DescriptionIn the new edition of this practical guide, master photographer Ellen Anon and digital-imaging expert Tim Grey show you how to capture the beauty of nature by shooting the best possible photos from the start—and then getting the most out of your images at your desktop. You’ll find eye-opening techniques, workflow ideas, and terrific Photoshop tools, plus a host of valuable tips and stunning examples from some of the most esteemed professional nature photographers working today.
Chapter 1 Thinking Digitally.
Choosing RAW versus JPEG.
What’s So Great About RAW?
Advantages and Disadvantages of Taking JPEGs.
Types of Histograms.
“Expose Right” by Michael Reichmann.
White Balance in Nature Photography.
Photographing Elements to Composite Later.
Skies, Clouds, and Moons.
Expanding Camera Capabilities.
Photographing Parts of the Scene Individually.
Software Choices: Aperture and Lightroom.
Chapter 2 Bridge.
Setting Bridge Preferences.
Creating a Metadata Template.
Renaming Your Images After Import.
Bridge Views and Workspaces.
Light Table View.
Sorting and Editing.
Zooming and Comparing Images.
Chapter 3 Adobe Camera Raw.
Using the ACR Interface.
Seeing Your Image Within ACR.
Cropping and Rotating Within ACR.
Using the Retouch Tool.
Controlling the Default Appearance of Your Image.
Using the Basic Tab.
Setting White Balance.
Using the Recovery and Fill Light Sliders.
Using the Brightness and Contrast Sliders.
Setting the Other Tabs.
Setting the Tone Curves.
Sharpening Preview and Reducing Noise: The Detail Tab.
Correcting Color: The HSL/Grayscale Tab.
Alternate Interpretations: The Split Toning Tab.
Fixing Aberration and Vignetting: The Lens Corrections Tab.
Accounting for Camera Variation: The Camera Calibration Tab.
Setting ACR Workflow Options and Saving Files.
Choosing the Space.
Choosing the Depth.
Choosing the File Size and Resolution.
Opening an Image as a Smart Object.
Finishing Up in ACR.
Batch Converting Multiple Images.
Chapter 4 Foundations.
File Handling Settings.
Views and Zoom.
Windows and Workspaces.
Navigating by Keyboard Shortcuts.
The Lasso Tool.
The Magnetic Lasso.
The Magic Wand.
The Quick Selection Tool.
Using the Refine Edges Controls.
Saving and Loading Selections.
The Brush Tool.
The History Brush.
Building Tool Knowledge.
Chapter 5 Workflows and First Steps.
Flexible and Traditional Workflows.
The Flexible Workflow.
The Traditional Workflow.
Initial Cropping and Straightening in Photoshop.
Doing Cleanup in Photoshop.
The Photoshop Cleanup Tools.
Zooming, Navigating, and Layering for Cleanup.
Removing an Undesirable Object.
Creating New Background on Empty Canvas.
Chapter 6 Exposure Adjustments.
Shooting for Optimal Exposure.
Tonal Adjustments with Levels.
Targeting Adjustments Using a Layer Mask.
Masking a Selection.
Painting on a Mask.
Blurring the Layer Mask.
Creating a Virtual Split Neutral-Density Filter.
Safe Dodge and Burn Layers.
Painting with Light.
The Shadow/Highlight Adjustment.
Emphasizing Your Subject.
Chapter 7 Color Adjustments.
Recognizing Color Casts.
Using Hue/Saturation to Reveal a Color Cast.
Using the Info Panel to Reveal a Color Cast.
Removing Color Casts.
Subjective Methods for Removing a Color Cast.
Objective Method for Removing a Color Cast.
Adding a Color Cast.
Modifying Colors to Match Nature or Add Impact.
Fine-Tuning with Selective Color.
Layer Masks and Color Adjustments.
Creating Layer Masks via Selections.
Creating Layer Masks Without Prior Selections.
Chapter 8 Composites.
Matching the Exposures of Each Segment of the Panorama.
Expanding Dynamic Range.
Expanding Latitude Manually.
The “Cookbook” Approach to Expanding Latitude.
Expanding Latitude via Merge to HDR.
Extending the Depth of Field.
Combining Elements from Multiple Pictures.
Advanced Selection Methods.
Combining Elements from Various Images.
Replacing a Sky or Other Background.
Chapter 9 Creative Effects.
Black and White.
Converting to Black and White.
Colorizing Black-and-White Images.
Using Smart Filters on Smart Objects.
Using Filters Without Smart Objects.
The Liquify Filter.
Using the Filter Gallery.
Cross and Flip Montages.
Multiple Subject Montages.
Digital Multiple Exposures.
The Evolution of an Image.
Chapter 10 Output.
Duplicating the Image.
Printing Your Images.
Configuring the Print Settings.
Choosing the Best Paper.
Creating Business and Greeting Cards.
Creating a Business Card.
Creating the Print Layout.
Creating a Greeting Card.
Creating the Template.
Adding Images to the Layout.
Save and Print.
Creating Slide Shows.
Creating a Web Gallery.
Chapter 11 Time-Savers.
Actions and Batch Processing.
Creating an Action.
Advanced Controls in Actions.
Creating a Droplet.
Using the Image Processor.
Creating a Copyright Brush.
Individualizing Keyboard Shortcuts.
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