The Hidden Power of Blend Modes in Adobe Photoshop

Author: Scott Valentine
Publisher: Adobe Press
ISBN: 9780321823762
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Computers

Demonstrates how to use blend modes in Adobe Photoshop, covering such topics as photographic manipulation, compositing, design, and painting, and offering a reference to every blend mode and more than fifty techniques.

The Hidden Power of Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop

Author: Scott Valentine
Publisher: Adobe Press
ISBN: 9780133523317
Release Date: 2013-12-19
Genre: Computers

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)

Hidden Power of Adobe Photoshop

Author: Scott Valentine
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0134084314
Release Date: 2014-12-08
Genre: Computers

Expressing your unique voice and vision is a passion for most artists, and you don't need tools getting in the way. Scott Valentine helps you gain expert control over two of Photoshop's essential editing tools: adjustment layers and blend modes. They can be easy to use, but they aren't always easy to understand. Scott translates the technical elements into every day language and demonstrates techniques using real-world examples. Whether you're a professional or hobbyist, there's something here for you. The video starts with a demonstration of the fundamentals of the tools so that you have a deep understanding of how they work. You'll also learn multiple ways to approach important photo-editing techniques, including black and white conversion, color correction, detail enhancement, and dodging and burning. The Hidden Power of Adobe Photoshop Adjustments and Blends: Learn by Video will help you gain effortless control so you can stop thinking about your tools and get back to thinking about your art. The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows you to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique "Watch and Work" mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow you to work alongside in Photoshop as you view the video. Project files used in the lessons are included on the disc so you can practice what you've learned. At the end of every lesson, you can test your knowledge by taking interactive quizzes. Duration: 2 HR User Level: Intermediate/Advanced Closed-Captioning in English System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6, Microsoft Windows XP, or higher 1 GHz processor or higher 2 GB RAM or higher 1 GB free HD space (does not include lesson files)

Adobe Master Class

Author: Bret Malley
Publisher: Adobe Press
ISBN: 9780134780924
Release Date: 2017-11-21
Genre: Computers

In Bret Malley’s world, a father is suspended in the air among his baby’s collection of toys . . . a big-box store and parking lot can be transformed into a scene of reclaimed nature . . . and an ordinary person can sculpt fire with his bare hands. And in Adobe Master Class: Advanced Compositing in Adobe Photoshop CC, Second Edition, Bret shares the techniques he uses to elevate an image from the everyday to the extraordinary, showing you how to make seemingly impossible scenarios come to life. Designed as a comprehensive guide to compositing from start to finish, this book is divided into three sections. Section I provides an overview of Adobe Photoshop CC focusing on both basic and hidden tools and other features you need to master in order to create stunning composite imagery. Bret also shows you how to shoot high-quality photos for compositing, including tips for equipment and technique. Going beyond the mechanics of Photoshop, Section II leaps into hands-on action by guiding readers through the creation of four unique composites. These fun and informative step-by-step projects cover everything from the first planning sketches to the final finishing touches (using resources provided for download). In Section III, additional detailed project walkthroughs offer tips on everything from creating a superhuman to compositing an epic fantasy landscape. Interviews and spreads featuring established and emerging artists provide a range of inspirational imagery, creative insight, and professional know-how.

The Hidden Power of Photoshop Elements 4

Author: Richard Lynch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470051264
Release Date: 2006-07-05
Genre: Computers

"...perfect for the digital photographer.... The depth of information on all aspects of color control is astonishing. Anyone who needs detailed control over every aspect of their images will revel in this book." —Computer Arts Magazine http://www.computerarts.co.uk There's More to Photoshop Elements Than Meets the Eye In this unique book, expert author Richard Lynch reveals hidden functionality in Photoshop Elements-advanced features concealed in the code that dramatically extend the power of the software. First you'll learn high-level image editing from this renowned professional, then vault yourself into the ranks of advanced power users with the more than one hundred Hidden Power tools he provides on CD. You'll be amazed at what you can do! Inside, discover features usually found only in advanced image editors: Add shadows, highlights, and contrast with new Curves Presets Get beautiful and accurate color printing with CMYK separations tools Use the hidden Blend If and other power tools to apply sophisticated masks Emulate the Channel Mixer and Calculations functions of Photoshop Handle an image from start to finish using only the included Hidden Power tools Take full advantage of the latest Elements 4 updates to color management settings and Adobe(r) Gamma procedures Discover dozens more high-end functions such as snapshots, clipping paths, the history brush, and others Exclusive Elements Power Tools Included on CD! Unlock more than 100 hidden functions to power up your image editing, including: Color separations (RGB, CMYK, or Lab) Masking Channels Snapshots and History Brush Clipping Paths Custom Vectors Enhanced Sharpening Guides Fade Align/Distribute Objects The CD also includes numerous images and project files to use along with exercises in the book. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

