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The Art of Black and White Photography, 2nd Edition by Torsten Andreas Hoffmann

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31 Partial Manipulation with the Lasso Tool

Photoshop is an endlessly complex image manipulation program that can appear to be a jungle through which you have to hack your way with a machete. However, it is much easier if you have a clear idea of where you want to go. As with modern cell phones, Photoshop has countless functions that are very rarely or never used in practice. There are also truly essential tools that will help you achieve results that are as good as those obtained in the analog darkroom. The most important aspect of this type of work is the ability to selectively manipulate individual parts of an image. You can create outstanding black and white photos with subtle gray tones by following the path through the Photoshop jungle ...

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