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Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers

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With the new edition of this proven bestseller, Photoshop users can master the power of Photoshop CS5 with internationally renowned photographer and Photoshop hall-of-famer Martin Evening by their side. 

In this acclaimed reference work, Martin covers everything from the core aspects of working in Photoshop to advanced techniques for professional results. Subjects covered include organizing a digital workflow, improving creativity, output, automating Photoshop, and using Camera RAW. The style of the book is extremely clear, with real examples, diagrams, illustrations, and step-by-step explanations supporting the text throughout. This is, quite simply, the essential reference for photographers of all levels using Photoshop.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Foreword
  6. Introduction
    1. Book and DVD contents
    2. Acknowledgments
  7. 1 Photoshop Fundamentals
    1. How to use this book
    2. Photoshop installation
    3. The Photoshop interface
      1. Tabbed document windows
      2. Managing document windows
      3. Image document window details
        1. Dynamic zoom views
        2. Title bar proxy icons (Macintosh)
      4. Rulers, Guides & Grid
      5. ‘Snap to’ behavior
      6. Pixel Grid view
      7. Application bar
      8. The Photoshop panels
        1. Panel arrangements and docking
        2. Panel positions remembered in workspaces
        3. Customizing the menu options
        4. Customizing the keyboard shortcuts
      9. Task-based workspaces
        1. Working with a dual display setup
      10. Adobe™ Configurator 2 application
      11. Extensions panels
    4. Photoshop CS5 Tools panel
      1. Options bar
      2. Tool Presets panel
    5. Selection tools
      1. Color Range
      2. Modifier keys
    6. Painting tools
      1. On-the-fly brush changes
        1. On-screen brush adjustments
      2. Brush panel
        1. Brush panel options
      3. Pressure sensitive control
      4. Brush tool presets
      5. Mixer brush
      6. Bristle shapes
    7. Tools for filling
    8. Tools for drawing
    9. Image editing tools
    10. Working with Layers
    11. Automating Photoshop
      1. Move tool
      2. Layer selection using the move tool
    12. Navigation and information tools
      1. Flick panning
      2. Bird's-eye view
      3. Rotate view tool
      4. Notes tool
      5. Screen view modes
    13. Preset Manager
    14. History
      1. The History panel
      2. History settings and memory usage
      3. History brush
      4. Use of history versus undo
      5. Snapshots
      6. Non-linear history
      7. When files won't open
      8. Save often
        1. Using Save As... to save images
    15. File formats
      1. Photoshop native file format
        1. Smart PSD files
      2. PSB (Large Document Format)
      3. TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)
        1. Pixel order
        2. Byte order
        3. Save Image Pyramid
        4. TIFF compression options
        5. Flattened TIFFs
      4. Photoshop PDF
        1. PDF security
    16. Adobe Bridge CS5
      1. The Bridge interface
        1. Custom workspaces in Bridge
        2. Slideshows
      2. Mini Bridge
      3. Opening files from Bridge
      4. Opening photos from Bridge via Camera Raw
      5. What's new in Camera Raw 6.0
    17. Easter eggs
  8. 2 Configuring Photoshop
    1. What you will need
      1. Macintosh
      2. Windows
    2. The ideal computer setup
      1. Choosing a display
      2. Wide dynamic range displays
        1. Video cards
      3. Display calibration and profiling
        1. Calibration hardware
      4. The calibration/profiling procedure
        1. White point
        2. Gamma
        3. Luminance
      5. Device calibration and measurement
      6. The profiling process
        1. Do you want good color or just OK color?
      7. Color management settings
        1. Synchronizing the Color Settings
      8. Extras
      9. Backing up your image data
    3. Photoshop preferences
      1. General preferences
      2. Interface preferences
      3. File Handling preferences
        1. File compatibility
        2. Camera Raw preferences
        3. TIFF and PSD options
        4. Recent File list
      4. Performance preferences
        1. Memory usage
        2. 32-bit and 64-bit RAM limits
      5. History & Cache
      6. Scratch disks
      7. Scratch disk performance
        1. Interface connection
        2. Hard drive speed
      8. RAID setups
        1. RAID 0 (striping)
        2. RAID 1 (mirroring)
