Photo Retouching with Photoshop: A Designer's Notebook

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Photo Retouching with Photoshop: A Designer's Notebook is at once eye candy, artistic inspiration, and incomparable technical guidance for intermediate-to-advanced digital imaging professionals, graphic artists, photographers, and just about anyone involved in creating digital images or animations. A visual splendor, this full-color book showcases a one-of-a-kind collection of superb and innovative photo-retouching solutions by well-known French artists.The new English translation of a cutting-edge French work, ...

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Overview

Photo Retouching with Photoshop: A Designer's Notebook is at once eye candy, artistic inspiration, and incomparable technical guidance for intermediate-to-advanced digital imaging professionals, graphic artists, photographers, and just about anyone involved in creating digital images or animations. A visual splendor, this full-color book showcases a one-of-a-kind collection of superb and innovative photo-retouching solutions by well-known French artists.The new English translation of a cutting-edge French work, Photo Retouching with Photoshop: A Designer's Notebook presents high-quality photo retouching from the unique cultural perspective of the French. Reflecting the very best of French creation in graphic design and digital imaging, this book offers an enlightening and stunning glimpse into a vibrant culture known for pushing the limits of imagination with photography, graphics, and art.Filled with beauty, energy, and creative risks, the images inside will forever change the way you see and perform your own photo manipulation and graphic design. You'll see what other top-notch imaging professionals are able to do to and create with their photographs with Photoshop, and you'll be guided, step-by-step, through the editing process of each project—from original shot to polished print.But most importantly, you'll gain both insight and experience into how each visionary artist imagined, conceptualized, and ultimately created his or her final exquisite image. With the book's inspiration and education, you'll be able to exert precise control over every aspect of your own photo restorations and retouching challenges so you can consistently achieve expert, dramatic results while always preserving the integrity of the photographs.Part coffee-table book, part art inspiration, and part design guide, the lavishly illustrated Photo Retouching with Photoshop: A Designer's Notebook will redefine what it means to retouch a photograph—taking the procedure from simple, mindless manipulation to elaborate, intentional, highly rewarding art form.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596008604
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Series: Designer's Notebook Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.36 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Now based in Brittany, Western France, Marie-Laure Clec'h began her career as a translator in 1984 with the creation of her own company in Washington D.C. She has translated extensively for U.S. Government agencies as well as for private industry in the US and France.

She translates both from French to English and English to French and also offers interpretation services for local business people. (contact: clechets@yahoo.fr )

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Table of Contents

Studio 1 Image restoring 6
Studio 2 Digital surgery 14
Studio 3 Late afternoon in nosy be 28
Studio 4 Beauty institut 36
Studio 5 Sails, perspectives, and curves 46
Studio 6 Bloody Mallory 58
Studio 7 Firefly 68
Studio 8 Aroma 78
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2005

    A fly on the wall view of real professionals

    I¿ve always been fascinated with photographs you see in advertising that has obviously been retouched. How do they do that? What did the original photograph look like? This book takes you through eight different photographs to demonstrate what each artist did to produce the final product. The ¿Designer Notebook¿ series from O¿Reilly is really a great idea. It allows a fly on the wall view of real professionals working on real projects. You see some of their thought process, and the tools they use to produce the final result. The photographs in this book cover a wide range of topics, which includes old photograph restoration, retouching for advertising, and even photojournalism. The book is short (less than 100 pages), and a few of the descriptions are a bit brief, but all in all, this is a fascinating look at real professionals creating real images. You¿ll be inspired to follow along with some of your own photographs to see just what is possible with Photoshop.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2005

    understandable to existing users

    Photography as artwork. That is one message from this book. It shows a French perspective on Photoshop usage. The books for which are dominated by American authors, whose examples are typically of photos of recent vintage. Taken from cameraphones, for example. Certainly nothing wrong with that. But in this book, many examples are of much older photos. So much older that they often cry out for retouching; maybe extensively. The authors guide you through painstakingly detailed methods of doing so. Some examples, however, are much newer. Like enhancing a commercial photo shot of perfume bottles. Students of product design should appreciate that chapter. All the chapters should be easily understandable if you are already facile in Photoshop. The book dives right into usage that assumes this experience.

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