Welcome to Oz: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop

Vincent Versace - 2006
    You must first approach the subject with the proper sense of perception, with the ability to visualize the finished print before you commit a scene to pixels, but still be flexible and spontaneous. Master Fine Art photographer Vincent Versace has spent his career learning and teaching the art of perception and how to translate it into stunning images. In Welcome to Oz,  he delves into what it means to approach digital photography cinematically, to use your perception, your camera, and Photoshop to capture the movement of life in a still image. Features: Adapt your workflow to the image so you always know how best to use your tools Turn a seemingly impossible photographic scenario into a successful image Practice “image harvesting” to combine the best parts of  many captures to create an optimum final result Create black and white prints that have the look, feel and “richness” of traditional silver prints without ever leaving the RGB color space 224 pages.

Adobe Photoshop Cs2 Classroom in a Book

Adobe Creative Team - 2005
    There's a solution: With this book, you learn by doing, getting your feet wet immediately as you progress through a series of hands-on projects that build on your growing Photoshop knowledge. Simple step-by-step instructions, review questions at the end of each chapter, and a companion CD with all of the book's project files make learning a breeze as the Adobe Creative Team takes you on a self-paced tour of the image-editing powerhouse. This bestselling guide has been completely revised to cover all of Photoshop CS2's new features, which include advanced tools for digital photographers, such as a new Spot Healing Brush for correcting scratches or blemishes, and Smart Sharpen for fixing photo blurring. Photoshop CS2 also includes loads of new creative tools, such as Vanishing Point and Image Warp. This comprehensive guide starts with an introductory tour of the software and then progresses on through lessons on everything from Photoshop's interface to more complex topics like color management, Web graphics, and photo retouching."

The Adobe Photoshop Cs3 Book for Digital Photographers

Scott Kelby - 2007
    Here's what Jeff Kent, the Hot One Editor at Professional Photographer, has to say about the book: "In a how-to published by Peachpit Press, Scott Kelby, best-selling author on Adobe Photoshop, delves into CS3 to uncover the most important and useful techniques for digital photographers. Our judges liked Kelby's direct approach with step-by-step instructions. In this new edition, Kelby shares even more secrets from the top pros."Shutterbug magazine chose The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers as a Top Digital Book of 2007. Here's what Joe Farace of Shutterbug has to say about the book: "Scott Kelby's name on a Photoshop book is like the Dodge brand on the front of a pickup truck. You know it's built RAM--or pixel--tough. Combining his famous twisted wit with unwaveringly straight tutorials, Kelby takes you through a detailed tour of Photoshop CS3 by showing how to use the new features. No fluff; just page after page of well-illustrated tutorials showing photographers how to get the most out of the new features, commands, and effects found in the latest version of Adobe's flagship. It will get you up to speed on CS3's new features faster than you can all by yourself."Scott Kelby, the #1 best-selling Photoshop author in the world today, once again takes this book to a whole new level as he uncovers the latest, most important, and most exciting new Adobe Photoshop CS3 techniques for digital photographers. This major update to his award-winning, record-breaking book does something for digital photographers that's never been done before-it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly "how to do it." It's not a bunch of theory; it doesn't challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure it out on your own. Instead, Scott shows you step-by-step the exact techniques used by today's cutting-edge digital photographers, and best of all, he shows you flat-out exactly which settings to use, when to use them, and why.That's why the previous editions of this book are widely used as the official course study guide in photography courses at college and universities around the world, and this new edition for Photoshop CS3 exposes even more of the top pros' most closely-guarded secrets.Learn How The Pros Do It Each year Scott trains thousands of professional photographers on how to use Photoshop, and almost without exception they have the same questions, the same problems, and the same challenges-and that's exactly what he covers in this book. You'll learn:- The sharpening techniques the pros really use. - The pros' tricks for fixing the most common digital photo problems fast! - How to get great looking prints (that actually match your screen!) - A whole chapter on the latest, most requested Photoshop special effects! - How to color correct any photo without breaking a sweat. - How to process Raw images, plus how to take advantage of all the new Camera Raw features in CS3! - The portrait retouching secrets only the pros know about! - How to add real automation to your work. - How to show your work like a pro!Plus a host of shortcuts, workarounds, and slick "insider" tricks to send your productivity through the roof! If you're a digital photographer, and you're ready to learn the "tricks of the trade"-the same ones that today's leading pros use to correct, edit, sharpen, retouch, and present their work-then you're holding the book that will do just that.

