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Introduction 1

About This Book 1

Foolish Assumptions 2

How This Book Is Organized 3

Part I: Getting Your Feet Wet 4

Part II: Image-Management Workflow with Adobe Bridge 4

Part III: Working with Raw Images 4

Part IV: Photoshop CS2 Image-Processing Workflows 4

Part V: The Part of Tens 5

Icons Used in This Book 5

Where to Go from Here 5

Part I: Getting Your Feet Wet 7

Chapter 1: Getting to Know Bridge, Camera Raw, and Photoshop____9

Shooting in the Raw 10

Why raw? 10

Not all raw files are the same 11

Transferring Image Files To Your Computer 12

Working with Images in Bridge 14

Starting Bridge 14

Browsing folders and opening images 15

Using Camera Raw 17

Becoming familiar with Camera Raw 19

Adjusting images in Camera Raw 19

Hello Photoshop CS2! 22

What's new? 22

Getting around Photoshop CS2 25

Making adjustments 26

Chapter 2: Enlightened by Raw 31

What's Raw? 32

Raw versus Other Formats 34

Advantages and Disadvantages to Raw 36

Taking advantage of raw format 37

A few potential drawbacks 39

Introducing the Digital Negative (DNG) 40

Adding Information to Images' Metadata 108

Applying Labels and Ratings 110

Applying color labels 110

Applying ratings to images 112

Sorting and searching photos 112

Loading Photos to Camera Raw and Photoshop 113

Part HI: Working with Raw Images 115

Chapter 7: Understanding Exposure and Color 117

Getting to Know Color and Tonality 117

Color is everything 118

Understanding tone 120

Evaluating Color and Tonality 122

Doing the evaluation 123

The breakfast-by-the-lake example 124

Chapter 8: Getting Acquainted with Camera Raw 127

Looking at Camera Raw 127

Working with the Toolbar controls 128

Reading the Histogram and RGB Values 130

Image Settings 130

Camera Raw menu 131

Camera Raw Workflow Settings 134

Camera Raw Controls 134

Control Buttons 136

Chapter 9: Processing Raw Images 137

Using a Step-by-Step Raw Process 138

Evaluating Images 141

Adjusting the Image with the Adjust Tab 143

Adjusting white balance 144

Correcting indecent exposure 146

Using the histogram 150

Lurking in the shadows 151

Adjusting brightness 153

Increasing and decreasing contrast 154

Adding color with the Saturation control 154

Its All in the Details 156

Sharpening things up 157

Getting smooth with Luminance Smoothing 157

Reducing color noise 159

Chapter 3: Applying Color Management 43

Coloring Your World 44

Making Photoshop Color Settings 46

Exploring (color and working) space 46

Applying Photoshop color settings 47

Assigning color profiles 50

Getting Calibrated 52

Calibrating with Adobe Gamma 52

Calibrating with a colorimeter 60

Proofing 61

Chapter 4: Using Workflows to Process Images 63

Image Management as a Workflow 64

Organizing images 64

Backing up images 67

Managing images with Bridge 68

Managing images with a workflow 69

Raw Conversion as a Workflow 71

Correcting Images in Photoshop as a Workflow 74

Editing Images as a Workflow 77

Reviewing Workflows 79

Part U: Image-Management Workflow with Adobe Bridge 81

Chapter 5: Getting Around, Across,

Under, and Over Adobe Bridge 83

Introducing Bridge 84

Getting Acquainted with Bridge 86

Getting the lay of the land 87

Would you like to see a menu? 89

Using Bridge panels 94

Customizing Bridge 96

Changing workspaces and views 96

Changing Bridge preferences 98

Chapter 6: Managing Images 103

Managing Images with Bridge 103

Navigating and creating image folders 104

Creating folders 105

Organizing images in folders 107

Working with the Lens Tab 159

Those chromatic aberrations 160

Reducing vignetting 161

Love Them Curves 163

Caught Calibrating Again! 164

Part IV: Photoshop CS2 Image-Processing WorkfloWs...167 Chapter 10: Adjusting Color and Tone in Photoshop 169

Overall Adjustments as a Workflow 170

Implementing color management first 171

Developing an Overall Corrections workflow 173

Just Layering Around 175

Getting around the Layers palette 176

Creating adjustment and fill layers 178

Making Overall Adjustments 180

Evaluating images using Variations 180

Adjusting levels 181

How 'bout them curves? 184

Adding color with the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer 186

Chapter 11: Editing Images 189

Using an Image-Editing Workflow 189

Getting to Know Your Tools 193

Using the Marquee tool 194

The Lasso tool 195

Snip-snipping with the Crop tool 195

Editing with the Healing Brush 196

Cloning around with the Clone Stamp tool 196

Removing pixels with the Eraser tool 196

Sharpen or blur with the Blur tool 197

Drawing shapes with the Pen tool 197

Making selections with the Magic Wand tool 198

Painting with the Brush tool 198

Dodging and burning using Dodge and Burn tools 199

Writing text with the Type tools 200

Shaping things up with the Shape tools 201

Zooming in and out 202

Using tool presets 202

Making Selections 204

Making selections with the Magic Wand tool 205

Lasso this! 208

Selection options 209

Editing Techniques 210

Getting the red (eye) out 210

Removing spots 212

Dodging and burning to make your images pop 215

Using Layer Masks 217

Chapter 12: Preparing Photos for Output 221

Using an Output Workflow 222

A Little Color-Management Reminder 223

Sizing Images 225

Resolution of sorts 226

Understanding interpolation 227

Resizing using the Crop tool 229

Resize using Image Size 231

Sharpen Up! 232

Printing, the Final Stop 236

Choosing papers 236

Letting Photoshop do the printing 237

Letting your printer do the printing 242

Understanding Image Permanence 246

Part V: The Part of Tens 249

Chapter 13: Ten Ways to Improve Your Photos and Show Off Your Work 251

Creating Black and White from Color 251

Quickie B&W from color 252

Using the Channel Mixer to convert to B&W 253

Desaturating color using Hue/Saturation 255

Selective Color 256

Creating a Cool Blurring Effect 258

Creating Abstracts with Extreme Cropping 261

Stitching Panoramas 263

Shooting panoramas 264

Using Photomerge 265

Creating a Thin Black Line 268

Creating a Photo Web site 269

Creating a Fine Art Poster 273

Creating Slideshows 275

Mount and Frame Your Photos 278

Chapter 14: Ten Great Photoshop Filters 279

A-Morphing We Will Go 279

Getting Artsy with the Chalk & Charcoal Filter 281

Creating the Look of a Drawing with the Graphic Pen 282

Adding Artistic Effects with the Glass Filter 284

Caught Reticulating 285

Painting with Brush Stroke Filters 287

Adding Texture to Photos 288

Bring Out the Artist in You with the Watercolor Filter 289

Adding Cool Glowing Edges 290

Using the Lighting Effects Filter 291

Index 295

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