        3. Internal RAID
        4. External RAID
        5. GPU settings
      9. Cursors preferences
      10. Transparency & Gamut
        1. Color Picker gamut warning
      11. Units & Rulers
        1. Guides, Grid & Slices
      12. Plug-ins
      13. Type preferences
  9. 3 Camera Raw Image Processing
    1. Camera Raw advantages
      1. The new Camera Raw workflow
        1. Does the order matter?
        2. Raw capture
        3. JPEG capture
        4. Editing JPEGs and TIFFs in Camera Raw
        5. Alternative Raw processors
      2. A basic Camera Raw/Photoshop workfl ow
      3. A Lightroom/Photoshop workfl ow
      4. Camera Raw support
        1. DNG compatibility
    2. Getting raw images into Photoshop
      1. Image ingestion
        1. Importing images via Photo Downloader
        2. Tethered shoot imports
        3. Tethered shooting via Canon EOS Utility
        4. Importing images via other programs
      2. Lightroom imports
        1. Importing photos via Lightroom 3
    3. Basic Camera Raw image editing
      1. Working with Bridge and Camera Raw
      2. General controls for single file opening
        1. Full size window view
      3. General controls for multiple file opening
      4. Opening raw files as Smart Objects
      5. Saving photos from Camera Raw
      6. The histogram display
      7. Image browsing via Camera Raw
      8. Camera Raw preferences
        1. Auto tone corrections
        2. Camera-specific default settings
        3. Camera Raw cache size
        4. DNG file handling
        5. Sharing XMP metadata
        6. Opening TIFF and JPEGs
      9. Process Versions
      10. Camera Raw cropping and straightening
      11. How to crop and straighten
    4. Basic panel controls
      1. White balance
        1. Using the white balance tool
      2. The tone adjustment controls
        1. Exposure
        2. Recovery
        3. Blacks
        4. Fill Light
        5. Suggested order for the basic adjustments
      3. Basic image adjustment procedure
      4. Preserving the highlight detail
      5. When to clip the highlights
      6. How to clip the shadows
      7. Shadow levels after a conversion
        1. Digital exposure
      8. Brightness
      9. Contrast
      10. Clarity
        1. Negative Clarity
      11. Vibrance and Saturation
      12. Tone Curve panel
      13. Correcting a high contrast image
      14. HSL/Grayscale panel
        1. Recovering out-of-gamut colors
        2. Adjusting the Hue and Saturation
      15. Lens Corrections panel
        1. Defringe
        2. Lens Vignetting control
      16. Effects panel
        1. Post Crop Vignetting control
        2. Post Crop Vignetting style options
        3. Highlights slider
        4. Adding Grain effects
      17. Camera Calibration panel
        1. New Camera Raw profiles
        2. Camera ?look settings? profiles
      18. Custom camera profile calibrations
        1. DNG Profile Editor
      19. Spot removal tool
        1. Synchronized spotting with Camera Raw
      20. Red eye removal
    5. Localized adjustments
      1. Adjustment brush
      2. Initial Adjustment brush options
        1. Brush settings
      3. Adding a new brush effect
      4. Editing brush adjustments
        1. Previewing the brush stroke areas
        2. Auto masking
      5. Hand-coloring in Color mode
      6. Graduated filter tool
      7. Angled gradients
        1. Adding clarity and contrast
      8. Camera Raw settings menu
        1. Export settings to XMP
        2. Update DNG previews
        3. Load Settings Save Settings
        4. Camera Raw defaults
      9. Presets panel
        1. Saving and applying presets
        2. Copying and synchronizing settings
      10. Working with Snapshots
    6. DNG file format
      1. The DNG solution
      2. DNG compatibility
      3. DNG Converter
  10. 4 Sharpening and Noise Reduction
    1. When to sharpen
      1. One-step sharpening
      2. Capture sharpening
        1. Capture sharpening for scanned images
      3. Process Versions
      4. Improvements to Camera Raw sharpening
      5. Sample sharpening image
      6. Detail panel
        1. Sharpening defaults
        2. The sharpening effect sliders
        3. Amount slider
        4. Radius slider
        5. The suppression controls
        6. Detail slider
        7. Interpreting the grayscale previews
        8. Radius and Detail grayscale preview
      7. Masking slider
        1. Masking slider example
      8. Some real world sharpening examples
        1. Sharpening portrait images
        2. Sharpening landscape images
        3. Sharpening a fine-detailed image
      9. How to save sharpening settings as presets
      10. Capture sharpening roundup
