Beginner's Guide to Adobe Photoshop, 3rd Edition by Michelle Perkins

By Michelle Perkins

Supplying new Adobe Photoshop clients with concise, functional info in this world-standard software program, this e-book exhibits photographers the right way to control pictures for print media and the internet. strategies exhibit photographers the right way to stay away from universal errors and frustrations whereas developing high quality, imaginitive photos, and every subject is damaged down into brief, easy-to-digest sections with transparent, jargon-free discussions and many examples. issues lined comprise easy picture modifying, choice ideas, utilizing layers, and developing unique art. This variation comprises all new photos and monitor photographs, lots of that are to be had for obtain from the publisher's site.

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The following are some of the challenges to be aware of as you begin working with digital color. Color is Subjective Color is subjective. As a fact of biology, our eyes actively work to preserve the appearance of object colors in changing light, to enhance color differences between objects and their surroundings, and to inform our perception of color using our memories of what objects look like. ), it makes things tricky for people concerned with reproducing colors accurately. Color Vision Evolution has decided for us that as the brain sorts through the data it receives from the eyes, it should try to standardize it in order to give us the best possible information by which to survive.

Keeping the curve smooth produces realistic results. A shallow S or C shape is usually desirable. Smoothness The smoother you keep the curve, the better your results will look. You can create sharp bends and tight turns, but these will change the tonalities in ways that are not realistic and are generally not aesthetically pleasing. Steepness When you make the curve more steep than the 45-degree angle at which it starts, the result will be an increase in contrast. When you make the curve flatter or more shallow, the result will be a decrease in contrast.

Then, go to Image>Adjustments>Levels to open the Levels dialog box (far left, bottom). 2 Pull down on the Channel menu at the top of the box and select the red channel. Move the highlight slider to the left until it is just under the edge of the data in the histogram. Then, move the shadow slider to the right until it is just under the edge of the image data in the histogram (bottom left). Advanced Color and Exposure 57 3 Repeat this process for the green channel (right image and screen shot). 4 Repeat this process for the blue channel (far-right image and screen shot).

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