Special Effect 2: Enhance Colors And Add Warmth

If you are a traditional photographer who enjoys using filters when you shoot photos, then you'll love the digital versions that can be found in nik Multimedia's (www.nikmultimedia.com ) nik Color EfexPro Complete Collection, which has a total of fifty-five photographic filters for enhancing or stylizing any photo. The names of some of the filters are shown on the menu shown in Figure 41.5. B W Conversion,,, Bicolor Filter Brown Bicolor Filter Green Brown Bicoior Filter Moss, Bicolor Filter...

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Bald Eagle Canon EOS D30 digital camera, 300mm f 2.8 IS, ISO 800, f 14.0 1 100, 16-bit RAW setting, 1440 x 2160 pixels converted to 18.7MB 16-bit .tif In the previous technique, you looked at how you can rapidly make corrections to one or more images with speed of editing being the driving force behind tool selection and editing process. In this technique, we take all steps necessary to make the bald eagle photo look as good as possible regardless of how long it takes. As you may expect, this...

Creating Artwork With Buzz.pro 2.0

Abandoned North Carolina Farm House Canon EOS D30 digital camera mounted on a tripod, 28-70mm f 2.8 28mm, ISO 100, RAW image setting, f 9 1 50, 2160 x 1440 pixels, converted to 8 bits per channel, 9.3MB .tif file Before I began using an image editor, I enjoyed airbrush and watercolor painting. Because of that background, I have always wanted to be able to transform digital photos into images that look like a painting without having to apply lots of brushstrokes. Very early on, I learned that to...

Preface

If you are serious about digital photography either as a passionate amateur, money-earning professional photographer or artist, or anywhere in between, and you want to edit your photos digitally with Photoshop 7 this book is for you It is for you regardless of your experience level with Photoshop 7 or other versions. Without a doubt, the more you know about Photoshop 7 or an earlier version of Photoshop, the easier these techniques will be to complete. But, if you are new to Photoshop 7, you...

Chapter l: Photoshop 7 Fundamentals l

Photoshop Action Script

Step 2 Choose screen resolution and color quality settings 4 Step 3 Check for and install updates 5 Step 4 Restore preferences to their default settings 5 Step 5 Set preferences 6 Step 6 Reset tools and palettes 10 Step 7 Organize and control your palettes 10 Step 8 Personalize your workspace 12 Step 9 Select status bar type 14 Step 2 Size Photoshop application window 16 Step 5 Organize document windows 17 Step 6 Viewing just want you want to view 18 Step 7 Displaying multiple views of the same...

Step 4: Apply Unsharp Mask

Now we get to this seemingly misnamed filter the Unsharp mask. If you are one who has not ever used the Unsharp Mask because you always want to sharpen an image when you select the Sharpen menu, not un-sharpen your image you are not the first to not use the most valuable tool for sharpening images The name comes from a pre-digital darkroom technique where a blurry version of the contact negative was layered with the original contact negative. The result of combining these two layers was a...

Coloring A Digital

Olive Oil Bottles Canon D30 digital camera, 28-70mm f 2.8, ISO 100, Extrafine RAW setting, f 16 1 40 original 2160 x 1440 pixel image edited, cropped, and up-sampled 2x to a 2400 x 1920 pixel 8-bit, 13.8MB .tif As a line drawing is generally the first of a progression of steps taken to create most artwork, it seems reasonable to spend a few pages of this book on several different techniques for creating line drawings. A line drawing created from a digital photograph can be used for many...

Step 4: Use Clone Stamp Tool To Fix Beard And Fold In Coat

Using the Clone Stamp tool and a smaller brush size, clone the beard without ink over the beard where there are ink lines until all of the ink lines are gone. While you have the Clone Stamp tool selected, carefully select your clone source and clone out the rest of the vertical fold in the right shoulder. If you set your clone source carefully, you can perfectly match the shadow lines caused by the fold in the man's coat. You will get the best results by clicking often and rarely dragging the...

