Photo Retouching with Adobe Photoshop / Edition 2

Photo Retouching with Adobe Photoshop / Edition 2

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by Gwen Lute
     
 

This updated manual teaches the specialized techniques needed for correcting photos using the latest version of Adobe Photoshop. With Photoshop, the skilled photographer’s ability to retouch photos has become almost limitless. Included are professional techniques aimed specifically at photographers and photo-imaging enthusiasts. Photographers will learn how

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Overview

This updated manual teaches the specialized techniques needed for correcting photos using the latest version of Adobe Photoshop. With Photoshop, the skilled photographer’s ability to retouch photos has become almost limitless. Included are professional techniques aimed specifically at photographers and photo-imaging enthusiasts. Photographers will learn how to restore damaged photographs, correct blemishes, change backgrounds, and add or subtract people from an image. Important advanced techniques are also covered, including vignettes, important hardware requirements, and managing files. Filled with practical examples, this book teaches everything from input via scanning or digital photography, to image manipulation, to final printed output.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584280804
Publisher:
Amherst Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.34(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Art of Retouching7
A Historical Perspective8
Why Use Digital Retouching?9
The Wave of the Future10
Retouching Software10
Plug-Ins11
Chapter 1Getting Your Equipment in Order
Necessary Equipment12
The Computer12
RAM12
Hard Drive12
Speed12
Keyboards13
Mouse13
CD-ROM Drive13
The Monitor13
Equipment: Suggested13
Storage Devices13
External Hard Drives14
Scanners14
Graphics Tablet14
Track Ball15
Chapter 2Capturing the Digital Image
The Difference in Color16
A Color Primer16
Scanning Techniques16
Chapter 3Restoring an Image
Important Note18
Using Layer Masks18
Layer Masks and Modes24
Example 1Fairy24
Example 2Bride and Groom28
Layers with Dodging and Burning Techniques31
Example 1Hanna and Lindsey31
Example 2Bruises34
Using The Channels Palette35
Chapter 4Photoshop Filters
Lighting Effects Filter39
Example 1Captain's Bars39
Example 2Poodle42
Example 3Palm Trees44
Noise Filter with the Healing Brush46
Gaussian Blur Filter49
Unsharp Mask Filter52
Dry Brush Filter53
Dust & Scratches Filter54
Chapter 5Creative Photo Enhancement
Color Range Selection57
The Perfect Background60
Adding a Border65
Images in Motion69
Adding Shadows71
Illuminating Shadows
Example 1Portrait75
Example 2Bride and Groom77
Example 3Mount Rushmore80
Gradient Shadows82
Chapter 6Restoring Old Photos
How to Replace Missing Pieces85
Creating Duotones88
Combining Color and Black & White Photographs89
Variations91
Importing Skin Tone92
True Sepia Tone Effects95
Chapter 7Advanced Retouching
Removing Backgrounds98
Adding a Person to the Picture101
Chapter 8Commercial Techniques
Correcting Perspective104
3-D Transformation105
Vignetting108
Chapter 9Image Output
Printers109
Reproduction109
Print-Out Longevity109
Good Printers You Can Afford110
Epson Printers110
Hewlett-Packard Printers111
Cannon Printers111
Dye-Sublimation Printers111
Projects You Can Print at Home111
Film Recorders112
Requirements112
Color Management System Preferences112
Chapter 10Developing Your Market
Selling Yourself and Your Work114
The "Three-Point Marketing Plan"114
1.Initiating Contact114
2.Communicating as a Follow-Up115
3.Completing the Follow-up Visit115
The Most Effective Way to Sell Your Work115
Where Are Your Markets?116
Portrait Photographers116
Commercial Photographers116
Animal Photographers116
Photo Restoration Ad in the Yellow Pages117
Developing a Marketing Brochure117
What Will a Newsletter Do for You?117
Developing a Price List117
Appendix ASuggested Plug-Ins118
Appendix BResources120
Glossary121
Index125

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