The Adobe Photoshop Layers Book

Matt Kloskowski - 2008
    From working with and managing multiple layers to using layers to enhance and retouch photos, this Photoshop guru covers it all.

Digital Expressions: Creating Digital Art with Adobe Photoshop Elements

Susan Tuttle - 2010
    Now imagine expressing that dream artistically. With Digital Expressions you can take ordinary photos and, with the help of Adobe Photoshop Elements, voice your flights of fancy. Digital Expressions guides you through 25 digital art projects created with Adobe Photoshop Elements. With this easy-to-follow guide, you'll get inspired to tackle all kinds of digital mixed-media techniques using stock photography, custom brushes, textured backgrounds and your own digital photos. Use your digital palette to:· Manipulate single images by adding texture layers, color fills and text· Re-create the look of traditional art like drawings and abstract paintings· Build collages using transparent layers and photo filters· Blend seamless montages with various effects · Incorporate your own traditional art into digital worksMixed-media artists, art journalers and scrapbookers alike can turn the ordinary into extraordinary! Express yourself in digital form as you learn to master creative digital art techniques. **Bonus CD includes assorted brushes, photos and textures you can use to create on your own digital canvas.** PLEASE NOTE that one of the images was left off of the CD by mistake. You can download it from the "Books" section of the author's website at ilkasattic.com**

Photoshop Masking & Compositing

Katrin Eismann - 2004
    Whether they're landscape or portrait photographers, illustrators or fine artists, masking and compositing are essential skills to master for combining images to the extent that it is impossible to tell where one image stops and the other one begins. Photoshop artist and educator Katrin Eismann takes readers through numerous step-by-step examples, highlighting the tools and techniques used for masking and combining images. Featuring work by leading artists and photographers, this book focuses on the techniques used to create compelling compositions, including making fast and accurate selections, mastering Photoshop's masking tools, and implementing the concept and photography from start to finish. The book addresses working with Photoshop's selection tools; selecting and maintaining fine details and edges; working with difficult image elements, such as cloth, hair, or translucent objects; and green-screen techniques. Katrin also addresses the creative aspects of image compositing, including how to start with a concept, plan and execute the photography, and seamlessly assemble the image. Combining technical direction and inspiration, this book will expand readers' imaginations, so they can fluidly and professionally create images with Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop Cs3 for Photographers: A Professional Image Editor's Guide to the Creative Use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC

Martin Evening - 2000
    But it can be overwhelming to learn, even for professional photographers, graphic designers, keen amateurs, and others who already have an initial grasp of Photoshop. Acclaimed photographer Martin Evening, who wrote the best-selling previous books, 'Adobe Photoshop for Photographers', makes it easy with this new, thoroughly updated edition. * Illustrated throughout with before-and-after pictures - more than 750 professional, color illustrations!* Practical techniques and real-life assignments* Step-by-step tutorials* Keyboard shortcut reference guideIncludes FREE DVD with: * QuickTime movie tutorials for MAC and PC * Searchable tips on tools, palettes layer styles, and shortcuts * Includes images selected for you to experiment with to get you up to speed with everything in the book, including the new Photoshop CS3 features, fast! * Updated Camera Guide to help you decide which will best suit your needs, plus bonus Digital Capture chapter in printable PDF formatUncover quickly exactly what Adobe's CS3 now offers photographers. New tutorials focus on the key features introduced in CS3. You lose no time in finding out how to put your ideas to work with: * Adobe's Camera Raw 4 plug-in that can now also process TIFFs and JPEGs* New Align controls for combining HDR images; Photomerge; new Clone Stamp; Curves dialog that now incorporates Levels functionality; and improved controls for Brightness/Contrast to match raw image processing controls* The latest on Black and White adjustment, which provides all the black and white conversion tools you need for optimum monochrome conversions* A pro's scoop on choosing from among dozens of Photoshop's image adjustment methods to get the results you want* Tips on Bridge 2.0 and Lightroom - when you should use each* Top tactics for successful composite images, insider guidance on editing shadows and highlight adjustments, and lessons on how to preview and re-edit filter effects as many times as you want - without complex workaroundsGet the preeminent advice from one photographer to another as Martin completely updates you on the core aspects of working with Photoshop, digital workflow, and improving accessibility. Real-life examples, diagrams, illustrations, and step-by-step explanations ensure that you're up to speed with the next generation of digital photography in no time!Foreword by Adobe Systems' key Director of Engineering, Digital Imaging, Marc Pawliger

