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Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers, 2014 Release : A professional image editor's guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC

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Adobe Photoshop for Photographers 2014 Release by Photoshop hall-of-famer and acclaimed digital imaging professional Martin Evening has been fully updated to include detailed instruction for all of the updates to Photoshop CC 2014 on Adobe's Creative Cloud, including significant new features, such as Focus Area selections, enhanced Content-Aware filling, and new Spin and Path blur gallery effects. This guide covers all the tools and techniques photographers and professional image editors need to know when using Photoshop, from workflow guidance to core skills to advanced techniques for professional results. Using clear, succinct instruction and real world examples, this guide is the essential reference for Photoshop users of all levels.


Accompanying the book is the photoshopforphotographers.com website, with sample images, tutorial videos, and bonus chapters.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 730 pages
  • 188 x 242 x 42mm | 1,799.97g
  • CRC Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 1138812471
  • 9781138812475
  • 344,869

Table of contents

Contents


What's different in this book


Acknowledgments


Chapter 1: Photoshop Fundamentals


Photoshop installation


The Photoshop interface


Creating a new document


User interface brightness


Tabbed document windows


Managing document windows


Synchronized scroll and zoom


Image document window details


Title bar proxy icons (Mac only)


Info panel status information


Rulers, Guides & Grid


`Snap to' behavior


Pixel Grid view


The Photoshop panels


Panel arrangements and docking


Panel positions remembered in workspaces


Customizing the menu options


Customizing the keyboard shortcuts


Task-based workspaces


Working with a dual display setup


Photoshop CC Tools panel


Options bar


Tool Presets


Selection tools


Color Range


Adjustable tone ranges


Modifier keys


Painting tools


On-the-fly brush changes


On-screen brush adjustments


Brush panel


Brush panel options


Pressure sensitive control


Brush tool presets


Mixer brush


Bristle tip brush shapes


Load/Replace Swatches from HTML


Hex Field


Tools for filling


Tools for drawing


Image editing tools


Move tool


Layer selection using the move tool


Navigation and information tools


Zoom tool shortcuts


Hand tool


Bird's-eye view


Flick panning


Windows Multi-touch support


Eyedropper tool


Ruler tool


Rotate view tool


Notes tool


Count tool


Screen view modes


Working with Layers


Automating Photoshop


Preset Manager


History


The History panel


History settings and memory usage


History brush


Use of history versus undo


Snapshots


Non-linear history


When files won't open


Save often


Background Saving


Normal saves


Using Save As... to save images


File formats


Photoshop native file format


Smart PSD files


Large Document (PSB) format


TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)


Pixel order


Byte order


Save Image Pyramid


TIFF compression options


Flattened TIFFs


JPEG


PNG


Photoshop PDF


Adobe Bridge CC


The Bridge interface


Making Bridge CS work with Photoshop CC


Custom work spaces in Bridge


Opening files from Bridge


Slideshows IV V


Camera Raw


DNG and transparency support


Opening photos from Bridge via Camera Raw


Splash screen


Chapter 2: Camera Raw Image Processing


Camera Raw advantages


The new Camera Raw workflow


Does the order matter?


Raw capture


JPEG capture


Editing JPEGs and TIFFs in Camera Raw


Alternative Raw processors


A basic Camera Raw/Photoshop workflow


Camera Raw support


DNG compatibility


Getting raw images into Photoshop


Image ingestion


Importing images via Photo Downloader


Tethered shoot imports


Tethered shooting via Canon EOS Utility


Importing images via other programs


Import Images from Device (Mac only)


