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*Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.1 for Professional Photographer***CLOSEOUT***


Delve into the ultimate guide for professional photographers Harness the power and flexibility of the latest version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, version 1.1, with this expert guide. Professional photographers David Huss and David Plotkin show you how to work smarter, faster, and more creatively with their personal tips, tricks, and techniques that you can incorporate into your own workflow. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.1 is a powerful tool that you can integrate into your existing workflow to increase your productivity and improve the overall quality of your work. With this ultimate resource by your side, youll learn how to:Organize, adjust, process, output, and share digital pictures like the top professionalsPersonalize Lightroom with a custom Identity plateSeamlessly transition between Lightroom and your favorite photo editorQuickly view and compare multiple shots, pairing selections down to your best work Correct images, adjust white balance, and fine-tune tone, balance, and exposure, crop and undoall without altering your originals!Automate your workflow by applying image adjustments to multiple photosOutput proof and contact sheets Develop, print and display your digital pictures for friends and clients, all the while saving valuable time Create slide shows and web postings And much more.. As you move from traditional separate image editing applications to this next generation software that was designed specifically for photographers, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.1 for the Professional Photographer unveils insider secrets and expert advice in this highly visual guide.David Huss is a professional photographer and author who has written more than 30 books. His work has been translated into eight languages.David Plotkin is a technical editor, photographer, and software writer who has written five books and numerous articles.The most comprehensive guide available on Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, fully up-to-date with all of the new features of version 1.1 Learn how to integrate this powerful software into your own workflow to maximize your productivity Written by two industry experts and packed with inspiring images to show you what you can achieve with Lightroom 1.1 and this handy guide by your side!

*Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2, A Digital Photographer’s Guide


Adobe Photoshop Lightroom has taken the photography world by storm! Let two industry experts, Dave Huss and David Plotkin, help you get up to speed fast with the all-new version 2.0 in this indispensable guide.

This complete reference for all users of Lightroom starts out with the basics, covering each available tool found in Lightroom with step-by-step clarity and then moves on to a more in-depth discussion of the most often used tools and techniques, so you can customize a workflow that best suits your own needs.

Start at the beginning to develop a complete set of Lightroom skills, or skip ahead to the sections that delve deeply into the tools you want to use immediately. Learn how to work smarter, faster, and more creatively to improve the overall quality of your work so you can spend less time in front of the computer and more time behind your camera!

*Digital Collage & Painting: Using Photoshop & Painter to Create


Digital Collage and Painting proudly showcases the work of twenty-one talented digital artists. Each artist walks you through the creation of a piece of their art and lets you in on their secrets about equipment, software, favorite papers, and how their creative process begins. The artists included are:Audrey Bernstein, Paul Biddle, Leslye Bloom, Stephen Burns, Luzette Donohue, Katrin Eismann, Paul Elson, Steven Friedman, Ileana meta Grillo, Bill Hall, Julieanne Kost, Rick Lieder, Bobbi Doyle-Maher, Ciro Marchetti, Lou Oates, Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, James G. Respess, Fay Sirkis, Jeremy Sutton, Maggie Taylor, Pep Ventosa* Discover how the computer can be used to paint on photographs, incorporating other visual materials into images*Learn from step-by-step examples for painting, collage, and panoramics * The associated website contains the art samples used in the book so that you can practice the different techiques

*Digital Colour in Graphic Design


by Ken Pender. A practical guide to handling color graphics on the desktop?from the scanning, creation and manipulation of images to processing from different color output devices.

Complete, practical guide to handling colour graphics on the desktop for Mac and PC – from the scanning, creation and manipulation of images to processing for different colour output devices. Keep this handy book on your desk to help you achieve more professional-looking results in colour for a wide variety of tasks.

