Real World Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers [NOOK Book]


This edition of Real World Photoshop is more tightly focused for the needs and demands of the professional digital photographers. From acquiring images to using an efficient processing workflow to maintaining image quality and final output quality all within the powerful feature set of Adobe Photoshop CS5. Coverage of new CS5 features includes: Refining Edges, Eyedropper tools, Merge to HDR, Content Aware Fill/Scale/Heal, and Lens Profile.

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This edition of Real World Photoshop is more tightly focused for the needs and demands of the professional digital photographers. From acquiring images to using an efficient processing workflow to maintaining image quality and final output quality all within the powerful feature set of Adobe Photoshop CS5. Coverage of new CS5 features includes: Refining Edges, Eyedropper tools, Merge to HDR, Content Aware Fill/Scale/Heal, and Lens Profile.

The book's focus helps readers understand the core workflow tasks, main print and web output options as well as the commercial printing information necessary to hand off images for prepress. Essentials information on file formats, color settings, image adjustment fundamentals, sharpness, detail, noise reduction, and image storage and output is also included. Photoshop Extended is covered where it relates specifically to photographers.
  • The perfect guide for intermediate to advanced photographers to set up an effective workflow and master the features of Photoshop CS5.
  • Streamlined to focus on features of Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended that are most relevant to intermediate and advanced digital photographers
  • Four-color guide packed with essential tips and step-by-step techniques
  • Includes unrivaled coverage of Photoshop CS5 color settings and color management principles


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132117883
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 9/29/2010
  • Series: Real World
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 600
  • File size: 24 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Table of Contents


Chapter One Building a Photoshop System 1

Choosing a Platform 2

Processors and Cores 3

64-Bit Processing 4


Virtual Memory 9

Monitors and Video Cards 12

Chapter Two Image Essentials 15

Pixels and Paths 16

Pixels and Images 17

Resolution 21

How Much Resolution is Enough? 23

Using the Image Size Dialog 27

Resampling 30

Image Mode 33

Chapter Three Color Essentials 39

Primary Colors 40

The Color Wheel 41

How Colors Affect Each Other 44

Device-Independent Lab Color 45

Colors in the Real World 48

Chapter Four Color Settings 49

What is Color Management Anyway? 50

Color Management Systems Explained 52

Choosing Your Working Spaces 58

Handling Color-Space Conversions 62

Photoshop and Your Monitor 76

Assign Profile and Convert to Profile 84

Soft-Proofing Other Color Spaces 89

Converting Colors When You Print 95

Printing to Desktop Printers 98

Troubleshoot by Isolating Variables 99

Chapter Five Building a Digital Workflow 101

Choosing a Digital Workflow 102

Copying Files from a Camera 107

Verifying Images 110

Refining a Shoot Using Bridge 112

Opening Images into Camera Raw 114

Camera Raw Controls 117

Camera Raw Preferences 132

The Output Buttons 135

Camera Raw Workflow Options 136

Camera Raw Image Control Tabs 139

The Basic Tab 139

The Tone Curve Tab 150

The Detail Tab 155

The HSL/Grayscale Tab 160

The Split Toning Tab 164

The Lens Corrections Tab 165

The Effects Tab 172

The Camera Calibration Tab 174

The Presets Tab 180

The Snapshots Tab 181

Filmstrip Mode 182

Copying Adjustments to More Images 185

Generating Adjusted Images 186

Using Adobe Bridge 190

Using Bridge Windows 194

Managing Files in Bridge 202

Image Previews and the Cache 208

Evaluating and Comparing Images 211

Rating and Labeling Images 214

Applying Metadata and Keywords 216

Finding and Filtering Files 224

Presenting Your Photos 228

Exporting to Online Albums and Folders on Disk 232

The Image Processor 234

About Automating with Actions 235

Using Mini Bridge 235

Chapter Six Essential Photoshop Tips and Tricks 239

Window Tips 240

Navigation Tips 243

Moving Tips 250

Guide and Grid Viewing Tips 252

Dialog Tips 253

New Document Tips 256

Keyboard Shortcut Tips 257

Menu Customization Tips 259

Tips for Tools 260

Panels and Workspaces 272

Setting Preferences 289

When Things Go Wrong 296

Chapter Seven Image Adjustment Fundamentals 297

What is Image Quality, Anyway? 298

Visualizing Tonal Values with the Histogram 299

The Three Basic Tonal Adjustments 301

Making Adjustments Using Levels 302

Adjusting Levels for Color Images 306

Controlling Auto Corrections 310

The Info Panel 312

Output Levels 313

Eyedroppers in Levels and Curves 315

Preserving Quality as You Edit 318

Making Adjustments Using Curves 324

Hands-On Curves 332

Using Color Samplers 342

Using Shadows/Highlights 343

Hue, Saturation, and Lightness 346

Vibrance 353

Choosing a Color Mode for Editing 354

Quick Lab Mode Fixes 358

Photo Filter 360

Replace Color 361

Selective Color 361

Channel Mixer 362

Tools of Limited Usefulness 363

Chapter Eight The Digital Darkroom 365

Adjustment Layer Basics 366

Creating Adjustment Layers 368

Controlling Adjustment Layers 369

Selections, Masks, and Channels 371

Using the Masks Panel 376

Adjusting Images Using Blending Modes 380

Dodging and Burning by Hand 388

Using History to Mix Adjustments 390

Soft-Proofing an Image for Print 392

Chapter Nine Making Selections 397

Reviewing the Basics 398

Selection Strategies 398

Selecting Areas Manually 399

Selecting with Edge Detection Tools 401

Tips for Using Selection Tools 405

Selecting by Tone or Color 407

Anti-Aliasing and Feathering 412

Selecting Difficult Edges 414

The Modify Submenu 422

Floating Selections 424

Quick Masks 425

Selecting with Channels 426

Selections, Layers, and Masks 430

Chapter Ten Sharpness, Detail, and Noise Reduction 433

What's Sharpening All About? 434

Why Unsharp Masking? 435

A Practical Sharpening Workflow 440

Sharpening Techniques 446

Sharpening in Photoshop vs. Camera Raw 452

Smart Sharpen 453

Noise Reduction 457

Chapter Eleven Essential Image Techniques 463

The Color of Grayscale 464

Creating HDR Images 466

Retouching 475

Using the Clone Source Panel 483

Correcting Lens Distortions 488

Blending Images Automatically 492

Depth of Field Effects 496

Content-Aware Scaling 498

Vectors vs. Pixels 500

Smart Objects 509

The Nondestructive Workflow 512

Text 513

Filters and Effects 516

Actions and Scripting 518

Chapter Twelve Image Storage and Output 529

Save As 530

Opening Images 533

Printing from Photoshop 533

Preparing Images for Online Services 537

Creating Output for Prepress 538

Creating Images for the Web 541

Saving Images for the Web 545

File Formats 550

Compressing Images 560

Index 563

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