      11. Selective sharpening in Camera Raw
        1. Negative sharpening
        2. Extending the sharpening limits
      12. Noise removal in Camera Raw
        1. Detail panel noise reduction sliders
    2. Localized sharpening in Photoshop
      1. Smart Sharpen filter
        1. Basic Smart Sharpen mode
        2. Advanced Smart Sharpen mode
        3. Removing Motion Blur
      2. Creating a depth of field brush
    3. Removing noise in Photoshop
      1. Third-party noise reduction
      2. Reduce Noise filter
        1. Advanced mode noise reduction
        2. JPEG noise removal
        3. Saving the Reduce Noise settings
  11. 5 Image Editing Essentials
    1. Pixels versus vectors
      1. Photoshop as a vector program
      2. Image resolution terminology
        1. ppi: pixels per inch
        2. lpi: lines per inch
        3. dpi: dots per inch
        4. Desktop printer resolution
        5. Choosing the right pixel resolution for print
      3. The optimum number of pixels
      4. Repro considerations
      5. The relationship between ppi and lpi
        1. But we always use 300 ppi!
      6. Creating a new document
      7. Altering the image size
      8. Image interpolation
        1. Nearest Neighbor
        2. Bilinear interpolation
        3. Bicubic interpolation
      9. The advanced bicubic interpolation methods
        1. Bicubic Smoother
        2. Bicubic Sharper
      10. Step interpolation
    2. Basic pixel editing
      1. The image histogram
      2. Basic Levels editing and the histogram
      3. Bit depth
        1. 8-bit versus 16-bit image editing
        2. Comparing 8-bit with 16-bit editing
        3. 16-bit and color space selection
      4. The RGB edit space and color gamut
      5. Direct image adjustments
        1. Adjustment layers and Adjustments panel
        2. Adding an adjustment layer procedure
        3. Keeping the focus on the panel fields
        4. Adjustments panel controls
      6. Levels adjustments
        1. Analyzing the histogram
        2. Using Levels to improve the contrast
      7. Curves adjustment layers
        1. On-image Curves editing
      8. Direct Curves dialog
      9. Saving and loading curves
        1. Using Curves in place of Levels
        2. Output levels adjustments
        3. Using Curves to improve contrast
        4. Curves luminance and saturation
        5. Luminosity and Color blending modes
        6. Curve presets
        7. Locking down portions of the curve
        8. Creating a dual contrast curve
      10. Brightness and Contrast
      11. Correcting shadow and highlight detail
        1. Amount
        2. Tonal Width
        3. Radius
        4. Color Correction
        5. Midtone Contrast
    3. Color corrections
      1. Basic color balancing with Levels
      2. Auto image adjustments
      3. Color corrections using Levels or Curves
      4. Precise color corrections using Curves
      5. Hue/Saturation
      6. Vibrance
      7. Photo Filter
      8. Multiple adjustment layers
      9. Adjustment layer masks
      10. Masks panel controls
        1. Editing a mask using the Masks panel
        2. Color Range adjustment layer masking
      11. Blend mode adjustments
    4. Cropping
      1. Selection-based cropping
      2. Perspective cropping
      3. Image rotation
      4. Canvas size
      5. Content-aware scaling
        1. How to protect skin tones
        2. How to remove objects from a scene
      6. Big data
  12. 6 Black and White
    1. Converting color to black and white
      1. The dumb black and white conversions
      2. Smarter black and white conversions
      3. Black & White adjustment presets
      4. Split color toning with Color Balance
      5. Curves adjustment split toning
      6. Camera Raw black and white conversions
        1. Pros and cons of the Camera Raw approach
      7. Camera Raw Split Toning panel
        1. Camera Raw color image split toning
    2. Black and white output
  13. 7 Extending the Dynamic Range
    1. Multiple raw conversions
      1. Place-A-Matic script
    2. High dynamic range imaging
      1. HDR essentials
        1. Fuji Super CCD
        2. Alternative approaches
        3. Bracketed exposures
        4. Displaying deep-bit color
      2. Capturing a complete scenic tonal range
      3. HDR shooting tips
        1. HDR file formats
        2. How to fool Merge to HDR
      4. Merge to HDR Pro
      5. Tone mapping HDR images
        1. Local Adaptation
        2. Removing ghosts
        3. How to avoid the “HDR” look
      6. Manual tone mapping
  14. 8 Image Retouching
    1. Basic cloning methods
      1. Clone stamp tool
        1. Clone stamp brush settings
      2. Healing brush
