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X-PSPR Content Summary Chapter 1: Setting up your digital darkroom The physical space Electricity Health considerations Computers and Operating Systems Memory (RAM) Freeing RAM capacity Hard disk drive (HDD) Input devices Downloading digital photographs Scanners Scanning tips Monitors Setting monitor background colour Storage and disaster planning Back-up solutions Disaster recovery Printers Paper size Inks Branded inks Print resolution (dpi) Dye sublimation printers Understanding colour Why use RGB? Choosing an RGB workspace Adobe RGB (1998) sRGB IEC-61966-2.1 ProPhoto RGB Profiling Advanced monitor calibration Profiling an input device Printer Profiling Embedding ICC profiles Colour management in Photoshop Settings Colour Management Policies Profile warning dialogues Advanced colour settings Conversion Engines Rendering Intents Relative colorimetric vs. Perceptual rendering intents Check it out Use Black Point Compensation Use Dither (8-bit/channel images) RGB to CMYK conversion Chapter 2: Your way around Photoshop Workflows for photographers Image management Uploading files Editing files Rotating files in Bridge Sorting, arranging and rating files Re-naming files Adding Metadata and Keywords Keywording Retrieving files The Photoshop workspace Main menu and default screen layout Image document window Opening duplicate image document windows Using rulers, guides and grids Palettes Some useful palettes Navigator palette Histogram palette Channels palette Info palette Photoshop tools and the Tools bar Tool Keyboard shortcut Adobe on-line Marquee selection M Lasso L Crop C Spot healing/Healing/Patch/Red-eye J Clone stamp/Pattern stamp S Eraser/Background/Magic eraser E Blur/Sharpen/Smudge R Path selection/Direct selection A Pen path P Annotation N Hand H Foreground colour Move V Magic wand W Slice/Slice select K Brush/Pencil/Colour replacement B History/Art history brush Y Gradients/Paint bucket G Dodge/Burn/Sponge O Type T Shape U Eyedropper/Colour sampler/Measure I Zoom Z Background colour Default colour settings D Exchange colours X Standard display mode Q Quickmask display mode Q Screen display modes F 'Jump to' button Description of Photoshop tools Marquee, Lasso and Magic wand tools Move tool Crop tool Slicing tool Spot healing brush/Healing brush/Patch tools Red eye tool Colour replacement tool Brush tool Pencil tool Clone stamp/Pattern stamp tools History brush tool Art history brush tool Eraser/Background eraser/Magic eraser tools Gradients tool Paint bucket tool Blur/Sharpen/Smudge tools Dodge/Burn/Sponge tools Pen tool Type tool Shape tools Annotation tools Eyedropper/Colour sampler tools Measure tool Hand tool Zoom tool Foreground/Background colours Selection mode/Quick mask Screen display modes Tool Options Bar Tool presets Photoshop Actions and Batch Processing Recording Photoshop Actions Menu items New Action Sets Adding alert dialogs Playing Actions Batch processing Creating a Droplet Layers Menu option Description New Creates a new layer or layer group Duplicate Layer Creates a duplicate layer or group of layers, or duplicates of multiple layers or groups, of layers(s) or group(s) selected in the Layers palette Delete Deletes a layer, selected layers or layers group(s) Layer Properties Option to change a Layer name and/or add or change a Layer colour code Layer Style Applies layer effects New Fill Layer Creates a new fill layer (Solid colour, Gradient or Pattern) New Adjustment Layer Creates a new adjustment layer (Levels, Curves, Colour Balance, Brightness/Contrast, Hue/Saturation, Selective Colour, Channel Mixer, Gradient Map, Photo Filter, Invert, Threshold or Posterize) Change Layer Content Enables changes to be made to the content of a Layer Layer Content Options Enables selection of layer content options Layer Mask Creates a Layer Mask - see page xx Vector Mask Creates a Vector Mask - see page xx Create Clipping Mask Creates a Clipping Mask - see page xx Smart Objects See Smart Objects - page xx Type All type is added via a Type layer Rasterize Converts a Type layer to a work path or shape layer New Layer Based Slice Creates a new layer-based slice (see Slicing for Web - page xx) Group Layers Groups layers selected in the Layers palette Ungroup Layers Un-groups one or multiple Layer Groups selected in the Layers palette Hide Layers Hides one or multiple layers or layer groups selected in the Layers palette Arrange Enables repositioning of Layers within a stack Align Enables exact alignment of Layers Distribute Distributes linked Layers by edge or centre Lock All Layers in Group Locks all layers in a Layer Group Link Layers Links layers selected in the Layers palette Select Linked Layers Selects all linked Layers Merge Layers Merges all layers into a single layer Merge Visible Merges only visible layers into a single group, ignoring hidden layers Flatten Image Flattens layers into a single layer Matting De-fringes, removes black or white matteing. Palette setting Description Blending mode Select the blend mode - see page xx Opacity Set opacity - see page xx [Arrow icon] Open fly-out menu Lock Transparent Pixels Preserves transparent and semi-transparent pixels during editing/painting Lock image pixels Prevents editing of image pixels Lock layer position Prevents movement and transformation of layers without disabling the ability to edit a layer Lock all Locks all options Fill Set fill opacity (0-100%) Type layer See page xx Shape layer See page xx Adjustment layer See page xx Background layer The original image file Layer styles Style options for Layers Layer group See pages xx Linked image layer See pages xx Linked layer mask See