Learn Visually: Basic Excel Formulae: Take your spreadsheets and learn some of the key powerful formulae which will allow you to analyse and present your data effectively

Diane Griffiths - 2014
    You have access to so much information - but where do you start and what is actually useful?! This particular book takes you right back to formula basics; exactly what a formula is, how to create one and what formulas can do. Then you'll learn about using functions in your formulas, a useful Excel feature which is designed to make your life easier. It will give you the starting blocks that you need in order to present and make sense of a spreadsheet in a quick and easy way that will give your confidence and career a boost. Formulae include: - Basic Arithmetic - SUM - IF - AND/OR - COUNT / COUNTA - AVERAGE / MAX / MIN - VLOOKUP / HLOOKUP - Bonus - Validation

The Bridges of Madison County: The Film

Claudia Glenn Dowling - 1995
    And it is here, to America's heartland, that Hollywood came to re-create Robert James Waller's The Bridges of Madison County, known across the United States and around the globe as one of the most cherished love stories ever written.

7 Steps to Stunning Images: A Guide to Mastering Your DSLR Camera

Heather Hummel Gallagher - 2017
    Step 1: Shedding Light on Light Sources Step 2: Conquer ISO Settings Step 3: Understanding Aperture/Depth of Field Step 4: Choosing a Shutter Speed Step 5: Composition Step 6: Tripods Step 7: Filters Heather Hummel Photography Spreads Pixel Dust on Land and Seascapes. Her photography has been on exhibit at Agora Gallery in the Chelsea District of New York City, C'ville Coffee in Charlottesville, VA and Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, CO. Additionally, she licenses her photos through ImageBrief.

The Creative Photographer

Catherine Anderson - 2011
    For Catherine Anderson, it's just the beginning. In a wide array of projects using techniques from Photoshop to needle and thread, she shows beginner and experienced photographers alike how to turn their pictures into handmade objects of art-from books and collages to customized greeting cards.

Kindle Fire HDX Tips, Tricks and Traps: A How-To Tutorial for the Kindle Fire HDX

Edward C. Jones - 2013
    Do you want to get the most out of your new Kindle Fire HDX? If you are looking for a top-notch tutorial at a reasonable cost, you've come to the right place! Here is the book that will teach you 100% of what you need to know. Kindle Fire HDX Tips, Tricks, and Traps: A How-To Tutorial for the Kindle Fire HDX is your detailed guide to getting the maximum benefit from your Kindle Fire HDX.In this comprehensive guide, you'll learn tips (ways to effectively use your Kindle Fire), tricks (ways to improve the operation of your Kindle Fire), and traps (things to avoid to prevent problems while using your Kindle Fire). You will learn-• How to get around within the user interface, the home screen, and the carousel more efficiently• How to make your Kindle Fire HDX your own, customizing its display and operation for fastest and easiest use• How to use features that are new to the HDX line, including Google or Outlook Calendar and Contacts synchronization, Microsoft Exchange corporate e-mail support, and Amazon’s ‘Mayday’ online technical support• How to use the built-in cameras (front-facing in the 7-inch model, front-and-rear facing in the 8.9-inch model) to take photos and videos• How to setup the security options to protect your account information• How you can provide a safe environment for children using parental controls and Kindle FreeTime• How you can move your iTunes or other music library to your Kindle Fire HDX• How you can download YouTube videos to your Kindle Fire HDX• Suggested apps that no Kindle Fire owner should be withoutYou will learn all of the above and more, with Kindle Fire Tips, Tricks, and Traps: A How-To Tutorial for the Kindle Fire HDX as a part of your library. With this book, you will learn 100% of what you need to know to get the most out of your new Kindle Fire HDX! Kindle Fire HDX Tips, Tricks, and Traps: A How-To Tutorial for the Kindle Fire HDX comes from the pen of Edward Jones, the principal technology writer behind the "Get-it-Done" series of computer books. Jones is an experienced computer and technology writer, database applications development analyst, consultant, and trainer who understands the issues faced by people dealing with technology, day in and day out. His career spans years of technology training, database development, and consulting services for major law firms and government agencies in the Washington, DC area, and he currently resides in Charlotte, NC where he is concentrating on providing publications to the rapidly growing digital marketplace. Jones is also a best-selling author whose printed titles have sold over one million copies, and he has served as a technical editor on numerous computer books.

