The Landscape Photographer's Guide to Photoshop

A Visualization-Driven Workflow

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Author: Guy Tal

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 168198220X

Category: Photography

Page: 328

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The first step to creating a successful photograph happens before you even click the shutter: the act of visualizing the final result—viewing the landscape in front of you and seeing, in your mind’s eye, the final image that you want to create—is the true first act of the creative process. Once you know the end result you want to achieve, connecting the dots from capture through post-processing in Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop becomes an intentional and logical act. Instead of randomly (and desperately) pushing and pulling sliders in Photoshop with the hope that your image will look “better,” you execute a logical series of steps that closes the gap between the initial capture and your earlier visualization. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Avenir Next'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Avenir Next'; min-height: 16.0px} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Symbol; min-height: 11.0px} span.s1 {font: 11.0px Symbol} span.Apple-tab-span {white-space:pre} In The Landscape Photographer’s Guide to Photoshop: A Visualization-Driven Workflow, photographer, author, and educator Guy Tal provides you with a roadmap to help you learn to implement such a visualization-driven approach in your landscape photography. Guy covers process, workflow, and the hands-on Photoshop techniques you need to know in order to achieve your expressive goals. In this book, you’ll learn: • Techniques and strategies to help you effectively implement visualization in your photographic process • How to perform “gap analysis,” where you learn to identify the gaps between the image at any point in time and the desired outcome • How to use Adobe Camera Raw to optimize your digital negative in advance of further editing in Photoshop • The best ways to set up your Photoshop preferences for optimal performance • How best to employ Photoshop’s tools and features (such as the Healing Brush, Cloning tool, Cropping tool, and blending modes) • How to become proficient with layers, masks, selections, and actions • Dodging and burning techniques to masterfully direct the viewer’s eye • Image-blending techniques for dynamic range and focus stacking • Post-processing strategies for black-and-white conversions, including toning your images • Printing and other output techniques, covering sizing, sharpening, noise reduction, and color management Bringing all of these techniques together, Guy presents a series of image case studies, beginning with his earlier visualization for each image in mind and working through the post-processing, from RAW capture to the final print.

Landscape Photography

From Snapshots to Great Shots

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Author: Rob Sheppard

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 032182377X

Category: Computers

Page: 249

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A guide to landscape photography using a DSLR camera covers such topics as light, composition, perspective, lenses, black-and-white images, and HDR.

Photoshop CS5

Essential Skills : a Guide to Creative Image Editing

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Author: Mark Galer,Philip Andrews

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240522142

Category: Photography

Page: 560

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Using a combination of real world examples, step-by-step projects and professional advice, two internationally recognized authors guide designers through this powerful software package. Includes a DVD with more than 10 hours of movie tutorials and supporting files to accompany the practical projects.

Photoshop CC: Essential Skills

A guide to creative image editing

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Author: Mark Galer,Philip Andrews

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 131797607X

Category: Photography

Page: 536

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New to Photoshop? Looking to unlock the impressive power of Photoshop CC? Want to master image editing techniques and achieve professional-level results? Then Photoshop CC: Essential Skills is the resource you need. This book and companion website’s proven combination of real world image editing examples, step-by-step projects, and professional advice from two internationally recognized authors and Adobe Photoshop Ambassadors delivers an essential learning experience for beginner to intermediate Photoshop users. This self-study guide to Photoshop CC covers the foundational skills for photographers and image editors to get started before moving onto more advanced image editing and photomontage techniques. A complete section of step-by-step imaging projects and 10+ hours of video tutorials on the companion website hone image editing skills to yield expert-quality results.

Dusk to Dawn

A Guide to Landscape Photography at Night

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Author: Glenn Randall

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681983087

Category: Photography

Page: 232

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In the past, landscape photography largely ended when the last light of dusk faded from the sky. Today it’s only beginning. The latest digital cameras have made it easy to create images of the landscape at night that film and early digital photographers could only dream of. Equipped with off-the-shelf cameras, more and more photographers are venturing into the night, far beyond the comforting glow of city lights, and returning with spectacular images of places both familiar and unknown that are unlike anything seen before.

