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1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 INTRODUCTION TO THE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKFLOW
1.2 HOW TO USE THIS BOOK / HOW THIS BOOK IS ORGANIZED
1.3 USING PCS AND MACS
1.4 COMPUTER CONFIGURATION
1.5 WHAT ARE RAW FILES
1.5.1 THE RAW FILE ADVANTAGE?
1.5.2 COLOR ALIASING / MOIRÉS
1.6 WHAT ABOUT ONLY USING JPEG AND NOT RAW?
1.7 CAPTURING PHOTOS IN THE FIELD
1.7.1 OPTIMIZE EXPOSURE USING YOUR CAMERA’S HISTOGRAM
1.7.2 COLOR CHANNEL CLIPPING
1.7.3 CORRECT WHITE BALANCE (WB) FOR OPTIMAL COLOR QUALITY
1.7.4 UNDERSTAND OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE WHITE BALANCE
1.7.5 ADJUST YOUR CAMERA’S SENSITIVITY: SELECTING THE RIGHT ISO
1.8 WORKFLOW OVERVIEW
1.8.1 PRINCIPLE WORKFLOW STEPS (THE “WHAT”)
1.8.2 ESSENTIAL DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING KNOWLEDGE (THE “HOW”)
1.8.3 ADVANCED DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING KNOWLEDGE
1.9 CAMERA TO COMPUTER: ENTER THE DIGITAL DARKROOM
1.9.1 MANAGE YOUR IMAGE STORAGE
1.9.2 COMPUTER TRANSFER AND ORGANIZING YOUR PHOTOS
1.10 SECURING YOUR VALUABLE PHOTOS: BACKUP
1.11 THE DIGITAL NEGATIVE/SLIDE
1.12 THE DIGITAL LIGHT TABLE
1.12.1 IMAGE PREVIEWS WITH THE PHOTOSHOP CS FILE BROWSER
1.12.2 IMAGE PREVIEWS WITH THE CAPTURE ONE DSLR (C1)
1.12.3 IMAGE PREVIEWS WITH THUMBSPLUS (PC ONLY)
2 DIGITAL DARKROOM BASICS
2.1 DON’T BE AFRAID OF PHOTOSHOP
2.2 UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENT COLOR MODES
2.2.1 RGB COLOR MODE
2.2.2 LAB COLOR MODE
2.2.3 CMYK COLOR MODE
2.2.4 GRAYSCALE MODE
2.3 INTRODUCTION TO COLOR MANAGEMENT
2.3.1 WHY YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND COLOR MANAGEMENT
2.3.2 COLOR WORKING SPACES
2.3.3 PROFILES FOR DEVICES
2.3.4 PHOTOSHOP COLOR AND MONITOR PROFILE SETTINGS
2.4 BROWSE YOUR PHOTOS
2.4.1 OPENING FILES BY DROPPING THEM ONTO PHOTOSHOP
2.5 SIMPLE IMAGE ROTATION
Simple Image Rotation
2.6 INSPECTING YOUR IMAGE
2.7 KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 8 AND 16 BIT PER CHANNEL DATA
2.7.1 WHY USE 16 BITS PER CHANNEL?
2.8 CONTROL IMAGE SIZE AND PPI
2.8.1 PIXEL DIMENSIONS
2.8.2 DOCUMENT SIZE
2.8.3 SCALING AND RESIZING
2.8.4 CHANGING PPI
2.8.5 UPSIZING IMAGES
2.9 SELECT THE RIGHT IMAGE FILE FORMATS
2.9.1 TIFF
2.9.2 JPEG
2.12.2 HOW PHOTOSHOP UNSHARP MASK WORKS
2.12.3 THE TWO STEP APPROACH
2.12.4 SHARPENING TOOLS
2.13 IMPROVING COLORS
2.13.1 ACHIEVING WHITE BALANCE IN YOUR IMAGES
2.13.2 PHOTOSHOP HUE/SATURATION TOOL