      3. Choosing an appropriate alignment mode
      4. Clone Source panel and clone overlays
      5. Upside-down cloning
      6. Better healing edges
      7. Spot healing brush
        1. Clone and healing sample options
      8. Patch tool
      9. Spot healing in Content-Aware mode
        1. Content-Aware filling
      10. Alternative history brush spotting technique
      11. Flat field calibration
    2. Portrait retouching
    3. Beauty retouching
    4. Liquify
      1. Liquify tool controls
        1. Reconstructions
        2. Mask options
        3. View options
        4. Saving the mesh
      2. Straightening a fringe with Liquify
  15. 9 Layers, Selections and Masking
    1. Selections and channels
      1. Selections
      2. Quick Mask mode
      3. Creating an image selection
      4. Modifying selections
      5. Alpha channels
      6. Adding to an image selection
      7. Selections, alpha channels and masks
      8. Anti-aliasing
      9. Feathering
    2. Layers
      1. Layer basics
      2. Image layers
      3. Shape layers
      4. Text layers
      5. Adjustment layers
      6. Layers panel controls
        1. Layer styles
      7. Adding layer masks
        1. Viewing in Mask or Rubylith mode
        2. Removing a layer mask
        3. Adding an empty image layer mask
      8. Creating a layer mask from Transparency
      9. Masks panel
      10. Refine Edge command
        1. View modes
        2. Edge detection
        3. Adjust Edge section
        4. Refine Edge output
      11. Working with the quick selection tool
      12. Combining a quick selection with Refine Edge
      13. Color Range masking
    3. Layer blending modes
      1. Advanced Blending options
        1. Knockout options
        2. Blend Interior effects
      2. Creating panoramas with Photomerge
      3. Depth of field blending
    4. Working with multiple layers
      1. Color coding layers
      2. Layer group management
        1. Nested group layer compatibility
        2. Managing layers in a group
      3. Clipping masks
        1. Ways to create a clipping mask
      4. Masking layers within a group
      5. Clipping layers and adjustment layers
      6. Layer linking
        1. Selecting all layers
      7. Layer selection using the move tool
      8. Layer mask linking
      9. Layer locking
        1. Lock Transparent Pixels
        2. Lock Image Pixels
        3. Lock Layer Position
        4. Lock All
    5. Transform commands
      1. Repeat Transforms
      2. Numeric Transforms
      3. Transforming selections and paths
      4. Transforms and alignment
    6. Using transforms to create a kaleidoscope pattern
      1. Warp transforms
      2. Puppet Warp
        1. Pin rotation
        2. Pin depth
        3. Multiple pin selection
        4. Smart Objects
      3. Drag and drop a document to a layer
    7. Smart Objects
    8. Photoshop paths
      1. Path modes
      2. Drawing paths with the pen tool
      3. Pen path drawing tutorial
        1. Pen tool shortcuts summary
        2. Rubber Band mode
      4. Vector masks
        1. Isolating an object from the background
  16. 10 Essential Filters for Photo Editing
    1. Filter essentials
      1. 16-bit filters
      2. Blur filters
        1. Adding a Radial Blur or Spin Blur to a photo
        2. Average Blur
        3. Gaussian Blur
        4. Motion Blur
        5. Surface Blur
        6. Box Blur
        7. Shape Blur
        8. Lens Blur
        9. Depth of field effects
        10. Applying Lens Blur to a composite image
    2. Smart Filters
      1. Applying Smart Filters to pixel layers
      2. Ragged borders with the Refine Edge adjustment
      3. Lens Corrections
        1. Custom lens corrections
        2. Selecting the most appropriate profiles
      4. Adobe Lens Profile Creator
        1. Interpolating between lens profiles
        2. Lens Correction profiles and Auto-Align
    3. Filter Gallery
  17. 11 Image Management
    1. The Bridge solution
      1. Configuring the General preferences
      2. Launching Bridge
      3. Rotating the thumbnails and preview
    2. Arranging the Bridge contents
      1. Customizing the panels and content area
      2. Bridge workspace examples
      3. Working with multiple windows
      4. Slideshow mode
      5. Thumbnail settings
      6. Cache management
      7. Advanced and miscellaneous preferences
      8. One-click previews
      9. Deleting contents
      10. Stacking images
      11. Auto-stacking
    3. Bridge panels
      1. Folders panel
      2. Favorites panel
      3. Preview panel
      4. Review mode
    4. Managing images in Bridge
      1. Image rating and labeling
      2. Sorting images in Bridge
      3. Filter panel
