The Hidden Power of Adobe Photoshop

The Hidden Power of Adobe Photoshop : Mastering Blend Modes and Adjustment Layers for Photography

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Adobe Photoshop holds an incredible amount of power, which is sometimes locked behind a dizzying array of features and tools. Scott Valentine not only shows you the keys to unlocking that power, he also demonstrates how the keys work. You will get hands-on experience with experiments and examples as you explore new techniques for editing your images.

Written for both professionals and hobbyists, this book presents essential techniques and discusses when and how to try innovative solutions. By focusing on two core capabilities blending modes and adjustment layers-you will discover how Photoshop gives you deep control over your images to address some of photography's most challenging problems. Photoshop users of all levels will find clear explanations and step-by-step procedures for expert techniques. Advanced users will enjoy exploring new ideas that can inform their own workflow. Through richly illustrated examples with clear explanations, The Hidden Power of Adobe Photoshop teaches you:

Multiple approaches to problem solving and creative exploration
How to see your images as data that you can control
Underlying principles that drive industrial-strength techniques
Instructions for building your own Photoshop experiment files
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 185 x 229 x 18mm | 720g
  • Addison Wesley
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 0136612822
  • 9780136612827
  • 1,042,376

Table of contents

Part 1: The Core Tools - Blending Modes and Adjustment Layers
1. Introduction to How Photoshop 'Sees' Your Image
2. Adjustment Layers
3. Blending Modes
Part 2: Recipes
Section 1: General Corrections
Section 2: Targeted Corrections and Enhancements
Section 3: Effects and Finishing
Section 4: Project Examples
Part 3: Reference
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About Scott Valentine

Scott Valentine is an experimentalist by nature, drawing on his background in physics, music, and theater to bring a unique perspective to sharing knowledge with other photographers and Photoshop users. For more than 20 years, Scott has supported the greater imaging community through hosting user groups, teaching at conferences, and writing. He has been an invited speaker at the Art Directors Invitational Master Class (ADIM), Adobe MAX, and Photoshop World. Scott also writes "Photoshop Proving Ground," a monthly column featured in KelbyOne's Photoshop User magazine. He is always up for helping fellow creative professionals and hobbyists. Scott's previous two books have become must-have resources for colleges and instructional programs, valued for their combination of technical and creative elements, an approachable style, and straightforward language. Aside from pushing pixels, Scott enjoys playing guitar, ice hockey, backpacking, and spending time with his family.
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