Photographer's Guide to Photoshop

Photographer's Guide to Photoshop

by Thomas

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Overview

This practical step-by-step guide by Britain's leading Photoshop lecturer and Adobe Certified Expert, is specifically tailored to the demands of the photographer. Cutting through the jargon of the computer manual Barry Thomas reveals the essential techniques of this essential program in the most simple and easy-to-follow way.The versatility of digital media and the increasing affordability of quality scanners, computers and digital cameras, means that the use of Photoshop is essential to an ever-increasing number of photographers. Photoshop for the Photographer guides readers through everything they need to know from the simple tasks of organising image files and learning the basic controls, to sophisticated colour correction and image manipulation techniques. Barrie Thomas FRPS is a professional lecturer and journalist on digital photography and widely regarded as one of the UK's top Photoshop experts. He is the author of a 'Digital Masterclass' column in the UK magazine Digital Photo, and also writes for Practical Photography and the RPS Journal. Barrie is one of only seven people in the UK to have achieved MFIAP (Master of the Federation of Photographic Arts) - he is also the author of several successful CD-ROMs on the subject. Barrie lives in Rainford on Merseyside.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780715316351
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 03/28/2004
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.58(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction6
Part 1The Basics8
1The Digital Image10
2Acquiring Images14
3Managing Images18
4Sizing Images22
5The Workspace26
6Colour Choices30
7Brush Choices34
8Mask Basics38
Part 2Tools42
9Selections44
10Adding Colour50
11Changing Areas56
12Cloning and Healing62
13Line Selections66
14Vector Tools70
15Info Tools74
16Magnification78
Part 3Palettes82
17Layers84
18Channels92
19History98
20Actions104
21File Browser108
Part 4Menu Items112
22Moving Items114
23Reshaping Items118
24Tonal Control122
25Colour Correction126
26Further Correction130
27Other Options134
28Essential Filters138
Keyboard Shortcuts142
Index143

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