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Contents What's different in this book Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Photoshop Fundamentals Photoshop installation The Photoshop interface Creating a new document User interface brightness Tabbed document windows Managing document windows Synchronized scroll and zoom Image document window details Title bar proxy icons (Mac only) Info panel status information Rulers, Guides & Grid `Snap to' behavior Pixel Grid view The Photoshop panels Panel arrangements and docking Panel positions remembered in workspaces Customizing the menu options Customizing the keyboard shortcuts Task-based workspaces Working with a dual display setup Photoshop CC Tools panel Options bar Tool Presets Selection tools Color Range Adjustable tone ranges Modifier keys Painting tools On-the-fly brush changes On-screen brush adjustments Brush panel Brush panel options Pressure sensitive control Brush tool presets Mixer brush Bristle tip brush shapes Load/Replace Swatches from HTML Hex Field Tools for filling Tools for drawing Image editing tools Move tool Layer selection using the move tool Navigation and information tools Zoom tool shortcuts Hand tool Bird's-eye view Flick panning Windows Multi-touch support Eyedropper tool Ruler tool Rotate view tool Notes tool Count tool Screen view modes Working with Layers Automating Photoshop Preset Manager History The History panel History settings and memory usage History brush Use of history versus undo Snapshots Non-linear history When files won't open Save often Background Saving Normal saves Using Save As... to save images File formats Photoshop native file format Smart PSD files Large Document (PSB) format TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) Pixel order Byte order Save Image Pyramid TIFF compression options Flattened TIFFs JPEG PNG Photoshop PDF Adobe Bridge CC The Bridge interface Making Bridge CS work with Photoshop CC Custom work spaces in Bridge Opening files from Bridge Slideshows IV V Camera Raw DNG and transparency support Opening photos from Bridge via Camera Raw Splash screen Chapter 2: Camera Raw Image Processing Camera Raw advantages The new Camera Raw workflow Does the order matter? Raw capture JPEG capture Editing JPEGs and TIFFs in Camera Raw Alternative Raw processors A basic Camera Raw/Photoshop workflow Camera Raw support DNG compatibility Getting raw images into Photoshop Image ingestion Importing images via Photo Downloader Tethered shoot imports Tethered shooting via Canon EOS Utility Importing images via other programs Import Images from Device (Mac only) Basic Camera Raw image editing Working with Bridge and Camera Raw General controls for single file opening Full size window view General controls for multiple file opening New preview controls Checkpoints Preview preferences Workflow options Saving soft proofed raw files as smart objects Summary of the proposed soft proofing workflow Opening raw files as Smart Objects Saving photos from Camera Raw Saving a JPEG as DNG Resolving naming conflicts New Save dialog Altering the background color The histogram display Digital camera histograms Interactive histogram Image browsing via Camera Raw Camera Raw preferences Default Image Settings Camera Raw cache DNG file handling JPEG and TIFF handling Camera Raw cropping and straightening How to straighten and crop Basic panel controls White balance Using the white balance tool White balance tool refinements Basic panel auto white balance adjustments Process Versions The Process 2012 tone adjustment controls Exposure Contrast Highlights and Shadows Whites and Blacks Suggested order for the Basic panel adjustments Preserving the highlight detail When to clip the highlights How to clip the shadows Shadow levels after a conversion Digital exposure How Camera Raw interprets the raw data Basic panel image adjustment procedure Auto tone corrections Auto Whites and Blacks sliders Camera-specific default settings Clarity Negative clarity Vibrance and Saturation Tone Curve panel Point Curve editor mode RGB Curves Correcting a high contrast image HSL/Grayscale panel Recovering out-of-gamut colors Adjusting the hue and saturation Lens Corrections panel Accessing and creating custom lens profiles Lens Corrections: Color tab Chromatic aberration Defringe sliders The Defringe controls in use Eyedropper tool mode Localized adjustments: Defringe slider Lens Corrections: Manual tab Upright corrections Synchronizing Upright settings Transform controls Lens Vignetting controls Effects panel Post Crop Vignetting control Post Crop Vignette style options Highlights slider Adding Grain effects Camera Calibration panel New Camera Raw profiles Camera look settings profiles Custom camera profile calibrations DNG Profile Editor Camera Raw as a Photoshop filter Spot removal tool Creating circle spots Synchronized spotting with Camera Raw Spot removal tool feathering Spot removal tool fine-tuning Visualize spots Creating brush spots Deleting spots Red eye removal Red eye: pet eye removal Localized adjustments Adjustment brush Initial Adjustment brush options Brush settings Adding a new brush effect Resetting adjustments Adjustment brush duplication Editing brush adjustments Previewing the brush stroke areas Auto masking Darkening the shadows Hand-coloring in Color mode Graduated filter tool Graduated color temperature