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Introduction
About the Project Software
How This Book Is Organized
Part I: Digital Demystified
Part II: Easy Digital Darkroom Repairs
Part III: Beyond the Frame: Project Idea Kit
Part IV: The Part of Tens
On the DVD: Bonus Content
Icons, Symbols, and Other Stuff to Know
Choosing the Right Digital Camera
Megapixels: How many are enough?
A look at lenses
How much control do you want?
Raw capture: Worth the hype?
Still more features to consider
Checking Your Computer Setup
Selecting a Photo Printer
Considering Your Scanning Options
Choosing Photo Software
Getting Help from the Experts
Improving Picture Quality
Preventing pixel pitfalls
Avoiding JPEG artifacts
Deadening noise
Getting Good Results in Automatic Mode
Solving Exposure Problems
Understanding exposure
Affecting focus with aperture and shutter speed
Tweaking exposure in automatic mode
Adding flash: Use it outdoors, too!
Fixing Focus Flubs
Shooting sharper pictures
Controlling the range of focus
Solving Color Miscues
Transferring Pictures to Your Computer
Linking camera and computer via USB
Using a card reader
Opening Picture Files
Protecting Your Digital Images
Archiving your picture files
Saving works in progress
Undoing mistakes
Preparing a Picture for Print
Setting print dimensions and resolution
Saving a TIFF copy for publication
Preparing Photos for the Web
Understanding screen display size
Saving your JPEG copies
Selecting the Area to Alter
Straightening a Crooked Photo
Cropping to a Better Composition
Adjusting Exposure
Which exposure tool is best?
Applying the Shadows/Highlights filter
Adjusting exposure and contrast with Levels
Sharpening Focus
Blurring a Busy Background
Discovering Layers: Don’t Retouch without Them!
What are layers, anyway?
Layer control 101
Removing Red-Eye
Using automated red-eye removal
Painting out red-eye (and glowing animal eyes)
Whitening Teeth
Emphasizing Eyes
Repairing Skin
Healing blemishes
Painting over shiny spots
Tackling Other Portrait Problems
Scanning Your Photos
Go pro or scan it yourself?
Getting a good scan
Adding Density to Faded Photos
Shining Light through Dense Scans
Correcting Colors
Removing a color cast with one click
Balancing colors
Adjusting color saturation
Cloning Over Holes and Other Defects
Removing Dust and Scratches
Building a Photo Collage
Preparing a canvas for your creation
Adding photos to the collage
Resizing pasted photos
Rotating collage elements
Positioning the collage photos
Removing all or part of a pasted element
Playing with opacity and blending modes
Merging or Preserving Collage Layers
Writing on Your Pictures
Creating basic text
Editing text
Bending, distorting, and rotating text
Creating text effects
Preserving text
Creating a Vignette Effect
Placing a Photo in a Digital Frame
Creating Black-and-White Photos
Creating a Sepia-Toned Image
Playing with Artistic Effects
Create a Photo Business Card
Add Pictures to a Text Document
Turn a Portrait into a Coloring Book Page
Shoot and Stitch a Panoramic Image
Change the Color of an Object
Create a Web Photo Gallery
Create a Slide-Show Screen Saver
Blur Your Way to an Abstract Image
Print a Contact Sheet
Creating One-of-a-Kind Photo Gifts
Lock in Exposure and Focus Properly
Take Advantage of Automatic Scene Modes
Use Flash Outdoors; Go Without Indoors
Pay Attention to the Background
Follow the Rule of Thirds
Frame Loosely to Allow for Flexible Cropping
Check Your Camera’s Quality Settings
Say “Cheese”? Please Don’t!
Don’t Save Edited Photos in the JPEG Format
Calibrate Your Monitor for Color Accuracy
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Digital Photo Projects for Dummies - Malestrom

Digital Photo Projects for Dummies - Malestrom

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