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The Hidden Power of Adobe Photoshop: Mastering Blend Modes and Adjustment Layers for Photography

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  • Updated and reorganized with roughly 50% new procedures, insights, and graphics – all directly focused on photography
  • Contains dozens of hands-on, full-color examples that give students an edge in technical, personal, and commercial projects
  • Complements recipes and step-by-step instructions with expert guidance for experimentation to expand students' knowledge and achieve deeper mastery
  • By world-renowned Photoshop author and instructor Scott Valentine – and featuring power tips from experts including Katrin Eismann, Matt Kloskowski, and RC Concepcion

  • Copyright 2021
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 368
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-661282-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-661282-7

In this book Scott tackles some of the most complex features of Photoshop that are crucial for getting the best results in your work. He explains them in a way that makes it easy for anyone to master. If you are serious about what you do and want to do it better, this book should sit front and center in your library.

Bert Monroy

Adobe Photoshop holds an incredible amount of power, which is sometimes locked behind a dizzying array of features and tools. Scott Valentine not only shows you the keys to unlocking that power, he also demonstrates how the keys work. You will get hands-on experience with experiments and examples as you explore new techniques for editing your images.

Written for both professionals and hobbyists, this book presents essential techniques and discusses when and how to try innovative solutions. By focusing on two core capabilities blending modes and adjustment layersyou will discover how Photoshop gives you deep control over your images to address some of photographys most challenging problems. Photoshop users of all levels will find clear explanations and step-by-step procedures for expert techniques. Advanced users will enjoy exploring new ideas that can inform their own workflow. Through richly illustrated examples with clear explanations, The Hidden Power of Adobe Photoshop teaches you:

  • Multiple approaches to problem solving and creative exploration
  • How to see your images as data that you can control
  • Underlying principles that drive industrial-strength techniques
  • Instructions for building your own Photoshop experiment files


Table of Contents

PART I INTRODUCTION

WELCOME

Personal Note

How to Approach This Material 

How Photoshop Sees Your Images

Seeing Images as Data 

USEFUL INFORMATION 

Layer Operations

Blending Controls

PART II TECHNIQUES 

SELECTIONS & MASKING 

Channel Selections

Gradient Map Luminosity Selection

Hue/Saturation Selection

Tweaking Channels & Masks

DODGE & BURN 

Dodge & Burn Methods

Instant Image Enhancement

Hard Mix Contrast

Graduated Neutral Density Filter

Creative Vignettes

Removing Vignettes

Bright Eyes

COLOR & VALUE 

Color Grading

Color Replacement

Remove Color Cast

Color Matching

Gradient Zone Control

B&W Control Freak 

HELPER LAYERS 

Invert

Luminosity 

Solarize 

Color, Hue

Threshold

Saturation Mask

EFFECTS 

Orton Effect

Rain and Atmosphere

Stamped Portrait

Dissolve Portrait 

PART III PROJECTS 

PROJECT EXAMPLES 

Creating the Workbench Files

Basic Portrait Retouching

Rembrandt Portrait

Frequency Separation

PART IV REFERENCES 

ADJUSTMENT LAYERS 

Brightness/Contrast

Levels

Curves

Exposure

Vibrance

Hue/Saturation

Color Balance

Black & White

Photo Filter

Channel Mixer

Color Lookup

Invert

Posterize

Threshold

Selective Color

Gradient Map

Solid Fill

Gradient Fill

Pattern

BLENDING MODES 

Opacity & Fill

Blending Mode Math

The Reference Images

Normal

Dissolve 

Darken 

Lighten 

Lighten 

Contrast

Inversion

Difference

Exclusion

Subtract 

Divide

Component

Hue

Saturation

Color 

Luminosity

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