Photo Retouching with Adobe Photoshop / Edition 2

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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.
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Library Journal
These three attractive, informative books form an excellent basis for a small library on digital photography. In recent years, digital photography has had a tremendous influence, and as equipment costs--notably for cameras--continue to drop, digital imagery will soon completely revolutionize photography. Each of these books will be very helpful for professional and amateur photographers making the transition to digital photography. Illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs, Lute's Photo Retouching with Adobe Photoshop specifically addresses retouching methods. Moreover, the book thoroughly covers equipment, including scanners, and many other aspects of working with digital images. A small-format handbook with many color illustrations, Johnson's The Digital Photography Handbook defines the new technology and offers helpful information on selecting equipment. It emphasizes the making of photographs, referred to as "gathering digital images," and creative computer projects. Ang's Silver Pixels presents digital photography as a new art form along with a useful discussion of equipment and materials. Accompanied by many striking illustrations, the book explains a number of sophisticated creative techniques in digital photography. If you are forced to choose from the three titles, be sure to acquire Photo Retouching because of its clear, straightforward approach to the subject, closely followed by Silver Pixels, which readers will find valuable for its intricate creative projects. However, because these books complement one another so well, all three are highly recommended for public and academic libraries.--Raymond Bial, Parkland Coll. Lib., Champaign, IL Copyright 2000 CahnersBusiness Information.\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584280804
  • Publisher: Amherst Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 150
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Gwen Lute is a professional photographer and photo retoucher. She lives in Moreno Valley, California.
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Table of Contents

The Art of Retouching 7
A Historical Perspective 8
Why Use Digital Retouching? 9
The Wave of the Future 10
Retouching Software 10
Plug-Ins 11
Chapter 1 Getting Your Equipment in Order
Necessary Equipment 12
The Computer 12
RAM 12
Hard Drive 12
Speed 12
Keyboards 13
Mouse 13
CD-ROM Drive 13
The Monitor 13
Equipment: Suggested 13
Storage Devices 13
External Hard Drives 14
Scanners 14
Graphics Tablet 14
Track Ball 15
Chapter 2 Capturing the Digital Image
The Difference in Color 16
A Color Primer 16
Scanning Techniques 16
Chapter 3 Restoring an Image
Important Note 18
Using Layer Masks 18
Layer Masks and Modes 24
Example 1 Fairy 24
Example 2 Bride and Groom 28
Layers with Dodging and Burning Techniques 31
Example 1 Hanna and Lindsey 31
Example 2 Bruises 34
Using The Channels Palette 35
Chapter 4 Photoshop Filters
Lighting Effects Filter 39
Example 1 Captain's Bars 39
Example 2 Poodle 42
Example 3 Palm Trees 44
Noise Filter with the Healing Brush 46
Gaussian Blur Filter 49
Unsharp Mask Filter 52
Dry Brush Filter 53
Dust & Scratches Filter 54
Chapter 5 Creative Photo Enhancement
Color Range Selection 57
The Perfect Background 60
Adding a Border 65
Images in Motion 69
Adding Shadows 71
Illuminating Shadows
Example 1 Portrait 75
Example 2 Bride and Groom 77
Example 3 Mount Rushmore 80
Gradient Shadows 82
Chapter 6 Restoring Old Photos
How to Replace Missing Pieces 85
Creating Duotones 88
Combining Color and Black & White Photographs 89
Variations 91
Importing Skin Tone 92
True Sepia Tone Effects 95
Chapter 7 Advanced Retouching
Removing Backgrounds 98
Adding a Person to the Picture 101
Chapter 8 Commercial Techniques
Correcting Perspective 104
3-D Transformation 105
Vignetting 108
Chapter 9 Image Output
Printers 109
Reproduction 109
Print-Out Longevity 109
Good Printers You Can Afford 110
Epson Printers 110
Hewlett-Packard Printers 111
Cannon Printers 111
Dye-Sublimation Printers 111
Projects You Can Print at Home 111
Film Recorders 112
Requirements 112
Color Management System Preferences 112
Chapter 10 Developing Your Market
Selling Yourself and Your Work 114
The "Three-Point Marketing Plan" 114
1. Initiating Contact 114
2. Communicating as a Follow-Up 115
3. Completing the Follow-up Visit 115
The Most Effective Way to Sell Your Work 115
Where Are Your Markets? 116
Portrait Photographers 116
Commercial Photographers 116
Animal Photographers 116
Photo Restoration Ad in the Yellow Pages 117
Developing a Marketing Brochure 117
What Will a Newsletter Do for You? 117
Developing a Price List 117
Appendix A Suggested Plug-Ins 118
Appendix B Resources 120
Glossary 121
Index 125
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2003

    Layer masks-invaluable tool

    This book has been an invaluable tool for me using Photoshop 7 specifically the chapter on restoring an image using layer masks with dodging and burning techniques. It makes the eyes in my photographs come alive. Many other valuable step-by-step lessons included.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2002

    This book was designed for anyone interested in retouching.

    This book was created to teach 'anyone' interested in learning retouching. The step by step instructions are easy to follow and simplified! My hope for anyone that buys this book, is, instilled confidence in retouching with Adobe Photoshop!

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