pages xx Eyeball icon Hides and reveals Layers/Layer Groups Colour coding See pages xx Link icon See pages xx Add layer style icon See pages xx Add layer mask icon See pages xx Create new fill/adjustment layer See pages xx Create new group See pages xx Create new layer See pages xx Delete current layer/layer mask/vector mask/effect See pages xx Managing multiple layers Linking layers Making layer selections Adjustment layers Applying image adjustments Clipping masks Saving and preserving Layers Layer Masks Fine-tuning the effects of masking Viewing Layer Masks Layer Mask linking Blending modes Using Blending mode to correct exposure A practical application of Difference blending Advanced blending techniques Paths Converting Paths to selections History palette Chapter 3: First Steps File formats Bit depth Bit depth in relation to file type Photoshop support for 16-bit mode editing Quality in quality out - optimal settings for your DSLR RAW processing and conversion Reading RAW files Adobe Camera Raw Show Workflow Options box The ACR toolbox Adjusting RAW files in ACR Saving default settings White Balance (WB) Exposure, Shadows and Brightness Clipping Contrast Saturation Chromatic aberration and vignetting Why make adjustments in ACR? Re-sizing images The image size dialogue box Methods of interpolation Re-sizing and Unsharp Masking Scaling images with plug-ins Straightening crooked photos Straightening by prescribed amounts Straightening using the crop tool Flipping photos Cropping Freeform cropping Rotate and crop Specifying a crop size Crop tool presets Managing tool presets Trim Converging verticals Lens correction filter Adjusting vertical and horizontal perspective Remove Distortion Chromatic Aberration Vignetting Correcting chromatic aberrations and vignetting in RAW files Archiving Chapter 4 - Enhancement Tools The histogram and levels Histogram The histogram palette Levels adjustment To clip or not to clip Setting Levels for print presses Reducing tonal range Curves Curves adjustments Contrast adjustments using Curves Undoing colour shifts Selective contrast adjustments using Curves Saving Curves adjustments Accurate curve point placement Curves or Levels? The Shadow/Highlight tool Advanced Shadow/Highlights control settings Tonal Width Radius Avoiding radius halos Colour Correction Mid-tone contrast White and Black Clipping The Brightness/Contrast tool Correcting under- and over-exposure Adobe Camera RAW Levels and Curves Blending modes Burned out highlights Dodging and Burning Using the Dodge and Burn tools Tonal range Blending modes Dodging and Burning using Adjustment Layers High Dynamic Range (HDR) Exposure and Gamma Highlights Compression Equalize Histogram Local Adaptation Correcting colour A quick colour guide Basic colour enhancement and correction The Hue/Saturation tool Applying Photo Filters Colour correction using Levels Colour correction using Curves Colour correcting for publication Selective colour Relative and absolute methodology Dealing with digital noise Removing JPEG artefacts Noise reduction with ACR Noise Reduction plug-ins Mimicking depth-of-field Reducing apparent depth-of-field Making depth-of-field manipulations look authentic Using Gaussian Blur to mimic depth-of-field Increasing depth-of-field Applying a focus vignette Soft-focus techniques Selective soft-focus Sharpening Sharpening and Picture Agencies Capture sharpening In camera and scanner sharpening Sharpening in Adobe Camera Raw Enhancement sharpening Unsharp Mask The last thing you should do Amount Radius Threshold Sharpening by colour channel Fading luminance Edge sharpening Using the Smart Sharpen filter Saving Smart Sharpen settings High Pass sharpening Retouching an image Cloning Healing in Layers Magnify the image for cloning Removing blemishes and dust marks Retouching skin blemishes Retouching textured areas Using the Healing brush tool The Spot Healing brush Using the Patch tool Making selections Marquee tools Lasso tools Adding to existing selections Improving the accuracy of the Magnetic lasso Magic wand Applying Feather Expanding Selections Chapter 5 - Manipulation and Advanced Techniques Advanced Selections, Masks and Extractions Drawing Pen Paths Editing a Pen Path Extractions Textured Image Smoothness Force Foreground Edge Touch-up Tool Clean-up Tool Masking hair Retouching portraits Removing facial blemishes Removing wrinkles - realistically Changing the colour of hair Don't forget the eyebrows Enhancing eyes Red-eye removal Getting rid of hotspots Softening skin Remodelling the mouth Photoshop filters Adding lighting effects Spotlight Liquify and warping The liquify tool bar Vanishing Point Creating realistic Black & White images Applying a Channel Mixer adjustment Applying a Hue/Saturation adjustment Darkroom and Traditional film effects Cross processing Sepia Toning Simulating Infrared film Traditional film effects plug-ins Photo composites Quick Mask mode and Alpha Channels Transform commands Creating a photo composite Creating panoramas Smart objects Chapter 6 - To print and beyond Print output settings Scaled Print Size More options Output options Colour Management Page set up Print dialogue settings Proofing for press output Save for Web Creating a web gallery Options panel settings Creating custom Galleries Image slicing for the web Watermarking and copyrighting Creating a copyright watermark Styling the watermark Saving the watermark as a Brush preset Appending the watermark to an image Adding a watermark layer Adding embedded data Copyright Status
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Photography -- Digital techniques -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.