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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Introducing the Digital Photo Workflow

    1. The Basic Digital Photo Workflow

    2. Computer Equipment

    3. What are RAW Files?

    4. JPEG Instead of RAW?

    5. Camera Settings

    6. From the Camera to the Computer

    7. The Digital Light Box

    8. Adobe Bridge

    9. Metadata

    10. Views

    11. Buzzwords You Should Know

  2. Chapter 2 The Basic Workflow

    1. The Five Phases of the Workflow

    2. Phase 1: Shooting

    3. Phase 2: Image Transfer and Management

    4. Phase 3: Image File Conversion and Optimization

    5. Phase 4: Output

    6. Phase 5: Digital Asset Management

    7. The Influence of Individual Tools on the Workflow

    8. Increasing Efficiency

    9. Develop Your Own Approach to the Workflow

  3. Chapter 3 Color Management Know-How

    1. Understanding Different Color Models

    2. Understanding Color Management

    3. Mapping Color Spaces

    4. Creating Device Profiles

    5. Profiling Your Monitor

    6. Photoshop Color Management Settings

    7. Printer Profiles

    8. Installing and Uninstalling Profiles

    9. Soft-Proofing and Gamut Warning

    10. Color Temperature and Hue

    11. Complementary Colors

    12. Working Spaces II

  4. Chapter 4 Image Processing Basics

    1. Don’t be Afraid of Photoshop

    2. 8-bit or 16-bit Color Depth?

    3. Image Size and Resolution

    4. Choosing a File Format

    5. File Information and Logs

    6. Image Alignment

    7. Simple Corrections

    8. The Art of Sharpening

    9. Color Corrections

    10. Selection Tools

    11. Retouching and Repairing Images

    12. Speed Up Your Workflow with Photoshop Actions

    13. Photoshop’s History Panel

    14. Additional Information and Overviews

  5. Chapter 5 RAW Editing and Conversion

    1. Some Initial Thoughts

    2. Important Aspects of RAW Processing

    3. Adobe Camera Raw (ACR)

    4. Other RAW Converters

    5. Even More RAW Converters

  6. Chapter 6 All-in-One Workflow Tools

    1. What We Expect of an All-in-One Tool

    2. Apple Aperture

    3. Adobe Lightroom

    4. Bibble 5

  7. Chapter 7 Photoshop Layers

    1. Layers Panel

    2. Your First Layer

    3. Using Adjustment Layers

    4. Making Selective Adjustments Using Layer Masks

    5. Flattening and Merging Layers

    6. Smart Cropping

    7. Removing Moiré Effects

    8. Auto Color Correction for Better Contrast

    9. Blending Layers Using Layer Styles

    10. Dodge and Burn Using Layers

    11. Loading Image Files into a Stack and Aligning Layers

    12. Smart Objects and Smart Filters

    13. Organizing Layers

    14. Other Aspects of Working with Layers

    15. Getting a “Layer Feeling” without Using Layers

    16. Selective Adjustment Using U Point Control Points

    17. More Tips for Working with Layers

  8. Chapter 8 Advanced Photoshop Techniques

    1. Correcting Saturation Selectively

    2. Some Tricks for Improving Saturation and Contrast

    3. Correcting Perspective Distortion

    4. Correcting Lens Errors

    5. Correcting Color Casts in Shadows

    6. Using Masks to Increase Luminance

    7. Correcting Images Using Brush Techniques

    8. Advanced Sharpening Using Photoshop Layers

    9. Adding Digital Sunshine to Your Photos

    10. Brush Off Noise

    11. Enhancing Midtone Contrast

    12. Enhancing Local Contrast

    13. Content-Aware Fill

    14. Fine-Tuning After Upsizing or Downsizing Images

  9. Chapter 9 Multishot Techniques

    1. Common Steps in a Multishot Workflow

    2. Increase Your Angle of View Using Stitching Techniques

    3. Maximizing Depth of Field Using Focus Stacking

    4. Increasing Dynamic Range Using HDRI Techniques

  10. Chapter 10 Turning Color into Black-and-White

    1. From Color to Black-and-White

    2. Black-and-White Conversion Using the Channel Mixer

    3. Enhanced Black-and-White Conversion

    4. Black-and-White à la Russell Brown

    5. Black-and-White Conversion Using the Black & White Command

    6. Black-and-White Conversion Using Photoshop Plug-ins

    7. Black-and-White Conversion Using a RAW Editor

    8. Colorizing Images

  11. Chapter 11 Printing and Image Presentation

    1. Publishing Images and Image Data

    2. Printing Images on Paper

    3. Printing on Photo Paper

    4. Printing Using Inkjet Printers

    5. The Print Workflow

    6. Printing Your Image

    7. Specialty Printing Software and RIPs

    8. Creating Contact Sheets

    9. Printed Frames

    10. Publishing Images on the Web

    11. Creating Digital Slideshows

    12. Other Ways to Present Your Images

  12. Chapter 12 Useful Photoshop Plug-ins

    1. Photoshop Extensions

    2. White Balance and Color Corrections

    3. Reducing Noise Without Losing Detail

    4. Third-Party Sharpening Tools

    5. Correcting Perspective and Other Optical Anomalies

    6. Tone Mapping and HDR Images

    7. More Useful Tools

  13. Chapter 13 Data Management and Backup

    1. Managing Your Image Library

    2. Data Security

  1. Appendix Resources

    1. Recommended Books

    2. Tools We Use Regularly

    3. More Information on the Web

    4. Inks and Inkjet Papers