Artistry is the key word here: When competent doesn't cut it. When what you're going for is museum-quality art prints, high-end advertising effects, and dizzyingly beautiful digitally manipulated images, this is the place to start. Providing a focused approach to the advanced features of Photoshop CS, this beautiful full-color guide tackles complex yet essential topics like color calibration and correction. Along the way, you'll learn how Photoshop's newest features-Photomerge technology (which allows you to create seamless panoramas from multiple images), enhanced Camera Raw support, an improved File Browser, nonsquare pixel support, and more-can aid in your quest for the perfect image. Throughout, the authors emphasize the relationship between Photoshop CS tools and traditional photography to provide essential context for complex tasks. The knowledge is sure to stick as you work your way through the detailed, step-by-step exercises and use the companion CD to view before-and-after images and access masks and tool settings for the book's tutorials.
About the Author
Barry Haynes has been involved with photography since he was 14 using a Kodak Instamatic 104 on a trip to England. He later became a U.S. Navy photographer and attended most of the Navy's advanced photography courses. After getting his BA in computer science from University of California, San Diego, Barry spent 10 years, from 1980 to 1990, doing software development and research at Apple. It was a great time to be at Apple, and Barry was able to be a part of Apple's growth from 500 employees to over 10,000. He took a leave of absence from Apple in 1990 to set up a darkroom and get back to his photography. He soon found himself teaching Photoshop workshops and the notes for those evolved into Barry's advanced Photoshop Artistry book series, the latest of these being this Photoshop CS Artistry: Mastering the Digital Image from New Riders. His books are very popular with photographers and artists who are using Photoshop to create their final artwork.
He also teaches in-depth digital printmaking workshops from his studio in Corvallis, Oregon. Barry enjoys using his Photoshop darkroom techniques to print, show, and sell his own photography using Epson 4000 and 7600 printers. Check his image gallery at http://www.barryhaynes.com. He is currently working on a new training DVD and/or book entitled Making the Digital Print, which will cover all aspects of making the best art quality digital prints. Barry has given talks and workshops for Palm Beach Photographic Center, Santa Fe Workshops, Anderson Ranch, International Center of Photography, the Photoshop Conference, Seybold Seminars, MacWorld, the Center for Creative Imaging, advertising agencies, design firms, photography stores, and other organizations. His articles appear in Communication Arts, Camera Arts, and other photography magazines.
Wendy Crumpler has been in advertising and design since 1980. She has worked in print, television, CD-Interactive, interactive television, and computer-based training. Prior to her discovery of the computer in 1981 and the Macintosh in 1986, she was an actress and teacher. She is the author of two versions of her popular Photoshop, Painter, and Illustrator Side-by-Side book from Sybex and also Gateway: A Spritual Journey on the Andean Path. She has done production, illustration, design, and training for a variety of clients using many applications. She has worked for Angotti Thomas Hedge, Boardroom Reports, Deutsch Advertising, J.Walter Thompson, TBWA Advertising, Wechsler Design, Wells Rich Greene, Canon, Parke Davis, and AT&T.
Seán Duggan is a photographer and digital artist who combines a traditional fine art photographic background with extensive real world experience in the field of digital imaging. He is a co-author of Real World Digital Photography (Peachpit Press, 2003) and is an Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert. His Photoshop tutorial column can be seen regularly in MacDesign magazine and he also writes articles on Photoshop and digital imaging for PCPhoto, Outdoor Photographer, and Digital Photo Pro magazines. His photographs have been exhibited at the Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California. He is an instructor in the photography department at University of California, Santa Cruz Extension, where he teaches regular classes on Digital Photography and Digital Imaging for Photographers. Seán provides Photoshop and imaging consulting services for photographers and companies and also teaches custom and private workshops at his studio. Visit his Web site at http://www.seanduggan.com.
Table of Contents
Overview of New Photoshop CS Features.
SECTION 1: ESSENTIAL PHOTOSHOP TOOLS AND FUNCTIONALITY.
