From the Back Cover
Capture the beauty—and beautify your captures
Award-winning photographers Ellen Anon and Josh Anon reveal the secrets to creating superlative nature images using their field-tested methods and practical instruction in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. You'll find eye-opening techniques, terrific workflow ideas, and timesaving ways to apply a broad array of Photoshop tools to optimize your images—from improving tonal values and adjusting color to adding effects and creating panoramas.
The book includes spectacular photographs from exotic places around the world shot by Ellen and Josh, as well as tips and examples from some of the most esteemed professional nature photographers, including Michael Reichmann, George Lepp, Joe McDonald, Arthur Morris, John Shaw, Tony Sweet, and others—with every photo hand-picked to inspire you.
- Master powerful new Photoshop CS4 tools, such as the Adjustment Brush, Mask Panel, Bird's Eye View, and Adobe Output Module
Adjust color and exposure to fine-tune detail and capture mood
Use Smart Objects and Filters to create flexible workflows
Create depth-of-field and high-dynamic-range composites to go beyond camera limitations
Create Actions, use shortcuts, and automate tasks to save time
Explore the surprisingly rich toolset of Photoshop Elements
Valuable CD-ROM with Video Training
The CD includes more than 60 minutes of video training that focuses on new features in Photoshop CS4 and some techniques for Photoshop Elements users, and also draws from the authors' years of workshop teaching experience. You'll also find sample images to help you practice the techniques in the book.
Find out how to take advantage of the new Adjustment Brush in Adobe Camera Raw to quickly make localized adjustments without using a layer mask.
Learn how to create dramatic black-and-white versionsof your images.
About the Author
Ellen Anon is an accomplished nature photographer. Her images have been in numerous gallery shows and are in collections on several continents; they are also used in calendars, posters, books, and elsewhere. She teaches photography and Photoshop workshops for nature photographers around the country and is the coauthor of Aperture Exposed: The Mac Photographer's Guide to Taming the Workflow.
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. On weekends when he's not shooting, he teaches photography workshops. Both Ellen and Josh's images are represented by the prestigious Jaynes Gallery.