Written from a photographer's point of view, "Digital Retouching and Compositing: Photographers' Guide" solves every snap-shooter's real-life problems painlessly. It distills complex topics down to a few pages of explanation and easy steps so users can quickly and dramatically change the way photos look. The book is divided into three parts: Mastering the Basics, Practical Retouching, and Compositing Magic. Each section builds on the last so that readers can become comfortable with making precise selections, doing simple retouching, and adjusting tones and colors before jumping into major topics like retouching portraits or creating realistic composites.
Quick reference to specific digital retouching and compositing techniques that dramatically enhance photos
Aimed squarely at beginning and intermediate level digital and film camera users
Includes a source file CD-ROM and glossary of terms
Don't just learn the tricks of the trade; learn the trade.
If you've been using Photoshop for awhile, you've found tricky techniques make great shortcutsuntil the first time you run into a situation that doesn't fit one of those prefabricated solutions the "experts" spoon-fed you. That's when you discover that knowing what you're doing is not nearly as important as knowing why you're doing it.
Anyone who wants to learn how to transform lackluster images into compelling masterpieces needs this book. If you suspect you have a triumphant prize-winning photograph hiding away in a shoebox, or have been harboring a powerful desire to retouch, restore, revamp, or refurbish your pictures, the secrets you need are within these pages.