Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS

Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS

by Bruce Fraser
     
 

Call it a control thing, but until recently—or, more specifically, until the availability of digital raw camera formats—you simply weren't ready to make the move to digital photography. Raw formats, however, changed all of that by allowing you to retrieve images before any in-camera processing has been performed. Photoshop's Adobe Camera Raw plug-in makes

Overview

Call it a control thing, but until recently—or, more specifically, until the availability of digital raw camera formats—you simply weren't ready to make the move to digital photography. Raw formats, however, changed all of that by allowing you to retrieve images before any in-camera processing has been performed. Photoshop's Adobe Camera Raw plug-in makes that process even easier by providing a standardized way of accessing and working with these uncompressed digital negatives in your favorite image-manipulation software. In the first volume devoted exclusively to the topic, best-selling author Bruce Fraser shows you how to take advantage of Adobe Camera Raw to set white balance, optimize contrast and saturation, handle noise, correct tint, and recover lost detail in images before converting them to another format. After learning about the raw formats themselves, you'll discover hands-on techniques for exposing and shooting for digital raw, using the File Browser to preview images and automate tasks, and building a workflow around the digital raw process.

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Photoshop CS’s Camera Raw plug-in gives you unprecedented control over your digital images, but few photographers have much experience working with the Raw files their cameras generate. The solution: Bruce Fraser’s new book. Fraser covers all you need to know about Raw: file management, workflow, automation, but above all, the supercharged image editing it makes possible.

When should you resample? How much highlight detail can you really recover? How can the File Browser help you handle Raw images more efficiently? How do you recover lost settings? Fraser answers dozens of questions like these and provides dozens of tips, too, for everything from shadows to metadata. If you’re exploring Camera Raw, he’ll help you skip much of the trial-and-error and get you to real mastery -- fast. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321278784
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Publication date:
07/15/2004
Series:
Real World Series
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.49(d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Fraser is an internationally known author, consultant, and speaker on the topics of digital imaging and color reproduction. He is a contributing editor for Macworld magazine as well as co-author of the best-selling books Real World Photoshop and Real World Color Management.

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