About this book
This book is packed with practical workflows and smart, timesaving ways to use Photoshop's broad array of tools to optimize images - from improving tonal values to adding effects to creating surreal montages with composites. It is lavishly illustrated with spectacular examples from the authors as well as from some of the most esteemed nature photographers today.
The authors, award-winning nature photographers, explain how to use the latest version of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements to produce stunning nature images and feature nature-focused photo-editing techniques, such as how to sharpen animal eyes, edit sky and land separately, and repair delicate images like butterfly wings.
Chapter 1 Thinking Digitally.
Choosing RAW versus JPEG.
White Balance in Nature Photography.
Photographing Images to Composite Later.
Aperture and Lightroom.
Chapter 2 Bridge.
Bridge Views and Workspaces.
Sorting and Editing.
Chapter 3 Adobe Camera Raw.
Using the ACR Interface.
Using the Basic Tab.
Setting the Other Tabs.
Making Localized Adjustments.
Making Targeted Adjustments.
Setting ACR Workflow Options and Saving Files.
Batch-Converting Multiple Images.
Chapter 4 Foundations.
Views and Zoom.
Chapter 5 Workflows and First Steps.
Flexible and Traditional Workflows.
Cropping and Straightening in Photoshop.
Doing Cleanup in Photoshop.
Chapter 6 Exposure Adjustments.
Shooting for Optimal Exposure.
Using the CS5 Adjustments Panel.
Tonal Adjustments with Levels.
Targeting Adjustments Using a Layer Mask.
Creating a Virtual Split Neutral-Density Filter.
Safe Dodge and Burn Layers.
The Shadows/Highlights Adjustment.
Emphasizing Your Subject.
Chapter 7 Color Adjustments.
Recognizing Color Casts.
Removing Color Casts.
Adding a Color Cast.
Modifying Colors to Match Nature or Add Impact.
Using Layer Masks with Color Adjustments.
Chapter 8 Composites.
Expanding Dynamic Range.
Extending the Depth of Field.
Combining Elements from Multiple Pictures.
Chapter 9 Creative Effects.
Black and White.
Digital Multiple Exposures.
Chapter 10 Output.
Printing Your Images.
Creating Business Cards and Greeting Cards.
Using Adobe Output Module.
Chapter 11 Time-Savers.
Actions and Batch Processing.
Using the Image Processor.
Creating a Copyright Brush.
Individualizing Keyboard Shortcuts.
Ellen Anon is an accomplished nature photographer. Her images have been showcased in gallery shows, calendars, posters, magazines, and books, including Sierra Club's Mother Earth and the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. She teaches photography and Photoshop workshops for nature photographers around the country and is the coauthor, along with Josh Anon, of Photoshop CS4 for Nature Photographers: A Workshop in a Book. She is also a member of Nik Software's Team Nik. Josh Anon is a technical director at Pixar Animation Studios and has been a nature photographer for over half his life. His work has appeared in a variety of media including Nature's Best Photography and PhotoMedia. He also teaches for the Panasonic Digital Photo Academy. Both Ellen and Josh's images are represented by the prestigious Jaynes Gallery.