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Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers Portable Photoshop Advice You Can Take Anywhere

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ISBN-10: 0596521936

ISBN-13: 9780596521936

Edition: N/A

Authors: Derrick Story

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Many photographers, including the pros, feel overwhelmed by all the editing options Photoshop provides. The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers not only shows you which tools you'll need most often and how to use them, the book first walks you though an enjoyable and efficient workflow that makes it easy to process your images using new user-friendly features that come with Photoshop CS4-Adobe Bridge, Photo Downloader, and Photoshop Camera Raw. A perfect fit for your laptop bag, this guide is designed to help you process photos in the field. Professional photographer and bestselling author Derrick Story teaches you how to quickly and efficiently organize and edit your photos without…    
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List price: $24.99
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Derrick Story has more than 25 years as a photojournalist, including serving as managing editor for O'Reilly Network. He speaks at technology conferences including Macworld, PMA, PhotoPlus, and Santa Fe Workshops. He is the author of Digital Photography Hacks, Digital Photography Pocket Guide, 3rd Ed., The Digital Photography Companion, and his latest, The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers. He coauthored iPhoto: The Missing Manual with David Pogue. Derrick likes to keep his shooting skills sharp by running his photography business, Story Photography. You can listen to his photo podcasts and read his tips at The Digital Story ( and follow him on Twitter. Aperture…    

The Quick-Start Road Map
Your Digital Darkroom
The Basic Steps
Let's Get to It!
Importing Your Images
Before You Start Downloading
Importing Photos from Your Camera
Where to Go from Here
Rating and Keywording Images
Setting Up Your Workspaces
Organizing Your First Batch of Images
Rating and Sorting Tips
Introduction to Keywording
Where to Go from Here
Basic Image Editing in Camera Raw
The Benefits of ACR
Working on Images in ACR from Bridge
Your First Image Edit
Fine-Tuning Your Image
Finishing Touches in the Detail Tab
And These Were Just the Basic Tools
Advanced Camera Raw Techniques
Batch Processing in ACR
Black-and-White Conversion in ACR
Spot Removal in Adobe Camera Raw
Localized Corrections with the Adjustment Brush
Tonal and Color Adjustments with the Graduated Filter Tool
Where to Go from Here
Refining Your Image in Photoshop
Touching Up Imperfections with the Clone Stamp Tool
Adjusting Tone with a Levels Adjustment Layer
Adding a Mask to the Adjustment Layer
Nondestructive Sharpening with Smart Objects
Where to Go from Here
Photoshop Recipes for Photographers
Portrait Retouching Techniques
Adjustments in the World Around Us
Finishing Touches
You're a Photoshop Artist; Now What?
Calibrating Your Monitor
Dedicated Photo Printers
A Word About Printer Profiles
Success! A Beautiful Print
Improving Your Photography Through Printing
Reference Tables for Printing
Final Thoughts
About the Photos in this Book
Cover Images
Frontmatter Images
Chapter Openers
Special Thanks to Those Who Helped Me Make These Images