Introduction to Digital Photography / Edition 1

Introduction to Digital Photography / Edition 1

by Joseph Ciaglia
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130321362

ISBN-13: 9780130321367

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This is truly a useful basic textbook about digital imaging that presents principles and essentials of the medium for photographers. Focusing on the most broadly useful aspects of Photoshop, author Joe Ciaglia demonstrates, with numerous illustrations, how the most important tools work together to make the software a powerful whole.

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Overview

This is truly a useful basic textbook about digital imaging that presents principles and essentials of the medium for photographers. Focusing on the most broadly useful aspects of Photoshop, author Joe Ciaglia demonstrates, with numerous illustrations, how the most important tools work together to make the software a powerful whole.

The choice of topics places a strong emphasis on the photographic qualities of imaging software. Topics in digital imaging are related to similar topics in the traditional basic photography curriculum.

Clarity of presentation is the organizing principle of this book. Features includes:

  • Complex operations such as scanning, creating composite images, and resampling images are presented as easy-to-follow, illustrated step by step procedures.
  • An easy-to-use format in which each technique, process, skill or family of software tools is covered on facing pages.
  • Numerous color illustrations enhance the teaching power of the book. The illustrations were created or chosen to motivate the learner to want to learn the techniques discussed in the text.
  • Projects are given that are suitable for individuals or whole classes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130321367
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

1. Color Photography.
Color: Additive and Subtractive. Three Image Layers Create Color Images. Choosing a Color Film. Color Balance and Film. Color Balance and Filters: When Filtration Is Needed. Using Filters. Exposure Latitude: Comparing Color Films and Digital Cameras.

2. Introduction to Digital Imaging.
Digital Imaging: An Overview. Pictures into Pixels. Bit Depth. Picture “Size:” Ppi, dpi, and Other Image Measurements. Modes and Color Spaces: How Computers Work with Color. Digital Imaging, Changing Ethics, and the Law: Is It Possible? vs. Is It Right?

3. Image Capture and Storage.
Electronic Cameras. Scanning. Making a Scan Step-by-Step. Storing Your Images. Resizing an Image Step-by-Step.

4. Basic Image Editing.
Interface: How You Give Commands to the Software. Calibrating Your Monitor: Making Sure What You See Is What You Get. Adjusting Brightness and Contrast. More About Adjusting Brightness and Contrast: Using Histograms to Diagnose Exposure Problems. Adjusting Color: Color Balance. More About Adjusting Color: Hue and Saturation. Editing an Image Step-by-Step. Selections. Brush Tools: Painting on an Image. Using Brush Tools: Applying Paint and Special Effects. Cloning: Copying from One Part of an Image to Another.

5. Beyond Basic Image Editing.
Curves. Layers. The Best Way to Combine Images. Creating Image Layers. Harmonizing the Elements of a Collage. Managing Image Layers.Adjustment Layers: Preventing Color Banding and Data Loss. Making a Composite Image Step-by-Step. Advanced Selection Techniques. Drawing Selections with the Pen Tool. Using Masks to Create Selections. Layer Masks: Attaching a Mask to a Layer. Alpha Channels: Where Masks are Stored. Color Channels: Where Color Information Is Stored. Editing Color Channels. Troubleshooting: Keeping Track of Layers, Channels and Masks. Digital Filters for Special Effects.

6. Digital Printing and Electronic Publishing.
Making Prints Match the Monitor. Sharpening Prints. Making Images for the Internet. Making Images for Multimedia. Making Prints on Film and Photographic Paper. Digital Imaging for Non-Silver Processes.

Appendix.
Recent Developments in Imaging Software. Equipment for Digital Imaging. Working with Service Bureaus. Internet Resources for Photography.

Glossary.
Index.

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