Step 2: Convert To Duotone

As you cannot directly convert an RGB image into a Duotone, choose Image Mode gt -Grayscale. Then choose Image Mode gt -Duotone to get the Duotone Options dialog box, which should look similar to the one shown in Figure 25.3. Click in the Type box and select Duotone. To select the first color, click the color sample box for Ink 1 to get the Color Picker dialog box shown in Figure 25.4. To set black as the first color, type 0 in the boxes next to R, G, and B alternatively, you can click in the...

Coloring The Rough Marker Sketch

So far in this technique you have looked at three different ways to create black and white line, or ink drawings from photographs. You also looked at a number of ways to modify the character of those lines and have converted one of them into a markerlike sketch. Now you are going to paint in color on the dark stroke sketch you just created. While it is not difficult to set up this painting technique, it must be done correctly and you need to have a good understanding of why there are three...

Step 3: Use Quick Mask

No doubt about it the easiest and most frequently used filter effect for those new to any of the Photoshop family of products is the Poster Edges filter. If you use it, odds are good someone will look at your work and say, Oh, you used the Poster Edges filter If you don't mind this and I sometimes don't because I admit to liking the Poster Edges filter as there are times and places where it is okay to use it. You can use this filter to make some wonderful inkjet prints when a fine-art paper is...

Using Grain Surgery To Remove Digital Noise

Great Horned Owl Canon EOS D30, f 2.8 300mm IS, ISO 800, f 3.2 1 125, 16-bit RAW setting, 1440 x 2160 pixels converted to 9.3MB 8-bit .tif, iCorrect Professional and Photoshop 7 Levels have been applied Unwanted digital noise or grain in a digital image can be a gigantic stumbling block to making a digital photo look as good as if the nasty stuff weren't there at all Besides appearing as variegated spots of color in a color image, the noise usually becomes even more pronounced when the image...

Experimentation

Any classic photographic effects can be reproduced or simulated by using new digital tools, such as Photoshop 7. With good techniques, the intent of the original classic photographic effects can be taken even further and doing them digitally often allows more variations, or control over the effect. In this chapter, you find out how to digitally hand-color a black and white image without all the mess and fuss of using photographic paints. Technique 21 shows how you can create a...

Step 3: Find Darkest And Lightest Points

From our work in the prior step, we know that we have a color cast to remove. As the eagle's white feathers is the best place to check for and remove the color cast, place an eyedropper point on one of the feathers. Doing this allows you to continuously monitor the colors or lack of color in the white feathers as you do the editing. To be precise when doing color corrections, you can do your work by the numbers by using the Color and Info palettes. If they are not showing, choose Window Color...

Step 3: Use Blend Mode To Unify Color And Texture

If you look at the 17 images that are available in folder 27, you will find that they are quite different in terms of color, focus, texture, and tonal range. To avoid having to make a multitude of adjustments on each image so that they can all be combined to look like they are part of the same building, a blend mode will be used to pick up color and texture from the background.jpg image. To blend image2.jpg with the background.jpg image so that it picks up the color of the background.jpg image,...

Step 5: Selective Increase Contrast

Now we will use the pen to increase the contrast in just part of the image. Click the Contrast Only button in the penPalette dialog box to get the Contrast Only filter dialog box shown in Figure 40.6. Using the sliders set Contrast to 130 and Darken to 120 , click OK to apply the settings. Image is 1200 x 1500 pixel at 150 dpi. Printing at 8.00 x 10.00 inches, 'virtual memory Image is segmented into 56 blocks. O Acceleration Off. Image mode F G B. Select the Brush tool B and then click in the...

Fixing Images with a Digital Graduated NeutrAl Density Filter

Ansel Adams Galvin 2 1 4 view camera mounted on a tripod, Schneider 150mm lens, Fujichrome Velvia, ISO 50, f 32 1 15, slide was scanned on an Imacon Flextight Precision II, image resized to 1,779 x 2,400 pixels, 12.8Mb .tif Most photographers have experienced the challenge of capturing the tonal range found outdoors with a camera when it exceeds the tonal range of the digital image sensor or film. A good example of this problem occurs when shooting a sunset scene with reflections in water,...