adjustment Radial filter adjustments Fill to document bounds Modifying graduated and radial filter masks Correcting edge sharpness with the Radial filter Global sharpening only Global sharpening + radial filter adjustment Camera Raw settings menu Export settings to XMP Update DNG previews Load Settings... Save Settings... Camera Raw defaults Presets panel Saving and applying presets Copying and synchronizing settings Synchronizing different process versions Legacy presets Synchronize Process 2010 from a Process 2012 master Synchronize Process 2012 from a Process 2010 master Working with Snapshots DNG file format The DNG solution DNG compatibility Saving images as DNG Lossy DNG DNG Converter Chapter 3: Sharpening and noise reduction When to sharpen Why one-step sharpening is ineffective Capture sharpening Capture sharpening for scanned images Process versions Improvements to Camera Raw sharpening Sample sharpening image Detail panel Sharpening defaults The sharpening effect sliders Amount slider Radius slider The suppression controls Detail slider Interpreting the grayscale previews Radius and Detail grayscale preview Masking slider Masking slider example Some real world sharpening examples Sharpening portrait images Sharpening landscape images Sharpening a fine-detailed image How to save sharpening settings as presets Capture sharpening roundup Selective sharpening in Camera Raw Negative sharpening Extending the sharpening limits How to apply localized sharpening Negative sharpening to blur an image Noise removal in Camera Raw Process Versions and noise reduction Detail panel Noise Reduction sliders Color noise Non-raw image noise reduction Color Smoothness slider Adding grain to improve appearance of sharpness Localized noise reduction in Camera Raw Localized moire removal in Camera Raw No sharpening Smart Sharpened Localized sharpening in Photoshop Smart Sharpen filter Basic Smart Sharpen mode Advanced Smart Sharpen mode Removing Motion Blur Shake Reduction filter The Shake Reduction controls Creating a depth of field brush Chapter 4: Image Editing Essentials Pixels versus vectors Photoshop as a vector program Image resolution terminology ppi: pixels per inch lpi: lines per inch dpi: dots per inch Desktop printer resolution Altering the image size Image interpolation Nearest Neighbor (hard edges) Bilinear Bicubic (smooth gradients) Bicubic Smoother (enlargement) Bicubic Sharper (reduction) Bicubic Automatic Preserve Details (enlargement) Basic pixel editing Photoshop image adjustments The image histogram The Histogram panel Basic Levels editing and the histogram Bit depth 8-bit versus 16-bit image editing 16-bit and color space selection Comparing 8-bit with 16-bit editing The RGB edit space and color gamut Direct image adjustments Adjustment layers approach Adjustments panel controls Properties panel controls Maintaining focus in the Properties panel Levels adjustments Analyzing the histogram Curves adjustment layers On-image Curves editing Removing curve points Using Curves in place of Levels Output levels adjustments Luminosity and Color blending modes Locking down portions of a curve Creating a dual contrast curve Correcting shadow and highlight detail Amount Tonal Width Radius Color Correction Midtone Contrast Auto image adjustments Match Color corrections Enhanced Brightness and Contrast Color corrections using Curves Hue/Saturation Vibrance Color Lookup adjustments Color Lookup Table Export Photo Filter Multiple adjustment layers Adjustment layer masks Properties panel mask controls Editing a mask using the masks controls Live shape properties Cropping Entering measurement units Delete cropped pixels Crop ratio modes Landscape and portrait mode crops Crop tool presets Crop overlay display Crop tool options Front Image cropping Disable edge snapping Selection-based cropping Canvas size Big data Perspective crop tool Content-aware scaling How to protect skin tones How to remove objects from a scene Image rotation Chapter 5: Black and white Converting color to black and white Dumb black and white conversions Smarter black and white conversions Black & White adjustment presets Split color toning using Color Balance Split color toning using Curves adjustments Split color toning using a Gradient Map Camera Raw black and white conversions Pros and cons of the Camera Raw approach HSL grayscale conversions Camera Calibration panel tweaks Camera Raw Split Toning panel Saturation shortcut Camera Raw color image split toning Black and white output Advanced B&W Photo tips Chapter 6: Extending the dynamic range High dynamic range imaging HDR essentials Alternative approaches Bracketed exposures Photomatix Pro Displaying deep-bit color Capturing a complete scenic tonal range HDR shooting tips HDR File formats How to fool Merge to HDR Basic tonal compression techniques Blending multiple exposures Camera Raw adjustments using Process 2012 Processing HDR files in Camera Raw The Camera Raw options Merge to HDR Pro Response curve Tone mapping HDR images Local Adaptation Removing ghosts How to avoid the `HDR' look Smooth Edges option HDR toning examples How to smooth HDR toned images Chapter 7: Image retouching Basic cloning methods Clone stamp tool Clone stamp brush settings Healing brush Choosing an appropriate alignment mode Clone Source panel and clone overlays Clone and healing sample options Better healing edges Spot