The Adobe Photoshop Layers Book

Author: Richard Lynch
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780240522524
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Art

Accompanied by a library of images on CD-ROM, an introduction to the world of image layers, Photoshop's powerful editing tool, covering such topics as layer functions and creation, layer effects, blending modes, layered collages and composite images, and more. Original. (Intermediate)

The Adobe Photoshop CS4 Layers Book

Author: Richard A. Lynch
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780240521558
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Computers

Digital artists can master Photoshop CS4 with this visual, hands-on guide to using the Layers tool. The accompanying DVD comes complete with a generous library of practical actions based on techniques from the book that add functional power to Photoshop, along with practice images for all the exercises in the book.

The Adobe Photoshop Layers Book

Author: Richard A. Lynch
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780240520766
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Computers

Accompanied by a library of images on CD-ROM, an introduction to the world of image layers, Photoshop's powerful editing tool, covering such topics as layer functions and creation, layer effects, blending modes, layered collages and composite images, and more. Original. (Intermediate)

Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 0 Maximum Performance

Author: Mark Galer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136103735
Release Date: 2012-08-21
Genre: Photography

This book/DVD package will stretch your digital images and Elements 5.0 to the max! Produce superior, high-end professional results that until now were not possible without the full Photoshop program. With this package, you will discover insider secrets that you can use immediately to solve common problems that even the pros have to overcome. Now you can achieve effects only dreamed of by casual users. Beginning right away with these full-color, real-world projects, you can transform your shots into professional images that look as if they belong in glossy magazines-without commercial lighting, studio equipment, or breaking the bank. Uncover the hidden techniques to create photos that look they were shot by a pro. And best of all, there is no need to upgrade to the full version of Photoshop to make it happen. Packed with dynamic hands-on projects, this book/DVD package reveals the tools, advanced techniques, and loadable presets that unleash the creative potential of intermediate to advanced photographers. From editing your shots to correcting flaws and using advanced options for more power, you will find out how to combine all the features of Elements with clever workarounds that will give your shots the 'wow' factor. New: Maximum Performance Action Files fast track your editing workflow when you have dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of shots. You get everything you need at your fingertips with the accompanying DVD, packed with bonus extras so that you achieve the results you want: * 5 hours of video tutorials * Over 200 royalty-free, high-resolution images * Raw and 16-bits/Channel files * Stock library * Keyboard shortcut reference guide * And more. Now you can unleash the full power of Elements 5.0 to produce creations that will astonish you. Author and imaging guru Mark Galer puts the thrill of digital photography for your most important shots where it belongs-directly in your hands. With this thoroughly updated book and DVD package, you can finally make the most of hot new features like how to. . Adjust sharpness and curves . Convert to black and white . Correct camera distortion . Use Motion Blur to render the static image more dramatic . Remove unwanted elements from your photographs . Adjust exposure in Adobe Camera RAW to create classic Low Key images . And more. Mark Galer is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Imaging at the RMIT University. He is a Photoshop Elements Ambassador for Adobe Pacific and author of seven books ranging from digital capture to Photoshop editing skills. Get the most out of your digital camera, maximize the power of Adobe Photoshop's Elements 5.0, and unleash your own creativity to make your once-in-a-lifetime photos look like a pro shot them! Praise for the previous edition: "Well written, well illustrated, with a good knack for explaining complex issues in a non-threatening and comprehensible manner." -Steve Caplin, digital artist and author of "How to Cheat in Photoshop". "Stunning images without breaking the bank! Using techniques normally associated with Photoshop, Mark Galer proves that this often-belittled program can produce truly remarkable results." David Asch, photographer and digital artist, UK "Truly Maximum Performance! This book has propelled my knowledge of Photoshop Elements to a very high competent professional level. I cannot express my absolute delight with my new skills." Richard McWhorter, author, USA "A great book to learn with...Stuffed with expert performance tips" Tim Daly, photographer, UK A Great Book and DVD Combination! "I have learned more from watching (and rewatching) the videos than I did at a $400 two-day Photoshop Workshop" V. Hutson, USA

