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The Adobe® Photoshop® CC Book for Digital Photographers (2014 release)

Book Description

Scott Kelby, Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine—and the best-selling photography book author in the world today—once again takes this book to a whole new level as he uncovers more of the latest, most important, and most useful Adobe Photoshop techniques for digital photographers.

This update to his award-winning, record-breaking book does something for digital photographers that's never been done before—it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly "how to do it." It's not a bunch of theory; it doesn't challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure it out on your own. Instead, Scott shows you step by step the exact techniques used by today's cutting-edge digital photographers, and best of all, he shows you flat-out exactly which settings to use, when to use them, and why. That's why the previous editions of this book are widely used as the official study guide in photography courses at colleges and universities around the world.

Each year, Scott trains thousands of professional photographers on how to use Photoshop, and almost without exception they have the same questions, the same problems, and the same challenges—and that's exactly what he covers in this book. You'll learn:

  • The sharpening techniques the pros really use.

  • The pros' tricks for fixing the most common digital photo problems fast!

  • How to process HDR (High Dynamic Range) images to get realistic looking images, as well as the heavily tone-mapped hyperreal look.

  • How to master Photoshop's Content-Aware features.

  • How to use Photoshop's video editing features to make movies from your DSLR videos.

  • How to process RAW images like a pro (plus how to take advantage of all the new Camera Raw features in CC).

  • The latest Photoshop special effects for photographers (there's a whole chapter just on these!).

  • A host of shortcuts, workarounds, and slick "insider" tricks to send your productivity through the roof!

  • Plus, Scott includes a special chapter with his own workflow, from start to finish, and each chapter ends with a Photoshop Killer Tips section, packed with time-saving, job-saving tips that make all the difference. He also provides four bonus chapters, along with all the images used in the book for download on the book's companion webpage.

    If you're a digital photographer, and if you're ready to learn all the "tricks of the trade"— the same ones that today's leading pros use to correct, edit, retouch, and sharpen their work—then you're holding the book that will do just that.

    Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Dedication Page
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. Other Books by Scott Kelby
    6. About the Author
    7. Contents
    8. Seven Things You’ll Wish You Had Known Before Reading This Book
    9. WWF Raw: The Essentials of Camera Raw
      1. Working with Camera Raw
      2. Miss the JPEG Look? Try Applying a Camera Profile
      3. Using Camera Raw Like It’s a Filter
      4. The Essential Adjustments: White Balance
      5. The Essential Adjustments #2: Exposure
      6. Letting Camera Raw Auto-Correct Your Photos
      7. Adding Punch to Your Images with Clarity
      8. Adjusting Contrast Using Curves
      9. Cropping and Straightening
      10. Seeing a Before/After in Camera Raw
      11. Photoshop Killer Tips
    10. Raw Justice: Camera Raw—Beyond the Basics
      1. Double-Processing to Create the Uncapturable
      2. Editing Multiple Photos at Once
      3. Sharpening in Camera Raw
      4. Automatically Fixing Lens Problems
      5. Fixing Chromatic Aberrations (That Colored-Edge Fringe)
      6. Edge Vignetting: How to Fix It and How to Add It for Effect
      7. The Advantages of Adobe’s DNG Format for RAW Photos
      8. Adjusting or Changing Ranges of Color
      9. Oh Hallelujah, It’s a Regular Healing Brush! (Finally!)
      10. Finding Spots and Specks the Easy Way
      11. Calibrating for Your Particular Camera
      12. Reducing Noise in Noisy Photos
      13. Choosing How Your RAW Images Will Appear in Photoshop
      14. Photoshop Killer Tips
    11. Attitude Adjustment: Camera Raw’s Adjustment Tools
      1. Dodging, Burning, and Adjusting Individual Areas of Your Photo
      2. Retouching Portraits in Camera Raw
      3. Fixing Skies (and Other Stuff) with the Graduated Filter
      4. Applying Selective Color in Camera Raw
      5. Camera Raw’s Radial Filter (Custom Vignettes & Spotlights)
      6. Fixing Color Problems (or Adding Effects) by “Painting” White Balance
      7. Reducing Noise in Just the Shadow Areas
      8. How to Get More Than 100% Out of Any Adjustment Brush Effect
      9. Photoshop Killer Tips
    12. Scream of the Crop: How to Resize and Crop Photos
      1. Basic Cropping for Photos
      2. Cropping to a Specific Size
      3. Creating Your Own Custom Crop Tools
      4. Sync Settings
      5. Custom Sizes for Photographers
      6. Resizing Digital Camera Photos
      7. Smarter Image Upsizing (Even for Low-Res Images)
      8. Automated Saving and Resizing
      9. Resizing for Poster-Sized Prints
      10. Straightening Crooked Photos
      11. Making Your Photos Smaller (Downsizing)
      12. Resizing Just Parts of Your Image Using “Content-Aware” Scaling
      13. Conditional Actions (At Last!)
      14. Photoshop Killer Tips
    13. Black & White: How to Create Stunning B&W Images
      1. Converting to Black and White Using Camera Raw
      2. My Three-Click Method for Converting to B&W (Once You’re Already in Photoshop)
      3. Split Toning
      4. Duotones Made Crazy Easy
      5. Quadtoning for Richer B&Ws
      6. Creating Your Own One-Click Presets in Camera Raw
      7. If You’re Really, Really Serious About B&W, Then Consider This Instead
      8. Photoshop Killer Tips
    14. We Are HDR: Creating HDR Images
      1. Setting Up Your Camera to Shoot HDR
      2. A Quick Tour of the HDR Pro Dialog
      3. Creating Realistic-Looking Images Using 32-Bit HDR
      4. Creating the Tone-Mapped HDR Look
      5. Creating a Blended HDR to Get the Best of Both Worlds
      6. Getting the HDR Look on a Single Image
      7. How to Get Rid of “Ghosting” Problems
      8. High Pass Sharpening for HDR Images
      9. HDR Finishing Techniques (Vignetting, Sharpening & Soft Glow)
      10. Photoshop Killer Tips
    15. Little Problems: Fixing Common Problems
      1. When Your Subject Is in the Shadows
      2. Fixing Shots with a Dull Gray Sky
      3. Using the Dodge and Burn Tools
      4. Fixing Reflections in Glasses
      5. Fixing Group Shots the Easy Way
      6. Liquify Is Now Re-Editable (and It Has a Handy Tool!)
      7. Making Really Tricky Selections, Like Hair (and Some Cool Compositing Tricks, Too!)
      8. Fixing Really Messed Up Wide-Angle Shots
      9. Saving Blurry Pictures Using the Shake Reduction Filter
      10. Stretching Stuff to Fit Using Content-Aware Scale
      11. Removing Stuff Using Content-Aware Fill
      12. Moving Stuff Without Leaving a Hole by Using Content-Aware Move
      13. Photoshop Killer Tips
    16. Side Effects: Special Effects for Photographers
      1. Desaturated Skin Look
      2. High-Contrast Portrait Look
      3. Dreamy Focus Effect for People and Landscapes
      4. Panoramas Made Crazy Easy
      5. Tilt Shift Effect (Using the Blur Gallery)
      6. Iris & Field Blur (or How to Fake the 85mm f/1.4 Look)
      7. Creating Dramatic Lighting
      8. Photographic Toning Effects (from Sepias to Split Tones)
      9. Fashion Toning Using Photoshop’s Color Lookup Adjustment Layer
      10. Sculpting Using the Updated Liquify Filter
      11. Lens Flare Look
      12. Wet Streets and Cobblestones
      13. Photoshop Killer Tips
    17. Sharpen Your Teeth: Sharpening Techniques
      1. Sharpening Essentials
      2. The Most Advanced Sharpening in Photoshop
      3. Smarter Smart Sharpen
      4. High Pass Sharpening
      5. Output Sharpening in Camera Raw
      6. Photoshop Killer Tips
    18. Videodrome: Editing DSLR Video in Photoshop
      1. Four Things to Know Now About Creating Video in Photoshop
      2. Opening Your Video Clips into Photoshop
      3. Your Basic Controls for Working with Video
      4. Editing (Trimming) Your Clips
      5. Working with Audio and Background Music
      6. Adding Transitions Between Clips and Fade Ins/Fade Outs
      7. Creating Lower Thirds (or Adding Logos)
      8. Applying Photoshop Filters and Adjustments
      9. Titles and Working with Text
      10. Using Blend Modes to Create “Looks”
      11. Our Start-to-Finish Project
      12. How to Create Scrolling Credits
      13. How to Apply One Effect to Your Entire Movie at Once
      14. Photoshop Killer Tips
    19. Workflow: My Step-by-Step Workflow
      1. My Photoshop CC Photography Workflow
    20. Index