Instead of spending hours in the darkroom (or investing a fortune in equipment), amateur and professional photographers alike can use Adobe Photoshop to create traditional effects easily and efficiently. As an added benefit, they will gain control over all their images beyond what is possible with traditional techniques. Best of all, every effect is reversible, so readers of this book can experiment as much as they like and never ruin an image. INCLUDES DIGITAL TECHNIQUES FOR: * Using digital neutral density filters. * Adding soft focus to any image. * Correcting vertical distortions. * High key and low key vignettes. * Red-eye reduction for snapshots. * Light painting for unique effects. * Effective colour to black & white conversion. * Basic retouching techniques. * Creating realistic motion blur. * Sandwiched images. * Realistic composites. * Applying lens flare.
Michelle Perkins is a writer and photo editor who uses Photoshop to prepare images for book publication. She has also taught at the State University of New York and Canisius College. Paul Grant is a broadcast engineer and writer trained in instructional design who uses Photoshop to create images for print publication and the Internet.