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Photoshop Workflow Bible

Author: Mark Fitzgerald
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: PSU:000065239247
Release Date: 2008-09-09
Genre: Computers

The digital photographer's workflow is divided into two. The first portion of the workflow is used to import and organize images, and prepare them for presentation via proof printing, Web, or slideshow. Increasingly, photographers are turning to Adobe's acclaimed new Lightroom software to manage these needs. After the best images have been identified in the first portion of workflow, photographers move to improve upon the chosen images using a variety of digital tools. An overwhelming majority of digital photographers choose Photoshop as their image editor. Many photographers are confused by one or both parts of this workflow. Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop Workflow Bible will guide digital photographers through the image editing process from uploading large quantities of Raw files into the computer, to printing that special image from a single file. Written by Mark Fitzgerald, an Adobe Certified Expert and Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop CS & CS2, this book is an invaluable reference on optimizing the management of images to create an efficient, effective, and logical workflow. The accompanying Web site includes full-color images from throughout the book.

The Hidden Power of Illustrator CS

Author: Steve Kurth
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0782151302
Release Date: 2006-02-20
Genre: Computers

"This book offers most everything the new or intermediate Illustrator user needs to make the most of Illustrator CS web graphics." —Andy Barkl, Technical Reviewer Unleash Illustrator's Power to Make Dynamic Web Graphics—Fast Adobe Illustrator is a powerhouse web graphics tool. The problem is most people don't really know how to use it. That's where this book comes in. Step by step, The Hidden Power of Illustrator CS: Web Graphics Techniques teaches you to use everything Illustrator CS has to offer, helping you understand the new features, stop stumbling over the tools, anticipate problems, and get better, cleaner results. This is a valuable and easy-to-use resource for all Illustrator users ready to take their art to the web. Traditional print designers and students will benefit from its clear explanation of core web concepts while web professionals will soak up the advanced instruction, including in-depth coverage of SVG, web animation, and interactivity. Here's just a little of what you'll learn: Mastering essential Illustrator tools--and choosing the right one for the job Setting up your work environment Integrating your work with other applications, including GoLive, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and ImageReady Using information in existing web pages to optimize images Building common web buttons and banners Setting up and exporting CSS layers from Illustrator Using Illustrator to build complete web pages Creating and using web page templates Setting up animations in Illustrator Understanding SVG and using it for interactivity Creating 3D animations using new Illustrator features

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

Author: BITTU KUMAR
Publisher: V&S Publishers
ISBN: 9789350574058
Release Date: 2015-01-06
Genre: Computers

We have moved one step ahead in the arena of student and job-oriented books with the CCL, by enhancing our proven pedagogy to bring together the collective knowledge and wisdom of the world of computers. Books published under this series are specifically designed to engage readers, improve computer skills, and prepare themselves for future success. This comprehensive series with step-by-step instructions and relevant screenshots throughout the text enables readers to have a better understanding of computers. Written in simple and lucid language, without technical jargons, each book of this series is accompanied by an interactive CD/DVD with video tutorials. This book makes learning Photoshop a breeze by explaining things in a friendly, conversational style - without technical jargon. After a thorough introduction to the Photoshop program, the book will familiarise you with the fundamental techniques for working in Photoshop CS5 with expert tips and practical advice that you can use every day. Gradually you will delve deep into Photoshop's secrets of how to manipulate images, edit motion-based content, and create image composites, and within a short period master Photoshop. The style of the book is extremely clear, and examples, diagrams, illustrations and step-by-step explanations are supporting the text throughout. This is simply the best reference for designers as well as for casual users of Photoshop.

Photoshop 4 Artistry

Author: Barry Haynes
Publisher: New Riders Pub
ISBN: 1562057596
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Photography

Introduces artists and photographers to the various features of Photoshop, explaining how to use color, layers, effects, and composites to create their works