2.13.3 PHOTOSHOP CS PHOTO FILTER
2.13.4 A NOTE ON SATURATION
2.14 MAKING SELECTIONS
2.14.1 MARQUEE TOOL
2.14.2 ADDING AND SUBTRACTING SELECTIONS
2.14.3 LASSO TOOL
2.14.4 MAGIC WAND TOOL
2.14.5 COLOR RANGE
2.14.6 FEATHER SELECTIONS
2.14.7 INVERT SELECTIONS
2.14.8 SELECTION BORDERS
2.14.9 SAVING AND LOADING SELECTIONS
2.15 CLEAN UP IMAGES WITH HEALING BRUSH AND PATCH TOOL
2.15.1 RETOUCHING DUST SPOTS
2.15.2 PATCH TOOL
2.15.3 USING SELECTION WITH THE HEALING BRUSCH
2.16 IMPROVE YOUR WORKFLOW WITH ACTIONS
2.16.1 YOUR FIRST ACTION
2.16.2 OPEN DIALOGS INSIDE ACTIONS
2.16.3 SAVING AND LOADING ACTION SETS
2.16.4 ADDING NEW STEPS TO YOUR ACTION
2.16.5 REARRANGING AND DELETING STEPS IN ACTIONS
2.16.6 CHANGE THE SETTINGS FOR A SINGLE STEP
2.17 THE POWER OF PHOTOSHOP HISTORY
2.17.1 SNAPSHOTS
2.17.2 PURGE HISTORY
3 USING RAW CONVERTERS
3.1 THE RAW WORKFLOW
3.2 PRINCIPLE WORKFLOW STEPS
3.2.1 RAW CONVERTER RESPONSIBILITIES
3.2.2 RAW CONVERTER ESSENTIALS
3.2.3 OTHER IMPORTANT FEATURES
3.2.4 SOME MORE USEFUL FEATURES
3.3 ADOBE CAMERA RAW 2.0 (ACR)
3.3.1 INTEGRATION INTO THE PHOTOSHOP CS FILE BROWSER
3.3.2 CAMERA RAW 2.0 USER INTERFACE OVERVIEW
3.3.3 ADVANCED FILE BROWSER INTEGRATION
3.4 PHASE ONE’S CAPTURE ONE DSLR (C1)
3.4.1 SETUP
3.4.2 RAW FILE BROWSER
3.4.3 IMAGE PROCESSING
3.5 NIKON CAPTURE
3.5.1 SETUP
3.5.2 MAIN FEATURES
3.5.3 WHITE BALANCE (WB)
3.5.4 SAVE AND LOAD SETTINGS
4 USING PHOTOSHOP LAYERS
4.1 UNDERSTANDING THE LAYERS PALETTE
4.2 YOUR FIRST LAYER
4.2.1 CHANGING OPACITY
4.2.2 UNDERSTAND BLENDING MODES
4.3 FINE TUNING WITH ADJUSTMENT LAYERS
4.4 WORK SELECTIVE WITH LAYER MASKS
4.4.1 UNDERSTANDING LAYER MASKS
4.5 FLATTEN IMAGES AND MERGING LAYERS
4.5.1 FLATTEN IMAGE
4.5.2 MERGING LAYERS
4.6 APPLY ACTIONS AND FILTERS IN NEW LAYERS
4.7 SMART CROPPING
4.7.1 USING THE CROP TOOL
4.8 MINIMIZE S-CURVE SIDE EFFECTS
4.9 HOW TO REMOVE MOIRÉS
4.11 OPTIMIZE LAYERS WITH ADVANCED BLENDING OPTIONS
4.12 DODGE AND BURN USING LAYERS
5 BASIC DIGITAL WORKFLOW
5.1 PRE RAW CONVERSION STEPS
5.1.1 CAPTURING PHOTOS IN THE FIELD
5.1.2 TRANSFER IMAGES TO YOU COMPUTER
5.1.3 BACKUP YOUR IMAGES
5.1.4 PREVIEW IMAGES
5.2 RAW CONVERSION PHASE (NOT FOR JPEGS)
5.3 PROCESSING AFTER THE RAW CONVERSION
5.3.1 REMOVING NOISE
5.3.2 REMOVE MOIRÉ OR ALIASING ARTIFACTS
5.3.3 CROP NOW, IF YOU NEED TO SAVE SOME TIME
5.4 IMPROVING AND RETOUCHING USING PHOTOSHOP LAYERS
5.4.1 IMPROVE LEVELS
5.4.2 REMOVE COLORCAST (WB)
5.4.3 IMPROVE EXPOSURE WITH THE PHOTOSHOP CS SHADOW/HIGHLIGHT TOOL
