Table of contents for Photoshop pro photography handbook : advanced post-production techniques / Chris Mark Weston.

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X-PSPR Content Summary
Chapter 1: Setting up your digital darkroom
The physical space
Health considerations
Computers and Operating Systems
Memory (RAM)
Freeing RAM capacity
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Input devices
Downloading digital photographs
Scanning tips
Setting monitor background colour
Storage and disaster planning
Back-up solutions
Disaster recovery
Paper size
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
Advanced monitor calibration
Profiling an input device
Printer Profiling
Embedding ICC profiles
Colour management in Photoshop
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
Retrieving files
The Photoshop workspace
Main menu and default screen layout
Image document window
Opening duplicate image document windows
Using rulers, guides and grids
Some useful palettes
Navigator palette
Histogram palette
Channels palette
Info palette
Photoshop tools and the Tools bar
Keyboard shortcut
Adobe on-line
Marquee selection
Spot healing/Healing/Patch/Red-eye
Clone stamp/Pattern stamp
Eraser/Background/Magic eraser
Path selection/Direct selection
Pen path
Foreground colour
Magic wand
Slice/Slice select
Brush/Pencil/Colour replacement
History/Art history brush
Gradients/Paint bucket
Eyedropper/Colour sampler/Measure
Background colour
Default colour settings
Exchange colours
Standard display mode
Quickmask display mode
Screen display modes
'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
Menu option
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
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 
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
All type is added via a Type layer
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
Enables repositioning of Layers within a stack
Enables exact alignment of Layers
Distributes linked Layers by edge or centre
Lock All Layers in 
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
De-fringes, removes black or white matteing.
Palette setting
Blending mode
Select the blend mode - see page xx
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
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 
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
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
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
Freeform cropping
Rotate and crop
Specifying a crop size
Crop tool presets
Managing tool presets
Converging verticals
Lens correction filter
Adjusting vertical and horizontal perspective
Remove Distortion
Chromatic Aberration
Correcting chromatic aberrations and vignetting in RAW files
Chapter 4 - Enhancement Tools
The histogram and levels
The histogram palette
Levels adjustment
To clip or not to clip
Setting Levels for print presses
Reducing tonal range
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
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 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
Sharpening by colour channel
Fading luminance
Edge sharpening
Using the Smart Sharpen filter
Saving Smart Sharpen settings
High Pass sharpening
Retouching an image
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
Textured Image
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
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

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Adobe Photoshop.
Photography -- Digital techniques -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.