Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers: A Professional Image Editor's Guide to the Creative Use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC

Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers: A Professional Image Editor's Guide to the Creative Use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC

Paperback Focal Press

By (author) Martin Evening

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  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Format: Paperback | 704 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 244mm x 40mm | 1,960g
  • Publication date: 12 June 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0240520289
  • ISBN 13: 9780240520285
  • Illustrations note: col. ill
  • Sales rank: 73,132

Product description

Master the power of Photoshop CS3 with an internationally renowned photographer by your side. Adobe's Photoshop CS3 comes with powerful new features with huge payoffs. But it can be overwhelming to learn, even for professional photographers, graphic designers, keen amateurs, and others who already have an initial grasp of Photoshop. Acclaimed photographer Martin Evening, who wrote the best-selling previous books, "Adobe Photoshop for Photographers", makes it easy with this new, thoroughly updated edition. This book is illustrated throughout with before-and-after pictures. It includes more than 750 professional, color illustrations! It includes: practical techniques and real-life assignments; step-by-step tutorials; and, a keyboard shortcut reference guide. It also includes a free DVD with: QuickTime movie tutorials for MAC and PC; searchable tips on tools, palettes layer styles, and shortcuts. It also includes images selected for you to experiment with to get you up-to-speed with everything in the book, including the new Photoshop CS3 features, fast! It provides an Updated Camera Guide to help you decide which will best suit your needs, plus bonus Digital Capture chapter in printable PDF format. Uncover quickly exactly what Adobe's CS3 now offers photographers. New tutorials focus on the key features introduced in CS3. You lose no time in finding out how to put your ideas to work with: Adobe's Camera Raw 4 plug-in that can now also process TIFFs and JPEGs; New Align controls for combining HDR images; Photomerge; new Clone Stamp; Curves dialog that now incorporates Levels functionality; and improved controls for Brightness/Contrast to match raw image processing controls; the latest on Black and White adjustment, which provides all the black and white conversion tools you need for optimum monochrome conversions; A pro's scoop on choosing from among dozens of Photoshop's image adjustment methods to get the results you want; tips on Bridge 2.0 and Lightroom - when you should use each; and, top tactics for successful composite images, insider guidance on editing shadows and highlight adjustments, and lessons on how to preview and re-edit filter effects as many times as you want - without complex workarounds. Get the pre-eminent advice from one photographer to another as Martin completely updates you on the core aspects of working with Photoshop, digital workflow, and improving accessibility. Real-life examples, diagrams, illustrations, and step-by-step explanations ensure that you're up-to-speed with the next generation of digital photography in no time! The foreword is by Adobe Systems' key Director of Engineering, Digital Imaging, Marc Pawliger. Over 750 professional, color images make this book stand above the rest. It includes a new DVD! Searchable info explains tools, palettes & layer styles, and also includes invaluable QuickTime movie tutorials. Master the power of Photoshop CS3 under the instruction of an internationally recognised Photoshop expert & Adobe alpha tester.

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Martin Evening is a professional photographer and digital imaging consultant, as well as an Alpha tester for Photoshop and key demo artist for Adobe. Based in London, UK, Martin was inducted into the legendary Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2008.

Review quote

"Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Photographers is like the bible...it contains everything you would want to know about the creative use of Photoshop for a Mac or PC...a must-have guide" AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER"

Table of contents

What's new in Adobe Photoshop CS3; Photoshop Fundamentals; Configuring Photoshop; Basic Image Processing; Camera Raw Image Processing; Fine-tuned Image Corrections; Image Retouching; Layers, Selections and Masking; Darkroom Effects; Photoshop Filters; Image Management; Color Management; Print Output; Output for the Web; Automating Photoshop.