An accompanying CD-ROM allows you to view practical examples of colour techniques in graphic design on the screen, demonstrating the techniques described in the book

*Essential Skills Series, Photoshop CS***CLOSEOUT***


The text is laid out to be exceptionally user-friendly for both staff and student alike. Learning outcomes (aims and objectives) make life easier for the academic and the text supports an independent learning approach, which makes the text highly suitable for flexible delivery.The latest title to join the Essential Skills series, Photoshop: Essential Skills uses a tried and tested curriculum, activities taken from actual student experiences to offer an in-depth coverage of the software for educational teaching and study. The text is laid out to be exceptionally user-friendly for both staff and student alike. Learning outcomes (aims and objectives) make life easier for the academic and the text supports an independent learning approach, which makes the text highly suitable for flexible delivery. Illustrative activities and assignments use student’s imagery and the terminology is kept as simple as possible using common usage and avoiding complicated explanations. The text will be supported by a web site, which will include QuickTime movies of the practical activities outlined in the text. Students can also see how the essential skills can be applied outside of the context of the individual activity by observing the work in the student galleries. CONTENTS: Foundations: The Digital darkroom; Basics; Capture enhance; Digital printing; Layers; Blend; Selections; Retouching; Special effects; Filters; Auto-features: Jargon buster Paperback: 352 pages; ISBN: 0240519515

*Focal Easy Guide to Photoshop CS2***CLOSEOUT***


If you dont know where to start in Photoshop and feel overwhelmed with the options, then this is the book for you. With highly visual step-by-step explanations, this concise guide gives you a solid grounding in using Photoshop to edit digital images and helps you develop a full understanding of the key tools and features of Photoshop CS2.Brad Hinkel guides you through a simple image editing workflow to get you up and running fast. If you want solutions quickly and easy access to any basic step of the workflow, this guide provides the essential knowledge you need. Filled with step-by-step projects and covering all the key new features of Photoshop CS2: Camera RAW, Reduce Noise, Smart Sharpen and Spot Healing Brush.* Understand the basics of Photoshop and learn the image editing skills you need with this simple, easy-to-use introduction* Clear, concise color coverage – written for Photoshop CS2, but relevant for all versions* Step-by-step techniques put image-editing into a practical workflow context

*How to Cheat in Photoshop Elements 7


Having trouble getting an artistic idea out of your head and onto the screen? Want to produce amazing creations in Elements without reading pages and pages of instructions? How to Cheat in Elements is the can?t-miss book with the can-do attitude. Under the expert guidance of Elements masters David Asch and Steve Caplin, you?ll get the hands-on experience needed to quickly craft inspired images that captivate the imagination.

Fool your friends by creating montages and manipulations that look like the genuine article. Save time with invaluable shortcuts and tips to cut through unnecessary steps, helping you to work faster and smarter. Work through each section to build up your skills or dip into a project to learn a new technique:

* turn day into night

* add snow, shadows and water to your scenes

* make fire and smoke

* give your car a re-spray

* if you can imagine it, we can show you how to do it in Photoshop Elements!

Covering the latest tools and features in Elements 7, this book contains cutting-edge projects, tips and techniques as well as activities relevant to previous Elements versions. QuickTime movie tutorials and images for all projects in the book are included on the accompanying CD-ROM, with additional support and an active reader forum on the website for the book: www.howtocheatinphotoshopelements.com.

*Panoramic Photography


Panoramic Photography

From Composition and Exposure to Final Exhibition

By Arnaud Frich

Published April 24th 2007 by Focal Press – 184 pages

It has never been easier to make panoramas–both in terms of the new lightweight equipment and the spectacular quality of the final image output. New vistas concerning this unique way to see the world and express oneself abound in Panoramic Photography: From Composition and Exposure to Final Exhibition. Written by one of the world’s pre-eminent panoramic photographers, the author, Arnaud Frich, provides diagrams to explain the technical details involved in various shots. Long on inspiration, you will find beautiful images by the author, as well as by Benoît Ancelot, François-Xavier Bouchart, Franck Charel, Macduff Everton, David J. Osborn, and many others. Camera equipment examples and a list of suppliers make this book a valuable resource for all panoramic photographers. Inside you will find all the information you need to create your perfect panorama!