The Complete Guide to Digital Photography

Michael Freeman - 2001
    A useful resource while taking the leap to digital."--Photo Industry ReviewIt's the bestselling, most complete digital guide available--and now it's thoroughly updated to reflect the state of the art. Featuring the latest operating systems and software versions, plus a new section on traveling with your gear, this fully illustrated, total approach to digital will lead you into an exciting new world of image making. An essential round-up of available cameras, computers, scanners, software, and printers--including current online printing services such as photobox and fotango, and the Epson 2000 series of archive printers--offers a plethora of technical possibilities. Detailed text and more than 300 color photographs show exactly how to take and make great portraits, landscapes, action shots, and more. Take advantage of the heightened ability to enhance images; change backgrounds or colors; add reflections; and create artistic effects with collaging, filters, and lighting techniques. Includes easy-to-follow projects for making calendars, business cards, websites, and more.

Paperwhite Users Manual: The Ultimate Kindle Paperwhite Guide to Getting Started, Advanced Tips and Tricks, and Finding Unlimited Free Books

Steve Weber - 2014
    a quick, easy reference to using your Kindle Paperwhite — to the max! Amazon’s Paperwhite is the handiest, best value e-reader, and is your portal to an infinite universe of education and entertainment — and this handy book helps you get the maximum bang for your Kindle bucks. You’ll see how to quickly set up your Paperwhite, navigate the touch-screen and buy, borrow, and browse the world’s largest library of digital books. This reference guide from Amazon guru Steve Weber demystifies the Paperwhite and explains in plain English how to master the Kindle basics, and covers much more, including secret tips, tricks and shortcuts you won’t find elsewhere. Each section includes clearly written step-by-step instructions, illustrated with screenshots and menus just like you’ll see on your own Kindle’s screen. You’ll see how to: > Change your Paperwhite’s setting just the way you want. > Charge your Kindle’s battery properly and prolong its life. > Enjoy an infinite supply of the best books. > Use personal and office documents, including PDFs. Chuck your laptop, and do all your reading on the Kindle! > The easy way to harvest your own content and get it onto your Paperwhite, including gems you didn’t buy at Amazon. > How to download, organize and read your favorite books, magazines and newspapers on the Kindle Fire. > How to get current and archived editions of the world’s most popular newspapers, magazines and websites streamed to your Kindle—updated constantly, with no fees whatsoever! > Use Amazon’s free “Cloud” service for unlimited storage of your digital content. > Find the best free content in the world, downloadable to your Kindle. (You might never have to pay for books, movies or music again—ever!) About the author: Steve Weber has been writing about Amazon for nearly a decade. He is the founding publisher of KindleBuffet.com, a daily website featuring outstanding Kindle books offered free that day.

Nikon D5100 for Dummies

Julie Adair King - 2011
    Coverage explores the on-board effects, low-light settings, and automatic HDR shooting. Clear explanations detail the ways in which you can use the new features of the Nikon D5100 to add unique shots to your portfolio while an explanation of photography terms gets you confident and savvy with this fun DSLR camera.Covers basic camera controls and functions, shooting in auto mode, setting photo quality, and navigating menus and the view screen Introduces the basics of photography, including the settings that control lighting, exposure, focus, and color Addresses the new low-light and HDR settings Encourages you to use the new onboard effects features and shares tips for improving images with editing software Get a grasp on the fun Nikon D5100 with this fun and friendly guide!