Table of Contents

Introduction

1 ESSENTIAL MAKEOVER TOOLS

Regulate Image Quality and Working Speed 8

Streamline File Saving and Handling 11

Control Appearance of Image Display and Workspace Elements 12

Speed Up File Swapping with Proper Scratch Disks 13

Achieve Effective Memory Use 14

Alter Image Attributes with Histograms 15

Adjust Brightness and Contrast with the Curves Dialog Box 17

Make Simple Selections with the Magic Wand 19

Fine-tune Selections with Keys and Palette Controls 21

Complete Precision Selections Using Channels 22

Refine and Retain Selections with Masks and Channels 24

Working with Editing Tools: The Brush Tool 29

Sharpening and Blurring Filters 32

Layers: An Example 34

2 DIMENSIONAL MAKEOVERS

Making Over the Width and Height of your Digital Image 38

Making Over Print Images for the Web 43

Stretching the Truth Makeover Method 1 45

Stretching the Truth Makeover Method 2 46

Cropping Makeovers 48

Adding Image and Background Acreage 51

Making Over Multiple Images into Panoramas 54

3 EXPOSURE MAKEOVERS

Making Over Diffuse Highlights 64

Making Over Specular Highlights/Increasing Overall Brightness 67

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Making Over Contrast in an Image 70

Making Over Your Total Brightness and Contrast 74

Making Over Backlit Images 79

4 COLOR MAKEOVERS

Performing a Basic Color Makeover 88

Memory-Color Makeovers 94

Doing a Quick-and-Dirty Color Makeover: To Neutralize or Not to Neutralize: 99

Doing More Complex Color Makeovers: Neutrals and Skin Tones 103

Making Over Colors to Match 109

5 COMPOSITION MAKEOVERS

Doing an Image Extraction and Addition Makeover 114

A Picture-Within-a-Picture Makeover 124

A Crooked Makeover 130

Making Over to Remove Distractions 132

Making Over Your Foreground Focus 136

Doing a Vignette Makeover 145

What a Difference a Day Makes Makeover 150

6 REPAIR MAKEOVERS

Faded-Image Makeover 160

Color Blemish-Removal Makeover 168

Scratch-Removal Makeover 171

Background-Repair Makeover 173

Crease Repair 174

"Removing the Years" Makeover 176

Making Over to Remove JPEG Posterization 181

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7 COLOR-MODE MAKEOVERS

Making Over Color to Grayscale

Making Over Grayscale to Color

Making Over by Painting with Color

Colorizing with Curves

Making Over Focus Attention by Desaturating

Doing Duotone Makeovers

Making Over Grayscale to B&W

8 ADDING ELEMENTS AS A MAKEOVER

A 3D Transparent-Frame Makeover Making Over How You Present Your Image Making Over Your Boring Space Doing a Collage/Montage Makeover

9 SHARPENING MAKEOVERS

Making Over Your Focus

Doing a Portrait-Sharpening Makeover

Making Over Line Art

Doing a Wood-Grain Makeover

10 SHADOW MAKEOVERS

Making Over the Shadows for Your Objects Testing and Fine-Tuning Your Silhouette Doing a Full-Image Drop-Shadow Makeover Making Over Cast Shadows

11 EFFECTS MAKEOVERS

Doing Photo-Effects Makeovers Doing a Glow-Effects Makeover

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Doing a Metal-Effects Makeover

Doing Painting-Effects Makeovers

The Creating-a-Background-from-Nothing Makeover

12 EXTREME MAKEOVERS

Extreme Landscape Makeover Extreme Collage Makeover Guest Makeover: Neil Fraser

INDEX

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