Basic Camera Raw image editing


Working with Bridge and Camera Raw


General controls for single file opening


Full size window view


General controls for multiple file opening


New preview controls


Checkpoints


Preview preferences


Workflow options


Saving soft proofed raw files as smart objects


Summary of the proposed soft proofing workflow


Opening raw files as Smart Objects


Saving photos from Camera Raw


Saving a JPEG as DNG


Resolving naming conflicts


New Save dialog


Altering the background color


The histogram display


Digital camera histograms


Interactive histogram


Image browsing via Camera Raw


Camera Raw preferences


Default Image Settings


Camera Raw cache


DNG file handling


JPEG and TIFF handling


Camera Raw cropping and straightening


How to straighten and crop


Basic panel controls


White balance


Using the white balance tool


White balance tool refinements


Basic panel auto white balance adjustments


Process Versions


The Process 2012 tone adjustment controls


Exposure


Contrast


Highlights and Shadows


Whites and Blacks


Suggested order for the Basic panel adjustments


Preserving the highlight detail


When to clip the highlights


How to clip the shadows


Shadow levels after a conversion


Digital exposure


How Camera Raw interprets the raw data


Basic panel image adjustment procedure


Auto tone corrections


Auto Whites and Blacks sliders


Camera-specific default settings


Clarity


Negative clarity


Vibrance and Saturation


Tone Curve panel


Point Curve editor mode


RGB Curves


Correcting a high contrast image


HSL/Grayscale panel


Recovering out-of-gamut colors


Adjusting the hue and saturation


Lens Corrections panel


Accessing and creating custom lens profiles


Lens Corrections: Color tab


Chromatic aberration


Defringe sliders


The Defringe controls in use


Eyedropper tool mode


Localized adjustments: Defringe slider


Lens Corrections: Manual tab


Upright corrections


Synchronizing Upright settings


Transform controls


Lens Vignetting controls


Effects panel


Post Crop Vignetting control


Post Crop Vignette style options


Highlights slider


Adding Grain effects


Camera Calibration panel


New Camera Raw profiles


Camera look settings profiles


Custom camera profile calibrations


DNG Profile Editor


Camera Raw as a Photoshop filter


Spot removal tool


Creating circle spots


Synchronized spotting with Camera Raw


Spot removal tool feathering


Spot removal tool fine-tuning


Visualize spots


Creating brush spots


Deleting spots


Red eye removal


Red eye: pet eye removal


Localized adjustments


Adjustment brush


Initial Adjustment brush options


Brush settings


Adding a new brush effect


Resetting adjustments


Adjustment brush duplication


Editing brush adjustments


Previewing the brush stroke areas


Auto masking


Darkening the shadows


Hand-coloring in Color mode


Graduated filter tool


Graduated color temperature adjustment


Radial filter adjustments


Fill to document bounds


Modifying graduated and radial filter masks


Correcting edge sharpness with the Radial filter


Global sharpening only


Global sharpening + radial filter adjustment


Camera Raw settings menu


Export settings to XMP


Update DNG previews


Load Settings... Save Settings...


Camera Raw defaults


Presets panel


Saving and applying presets


Copying and synchronizing settings


Synchronizing different process versions


Legacy presets


Synchronize Process 2010 from a Process 2012 master


Synchronize Process 2012 from a Process 2010 master


Working with Snapshots


DNG file format


The DNG solution


DNG compatibility


Saving images as DNG


Lossy DNG


DNG Converter


Chapter 3: Sharpening and noise reduction


When to sharpen


Why one-step sharpening is ineffective


Capture sharpening


Capture sharpening for scanned images


Process versions


Improvements to Camera Raw sharpening


Sample sharpening image


Detail panel


Sharpening defaults


The sharpening effect sliders


Amount slider


Radius slider


The suppression controls


Detail slider


Interpreting the grayscale previews


Radius and Detail grayscale preview


Masking slider


Masking slider example


Some real world sharpening examples


Sharpening portrait images


Sharpening landscape images


Sharpening a fine-detailed image


How to save sharpening settings as presets


Capture sharpening roundup


Selective sharpening in Camera Raw


Negative sharpening


Extending the sharpening limits


How to apply localized sharpening


Negative sharpening to blur an image


Noise removal in Camera Raw


Process Versions and noise reduction


Detail panel Noise Reduction sliders


Color noise


Non-raw image noise reduction


Color Smoothness slider


Adding grain to improve appearance of sharpness


Localized noise reduction in Camera Raw


Localized moire removal in Camera Raw


No sharpening


Smart Sharpened


Localized sharpening in Photoshop


Smart Sharpen filter


Basic Smart Sharpen mode


Advanced Smart Sharpen mode


Removing Motion Blur


Shake Reduction filter


The Shake Reduction controls


Creating a depth of field brush


Chapter 4: Image Editing Essentials


Pixels versus vectors


Photoshop as a vector program


Image resolution terminology


ppi: pixels per inch


lpi: lines per inch


dpi: dots per inch


Desktop printer resolution


Altering the image size


Image interpolation


Nearest Neighbor (hard edges)


