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This update is so important, because if there was ever a version of Photoshop that was aimed at digital photographers, Photoshop CS is it, and "The Photoshop CS Book for Digital Photographers" by Scott Kelby (Editor of Photoshop User magazine) once again breaks new ground by doing something for digital photographers that's never been done before--it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly "how to do it." It's not a bunch of theory; it doesn't challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure it out on...

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This update is so important, because if there was ever a version of Photoshop that was aimed at digital photographers, Photoshop CS is it, and "The Photoshop CS Book for Digital Photographers" by Scott Kelby (Editor of Photoshop User magazine) once again breaks new ground by doing something for digital photographers that's never been done before--it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly "how to do it." It's not a bunch of theory; it doesn't challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure it out on your own. Instead, it shows you step by step the exact techniques used by today's cutting-edge digital photographers and retouchers, and it does something that virtually no other Photoshop book has ever done -- it tells you, flat-out, which settings to use, when to use them, and why.

If you're looking for one of those "tell-me-everything-about-the-Unsharp-Mask-filter" books, this isn't it. You can grab any other Photoshop book on the shelf, because they all do that. Instead, this book gives you the inside tips and tricks of the trade that today's leading pros use to correct, edit, sharpen, retouch, and present their photos to some of the most demanding clients on the planet. You'll be absolutely amazed at how easy and effective they are--once you know the secrets.

LEARN HOW THE PROS DO IT Each year Scott trains thousands of professional photographers how to use Photoshop, and almost without exception they have the same questions and the same problems -- that's exactly what Scott covers in this book. You'll learn:

  • The secrets of how the pros retouch portraits
  • How to color correct any photo without breaking a sweat (you'll be amazed at how they do it!)
  • How to unlock the power of Photoshop CS' new features for digital photo pros
  • Amazing digital body-sculpting techniques
  • How the pros use CS' File Browser (it's much more powerful than you think)
  • Tricks that can send your productivity through the roof
  • The sharpening techniques the pros really use (there's an entire chapter just on this!)
  • How to deal with common digital camera image problems
  • Removing noise, avoiding halos, and protecting your images
  • How to use Match Color, The Color Replacement Tool, and other amazing CS tools.
  • Masking techniques for photographers
  • The most-requested photographic special effects
  • and much more!
Photoshop CS is THE tool for digital photographers, and this book show you exactly how to put it's power to work for you today.
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If you’re serious about your images, and you use Photoshop CS, you need Scott Kelby’s The Adobe Photoshop CS Book for Digital Photographers.

This isn’t the place for total newbies: There are no introductory essays about f-stops, lenses, or framing your shots here. Rather, Kelby focuses on the questions serious photographers and hobbyists ask him. And they ask him plenty of questions -- in his enormously popular seminars, as Editor in Chief of Photoshop User Magazine, and in his role as President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.

Kelby starts at the moment your photos enter Photoshop from your digital camera. Then, he scrupulously follows real professional workflow. Sorting and categorizing photos. Coping with image problems that jump right out at you. Color correction. Selections and masking. Retouching. Sharpening. And finally, the money moment: client review and approval.

You’ll begin with a professional’s eye view of the new Photoshop File Browser -- from contact sheets to Photoshp’s convenient batch renaming feature. Then, it’s on to cropping, resizing, and straightening: getting the custom sizes you need; creating your own custom crop tools (and why you might); and automating all sorts of tasks, including close cropping. Kelby shows how to straighten photos using visible grids, and even presents a handy trick for turning small photos into poster-sized prints.

You’ll learn how to compensate for problems in your original image -- from too much (or little) flash to color aliasing, keystoning to digital noise -- including topics like high ISO and blue channel noise that most books skip entirely. There’s even guidance on removing moiré artifacts that arise when your subjects wear clothes with regular patterns -- the nerve of them!

Kelby introduces detailed color correction techniques for correcting flesh tones, both for photos intended for print and the Web. There’s coverage of working with raw digital camera files -- a feature that’s been fully integrated into Photoshop CS for the first time. You’ll also find techniques for editing, dodging, and burning 16-bit photos -- a topic nearly every photographer wants to know about, and few digital photography books mention.

You’ll find chapters on masking, special effects, sharpening, and more. There’s plenty of coverage of retouching portraits to make people look the way they wish they did. Say g’bye to all blemishes, dark circles, acne, gray hair, dull eyes, and wrinkles. In fact, Kelby offers fix-ups for the whole body -- removing love handles, slimming thighs, performing digital “tummy tucks,” even fixing “grannies”: excess skin under the arms. (There are still more tips for women’s portraits later, when Kelby turns to sharpening.)

There’s a full chapter on photographic special effects: everything from blurred lighting vignettes to added motion, replacing the sky to layer masking in collages. In this chapter, Kelby also introduces Photoshop CS’s new Photomerge feature for building seamless panoramas. He wraps up with nine great techniques for showing your work to clients: everything from watermarking to web proofing, and sending complete portfolio presentations. If your images matter, Scott Kelby is writing for you. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735714113
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 12/2/2003
  • Series: Voices That Matter Series
  • Pages: 375
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Kelby is President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), the trade organization for Adobe Photoshop users, with thousands of members in the US and 63 countries. Scott is Editor-in-Chief of both Photoshop User magazine and Mac Design magazine. He serves as training director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour and is the technical chair of the largest Photoshop gathering, Photoshop World. Scott is one of the leading Photoshop trainers in the country today and trains thousands of Photoshop users across the country each year, and is featured in a series of Photoshop training videos.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Start Me Up: File Browser Essentials 1
Ch. 2 Under My Thumb: Advanced File Browser Techniques 33
Ch. 3 Cream of the Crop: Cropping and Resizing 49
Ch. 4 The Big Fixx Digital-Camera Image Problems 79
Ch. 5 Color Me Badd: Color Correction for Photographers 115
Ch. 6 The Mask: Masking Techniques 157
Ch. 7 Head Games: Retouching Portraits 175
Ch. 8 Invasion of the Body Snatchers: Body Sculpting 227
Ch. 9 38 Special: Photographic Special Effects 243
Ch. 10 Back in Black: From Color to Grayscale 279
Ch. 11 Sharp-Dressed Man: Professional Sharpening Techniques 299
Ch. 12 The Show Must Go On: Showing It to Your Clients 331
Contributing Photographers 368
Index 370
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2006

    Get this book!

    Even if you are new to Photoshop, Kelby gets you up and running with real life samples. I love this book because in each lesson he shows other tips and tricks. After you do a few lessons, you start to use shortcuts you normally didn't realize there were!

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