1. How to Use This Book and the Photoshop CS Artistry CD.
2. Navigating in Photoshop CS.
3. Setting System and Photoshop Preferences.
4. The Tools Palette.
5. Picking and Using Color.
6. Selections, Paths, Masks, and Channels.
7. Layers, Layer Masks, Adjustment Layers, and the Layer Comps Palette.
8. History Palette, History Brush, and Snapshots.
9. Transformation of Images, Layers, Paths, and Selections.
10. Digital Cameras and Camera Raw.
11. Automating Photoshop.
SECTION 2: COLOR CORRECTION AND CALIBRATION TO CREATE A MASTER DIGITAL IMAGE.
12. Color Correction Tools.
13. Digital Imaging and the Zone System.
14. Color Spaces, Device Characterization, and Color Management.
15. Photoshop Color Preferences, Monitor, Scanner, and Printer Calibration.
16. Image Resolution, Scanning, Digital Capture, and Histograms.
17. Your Workflow, Steps to Create a Master Image.
SECTION 3: OVERALL COLOR CORRECTION, SELECTION, AND LAYER TECHNIQUES.
18. The Colony Composite (Detailed Lasso, Quick Mask, and Color Selection Techniques).
19. Overall Color Correction (Overall Color Correction of Normal Images, Including Selected Area Modifications, Sharpening and Spotting, Print and Web Output).
20. Correcting a Problem Image (Overall Color Correction of Problem Images, Advanced Selections and Adjustment Layer Masks for Specific Color Correction, Spotting, and Sharpening Using Unsharp Mask, CMYK Preview, and Conversion).
21. Yellow Flowers (Replace Color, Color Range, and Mask Blur for Selection and Color Change).
22. Color Matching Images.
SECTION 4: ADVANCED COLOR CORRECTION AND RESTORATION TECHNIQUES.
23. Burnley Graveyard (Duotones).
24. Desert Al (Complex Color Correction and Retouching).
25. Restoring Old Photos (Making a Great B&W Image, Colorizing B&W).
26. Combining Bracketed Captures or Scans to Increase Dynamic Range.
27. Bryce Stone Woman (Lab Color Correction, Using Layers to Tune Opposite Color Areas).
SECTION 5: COMPOSITING MULTIPLE IMAGES WITH LAYERS, ADJUSTMENT LAYERS, AND LAYER MASKS.
28. Rain in Costa Rica (Basic Compositing Techniques to Create a Not-So-Basic Image).
29. The McNamaras (Seamless Composites and Color Correction of People).
30. The PowerBook Ad (A Complex Composite Production Ad).
SECTION 6: CALCULATIONS, PATTERNS, FILTERS, COMPOSITING, AND EFFECTS.
31. Blend Modes, Calculations, and Apply Image.
32. Vector Masks, Shape Layers, and Layer Styles PDF on CD.
33. Texture and Pattern.
34. Heartsinger CD Cover (Many Great Techniques for Using the Built-In Filters and Effects).
35. Digital Paint.
SECTION 7: IMAGES FOR THE WEB AND MULTIMEDIA.
36. Optimizing Images for the Web.
37. Web Photo Galleries, Contact Sheets, and Picture Packages.
Chart of Print Display Longevity and Access Info for Wilhelm Research.
New Riders Advertisements.
About Authors New Books and Workshops.
Quotes From Photoshop Instructors and Photographers who use Photoshop Artistry.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great book, but un-clear illustrations.
Barry and Wendy have continued to present an excellent manual for the inexperienced PhotoShop user with this new edition. The strength of their book, as opposed to many others in the market, is that they take the reader step by step through the processes necessary to learn how to create excellent PS images. PS is not an easy program to master, but after working through this book anyone can have very presentable images from their work. My one criticism is directed at the publisher - the type fonts used and the sometimes crowded layout is often difficult to read for my elderly eyes, and this should be improved in future editions. It should not, however, deter you from buying and learning from this excellent book.