The Way of the Digital Photographer Walking the Photoshop post-production path to more creative photography

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2013-07-22
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
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In The Way of the Digital Photographer, master photographer and digital artist Harold Davis shows you how to make digital photography an art form. Great digital photographs need both camera and computer to be truly extraordinary. Using detailed examples and case studies from his own work, Davis provides myriad ideas you can use in your own work, and he shows you how to unlock your own creativity to make those special images you have always dreamed of! Readers discover how to effectively use post-processing techniques and gain insight as to how the techniques and steps involved can inform their choices when making a photo and in postproduction workflow.

Author Biography

Harold Davis is an award-winning professional photographer whose work is widely admired and collected. He is the author of many bestselling photography books, and his popular workshops are often sold out. Harold Davis is a Moab printmaking Master.

Table of Contents

1.   Introduction

2.   Digital Photography is Painting

3.   First Things First

4.   The Camera to Use

5.   JPEG versus RAW

6.   Photoshop Prejudices

7.   Seeing is About Light

8.   It All Starts with a Layer

9.   Adjustment Layers

10. Working with Layer Masks

11. Creating a Layer Stack

12. Combining Two Exposures with a Hide All Layer Mask

13.Combining Two Exposures with a Reveal All Layer Mask

14. Using the Brush Tool

15. Selective Sharpening

16. Working with Gradients

17. Using the Gradient Tool to Seamlessly Blend Two Layers

18.Drawing Directly on a Layer

19. Introducing Blending Modes

20. Screen Blending Mode

21. Using Screen for Selective Lightening

22. Multiply Blending Mode

23.Blending Mode Categories

24. Understanding Blending Mode Categories

25. Comparative Blending

26. Workflow

27. Do It On Your iPhone: Slow Shutter Cam

28.Multi-RAW and Hand-HDR Processing

29. Multi-RAW Processing

30.Expand Tonal Range with Multi-RAW Processing

31.Using ProPhoto RGB for the Widest Gamut

32.All Roads Lead to Photoshop Using Smart

33.Objects Using Lightroom

34.Adjusting Exposure Selectively


36.Shooting a Bracketed Sequence for Hand-HDR

37. Tonal Range

38.The Mechanics of Capture

39.Understanding the Apothecary Sequence

40. May the Force be with Your Florals

41. Automated HDR

42. Automated HDR Programs

43. Do It On Your iPhone: PhotoForge

44. Enhancement to Glory

45. Workflow Redux

46. Checkpoints

47. Tripping the Light Fantastic

48.Why Be Average?

49. First Pair: Multiply and Screen Blending Modes

50. Second Pair: Sharpening and Blurring

51. Third Pair: Glamour Glow and Tonal Contrast

52. A Second Helping of HDR

53.Pushing the Boundaries: PixelBender

54. Some other Painterly Filters

55. Using LAB Inversions

56. Understanding the LAB Color Model

57. LAB Inversions

58.Black and White

59. Backgrounds & Textures

60. Do It On Your iPhone: Lo-Mob and Plastic Bullet

61. Resources

62. Notes


64. Index


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