Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: The Ultimate Workshop by Martin Evening

By Martin Evening

Expert advertisement photographer and electronic imager Jeff Schewe (based in Chicago, united states) has teamed up with best-selling Photoshop writer Martin night to create this goldmine of knowledge for advanced Photoshop clients. development on Martin Evening's profitable Adobe Photoshop for Photographers sequence of titles, this new consultant takes a similar successful approach and applies it to a expert Photoshop workflow. hugely visible, with transparent, step by step tutorials, this complex advisor will quite attract those that are looking to see how the specialists strategy Photoshop, producing consistent top-quality effects on time and to funds. The authors describe intimately how one can perform a few of their favourite Photoshop picture modifying and retouching ideas using examples taken from real-life expert shoots. The innovations defined the following do not simply express you smart belongings you can do in Photoshop, they convey how one can use Photoshop in a qualified context, assembly the calls for of artwork administrators and satisfying difficult briefs. hugely functional, special and encouraging, this is essential examining for all expert and aspiring expert photographers, and an individual else trying to find high quality effects utilizing Photoshop. * Gain a different perception into a professional Photoshop workflow, with specialists Martin night and Jeff Schewe* develop into a retouching grasp with complex overlaying and compositing strategies* organize your pictures for the absolute best output

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15 Setting the Blacks clipping point. 34 Chapter 2 Raising your IQ Fill Light It is usually best to add Fill Light after you have set the Blacks. Fill Light can be used to lighten the shadows and reveal more detail. As with Recovery, it’s not necessary for every picture, but for this example we added +15 Fill Light. Brightness The one rule we do urge here is to adjust the Exposure first before you adjust the Brightness. In the steps shown so far, we used the Exposure and Recovery to expand the tones in the photograph and fine-tune to avoid clipping.

0 will work well for most edges. 3. 8 pixels. 20 The Amount and Radius sharpening step. 39 Martin Evening & Jeff Schewe Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: The Ultimate Workshop Maximum detail If Detail is set at 100, the sharpening effect is similar to that achieved when using the Unsharp Mask filter in Photoshop. Detail and Masking The Detail and Masking sliders act like suppression controls for the sharpening. Setting the Detail slider to an amount lower than 100 allows you to suppress the halo artifacts.

6 and the Detail slider set to 65. Notice the Masking is still being used at a low setting and Luminance noise reduction has been applied. 26 The image has been opened in Photoshop as a Smart Object. The bottom layer has been duplicated using Layer ➯ Smart Objects ➯ New Smart Object via Copy and a layer mask has been applied so the copy layer will only be blended in the center. 48 For images with high frequency edges – which are common for landscapes – the radius should be lowered and often the Detail slider increased.

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