Special Effect 4: Add Realistic Film Grain Or A Mezzotint Pattern

This book offers several techniques to remove digital noise or grain from an image. However, you may have times where grain is very desirable. Photoshop 7 has several filters that can be used to add grain to an image, such as Noise and Grain. However, those filters are vastly less sophisticated than the grain producing plug-in, Grain Surgery by Visual Infinity www.visinf.com . Grain Surgery not only removes grain, but it can create grain in both black and white images as well as color, and it...

Step 4: Set Correct Printer Settings

At this point, you have merely set the Print Preview option to the correct color profile. However, if you don't set Photoshop to print with that profile, you won't get the intended results. EPSON Stylus Photo 1290 360dpi Ink Jet Paper EPSON Stylus Photo 1290 ColorLife P.P. EPSON Stylus Photo 1290 Matte Paper - Heavyweight EPSON Stylus Photo 1290 Photo Quality Glossy Film EPSON Stylus Photo 1290 Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper EPSON Stylus Photo 1290 Premium Glossy Photo Paper EPSON Stylus Photo...

Step 7: Edit Ornament Layer

Before we edit the ornament layer and blend the two layers, we first need to create a layer to edit and later use as when we begin painting color back into the image. Click the ornament layer in the Layers palette to make it the active layer, and then choose Layer gt -Duplicate Layer to get the Duplicate Layer dialog box. Type paint layer in the As box and click OK. Next we blend the bottom two layers, make an adjustment and flatten just those two layers. Click the Hide Layer icon in the paint...

Using Filters To Create Fine Art Prints

Country Farm House Canon EOS D30 digital camera, 28-70mm 58mm, f 2.8, ISO 100, f 7.1 1 8,2160 x 1440 pixels, Fine image quality, 2.3MB .jpg The photo of the country farmhouse shown in Figure 31.1 was taken in Virginia on a freezing, rainy day. One of the neighbors told me some local folklore about the house. The story is that the house contains some rather significant distillery capabilities. The color of the laundry is a coded message that tells what is brewing and invites friends to drop-in...

Step 3: Select Yellow And Orange Leaves

Choose Select gt - Color Range to get the Color Range dialog box shown in Figure 9.6. Click in the Select box and choose Sampled Colors. Slide the Fuzziness slider all the way to the right to 200. Click and move your cursor over the largest yellow leaf in the middle of the bottom of the image to select the yellow leaves. As you move around in the leaf, watch the Color Range preview window to see where you get the best leaf selection and then click OK to get a selection marquee. Choose Select...

Isolating And Extracting Detail Using Values

Cottonwood on the Merced River in Spring Linhof Monorail camera mounted ona tripod,210mm lens with yellow filter, Kodak PlusX, 10 seconds f 16, scanned wet on a ScanView drum scanner yielding 100MB file, down-sampled to 2400 x 1920 pixels, 4.4MB grayscale. tif Phil Bard shot the photo shown in Figure 18.1 in 1986 in Yosemite Valley, California. This image is the result of several contrast manipulations of the original scan, and is basically finished except for the fact that, to Phil, the...

Step 3: Make Final Adjustments

After making a few additional adjustments with Levels and Hue Saturation to suit my taste, the image looks like the one shown in Figure 39.8. Now, try making your own adjustments by using Levels and Hue Saturation to suit your tastes. To add the final touch, use the Photoshop 7 Text tool to add a signature. Because of the way that buZZ.Pro 2.0 simplifies images it can be used to create very large high-quality images. Figure 39.9 shows an image of some mountains in Sedona, Arizona, that were...

Simulating An Infrared Film Effect

Infrared Camera Effect Photoshop

Whose Gravestone Canon EOS D30 digital camera, 300mm f 2.8 IS with 2x tele-extender, Fine image quality setting, ISO 100, f 5.6 1 320, 1440 x 2160 pixels, 1.1MB .jpg When it came to creating a Photoshop 7 technique to simulate an infrared film effect, I knew that I could get a great one from Chris Maher. Chris has been very involved in all aspects of infrared photography. He and his business partner Larry Berman have gone so far as to tear apart and modify digital cameras so that they can shoot...

