This edition of Real World Photoshop is more tightly focused for the needs and demands of the professional digital photographers. From acquiring images to using an efficient processing workflow to maintaining image quality and final output quality all within the powerful feature set of Adobe Photoshop CS5. Coverage of new CS5 features includes: Refining Edges, Eyedropper tools, Merge to HDR, Content Aware Fill/Scale/Heal, and Lens Profile. The book's focus helps readers understand the core workflow tasks, main print and web output options as well as the commercial printing information necessary to hand off images for prepress. Essentials information on file formats, color settings, image adj...
Anyone who relies on Photoshop to meet tough production challenges knows that when a new version arrives, especially one as chockfull of enhancements as Photoshop CS3, there's no time to fool around. You need to get up to speed on it, and you need to do so now. This book will get you there. In this copiously illustrated book, best-selling author David Blatner offers shows you how to sharpen your Photoshop production techniques and provides clear explanations of the concepts that drive them. Readers will learn about managing color, correcting colors, capturing images, getting great scans, and more. They'll also find complete coverage of Photoshop CS3's new features: a streamlined interface, nondestructive Smart Filters, a new Quick Selection and Refine Edge tools, improved Curves, automatic layer alignment and blending, and more. Throughout, the emphasis in this book is on efficiency: the timesaving tips and professional shortcuts that will allow readers to solve their everyday production challenges creatively with Photoshop CS3.
Learn the secrets for compositing two or more photographs in Adobe Photoshop CS6 to create a professional looking single image. This ebook, for intermediate photographers with some knowledge of Photoshop, will help you understand the best selection techniques, assemble effective layers, remove unwanted backgrounds, and set proper transparency for a dramatic result. Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, photographer/author Conrad Chavez, and you will: Understand which selection tools are best for your project Create soft-edged and semitransparent selections Combine layers by adjusting opacity and applying blending modes Use Refine Edge to handle complex selection edges more easily Use selections, channels, and layer masks together to control transparency Export your final image to preserve transparency for print, web, and video
In this time-saving guide, design expert Conrad Chavez provides an introduction to the Adobe Creative Cloud. Conrad demonstrates how the Adobe Creative Cloud can enhance your workflows to meet the challenges of today’s creative projects. Coverage includes designing an app for iPad, designing a website without writing code, creating a photography portfolio website and more. Fully updated for the latest release of the Adobe Creative Cloud, this guide covers the latest CC software.
Every digital photographer or graphic designer knows that color management is essential, but many still don't calibrate their computer monitors or understand how color works in different color spaces. This video will help beginning and intermediate Photoshop, Bridge, InDesign, and Illustrator users to understand the basics of color management, how set up their monitors and create consistent color in their workflow. Highlights of the video and reference guide include: • Calibrating your monitor and digital SLR camera • Tackling color profile detective work in Photoshop and InDesign • Assigning, converting, and embedding profiles • Managing color output for print and the Web • Integrating raw files and Lightroom into your workflow • Handling color conversions between video-editing software System Requirements Mac OS X 10.6, Microsoft Windows XP, or higher GHz processor or higher 2 GB RAM or higher 1 GB Free HD Space (does not include lesson files) Please note that this DVD can be viewed only on a computer. It will not work in DVD-Video player software or a DVD set-top player.