The Canyon Conundrum and Other Adventures in the Most Powerful Colorspace
Author: Dan Margulis
Beautiful, full-colour guide reveals the transformative magic of working with Photoshop's colour correction model, 'lab colour.'
Author: Scott Kelby
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Covers all of Photoshop's channel-related features and functionality, including an improved Histogram palette that displays channels in color with a dynamic view of how filters, levels, curves, and other settings will affect tonal range and bit depth.
The Classic Guide to Color Correction, Fifth Edition
Author: Dan Margulis
Publisher: Peachpit Press
The commonsense, by-the-numbers approach of Professional Photoshop has shaped the workflows of a generation of Photoshop experts. This new edition, the first in nearly five years, is completely updated for the age of digital photography. It continues the book’s tradition of introducing astoundingly effective, previously unknown methods of image enhancement. The original photographs found in the book come from a variety of professional sources, and all correction exercises are on the included CD. Professional Photoshop has changed radically from edition to edition, and this time is no exception—with almost 90 percent new content and completely overhauled coverage of curves, channel blending, and sharpening.Professional Photoshop offers a full explanation of: How curves bring out detail in the most important areas of the imagen A comprehensive strategy for blending channels to create deeper, stronger images The strengths and weaknesses of CMYK, LAB, and RGB, and when to use each one The first detailed look at the Shadow/Highlight command—and even more sophis-ticated ways to enhance contrast in the lightest and darkest parts of the imagen Sharpening strategies, in three full chapters, including the innovative hiraloam method (High Radius, Low Amount). Plus, a fiendishly effective method of merging hiraloam and conventional unsharp masking The realities—and the politics—of preparing files for commercial offset printing and how to deal with colors that are out of the press’s gamut What Camera Raw and similar acquisition modules can offer Typical problems of digital captures that were not found in the age of film— and how to correct for them
The Digital Photographer's Guide
Author: Tim Grey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
In this latest edition of his bestselling guide, expert digital photographer and author Tim Grey explains how proper workflow can alleviate repetitive parts of a project to allow you to focus on producing stunning results and he reveals expert tips and techniques that automate tasks, optimize output, and reduce time spent at the computer, and offers insights to using Lightroom and Bridge. He also demonstrates how to process RAW captures; crop, rotate, repair, and adjust tone and color; harness new Clone, Curves, and Blend Mode features; download, sort, and organize digital images on a computer; and more.
Author: Katrin Eismann,Wayne Palmer,Dennis Dunbar
Publisher: New Riders
Whether you're a professional photographer or the family shutterbug, you can't afford to miss the long-awaited Fourth Edition of the classic Photoshop Restoration and Retouching. Katrin Eismann and co-authors Wayne Palmer and Dennis Dunbar have reviewed, updated, and revised every single technique to address the most important features in Adobe Photoshop CC. They've also added three brand new chapters on how to photograph, scan, and process RAW files; how to apply the techniques taught in the book when using Photoshop Elements; and how to retouch and enhance still life, product, and real estate shots. Using clear, step-by-step instructions and professional examples, the authors present powerful tools and techniques photographers, designers, restoration studios, and beauty retouchers can use to restore valuable antique images, retouch portraits and product shots, and enhance glamour photography. You'll master today's best ways to: Correct extreme exposure errors and improve color, contrast, and tone Rescue heirloom originals suffering from mold damage, cracks, and torn edges Replace missing image information Remove dust and scratches quickly and easily Transform old photos into beautiful, original works of art by converting them to black-and-white or tinted images Use sharpening techniques and tonal correction tools to add life and sparkle to digital photos Enhance portraits by removing blemishes, reducing wrinkles, and enhancing eyes, lips, and hair, while maintaining your subject's essential character Apply the secrets of top glamour and beauty industry retouchers to perfect skin, make-up, and hair With new example images, illustrations, and techniques throughout, Photoshop Restoration and Retouching, Fourth Edition will help you transform faded, damaged photographs into beautiful images that are as clear and crisp as the day they were taken (maybe even better!) - and how to turn casual snapshots and studio portraits into the most flattering images possible.