Step 2: Load Buzz.pro 2.0 Plug-in

A downloadable trial version of buZZ.Pro 2.0 is available at www.fo2pix.com, or you may visit www. reallyusefulpage.com 50ps7 plug-ins. htm to get a clickable link to the download page and to learn more about many other Photoshop 7 compatible plug-ins. After installing buZZ.Pro 2.0, choose Filter gt -buzzPro buzz.Stack to get the two interdependent dialog boxes shown in Figure 39.3 and Figure 39.4. To begin the simplification process, click Simplifier Two in the Available Effects box in the...

Combining Bracketed Phqtqs

Combining Bracketed Images

Shenandoah National Forest After Sunset Canon EOS D30 digital camera,28-70mm f 2.8 at 34mm, ISO 100, RAW image quality, f 2.8 1 10 and f 4.0 1 10, 2160 x 1440 pixels, images have been converted from 16-bit to 8-bit .tif ust looking at these photos makes me cold. When getting out of I the car to take them, I seriously questioned whether I really wanted to take photos that much. The temperature dropped I about 30-degrees in an hour it was around 18 degrees F with a 40-mph wind blowing the light...

Hand-painting A Black And White Image

Hope Linhof 4x5 Super Technika V with Polaroid back, Schneider 150mm f.5.6, f 11 1 30, Polaroid print was scanned with an Isomet 455 scanner, image has been reduced to 1635 x 2400 pixels, 11.2MB .tif The image of the girl in the window shown in Figure 20.1 is just one of many wonderful black and white photos that Scott Dingman has taken. As Scott often uses freelance graphic artist Tammy Kennedy to edit his images, I asked her to provide a technique and tips for digitally hand-painting Scott's...

Using Picture Package

If you want to place more than one image on a single page, use the Photoshop 7 Picture Package feature to automatically size and place multiple photos on a page, such as the traditional school photo package pages. Choose File Automate Picture Package to get the dialog box shown in Figure 42.4. If you were to select one 5 x 7 print and four 2.5 x 3.5 prints from the Layout box in the Document area, you would get a printed page such as the one shown in Figure 42.5. You can even add a caption,...

Step 1: Load Action

On the Companion CD-ROM you find an action set that contains two actions one for creating Web images and one for creating 4 x 6 240 dpi prints. After opening this action set, you can select the action you want and run it on as many images as you like. If the Actions palette is not showing choose Window Actions. To reset the Actions palette, click the menu button in the Actions palette the small triangle in a circle icon in the upper-right gt 1-hour processing 640 x 640 Web images 1-hour...

Step 2: Run Grain Surgery Plug-in

Choose Filter Grain Surgery Remove Grain to get the dialog box shown in Figure 37.3. If the preview windows does not show at 100 , then click the button just below and to the left of the preview image until the image is shown at 100 . Click in the image and drag it up toward the left until you can see the grain to the left of the owl and yet still be able to see the highlights in the owl's left eye and the fine feathers on its ears. This view makes it easier to view the tradeoff between noise...

Step 7: Create

If the Background copy layer in the Layers palette is not highlighted, click it to make it the active layer. Click the Square Marquee tool in the Tools palette until you get a pop-up menu choose Elliptical Marquee tool. Shift click to create a circle approximately the size of the sun shown in Figure 34.9.Click inside the circle to place it, as shown in Figure 34.9.You may want to click once on the Show Layer icon next to the egret layer to make the egret visible. The location of the sun...

Creating A "Pseudosolarization"

Rusty Truck Canon EOS 1v, 28-70mm f 2.8, Kodak Supra 400, F 16 1 125, negative scanned with a Polaroid SprintScan4000,2400 x 1617 pixels, 11.7MB .tif Yeah right, you say a pseudosolarization just what is that and do I really want to create one There are chemical solariza-tions, and solarizations that can be created in darkrooms during exposure, and then some that can only be created in theory. The exposure necessary to produce true solarization is in the range of 1,000 to 10,000 times that...