5.4.4 RECOVERING SHADOW DETAIL
5.4.5 IMPROVE CONTRAST USING S-CURVES IN A CURVES ADJUSTMENT LAYER
5.4.6 CORRECTING BRIGHTNESS WITH CURVES
5.4.7 IMPROVE SATURATION
5.4.8 SELECTIVE COLOR CORRECTIONS
5.4.9 RETOUCHING AND REMOVING DUST SPOTS
5.4.10 PERSPECTIVE CORRECTION
5.4.11 LENS CORRECTION
5.4.12 SHARPENING
5.4.13 SAVE THE RESULT AS A LAYERED 16BIT MASTER PSD OR TIFF
5.4.14 PRINTING & PUBLISHING
5.4.15 ARCHIVING
6 ADVANCED PHOTOSHOP WORKFLOW TECHNIQUES
6.1 SELECTIVE SATURATION IMPROVEMENTS
6.2 MORE SATURATION AND CONTRAST TRICKS
6.3 DIGITAL PERSPECTIVE CORRECTIONS
6.4 REFINED PERSPECTIVE CORRECTION
6.5 CORRECT YOUR LENS DISTORTIONS
6.6 HANDLE BLUE SHADOW CASTS
6.7 USING LUMINOSITY MASKS
6.7.1 SAMPLE SESSION WITH LUMINOSITY MASK
6.8 CONTRAST MASKING
6.9 REFINE YOUR IMAGE WITH PAINTING TECHNIQUES
6.9.1 PAINTING USING LAYER MASKS
6.10 GAIN HIGHER RESOLUTION THROUGH STITCHING
6.11 STITCHING IN PHOTOSHOP CS
6.12 ADVANCED SHARPENING WITH LAYERS
6.12.1 ADVANCED SHARPENING TRICKS
6.13 ADDING SOME DIGITAL “SUN”
6.14 BRUSHING OFF YOUR NOISE
6.15 REDUCE CHROMATIC ABERRATION (CA)
7 USEFUL PHOTOSHOP TOOLS
7.1 ICORRECT EDITLAB: CONTROLLING COLOR CAST
7.2 OVERVIEW ON THIRD PARTY SHARPENING TOOLS
7.2.1 NIK SHARPENER
7.2.2 FRED MIRANDA’S SHARPENING PLUG-INS
7.2.3 FOCALBLADE
7.2.4 PHOTOKIT SHARPENER
7.3 COLOR MECHANIC: SELECTIVE COLOR CORRECTION
7.4 REMOVE THE NOISE AND KEEP THE DETAIL
7.4.1 NEAT IMAGE
7.4.2 NOISE NINJA
7.4.3 FRED MIRANDA’S NOISE REMOVAL PLUG-INS
7.5 FRED MIRANDA’S PHOTOSHOP TOOLS
7.6 PIXEL GENIUS
7.7 NIK MULTIMEDIA
7.8 POWERRETOUCHE
8 PRINTING & PUBLISHING
8.1 LIGHTJET PRINTING
8.2 INKJET PRINTING
8.2.1 NOTE ON METAMERISM
8.3 SETUP FOR EPSON PRINTERS AND USE WITH PHOTOSHOP
8.3.1 SETUP THE EPSON DRIVERS
8.3.2 PRINTING IN PHOTOSHOP
8.4 UPSIZING
8.5 OTHER PRINTING APPLICATIONS
8.5.1 IMAGEPRINT RIP (MAC AND PC)
8.5.2 QIMAGE (PC ONLY)
8.6 PRESENT YOUR PHOTOS ON THE WEB
9 CREATING B&W PHOTOS FROM COLOR IMAGES
9.1 TURN COLOR IMAGES INTO B&W
9.2 B&W USING CHANNEL MIXER
9.3 ADVANCED B&W CONVERSION
9.4 B&W USING A PHOTOSHOP PLUG-IN
9.5 COLORIZING YOUR IMAGES
9.6 B&W WORKFLOW WITH ARC AND C1
9.6.1 COLOR CONVERSION TECHNIQUES
9.6.2 B&W WITH ARC 2.0
9.6.3 B&W WITH CAPTURE ONE DSLR
10 BACKUP AND ARCHIVE YOUR IMAGES
10.1 BACKUP
10.1.1 WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BACKUP?
10.1.2 BACKUP MEDIA
10.1.3 BACKUP STORAGE
10.1.4 A NOTE ON RAW FILES
10.2 ARCHIVING
10.2.1 THUMBSPLUS PRO (PC ONLY)
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