- Series: Tim Grey Guides
- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Sybex (May 14, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470119896
- ISBN-13: 978-0470119891
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.8 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 23 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,988,571 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Photoshop CS3 for Nature Photographers: A Workshop in a Book (Tim Grey Guides)
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From the Back Cover
Capture the beauty—and beautify your captures
In the new edition of this practical guide, master photographer Ellen Anon and digital-imaging expert Tim Grey show you how to capture the beauty of nature by shooting the best possible photos from the start—and then getting the most out of your images at your desktop. You'll find eye-opening techniques, workflow ideas, and terrific Photoshop tools, plus a host of valuable tips and stunning examples from some of the most esteemed professional nature photographers working today, including Michael Reichmann, John Shaw, Darrel Gulin, and Joe McDonald.
- Capture clouds, moons, and other elements to composite later
- Wield new Photoshop CS3 tools such as Smart Filters, Quick Selection, and Refine Edges
- Master the revamped Adobe Bridge and Adobe Camera Raw
- Adjust color and exposure to fine-tune detail and capture mood
- Build montages, multiple exposures, and composites
- Prepare and sharpen your images for print on the Web
About the Series
Sybex's Tim Grey Guides series lead digital photographers to new levels of excellence with professional, full-color books on the topics they need to know most. Covering topics from color management to workflow to nature photography, Tim Grey Guides are your path to better images.
Valuable CD-ROM with Video Training
The CD includes more than 60 minutes of video training that focuses on new features in CS3 and also draws from Ellen Anon's years of seminar teaching experience. You'll also find simple images so you can practice the techniques in the book.
- Speed your work with Adobe Bridge's powerful new interface
- Sharpen images the right way, at the right time
- Creativety customize the new Black & White adjustment layer
About the Author
Ellen Anon is an accomplished nature photographer whose photos have been showcased in calendars, galleries, magazines, and books. She is an Apple VII Pro Photographer, teaches photography and Photoshop workshops around the country, and is the coauthor of Aperture Exposed: The Mac Photographer's Guide Taming the Workflow (Sybex).
Tim Grey is the author of many book and articles on Photoshop and digital photography and is Microsoft's chief ambassador professional photographers. He presents workshops around the world on digital imaging and publishes a daily email list. "Digital Darkroom Questions."
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I found the book very informative and helpful. The small add in clips from professional photographers is very worthwhile. Although many of the CS3 skills outlined in the text I was knowledgeable about, the book explained some of the reasons why we use such a method over another, and laid out the methodology in an easy to follow format. This has streamlined my workflow and stopped me second guessing - there are many ways to achieve the same thing in CS3. The last point is very important - if you are like me, you probably are getting good results already, but you are always wondering if this is the correct or best way to achieve something in CS3. This book will STOP second guessing.
The early chapters regarding histograms, shooting to the right, and how light photons are captured were also helpful and acted as a very good revision.
I would not hesitate to purchase this book if you intermediate or below.
Although the book is targeted at wildlife photographers, all the skills can equally be applied to landscape work.
A quick note regarding greenhorns; if I had this book when I started out on the digital highway it would have saved me hundreds of hours of wasted time searching the Internet, forums, and playing with CS, CS1 and CS2. I would recommend this book.
Now I tend to look up what I want in the index and just go there. The other evening I made some Photo business cards and printed them out simply by following the step by step in the book. Doing so involved using layers, text, guidelines and styles.
Recommend it for people who do nature, scenery, or any outdoor photography.
"The book gives a clear, well-written overview of both basic and advanced photoshop techniques geared toward editing nature photographs. One of the strenghts of the book is that it presents the differing views and techniques of two seasoned and highly skilled photographers. The explanations are clear, and the book proceeds logically through the various steps associated with the tools and features of photoshop CS3. A special treat are the beautiful photographs that illustrate the techniques discussed in the book. The methods presented by the authors are not necessarily limited to nature photography, and can be applied to a broad range of photographic subject matter. Very highly recommended."
Bottom line - if you have other Photoshop CS3 "how-to" books, you can pass this up, as there's virtually nothing that hasn't been told many times over. But, if you're fairly new to PS, focus primarily on landscape and/or nature, and are only going to invest in a couple of "how-to" books, then go ahead and get this one.