Step 1: Open File

After installing the Convert to B amp W Pro plug-in, choose File Open Ctrl O to display the Open dialog box. Double-click the 38 folder to open it and then click the iris-before.tif file to select it. Click Open to open the file. This close-up photo of an iris is a good photo to use to learn about the Convert to B amp W Pro plug-in settings as the image has a considerable area that has very subtle tonal changes the top white part of the iris and other parts of the image have yellow, green,...

Step 5: Mask Egret

In this step, you create a mask layer to mask out the entire image in the egret layer except the egret. While you need to paint carefully when creating the mask, you do not need to be too precise. I would also recommend that you always use the soft round brushes and not the hard round brushes. The soft edges make it much easier for you to get the North Carolina egret to blend well into the Florida marsh Click the egret layer in the Layers palette to make it the active layer it is now...

Step 1: Download Calypso's Lightjet 5000 Icc Color Profile

In order to get a print from Calypso that matches the image on your screen, you must have a properly calibrated monitor and the color of your image file must be converted to the appropriate ICC color profile for the media you want. To learn more about how to calibrate your monitor using Adobe Gamma, read Technique 5. To get Calypso's Lightjet 5000 ICC color profile, go to www.calypsoinc.com. In the left frame, click Colorsync Profiles. In the frame on the right, you find both PC and Mac...

Configuring Photoshop

The Dialog About Photoshop

Purple Iris Canon EOS D30 digital camera mounted on a tripod, 100mm f 2.8 macro, ISO 100, RAW setting, f 14 1 4,1440 x 2160, edited and converted to 292 KB .jpg Photoshop 7 has more than 460 menu items in the main menu. Additionally it has 15 feature-rich tool palettes including the Tools palette with 60 tools plus it offers a plethora of tool presets, color swatches, actions, blend modes, and much more. Wow, you might think How am I going to learn all about all that stuff The fact is if you...

Step 3: Run Smartupload

After launching SmartUpload, locate the folder that contains the images that you want to print in the Explorer-like window on the left side of the application window. The SmartUpload application File Edit View Upload Order Shutterfly Help window looks similar to the one shown in Figure 46.3. Click the lacrosse photo to highlight it and to select it to be uploaded. Click the Upload button or choose Upload gt -Upload to Shutterfly Ctrl U to get a sign-in dialog box. If you have not previously...

Step 9: Flatten Image And Blend

Choose Layer Flatten Image to merge all the layers and the layer mask. Choose Image Apply Image to get the Apply Image dialog box shown in Figure 34.12. One of the ways you can build up density and color saturation is to duplicate a layer and then blend the two layers together by using one of the blend modes, such as Multiply. The Apply Image feature works exactly the same as if you duplicated layers and then blended them with a blend mode, except you can do all this in one easy step, with one...

Step 2: Soften Image

To dramatically change the character of this digital photo, we are going to apply a few filters to soften the edges and add depth to shadows. First increasing the image to 100 before applying filters so that you can clearly see the effects that you will get is generally a good rule. You can zoom to 100 by double-clicking the Zoom tool in the Tools palette, or you can choose View Actual Pixels Alt Ctrl 0 . Press the Spacebar to get the Hand tool then click the image and drag it up toward the...

Mark Mcintyre

Mark Mclntyre has been shooting sports photos since the late 1970s. He has shot basketball, baseball, bowling, field hockey, football, fencing, golf, lacrosse, rugby, track and field, soccer and the Olympics. Over the years, he has been the official photographer for Penn State, Temple, NC State, and Wake Forest's basketball teams, and his photos have been type a name in the File Name box so you don't save it to the original file. Click in the Format box and select JPEG if it is not already...

Step 6: Make Final Color Adjustments And Add Your Signature

Now is the time to make a few creative color adjustments. To lighten the image, use an adjustment layer so that you can go back and make changes if desired. Choose Layer New Adjustment Layer gt -Levels to get the New Layer dialog box. Click OK to display the Levels dialog box. Set Input Levels to 5,1.50, and 170, as shown in Figure 33.9. Click OK to apply the settings. The final step is to adjust the colors, as you d like them. As you have both Photoshop 7 and an artistic license to create as...