Digital Manipulation Basics is your pocket-sized introduction to the fun aspects of digital image manipulation. Les Meehan leads you through a series of projects on how to create striking images. Each step in the process is illustrated in colour with clear step-by-step instructions, including screen grabs and helpful diagrams. Part 1 shows you how to handle the most common faults in photography: fixing exposure problems, adding sparkle to contrast and removing red eye and unwanted objects. Part 2 explores the wealth of creative and fun techniques for enhancing pictures, including working with layers and filters, making panoramas and photomontages, creating surrealist art, adding frames and text. Part 3 looks at how to use your images: printing and framing, multimedia albums, optimizing pictures for the internet, emailing images and designing greeting cards.
Les Meehan is an experienced freelance photographer and teacher. He has written three previous practical photography books, Creative Exposure Control, Digital Image Making and Digital Photography Basics, all published by Collins & Brown. His personal work has been exhibited in several solo shows both in the UK and France and is also sold through www .photoartoriginals.co.uk and art galleries. He lives in Lancashire, UK.