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1. Photoshop and Photography from 50,000 feet 2. Camera and Lens Effects in Photoshop 3. Darkroom Techniques 4. Secrets of Retouching 5. Compositing 6. Correcting Your Colors 7. Beyond Black and White 8. Using Photoshop's Filters 9. Working with Andromeda Filters 10. Hard Copies Made Easy Appendix A: Photoshop Menu/Command Summary
Posted November 16, 2002
Finally we have an understandable Photoshop book written from a serious photographer's viewpoint! This book shows you how to recreate (and surpass) many traditional photographic effects using Photoshop, and explains every topic, from retouching and combining pictures to color correction in terms any amateur photographer will understand. Too many Photoshop and even digital photography books these days are written by graphics workers or computer gurus who really don't understand photography. The books that do claim to cover both Photoshop and photography seem to be written for advanced professional photographers. There were several things I really liked about this book. First it is in full color, with every page filled with gorgeous images. I also liked how the author provided several different ways to accomplish the same thing, such as using the Levels and Curves commands to adjust tone. The chapter introducing the Andromeda filters was especially good. I'd never heard of these filters before, and after using the versions on the book's CD-ROM, I found they are the only ones to accurately reproduce many traditional camera filter effects, such as diffraction gratings. Thank you, Mr. Bush for the eye-opener! This is a perfect book for those who want to learn more about Photoshop while applying their knowledge of photography.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.