Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers, 2015 Release

Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers, 2015 Release

by Martin Evening

Hardcover(3rd ed.)

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FRINGEINDEPENEDENTREVIEW More than 1 year ago
Are you a photographer? If you are, then this book is for you! Author Martin Evening, has done an outstanding job of writing a third edition of a book has been re-edited to put most of its emphasis on the Photoshop tools that are most essential to photographers; as well as, all that’s new in Photoshop CC. Evening, begins by looking at some of the essentials of working with Photoshop: Such as how to install the program; the Photoshop interface; what all of the different tools and panels do; as well as, introducing the Camera Raw and Bridge programs. Then, the author discusses Camera Raw image processing: Due to the fact that a vast majority of photographers will be working with pictures that have been shot using a digital SLR or a high-end digital camera that is capable of capturing files in a raw format that can be read by Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop. He continues by showing you how to pre-sharpen your photographs in Photoshop and reduce image noise. Next, the author shows you how to work with photos that have never been near Camera Raw: Such as images that have originated as TIFFs or JPEGs. Then, he explains how the quality of capture from the latest digital cameras, coupled with the processing expertise of Photoshop and improvements in inkjet printing, have now made black and white photography an even more exciting avenue to explore. The author continues by explaining how dynamic range refers to the ability of a sensor to capture the greatest range of tones from the minimum recordable shadow point to the brightest highlights. Next, he shows you some basic procedures: Such as how to remove dust spots and repair sections of an image. Then, the author explains the different tools that can be used for creating composite photographs; as well as, the intricacies of working with layers, channels, mask channels and pen paths. He continues by showing you ways you can use the Smart Filters feature to extend your filtering options. Next, the author deals with the print output process; how to use soft proofing; and, how to ensure the colors you see on the display will be reproduced accurately in the final print. Finally, he shows you how to use many of the various keyboard shortcuts. The author’s philosophy with this excellent book, is to find out which tools in Photoshop allow you to work as efficiently and as non-destructively as possible; and, preserve all of the information that was captured in the original, plus to take into account any recent changes in the program that require you to use Photoshop differently. Hopefully, the key points that the author wants you to take away from this great book, are that the Camera Raw is the ideal, initial editing environment for all raw images.