By Mark Galer

Unleash the hidden strength for pro photo modifying in Adobe® Photoshop® components 7 with this crucial e-book and DVD guide.

Using step by step directions and film tutorials, Mark Galer leads you thru the fewer recognized and strongest post-production modifying thoughts Adobe® Photoshop® components has to supply. crafty tips and smart workarounds during this ebook provide help to create inspiring, professional-looking photographs and practice initiatives you simply notion attainable within the complete Adobe® Photoshop® package.

Whether you are an imaging specialist or a images fanatic, this e-book and DVD can assist you get the utmost functionality out of your software program. learn the way to:

* Create impressive results with out advertisement lighting fixtures or studio equipment

* expand the dynamic diversity of your digicam by means of merging a number of exposures

* Optimize, improve and montage photographs with wonderful results

The DVD presents large aid to the booklet with motion picture tutorials for all tasks, excessive solution photos, multilayered records of accomplished tasks, a inventory library and a keyboard shortcut guide.

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The Crop menu allows you to select the format (image shape) that you wish to crop to. In the example above I have created a custom Crop setting using the popular widescreen 16:9 format. This format will be added to the Crop presets for future use. 23 Part 1: Optimize 2. Recovery and Fill Light The Recovery and Fill Light sliders can rescue bright highlights that have become clipped and dark shadows that may otherwise be too dark to print. When the contrast of the scene is very high (bright sunlight) many good quality digital cameras can be set to warn us of overexposure by blinking the overexposed highlights.

Let go of the Alt key to see the effect this adjustment has had on the foreground contrast. Move the gray (Gamma) slider to the right to darken the image slightly. We have now increased the contrast in the foreground at the expense of the sky (which is now clipped). Sometimes things have to get worse before they can get better so select OK. 14 Project 2: Levels 3. Increased contrast brings with it, increased saturation, which in this instance is an unwelcome visitor to the proceedings. We can remove the increase in saturation by simply setting the adjustment layer to Luminosity mode (as long as you don’t have one of the painting tools selected, the keyboard shortcut is Alt + Shift + Y).

A tall peak at either level 0 or level 255 is a strong indicator that detail has already been lost either by excessive subject contrast or inappropriate exposure during the capture stage. If this is the case your shadow or highlight detail is already irrecoverable. 2. In this step we will locate the darkest area of the image that has shadow detail and the lightest area of the image that has highlight detail. From the Create adjustment layer menu in the Layers panel choose a Threshold adjustment layer.

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