Author: David Biedny,Bert Monroy,Nathan Moody
Publisher: New Riders
The Master of Photoshop unveils his secrets of the true power behind the most popular image processing program. Unlock the intimidating high-end features of Photoshop to create stunning digital images with this book that takes the experienced designer and digital artist to new heights of proficiency.
Current Concepts in Astronomical Image Processing
Author: Robert Gendler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
There are currently thousands of amateur astronomers around the world engaged in astrophotography at a sophisticated level. Their ranks far outnumber professional astronomers doing the same and their contributions both technically and artistically are the dominant drivers of progress in the field today. This book is a unique collaboration of individuals world-renowned in their particular area and covers in detail each of the major sub-disciplines of astrophotography. This approach offers the reader the greatest opportunity to learn the most current information and the latest techniques directly from the foremost innovators in the field today. “Lessons from the Masters” includes a brilliant body of recognized leaders in astronomical imaging, assembled by Robert Gendler, who delivers the most current, sophisticated and useful information on digital enhancement techniques in astrophotography available today. Each chapter focuses on a particular technique, but the book as a whole covers all types of astronomical image processing, including processing of events such as eclipses, using DSLRs, and deep-sky, planetary, widefield, and high resolution astronomical image processing. Recognized contributors include deep-sky experts such as Jay GaBany, Tony Hallas, and Ken Crawford, high-resolution planetary expert Damian Peach, and the founder of TWAN (The World at Night) Babak A. Tafreshi. A large number of illustrations (150, 75 in color) present the challenges and accomplishments involved in the processing of astronomical images by enthusiasts.
Author: Claudia McCue
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Contrary to popular belief, print is not dead! With all the interest in online publishing here in the 21st century, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that information is still widely disseminated through the good old medium of print. The advent of desktop publishing granted new levels of power and control to the layout artist and graphic designer, but it hasn’t made the process of getting the perfect print foolproof. Sometimes managing the disparate elements of fonts, images, colors, and more, while dealing with the quirks of page-layout applications makes even the bravest designer and production editor long for the hands-on days of moveable type. Creating a great layout on your monitor is only half the battle; how do you make it work on paper? Print production expert Claudia McCue takes on the challenge of putting ink to paper, offering clear, authoritative guidance to print professionals and anyone else who has been frustrated by the obstacles of getting electronic documents to print perfectly. This new edition of Claudia’s classic book is now fully Adobe-centric, and shows readers how to use the different applications in the Adobe Creative Suite 4 together to create and produce great print documents. Use Photoshop and Illustrator to create raster and vector images, and combine them with text in InDesign to create eye-catching yet readable page layouts. Learn the ins and outs of fonts, and gain a better understanding of how ink and paper work together. Finally, “prefilight” or prepare your job for submission to a printer to make sure the printing process goes off without a hitch.
Author: Katrin Eismann,Sean Duggan,James Porto
Publisher: New Riders
Designers, photographers, and artists use Photoshop to create fantastic and realistic images for illustrations, fine art, and editorial content. Whether they're landscape or portrait photographers, illustrators or fine artists, masking and compositing are essential skills to master for combining images to the extent that it is impossible to tell where one image stops and the other one begins. In this completely revised edition of her best-selling guide to masking and compositing, Photoshop artist and educator Katrin Eismann--along with compositing experts Sean Duggan and James Porto--takes readers through numerous step-by-step examples, highlighting the tools and techniques used for masking and combining images. Featuring work by leading artists and photographers, this book focuses on the techniques used to create compelling compositions, including making fast and accurate selections, mastering Photoshop's masking tools, and implementing the concept and photography from start to finish. The book addresses working with Photoshop's selection tools; selecting and maintaining fine details and edges; and working with difficult image elements, such as cloth, hair, or translucent objects. All-new photographic examples, updated instruction to cover the latest version of Adobe Photoshop, and an expanded section on shooting photographs for composite work make this a must-have guide for anyone interested in photographing and creating professional composite images. Visit www.peachpit.com/pmc2e to download dozens of the images featured in this book and practice the illustrated techniques with the same files used in the book. Also, download a full, free chapter on how to use the Pen Tool, one of the best selection tools in Photoshop.
