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How to Wow: Photoshop for Photography
     

How to Wow: Photoshop for Photography

by Jack Davis, Jill Davis, Ben Willmore
 

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If winning over clients means wowing 'em with Photoshop-enhanced photos, this is the book for you! Simple step-by-step instructions equal easy, elegant solutions in this streamlined volume geared exclusively to photographers using Photoshop. Just like your favorite cookbooks--the ones with short, clear-cut instructions and mouthwatering photos of the delectable

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If winning over clients means wowing 'em with Photoshop-enhanced photos, this is the book for you! Simple step-by-step instructions equal easy, elegant solutions in this streamlined volume geared exclusively to photographers using Photoshop. Just like your favorite cookbooks--the ones with short, clear-cut instructions and mouthwatering photos of the delectable concoctions--this book identifies challenges, provides simple recipes for overcoming them, and plugs in inspirational photos of the glorious results. The authors provide enough theoretical grounding so readers can use the program effectively but leave out the tech-heavy under-the-hood discussions that represent the core of other Photoshop tomes. You'll find recipes for dealing with common workflow problems (color correction, dodging and burning, retouching), and you'll learn all the exciting photo enhancing techniques that will give your work that extra wow: tinting, softening, collaging, you name it! Along the way you'll master all of Photoshop's newest, snazziest tools: the Healing Brush, the Pattern Maker plug-in, and more.

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Photoshop plus your digital camera: Suddenly you can shoot to your heart’s content, get instant feedback, then manipulate your images in a virtually infinite number of ways. The only problem: too many choices, too much to know. How do you wade into this incredible cornucopia and make it yours? With How to Wow: Photoshop for Photography.

You couldn’t ask for more knowledgeable authors, or authors more capable of sharing their knowledge. (You know Jack Davis as the author of Photoshop Wow! series titles such as The Photoshop 7 Wow! Book; Ben Willmore wrote the masterful Adobe Photoshop CS Studio Techniques.)

Here, Davis and Willmore start with workflow, including Photoshop presets that make digital photographic work easier and more productive. (Those presets are on CD, with project files, custom tools, swatches, shapes, styles, patterns, actions, and other goodies.)

Then, it’s on to meat-and-potatoes digital darkroom work: extracting complex objects, dodging and burning, blend modes, neutralizing color casts, removing dust and scratches, and more. There’s a full chapter on fixing people: controlling blemishes and wrinkles, tweaking eyes and teeth, taking a few pounds off bellies and adding back lost hair. Next, the authors show how to precisely control your audience’s experience, via glows, high pass, gradients, and other techniques.

A full chapter on colors and tone covers everything from hand coloring to 1850s-vintage Sabatier effects. There are chapters on artistic effects and overlays, as well as on combining/collaging. Use How to Wow as a cookbook, or better yet, use it as a launch pad for your own creativity. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321357502
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Publication date:
08/15/2005
Series:
How to Wow Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
8.72(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Jack Davis is an award-winning designer, illustrator, and photographer as well as the author of numerous books on digital imagery, design, and online communication, including (with co-author Linnea Dayton) the best-selling The Photoshop Wow! Book. Davis also teaches as part of the "Dream Team" for Photoshop World and his national Wow Seminar Tour.

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