideas 293
16 Better Than Perfect 295
How to Sell Your House: Enhancing a Photo Realistically 296
Going Too Far: Adding a Little Fantasy 301
Forget Being "Down to Earth"--Let's Fly to the Moon 304
It's Been Real--or Has It? 310
More Great Ideas 310
Part VI Appendixes
A The Software in Review 315
Paint Shop Pro 7 316
PhotoFix 3.4 317
PhotoImpact 8 318
Photo-Paint 11 319
Photoshop Elements 2.0 320
B How Do I Get There from Here? 321
C Glossary 329
Index 335
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