3 Basic Photo Corrections

Adobe Photoshop and Adobe ImageReady include a variety of tools and commands for improving the quality of a photographic image. This lesson steps you through the process of acquiring, resizing, and retouching a photo intended for a print layout. The same workflow applies to Web images.

In this lesson, you'll learn how to do the following:

• Choose the correct resolution for a scanned photograph.

• Adjust the tonal range of an image.

• Remove a color cast from an image Auto Color correction.

• Adjust the saturation and brightness of isolated areas of an image using the sponge and dodge tools.

• Apply the Unsharp Mask filter to finish the photo-retouching process.

• Save an Adobe Photoshop file in a format that can be used by a page-layout program.

This lesson will take about 45 minutes to complete. The lesson is designed to be done in Adobe Photoshop, but information on using similar functionality in Adobe ImageReady is included where appropriate.

If needed, remove the previous lesson folder from your hard drive, and copy the Lesson03 folder onto it. As you work on this lesson, you'll overwrite the start file. If you need to restore the start files, copy them from the Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Classroom in a Book CD.

Note: Windows users need to unlock the lesson files before using them. For more information, see "Copying the Classroom in a Book files" on page 4.

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Adobe Photoshop can be a complex tool only because you can do so much with it, however for in this video series, we're going to keep it as simple as possible. In fact, in this video you'll see an overview of the few tools and Adobe Photoshop features we will use. When you see this video, you'll see how you can do so much with so few features, but you'll learn how to use them in depth in the future videos.

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