Bilinear


Bicubic (smooth gradients)


Bicubic Smoother (enlargement)


Bicubic Sharper (reduction)


Bicubic Automatic


Preserve Details (enlargement)


Basic pixel editing


Photoshop image adjustments


The image histogram


The Histogram panel


Basic Levels editing and the histogram


Bit depth


8-bit versus 16-bit image editing


16-bit and color space selection


Comparing 8-bit with 16-bit editing


The RGB edit space and color gamut


Direct image adjustments


Adjustment layers approach


Adjustments panel controls


Properties panel controls


Maintaining focus in the Properties panel


Levels adjustments


Analyzing the histogram


Curves adjustment layers


On-image Curves editing


Removing curve points


Using Curves in place of Levels


Output levels adjustments


Luminosity and Color blending modes


Locking down portions of a curve


Creating a dual contrast curve


Correcting shadow and highlight detail


Amount


Tonal Width


Radius


Color Correction


Midtone Contrast


Auto image adjustments


Match Color corrections


Enhanced Brightness and Contrast


Color corrections using Curves


Hue/Saturation


Vibrance


Color Lookup adjustments


Color Lookup Table Export


Photo Filter


Multiple adjustment layers


Adjustment layer masks


Properties panel mask controls


Editing a mask using the masks controls


Live shape properties


Cropping


Entering measurement units


Delete cropped pixels


Crop ratio modes


Landscape and portrait mode crops


Crop tool presets


Crop overlay display


Crop tool options


Front Image cropping


Disable edge snapping


Selection-based cropping


Canvas size


Big data


Perspective crop tool


Content-aware scaling


How to protect skin tones


How to remove objects from a scene


Image rotation


Chapter 5: Black and white


Converting color to black and white


Dumb black and white conversions


Smarter black and white conversions


Black & White adjustment presets


Split color toning using Color Balance


Split color toning using Curves adjustments


Split color toning using a Gradient Map


Camera Raw black and white conversions


Pros and cons of the Camera Raw approach


HSL grayscale conversions


Camera Calibration panel tweaks


Camera Raw Split Toning panel


Saturation shortcut


Camera Raw color image split toning


Black and white output


Advanced B&W Photo tips


Chapter 6: Extending the dynamic range


High dynamic range imaging


HDR essentials


Alternative approaches


Bracketed exposures


Photomatix Pro


Displaying deep-bit color


Capturing a complete scenic tonal range


HDR shooting tips


HDR File formats


How to fool Merge to HDR


Basic tonal compression techniques


Blending multiple exposures


Camera Raw adjustments using Process 2012


Processing HDR files in Camera Raw


The Camera Raw options


Merge to HDR Pro


Response curve


Tone mapping HDR images


Local Adaptation


Removing ghosts


How to avoid the `HDR' look


Smooth Edges option


HDR toning examples


How to smooth HDR toned images


Chapter 7: Image retouching


Basic cloning methods


Clone stamp tool


Clone stamp brush settings


Healing brush


Choosing an appropriate alignment mode


Clone Source panel and clone overlays


Clone and healing sample options


Better healing edges


Spot healing brush


Healing blend modes


Spot healing in Content-Aware mode


Patch tool


The patch tool and content-aware filling


Adaptation Structure control


Content-aware move tool


Content-aware move tool in Extend mode


Enhanced content-aware color adaptation


Working with the Clone Source panel


Perspective retouching


Alternative history brush spotting technique


Portrait retouching


Beauty retouching


Liquify


Advanced Liquify tool controls


Reconstructions


Mask options


View options


Saving the mesh


Photoshop CC Liquify performance


Smart Object support for Liquify


On-screen cursor adjustments


Targeted distortions using Liquify


Chapter 8: Layers, Selections and Masking


Selections and channels


Selections


Quick Mask mode


Creating an image selection


Modifying selections


Alpha channels


Modifying an image selection


Selections, alpha channels and masks


Anti-aliasing


Feathering


Layers


Layer basics


Image layers


Vector layers


Text layers


Adjustment layers


Layers panel controls


Layer styles


Adding layer masks


Viewing in Mask or Rubylith mode


Removing a layer mask


Adding an empty layer mask


Thumbnail preview clipping


Properties Panel in Masks mode


Refine Edge command


View modes


Edge detection


Smart Radius


Adjust Edge section