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Dusk to Dawn: A Guide to Landscape Photography at Night is your guide to this new photographic world. In it, photographer Glenn Randall—author of the bestselling The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography—teaches you how to plan, shoot, and process professional-quality images of the Milky Way, the aurora, lunar eclipses, meteor showers, star trails, and landscapes lit solely by moonlight. Throughout the book, Randall emphasizes ways to integrate beautiful depictions of the night sky with equally compelling renditions of the land below it to create complete landscape images that evoke a sense of place—and a sense of wonder. Equipped with the knowledge in this book, readers will be prepared to create their own nocturnal masterpieces.

The Enthusiast’s Guide to Photoshop

64 Photographic Principles You Need to Know

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Author: Rafael Concepcion

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681983001

Category: Photography

Page: 344

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If you’re a passionate photographer and you’re ready to take your work to the next level, The Enthusiast’s Guide book series was created just for you. Whether you’re diving head first into a new topic or exploring a classic theme, Enthusiast’s Guides are designed to help you quickly learn more about a topic, subject, or software so you can improve your photography.
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The Enthusiast’s Guide to Photoshop: 64 Photographic Principles You Need to Know teaches you how to get the most out of Adobe Photoshop. Chapters are broken down into a series of numbered lessons, with each lesson providing what you need to get started on your journey to harnessing Photoshop's power in order to fully realize your photographic vision with your imagery. In this book, which is divided into 7 chapters that include 64 photographic lessons to help you conquer Photoshop, photographer and author Rafael "RC" Concepcion covers the most important tools, concepts, and techniques in Photoshop that you need to know.

Written in a friendly and approachable manner and illustrated with examples that drive home each lesson, The Enthusiast’s Guide to Photoshop is designed to be effective and efficient, friendly and fun. Read an entire chapter at once, or read just one topic at a time. With either approach, you’ll quickly learn a lot so you can confidently dive into Photoshop and create stunning images.

Photoshop for Landscape Photographers

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Author: John Gravett

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785001191

Category: Photography

Page: 300

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This practical book explains the process of landscape photography, leading you easily through the stages of editing an image to lift your photographs and bring out the image you captured at the taking stage. Topics covered include: screen grabs; black and white landscapes; combining photos into realistic high-dynamic-range images; creating stitched panoramas; popular plug-ins for Photoshop and shortcuts and keystrokes to speed-up your Photoshop work. With step-by-step instructions and practical advice, this book an essential guide for photographers keen to capture the true beauty of a scene. Beautifully illustrated with 300 stunning colour photographs.

The Beginner's Guide to Underwater Digital Photography

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Author: Larry Gates

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 1584283106

Category: Photography

Page: 126

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Simplifying the seemingly difficult and expensive art of underwater photography, this accessible investigation outlines the four elements of success: focus, exposure, composition, and subject. Beginning with an overview of necessary diving skills, this survey reviews these four categories in detail, depicting how to obtain superior results even without the latest and greatest equipment. Maintenance and first-aid tactics are presented as well, reducing the chance of disappointing malfunctions during a dive. Also covered is the importance of developing a photography plan beforehand—both for the safety of the divers and the protection of the underwater environment. Concluding with post-shoot techniques for choosing the best frames, cropping photos for printing, and the top methods of presentation, this examination demonstrates how underwater images can be used to share the world of diving while promoting important conservation efforts.

Creative Photoshop Portrait Techniques

Fully Updated for CS4

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Author: Duncan Evans,Tim Shelbourne

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600590856

Category: Computers

Page: 192

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With over 70 illustrated tutorials, eleven new techniques, all-new screenshots, and step-by-step instructions with downloadable examples, this revised edition of Duncan Evans and Tim Shelbourne’s outstanding photo guide will help readers master the latest Photoshop software--and create distinctive photographed portraits. Photoshop can enhance even the well-shot image, and Evans and Shelbourne teach photographers of all levels how they can use it to generate mixed lighting effects that would otherwise require an expensive studio, produce high-key or low-key styles, retouch facial features and blemishes, isolate and emphasize the subject, optimize monochrome effects, and much more.

National Audubon Society Guide to Landscape Photography

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Author: Tim Fitzharris

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781554071951

Category: Photography

Page: 167

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A complete guide to landscape photography, from choosing the best equipment and learning field strategies for professional-quality pictures, to preparing digital images for publication.