      4. Metadata panel
        1. Image metadata
        2. File Info metadata
      5. IPTC Extensions
        1. Other types of metadata
        2. Future uses of metadata
        3. Edit history log
        4. Hidden metadata
      6. Keywording
      7. Keywords panel
      8. Image searches
      9. Collections panel
        1. Smart collections
    5. Output to Web and PDF
      1. Web output
        1. Output gallery styles
        2. Output gallery settings
        3. Output preferences
      2. PDF Output
        1. The PDF Output panels
        2. PDF Output options
    6. Bridge automation
      1. Renaming images
        1. Renaming schemes
        2. Undoing a Batch Rename
      2. Applying Camera Raw settings
    7. Mini Bridge
      1. The Mini Bridge interface
        1. View options
        2. Filter and Sort order menus
      2. Navigator and Preview pods
      3. Searching images
  18. 12 Color Management
    1. The need for color management
      1. The way things were
      2. RGB devices
        1. Why not all RGB spaces are the same
        2. The versatility of RGB
      3. Output-centric color management
    2. Profiled color management
      1. Color Management Modules
      2. The Profile Connection Space
      3. Choosing an ideal RGB workspace
        1. Apple RGB
        2. sRGB IEC-61966-2.1
        3. ColorMatch RGB
        4. Adobe RGB (1998)
        5. ProPhoto RGB
      4. Profiling the display
        1. Calibration and profiling
      5. Profiling the input
      6. Profiling the output
    3. Photoshop color management interface
      1. The Color Settings
        1. Color management policies
        2. Preserve embedded profiles
        3. Profile mismatches and missing profiles
        4. Convert to Working space
        5. Color Management Off
      2. Profile conversions
        1. Convert to Profile
        2. Assign Profile
        3. Profile mismatches when pasting
      3. Saving a Color Setting
      4. Reducing the opportunities for error
      5. Working with Grayscale
      6. Advanced Color Settings
        1. Conversion options and rendering intents
        2. Black Point Compensation
        3. Use Dither (8-bit per channel images)
        4. Blend RGB colors using gamma
        5. Custom RGB and workspace gamma
    4. RGB to CMYK
      1. CMYK setup
      2. Creating a custom CMYK setting
        1. Ink Colors
        2. Dot gain
        3. Gray Component Replacement (GCR)
        4. Black generation
        5. Undercolor Addition (UCA)
        6. Undercolor Removal (UCR)
    5. Choosing a suitable RGB workspace
      1. Rendering intents
        1. Perceptual
        2. Saturation (Graphics)
        3. Relative Colorimetric
        4. Absolute Colorimetric
        5. Fine-tuning the CMYK end points
      2. CMYK to CMYK
      3. Lab color
      4. Info panel
      5. Keeping it simple
  19. 13 Print Output
    1. Print sharpening
      1. Judge the print, not the display
      2. High Pass filter edge sharpening technique
      3. Soft proof before printing
    2. Making a print
      1. Photoshop Print dialog
        1. Printer selection and print scaling
        2. Output settings
        3. Color Management
        4. Proof Setup in the Print dialog
        5. Proof print or aim print?
      2. Configuring the Print Settings (Mac and PC)
      3. Saving the print presets
      4. Print output scripting
      5. Ensuring your prints are centered
      6. Custom print profiles
  20. 14 Output for the Web
    1. Sending images over the Internet
      1. Email attachments
      2. Uploading to a server
        1. FTP software
      3. File formats for the Web
        1. JPEG
        2. Choosing the right compression type
      4. TIFF compression for FTP transfer
      5. GIF
      6. PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
      7. Save for Web & Devices
        1. Web browser previews
        2. Optimize image settings
        3. Save options
        4. GIF Save for Web & Devices
      8. Zoomify™ Export
  21. 15 Automating Photoshop
    1. Working with actions
      1. Playing an action
      2. Recording actions
      3. Troubleshooting actions
        1. Limitations when recording actions
        2. Actions only record changed settings
        3. Background layers and bit depth
    2. Action recording tips
    3. Inserting menu items
    4. Batch processing actions
    5. Creating a droplet
    6. Image Processor
    7. Scripting
      1. Script Event Manager
    8. Automated plug-ins
      1. Crop and Straighten Photos
      2. Fit Image
  22. Index
    1. Remote profiling for RGB printers
    2. Consultancy services
    3. Pixel Genius PhotoKit plug-in
    4. www.pixelgenius.com