A Guide for Nude Photography
Author: Louis Benjamin
Publisher: Focal Press
Category: Photography of the nude
Nude photography can be intimidating, for the artist and the subject. Technique, creativity, and psychology all need to be considered and executed seamlessly to achieve a photographer's desired artistic and professional result. Author Louis Benjamin has built a career by studying the intricacies of the perfect nude photography photo shoot and he has compiled what he has learned for you in this second edition of the best-selling book, The Naked and the Lens. This revised text updates and builds upon the key concepts presented in the first edition that guide photographers from finding models and planning a shoot, all the way through to post production. New material includes discussions of the latest equipment, software, web publishing options, as well as fresh and more diverse photographs and interviews.
Author: Nicholas J. Higham
Publisher: Princeton University Press
This is the most authoritative and accessible single-volume reference book on applied mathematics. Featuring numerous entries by leading experts and organized thematically, it introduces readers to applied mathematics and its uses; explains key concepts; describes important equations, laws, and functions; looks at exciting areas of research; covers modeling and simulation; explores areas of application; and more. Modeled on the popular Princeton Companion to Mathematics, this volume is an indispensable resource for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in other disciplines seeking a user-friendly reference book on applied mathematics. Features nearly 200 entries organized thematically and written by an international team of distinguished contributors Presents the major ideas and branches of applied mathematics in a clear and accessible way Explains important mathematical concepts, methods, equations, and applications Introduces the language of applied mathematics and the goals of applied mathematical research Gives a wide range of examples of mathematical modeling Covers continuum mechanics, dynamical systems, numerical analysis, discrete and combinatorial mathematics, mathematical physics, and much more Explores the connections between applied mathematics and other disciplines Includes suggestions for further reading, cross-references, and a comprehensive index
Author: Martin Evening
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers by acclaimed digital imaging professional Martin Evening has been revamped to include detailed instruction for all of the updates to Photoshop CC on Adobe’s Creative Cloud, including significant new features, such as the painting tool and Pen path tool refinements and Range Masking in Camera Raw. This guide covers all the tools and techniques photographers and professional image editors need to know when using Photoshop, from workflow guidance to core skills to advanced techniques for professional results. Using clear, succinct instruction and real world examples, this guide is the essential reference for Photoshop users. The accompanying website has been updated with new sample images, tutorial videos, and bonus chapters.
Author: Scott Valentine
Publisher: Adobe Press
Photoshop’s adjustment and fill layers give you an amazing level of control and are the building blocks of innumerable techniques. In this definitive resource, Scott Valentine demonstrates how to use these simple but powerful tools through approachable hands-on examples, and he calls on other Photoshop experts to share their techniques. Whether you’re a professional or hobbyist, you’ll learn techniques that give you an edge in technical, personal, and commercial projects. Beginning and intermediate users of Photoshop will learn how adjustment and fill layers work and get up to speed on the most common techniques. Advanced users will find indispensable reference material in addition to speedy solutions to vexing problems. More than just a collection of effects and recipes, The Hidden Power of Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop explains why the techniques work and how to tune them for your specific needs. Powerful tips and techniques from industry experts, including Katrin Eismann, Pete Collins, and Corey Barker Straightforward teaching style from a veteran Photoshop user Richly illustrated with examples of over two-dozen techniques covering photography, compositing, and illustration Quick-reference guide to every fill and adjustment layer with before-and-after images for easy comparison Downloadable reference files and actions to explore and enhance your creativity (on the companion website)
Author: Katrin Eismann,Sean Duggan
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Eismann is world known for her talent as a Photoshop expert and photographer, but above all she's considered one of the best teachers her field has ever seen. In this book she uses the tutorial approach that made her two previous Photoshop books bestsellers to take photographers beyond quick tips and gimmicky effects.
