"Photoshop CS2" is brimming with new features and serves as a comprehensive follow up to "Photoshop CS for Digital Photographers". It is designed and written especially for digital photographers. Using "Photoshop CS2" is essentially like having one's own digital darkroom right on the desktop, which includes all of the tools a photographer needs to achieve professional quality results. To help digital photographers master these tools, "Photoshop CS2 for Digital Photographers" teaches them professional techniques to overcome the many challenges presented by digital photography. By using these techniques, photographers will be able to bring out the best from any image, and they'll establish an efficient workflow. Everything from the basics of organizing and renaming pictures in Bridge, processing multiple RAW images and removing blemishes, to adding special effects is taught through practical tutorials and projects. Some of the topics include using curves, creative cropping, color and tone correction, understanding histograms, learning about LAB mode, sharpening and removing grain, retouching faces, batch processing groups of images, using exciting new features like Vanishing Point and Lens Correction, and framing techniques. In addition, special effects that teach how to turn photos into paintings or how to merge multiple images seamlessly into collages are provided. With the techniques and skills taught throughout the book, photographers will learn how to make their photographs shine and manipulate their digital photos into truly customized and personalized images, and they'll master many of the powerful features of Photoshop CS2. This no-nonsense, completely updated, full color guide is the one resource digital photographers need!