The Digital Negative

The Digital Negative : Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop

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Shooting in the raw format gives digital photographers complete control over every aspect of image quality. The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop is devoted exclusively to the topic and shows you how to make the most of that control. Now that raw image processing technology has matured as an essential aspect of digital photography, you need a modern book that takes a seasoned approach to the technology and explains the advantages and challenges of using Lightroom or Camera Raw to produce magnificent images. Renowned photographer and bestselling author Jeff Schewe outlines a foolproof process for working with these digital negatives and presents his real-world expertise on optimizing raw images. You'll also learn hands-on techniques for exposing and shooting for raw image capture and developing a raw processing workflow, as well as Photoshop techniques for perfecting the master image, converting color to black and white, and processing for panoramic and HDR images. * Get the best tone and color from your digital negatives.* Use Lightroom and Camera Raw sharpening controls to maximize image quality.* Take advantage of Photoshop to do what Lightroom and Camera Raw can't.* Produce stunning black-and-white images.Visit the book's companion website at for sample images and more!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 200.66 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 657.71g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Peachpit Press Publications
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • w. ill.
  • 0321839579
  • 9780321839572
  • 130,837

About Jeff Schewe

Jeff Schewe is an award-winning professional advertising photographer and digital imaging pioneer. He teaches and leads workshops and is a member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame at Photoshop World. Jeff co-authored Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Real World Image Sharpening with Adobe Photoshop, Camera Raw, and Lightroom. Visit the book's companion website at for sample images and more!show more

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"Jeff played host at his studio to some of the key meetings in Lightroom's early development. With The Digital Negative, he pulls together his years of bridging traditional photography and digital photography and shares it with the broader photographic community." - Mark Hamburg Fellow, Adobe Systems, more

Table of contents

Chapter 1: What is a Digital Negative Chapter 2: Adobe Raw Image Processing Applications Overview Chapter 3: Using Lightroom or Camera Raw for Global Processing Adjustments Chapter 4: Using Lightroom or Camera Raw for Local Processing Adjustments Chapter 5: Deploying Photoshop to Perfect Your Images Chapter 6: Developing an Efficient Raw Processing Workflow Chapter 7: Before and After Case Studiesshow more

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