This practical step-by-step guide by Britain's leading Photoshop lecturer and Adobe Certified Expert, is specifically tailored to the demands of the photographer. Cutting through the jargon of the computer manual Barrie Thomas reveals the essential techniques of this program in the most simple and easy-to-follow way. The versatility of digital media and the increasing affordablity of quality scanners, computers and digital cameras, means that the use of Photoshop is essential to an ever-increasing number of photographers. The Photographer's Guide to Photoshop guides readers through everything they need to know from the simple tasks of organizing image files and learning the basic controls, to sophisticated colour correction and image manipulation techniques.
Table of Contents
1 Getting Started; What is a Digital Image; Getting Images in and Out of Photoshop; 2 Learning the Controls; The Workplace; Viewing Options; The Option Bar; Colour Choices; Brush Choices; Mask Basic; 3 Tools; Area Selections; Adding Colour; Changing Areas; Cloning Areas; Line Selections; Vector Tools; Info Tools; Magnifications; 4 Palettes; Styles; Paths; Layers; Special Layers; Channels; History; Actions; 5 Menu Items; Moving Items; Reshaping Items; Tonal Control; Colour Correction; Further Correction; Essential Filters; Index.
Barrie Thomas FRPS is a professional lecturer and journalist on digital photography and widely regarded as one of the UK's top Photoshop experts. He is the author of a 'Digital Masterclass' column in the UK magazine Digital Photo, and also writes for Practical Photography and the RPS journal. Barrie is one of only seven people in the UK to have achieved MFIAP (Master of the Federation of Photographic Arts) - he is also the author of several successful CD-ROMs on the subject. Barrie now lives in Australia.