Enhance the beauty in your nature photos!Award-winning nature photographers Ellen Anon and Josh Anon show you the secrets to creating stunning nature images using their field-tested methods and Photoshop techniques. You'll find practical workflows and smart, timesaving ways to use Photoshop's broad array of tools to optimize your images—from improving tonal values to adding effects to creating surreal montages with composites. You'll also find valuable information on using Photoshop Elements.
The book includes the authors' spectacular photographs shot in exotic places around the world, as well as additional striking examples from several of the most esteemed professional nature photographers today. Take inspiration from the works of Michael Reichmann, George Lepp, Joe McDonald, Arthur Morris, and John Shaw, and capture the beauty around you.
Discover what's new in Photoshop CS5, including new Content-Aware healing, HDR Pro, single image pseudo HDR, painterly effects, and major changes to the Lens Correction filter
Use the Color Range option and adjust color to fine-tune detail and capture mood
Use Smart Objects and Smart Brushes for more efficient and flexible workflows
Create depth-of-field and high-dynamic-range composites to go beyond camera limitations
Convert to black-and-white or create multiple exposures to alter mood and effect
Create actions, use shortcuts, and automate tasks to save time
Explore the surprisingly rich toolset of Photoshop Elements
Learn how to transform your photos into painterly images with new bristle tips and wet brushes
Use Elements 8's new Photomerge Exposure to create HDR images