Refine Edge output


Working with the quick selection tool


Combining a quick selection with Refine Edge


Focus area


Ragged borders with the Refine Edge adjustment


Color Range masking


Layer blending modes


Creating panoramas with Photomerge


Depth of field blending


Working with multiple layers


Color coding layers


Layer group management


Nested group layer compatibility


Managing layers in a group


Clipping masks


Ways to create a clipping mask


Masking layers within a group


Clipping layers and adjustment layers


Layer Comps panel


Layer linking


Selecting all layers


Layer selection using the move tool


Layer selection


Layer mask linking


Layer locking


Lock Transparent Pixels


Lock Image Pixels


Lock Layer Position


Lock All


Generator: generate assets from layers


Extended tagging


Summary of how Generator works


Generator uses


Smarter naming when merging layers


Layer filtering


Isolation mode layer filtering


Transform commands


Repeat Transforms


Interpolation options


Numeric Transforms


Transforming paths and selections


Transforms and alignment


Warp transforms


Perspective Warp


Puppet Warp


Pin rotation


Pin depth


Multiple pin selection


Smart Objects


Drag and drop a document to a layer


Smart Objects


Linked Smart Objects


Creating linked Smart Objects


Packaging linked embedded assets


Resolving bad links


Layers panel Smart Object searches


Photoshop paths


Pen path modes


Drawing paths with the pen tool


Pen path drawing example


Pen tool shortcuts summary


Rubber Band mode


Multi selection path options


Selecting path anchor points


Vector masks


Isolating an object from the background


Chapter 9: Blur, optical and lighting effects filters


Filter essentials


Blur filters


Average Blur


Gaussian Blur


Adding a Radial Blur or Spin blur to a photo


Surface Blur


Box Blur


Shape Blur


Lens Blur


Depth of field effects


Blur Gallery filters


Iris Blur


Radius field controls


Blur Tools options


Tilt-Shift blur


Blur ring adjustments


Field Blur


Spin blur


Path blur


Motion Blur Effects panel


Smart Object support


Blur Gallery filters on video layers


Smart objects and selections


Applying a Blur Gallery filter to a video clip


Blur Gallery filter with a smart object plus mask


Smart Filters


Applying Smart Filters to pixel layers


Lens Corrections


Custom lens corrections


Selecting the most appropriate profiles


Adobe Lens Profile Creator


Interpolating between lens profiles


Lens Correction profiles and Auto-Align


Adaptive Wide Angle filter


How the Adaptive Wide Angle filter works


Applying constraints


Rotating a constraint


Saving constraints


Constraint line colors


Polygon constraints


Calibrating with the Adaptive Wide Angle filter


Editing panorama images


Lighting Effects filter


Properties panel adjustments


Filter Gallery


Chapter 10: Print output


Print sharpening


Judge the print, not the display


High Pass filter edge sharpening technique


Soft proof before printing


Managing print expectations


Making a print


Photoshop Print dialog


Printer selection


Color Management


Rendering intent selection


Hard Proofing


Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers


Position and Size


Print selected area


Ensuring your prints are centered (Mac)


Printing Marks


Functions


Saving operating system print presets


Print output scripting


Configuring the Print Settings (Mac and PC)


Photoshop managed color on Windows


Custom print profiles


Chapter 11: Automating Photoshop


Working with Actions


Playing an action


Recording actions


Troubleshooting actions


Limitations when recording actions


Actions only record changed settings


Background layers and bit depth


Layer naming


Inserting menu items


Batch processing actions


Exporting and importing presets


Creating a droplet


Conditional Actions


Conditional action droplets


Image Processor


Scripting


Script Events Manager


Automated plug-ins


Crop and Straighten Photos


Fit Image


Index
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About Martin Evening

Inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2008, Martin Evening is an internationally renowned professional photographer. Working principally on studio-based beauty photography, Martin uses Photoshop to retouch or manipulate to some degree nearly every image he produces. This regular everyday experience with the software has enabled him to gain extensive specialist knowledge of Photoshop.
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