Teach Yourself VISUALLY Digital Photography


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764535659
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2001
  • Series: Visual Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.06 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Digital Imaging
Discover Digital Cameras 4
Make the Most of Digital Images 6
Discover Other Types of Digital Images 10
Draw a Digital Image 12
Create a Digital Image by Scanning 13
Available Digital Equipment 14
Compare Photo Quality 18
Chapter 2 Discover How Cameras Record Images
Compare Traditional and Digital Cameras 24
Process of Recording Images 26
Transform Brightness to Color 28
Chapter 3 Explore Digital Photography
Introduction to Camera Resolution 32
Compress Images 34
Store Images 36
Monitor Battery Life 38
View Images on the LCD Monitor 39
Transfer Images to a Computer 40
Select a Lens 42
Using a Flash 44
View Photos on Television 45
Set Self-Timers on Camera 46
Capture Moving Action 47
Chapter 4 Compose Your Shot
Position Your Photograph 50
Balance the Shot 52
Check the Background 54
Provide an Element of Dimension 55
Add a Frame for Interest 56
Change the Orientation 60
Using Color for an Effect 64
Using Lines for Perspective 70
Explore Different Points of View 74
Look for Unusual Things 76
Chapter 5 Control Lighting and Exposure
Control Exposure 88
Adjust the Shutter 90
Adjust the Aperture 92
Control Sensitivity to Light 94
Control Digital Camera Exposure 96
Using Available Light 100
Balance the Colors in Photos 102
Add Light with a Flash 104
Using Fill Flash 105
Capture Breathtaking Images 106
Chapter 6 Power of Focus
Sharpen Your Focus 112
Shape Your Focus 114
Adjust Focal Length 116
Chapter 7 Sharpen Resolution
Control Sharpness with Resolution 120
Add Quality with Camera Resolution 122
Enhance Quality with Printer and Scanner Resolution 123
Monitor Resolution 124
Chapter 8 Working with Images
Transfer Images to a Computer 128
Compress File Size 130
Store Photo Images 132
Select File Formats 134
Using Images for Screen Display 137
Chapter 9 Get Familiar with Image Editors
Discover Image Editors 140
Tour the Adobe PhotoDeluxe Window 141
Open Your Image Editor 142
Close Your Image Editor 143
Open an Image 144
Save an Image 146
Select to Make Changes 148
Outline Tools 152
Use SmartSelect Tracing 154
Change the Selection of Pixels 156
Enhance Images Automatically 158
Chapter 10 Fine-Tuning Images
Display Long Menus 162
Preserve Your Original Image 163
Resize by Dragging 164
Adjust Photo Size 166
Effects of Resizing an Image 167
Crop a Photo 168
Adjust Orientation 169
Adjust an Image for Perspective 170
Chapter 11 Sharpen Image Color
Control Brightness and Contrast 174
Change Hue, Saturation, or Lightness 175
Balance Colors 176
Change Colors 177
Sharpen an Image 180
Convert Color to Black-and-White 182
Create a Negative 183
Chapter 12 Retouch Images
Clean Up a JPEG Image 186
Using the Clone Tool 188
Work with the Smudge Tool 190
Correct Graininess 192
Remove Dust or Scratches 194
Remove Red Eye 196
Change Eye Color 198
Chapter 13 Create Effects
Add Text to a Photo 202
Apply the Colored Pencil Effect 204
Posterize a Photo 205
Using the Sponge Effect 206
Crystallize a Photo 207
Using Lighting Effects 208
Using a Trace Contour 210
Apply Glowing Edges 211
Find the Edges 212
Diffuse a Photo 213
Apply the Note Paper Effect 214
Crackle a Photo 215
Feather an Image 216
Combine Photos 218
Composite Photos 222
Create a Panorama 226
Chapter 14 Print Photos
Get the Facts About Printing 232
Outsource Photo Printing 233
Choose a Printer 234
Optimize Camera and Printer Resolution 236
Choose a Paper Type 238
Calibrate Your Printer 240
Print from PhotoDeluxe 242
Chapter 15 Explore Other Output Options
E-Mail a Photo 246
View Photos on Television 248
Make a Movie 249
Post Photos on the Web 250
Chapter 16 Get Creative with Your Photos
Display a Photo on Your Desktop 254
Add Photos to Your Web Site Using FrontPage 256
Restore an Old Photo 266
Work with PhotoDeluxe Galleries 268
Design Greeting Cards 278
Create a Project in Microsoft Word 280
Create a Calendar 282
Make Business Cards 286
Design Report Covers 288
Create a Picture-Based Inventory 290
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