Solutions and Formats; Framing and Composition;
Flatback Cameras and Picture-Taking;
Picture-Taking with Swing-Lens and Rotational Cameras;
Joined Panoramas; Photographic Assemblage; After the Exposure; Directory of Photographers, Sources of Supplies, and Bibliography; Photographic Credits; Index; Portfolio


*Perception & Imaging, 3E Photography–A Way of Seeing


How do you experience a photograph? What do you want a viewer to feel when they look at your image? Perception and Imaging explains how we see and what we dont see. Relevant psychological principles will help you predict your viewers emotional reaction to your photographic images, giving you more power, control, and tools for communicating your desired message. Knowing how our minds work helps photographers, graphic designers, videographers, animators, and visual communicators both create and critique sophisticated works of visual art. Benefit from this insight in your work. Topics covered in this book: gestalt grouping, memory and association, space, time, color, contours, illusion and ambiguity, morphics, personality, subliminals, critiquing photographs, and rhetoric.,Provocative color images demonstrate the power of visual perception ,Photographs by Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Nathan Lyons, Lisette Model, Barbara Morgan, Man Ray, August Sander, Pete Turner, and Edward Weston,Paintings by Degas, Escher, Hockney, Holbein, Kandinsky, Magritte and Warhol ,Hundreds of inspirational quotes from famous photographers, painters, and writers

*Stoppee’s Guide to Photographic Lighting


The Stoppees bring you the most comprehensive guide to photographic lighting available! Packed with full color, vibrant images on every page and explanatory lighting diagrams, this book leaves nothing out. Reaching out to over 30,000 photographers on their national tour, these authors know what information you are looking for. Lighting is the basis of everything else in photography and you’ll find all the information you need right here. With the skills you learn in this book, you’ll be able to take your photographic skills to the next level.

*The Digital Imaging A-Z


In this clear, easy-to-use A-Z guide, Adrian Davies explains all the jargon associated with digital imaging. Perfect for both the amateur and professional, you will find a comprehensive range of over 1000 definitions and explanations in this essential handy resource. Fully updated to cover all the latest techniques and technological developments, new extended sections cover all the important terms, including CCD, colour management, resolution, sharpening and compression. Illustrated throughout with high quality colour images, The Focal Digital Imaging A-Z is supported by a constantly updated website, giving you information on other useful resources.Take advantage of this superb quick and easy reference and never be confused by jargon or terminology again!* Expand and develop your knowledge through this clear and easily accessible essential reference to over 1000 digital imaging terms and definitions * Achieve an in-depth level of understanding of key terms with new extended entries and sections* Visualize the workings of processes with the help of high quality illustrations and images in full color

$Digital Painting in Photoshop


Have you ever considered using Photoshop to create fine art?

Photoshop is usually used for enhancing photos, but this extremely powerful software package is capable of so much more. Every feature, from brushes to background, can be customised and optimised for artistic effect. With a little guidance from a pro, your photoshop results can go from competent retouching of images to visually stunning re-interpretations of them, turning everyday pictures into breathtaking works of art.

In this beautiful and inspiring book, acclaimed artist, author and lecturer Susan Bloom shows you how to do just that. Starting with the fundamentals: creating your own artistic brushes and textured papers virtually, she goes on to demonstrate how to create a variety of classic artistic styles in Photoshop, with chapters on watercolours, pastels, charcoal and oil. Further chapters cover illustration techniques in photoshop, and using third-party software to create painterly effects.

While the results are highly polished and realistic, this is not a book written specifically for artists. The techniques are aimed squarely at the Photoshop user looking to broaden their pallette, with emphasis on altering photographs to create artwork, rather than creating artwork from scratch.

Beautifully written, clearly laid out, and guaranteeing inspiring results, this book is a must-have for every Photoshop user.