Author: L. Jon Wertheim
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Sports & Recreation
In the 2008 Wimbledon men’s final, Centre Court was a stage set worthy of Shakespearean drama. Five-time champion Roger Federer was on track to take his rightful place as the most dominant player in the history of the game. He just needed to cling to his trajectory. So in the last few moments of daylight, Centre Court witnessed a coronation. Only it wasn’t a crowning for the Swiss heir apparent but for a swashbuckling Spaniard. Twenty-two-year-old Rafael Nadal prevailed, in five sets, in what was, according to the author, "essentially a four-hour, forty-eight-minute infomercial for everything that is right about tennis—a festival of skill, accuracy, grace, strength, speed, endurance, determination, and sportsmanship." It was also the encapsulation of a fascinating rivalry, hard fought and of historic proportions. In the tradition of John McPhee’s classic Levels of the Game, Strokes of Genius deconstructs this defining moment in sport, using that match as the backbone of a provocative, thoughtful, and entertaining look at the science, art, psychology, technology, strategy, and personality that go into a single tennis match.With vivid, intimate detail, Wertheim re-creates this epic battle in a book that is both a study of the mechanics and art of the game and the portrait of a rivalry as dramatic as that of Ali–Frazier, Palmer–Nicklaus, and McEnroe–Borg.
Color Correction, Retouching, and Image Manipulation with Adobe Photoshop
Author: Dan Margulis
Learn How to Get the Color Right! 4 With techniques the pros use . . . 4 With hundreds of four-color images . . . 4 With the latest features of Photoshop 3! The unsurpassed image-manipulation capabilities of Adobe Photoshop make it the professional's choice for prepping digital photographs. The problem is, most books on Photoshop devote so much space to telling you how to achieve spectacular special effects that they shortchange you on the details of basic image enhancement?color correction, conversions, composites, and all the other fundamental techniques you need to make images ready for press. Written especially for desktop and graphics professionals, Professional Photoshop shows how to get the most out of an image, even one that at first seems unacceptable. Beginning with a concise review of color theory, it provides guidelines on how to analyze a picture before scanning and color correction, and explains in exhaustive detail Photoshop's single most powerful tool?the input-output curves. Here, at last, is a book that: Covers color correction extensively, including how to create lifelike skin tones, how to correct for color casts, how to guarantee that the full tonal range is used, the problem of neutral colors, and how to sacrifice one part of the image to improve another Reveals how professionals use the tools you would least expect to create contrast and sharpness, with complete coverage of the role of black ink and of "unwanted color" Describes advanced cut-and-paste techniques, how to convert color images into snappy black and whites, and the best way to create convincing duotones
Author: Yitzhak Katznelson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
First published in 1968, An Introduction to Harmonic Analysis has firmly established itself as a classic text and a favorite for students and experts alike. Professor Katznelson starts the book with an exposition of classical Fourier series. The aim is to demonstrate the central ideas of harmonic analysis in a concrete setting, and to provide a stock of examples to foster a clear understanding of the theory. Once these ideas are established, the author goes on to show that the scope of harmonic analysis extends far beyond the setting of the circle group, and he opens the door to other contexts by considering Fourier transforms on the real line as well as a brief look at Fourier analysis on locally compact abelian groups. This new edition has been revised by the author, to include several new sections and a new appendix.
Author: Christopher Breen
Publisher: Peachpit Press
This easy-to-use guide covers troubleshooting tips and tricks for Mac hardware and software, written by the well-known Macworld columnist and Macintosh guru Chris Breen. The book contains troubleshooting tips and techniques for both Mac OS 9 and OS X, and additional projects for making a Macintosh more productive-sharing files, making Mac OS X work more like Mac OS 9, and more.