ABSTRACT

This chapter contains a guide to all the Photoshop preference panels, how to optimize the people computer system, how much RAM is required, and what sort of accessories the people are likely to find useful. It is about how to use the sharpening and noise reduction sliders in Camera Raw to apply capture sharpening to their photographs, before they are edited in Photoshop. It focuses on the general Photoshop image editing controls such as how to set the levels to improve the tone contrast and how to adjust the colors. The chapter shows the people how to create optimum black and white conversions from a color original and how to reproduce traditional darkroom techniques. It discusses high dynamic range image editing and other techniques that can be used to extend the dynamic range of images that have been captured digitally. The chapter shows various retouching techniques and strategies for removing blemishes and other objects from a photograph.