* Guide to using Photoshop to create fine art from photographs, covering many different artistic styles

* Highly visual, inspiring content with clear step-by-step instructions and hundreds of screenshots

* Backwards compatible approach: author has taken care to ensure that this fully up-to-date title also applies to previous editions of Photoshop


Chapter One Introduction to the Concept of Digital Painting

Chapter Two ? Basic Tools for Painting in Photoshop

Chapter Three Charcoal Drawings in Photoshop

Chapter Four Pastel Drawing in Photoshop

Chapter Five Painting with Watercolors in Photoshop

Chapter Five Painting with Oil Paints in Photoshop

Chapter Six Illustration Techniques in Photoshop

Chapter Seven Painting effects using Third-Party Software as Photoshop Plug-ins



$Food Styling for Photographers, A Guide to Creating Your Own Apetizing Art


You eat with your eyes first, and no one turns a photograph of food into a culinary masterpiece like a food stylist. Food Styling for Photographers is the next best thing to having renowned food stylist Linda Bellingham by your side. Linda has worked with clients Baskin Robbins Ice Cream, McDonalds, Tyson Foods, FritoLay, and many, many more. Professional photographer Jean Ann Bybee has worked with Harry & David, Dominos, Sara Lee, Seven-Up Company, and more. Jean Ann provides a seasoned photographers point of view with helpful tips throughout.

Art & Design in Photoshop


In this unique book, acclaimed master of photomontage and visual trickery Steve Caplin shows you how to stretch your creative boundaries. Taking the same tried-and-tested practical approach as his best selling How to Cheat in Photoshop titles, Steve's step-by-step instructions recreate a dazzling and diverse array of fabulous design effects. You'll learn how to design everything from wine labels to sushi cartons, from certificates to iPod advertising, from textbooks to pulp fiction.

Beyond the Zone System, 4E


A direct, practical approach to the technical aspects of photography This fourth edition of Beyond the Zone System makes the science of photographic sensitometry both accessible and useful to interested photographers. It will appeal to any serious photographer interested in knowing how the materials and processes of black-and-white photography work. Instead of describing rote procedures to be followed blindly, this book provides the basis for understanding what needs to be done and why. This book relates theory to practice in a way that promotes a true partnership of science and art. Beyond the Zone System bridges the gap between the more theoretical aspects of the photographic process and the popular empirical procedures used by many photographers in the attempt to predict and control the quality of their photographs in practice. This book is intended primarily for photographers who use large-format cameras and black-and-white sheet film, but the basic information about how the B&W photographic materials and processes work will be useful to users of any B&W film format. Beyond the Zone System, 4th ed. will appeal to any serious photographer interested in knowing how the materials and processes of black-and-white photography work. Instead of describing rote procedures to be followed blindly, this book provides the basis for understanding what needs to be done and why. This book relates theory to practice in a way that promotes a true partnership of science and art. CONTENTS: Why Sensitometry?; Learning the Language; How To Read and Interpret Characteristic Curves; From Theory To Practice; The Densitometer Dilemma; Testing Your Materials; Interpreting Curves for Working Data; Getting To Know Your Meter; Exposure/Development Control Systems; The Systems Beyond; Image Gradation; Fine Tuning; Appendix 1: Useful Formulas; Appendix 2: Densitometer Design and Construction; Appendix 3: Sheet Film Developing Tube, Appendix 4: Film Curve Calibration Tools; Glossary; Index

The Photoshop Darkroom


The Photoshop Darkroom offers limitless possibilities for photographers looking for jaw-dropping results, using powerful and innovative creative post-processing techniques. If you want folks to ask “How did you do that?” then this is the book for you!

The images in The Photoshop Darkroom will inspire you and help you unleash your creative potential. You'll learn to view your own digital photography with new eyes.

Step-by-step directions show you real-world examples of how to achieve the results you want from your photography and post-processing.