healing brush Healing blend modes Spot healing in Content-Aware mode Patch tool The patch tool and content-aware filling Adaptation Structure control Content-aware move tool Content-aware move tool in Extend mode Enhanced content-aware color adaptation Working with the Clone Source panel Perspective retouching Alternative history brush spotting technique Portrait retouching Beauty retouching Liquify Advanced Liquify tool controls Reconstructions Mask options View options Saving the mesh Photoshop CC Liquify performance Smart Object support for Liquify On-screen cursor adjustments Targeted distortions using Liquify Chapter 8: Layers, Selections and Masking Selections and channels Selections Quick Mask mode Creating an image selection Modifying selections Alpha channels Modifying an image selection Selections, alpha channels and masks Anti-aliasing Feathering Layers Layer basics Image layers Vector layers Text layers Adjustment layers Layers panel controls Layer styles Adding layer masks Viewing in Mask or Rubylith mode Removing a layer mask Adding an empty layer mask Thumbnail preview clipping Properties Panel in Masks mode Refine Edge command View modes Edge detection Smart Radius Adjust Edge section Refine Edge output Working with the quick selection tool Combining a quick selection with Refine Edge Focus area Ragged borders with the Refine Edge adjustment Color Range masking Layer blending modes Creating panoramas with Photomerge Depth of field blending Working with multiple layers Color coding layers Layer group management Nested group layer compatibility Managing layers in a group Clipping masks Ways to create a clipping mask Masking layers within a group Clipping layers and adjustment layers Layer Comps panel Layer linking Selecting all layers Layer selection using the move tool Layer selection Layer mask linking Layer locking Lock Transparent Pixels Lock Image Pixels Lock Layer Position Lock All Generator: generate assets from layers Extended tagging Summary of how Generator works Generator uses Smarter naming when merging layers Layer filtering Isolation mode layer filtering Transform commands Repeat Transforms Interpolation options Numeric Transforms Transforming paths and selections Transforms and alignment Warp transforms Perspective Warp Puppet Warp Pin rotation Pin depth Multiple pin selection Smart Objects Drag and drop a document to a layer Smart Objects Linked Smart Objects Creating linked Smart Objects Packaging linked embedded assets Resolving bad links Layers panel Smart Object searches Photoshop paths Pen path modes Drawing paths with the pen tool Pen path drawing example Pen tool shortcuts summary Rubber Band mode Multi selection path options Selecting path anchor points Vector masks Isolating an object from the background Chapter 9: Blur, optical and lighting effects filters Filter essentials Blur filters Average Blur Gaussian Blur Adding a Radial Blur or Spin blur to a photo Surface Blur Box Blur Shape Blur Lens Blur Depth of field effects Blur Gallery filters Iris Blur Radius field controls Blur Tools options Tilt-Shift blur Blur ring adjustments Field Blur Spin blur Path blur Motion Blur Effects panel Smart Object support Blur Gallery filters on video layers Smart objects and selections Applying a Blur Gallery filter to a video clip Blur Gallery filter with a smart object plus mask Smart Filters Applying Smart Filters to pixel layers Lens Corrections Custom lens corrections Selecting the most appropriate profiles Adobe Lens Profile Creator Interpolating between lens profiles Lens Correction profiles and Auto-Align Adaptive Wide Angle filter How the Adaptive Wide Angle filter works Applying constraints Rotating a constraint Saving constraints Constraint line colors Polygon constraints Calibrating with the Adaptive Wide Angle filter Editing panorama images Lighting Effects filter Properties panel adjustments Filter Gallery Chapter 10: Print output Print sharpening Judge the print, not the display High Pass filter edge sharpening technique Soft proof before printing Managing print expectations Making a print Photoshop Print dialog Printer selection Color Management Rendering intent selection Hard Proofing Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers Position and Size Print selected area Ensuring your prints are centered (Mac) Printing Marks Functions Saving operating system print presets Print output scripting Configuring the Print Settings (Mac and PC) Photoshop managed color on Windows Custom print profiles Chapter 11: Automating Photoshop Working with Actions Playing an action Recording actions Troubleshooting actions Limitations when recording actions Actions only record changed settings Background layers and bit depth Layer naming Inserting menu items Batch processing actions Exporting and importing presets Creating a droplet Conditional Actions Conditional action droplets Image Processor Scripting Script Events Manager Automated plug-ins Crop and Straighten Photos Fit Image Index
Inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2008, Martin Evening is an internationally renowned professional photographer. Working principally on studio-based beauty photography, Martin uses Photoshop to retouch or manipulate to some degree nearly every image he produces. This regular everyday experience with the software has enabled him to gain extensive specialist knowledge of Photoshop.