Chapter 1 - The Next Level
A true photographer’s tool
Changing a picture’s orientation
Cropping and straightening
Spreading your image tones
Ridding your pictures of unwanted color casts
Applying some sharpening
Saving your images
Basic Elements workflow
Chapter 2 – Scanner and Camera Techniques
The basics – resolution
Image capture – input resolution
2.01 How many pixels do I need?
The basics – color depth
Discrete colors (or levels)
2.02 More colors equals better quality
Global versus local enhancement
Ensure quality capture and enhancement with 16 bit and RAW files
The advantages of 16-Bit or High-Bit capture
Common high-bit misconceptions
16-bit mode – Global Changes
8-bit mode – Local Changes
Digital shooting technique
Two devices – the shutter and the aperture – control the amount of light that hits your camera’s sensor.
2.03 Exposure compensation
2.05 Color saturation
2.06 Image sharpness
2.07 White balance control
Auto white balance
Light source white balance settings
2.08 Applying fine-tuning automatically
2.09 Customizing your white balance
2.10 Shooting RAW for ultimate control
Back to the beginning
DIY RAW processing
So what is in a RAW file?
RAW processing in action
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Philip Andrews is Adobe Australia's official Photoshop and Elements Ambassador. He is an experienced photographer, author, magazine editor and online course creator. He was previously a lecturer at the Queensland School of Printing and Graphic Arts, Australia and Nescot, England. He is a beta tester for Photoshop, an alpha tester for Photoshop Elements and a Photoshop specialist demonstrator for Adobe Australia. Contributing numerous articles and videos to AdobeTV and the inspirational browser, Philip is a leading source in adobe information and instruction.
Philip is also co-founder of photo-college.com an online photography training college. He's a regular contributor to several magazines including Shutterbug, Amateur Photographer, Australian Photography and Better Photography, he is senior contributing editor for Better Digital, columnist for What Digital Camera and Co-editor and publisher of Better Photoshop Techniques magazine.
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A professional photographer with over 25 years of experience and proud Adobe Ambassador for the company’s digital imaging products.
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