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Traditional Photographic Effects with Adobe Photoshop Paperback – 4 Jan 2002

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Instead of spending hours in the darkroom (or investing a fortune in equipment), amateur and professional photographers alike can use Adobe Photoshop to create traditional effects easily and efficiently. As an added benefit, they will gain control over all their images beyond what is possible with traditional techniques. Best of all, every effect is reversible, so readers of this book can experiment as much as they like and never ruin an image. INCLUDES DIGITAL TECHNIQUES FOR: * Using digital neutral density filters. * Adding soft focus to any image. * Correcting vertical distortions. * High key and low key vignettes. * Red-eye reduction for snapshots. * Light painting for unique effects. * Effective colour to black & white conversion. * Basic retouching techniques. * Creating realistic motion blur. * Sandwiched images. * Realistic composites. * Applying lens flare.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Made me feel like a pro 30 May 2002
By Marilyn Dalrymple - Published on
Format: Paperback
I like this book very much because it starts with the basics of Adobe Photoshop, and it also starts with learning different effects and techniques you can start to use right away. This is a fun way to learn - you really feel like you are accomplishing something. Perkins and Grant use layman language without making the reader feel like a dummy; illustrations and examples of what is being talked about are plentiful.
I turned to this book many times when I needed to learn a Photoshop technique in a hurry, although I have several Adobe Photoshop books on hand. I knew with Tradional Photographic Effects With Adobe Photoshop I could do what I needed to with little confusion and searching.
Along with clear and concise instructions for working on your photographs, a section covers input and output techniques.
This is a great book for Photoshop beginners and a nice book for Photoshop pros to have on hand to a technique up in a hurry.
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
A guide to using the "digital darkroom." This one's a must. 11 Nov. 2001
By editrix - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book pulls out all the stops, presenting helpful, practical information vital to creating perfect prints. It is well illustrated with color images and screenshots, making any digital-photographic endeavor--from sandwiching to vignetting to creating "infrared" images--a quick and painless process. I especially appreciated the reader-friendly organization of the book. I could flip to any page to find a great technique, mastering the steps at my own pace without wading through a maze of unimportant, high-brow digital jargon. This book is inspiring!
This Book was Fantastic! 12 July 2012
By Jessica Lynn - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book taught me everything I needed to know to turn my photos from "blah amateur shots" into WOW, I can actually sell these shots. With easy to read directions and simple layouts, step by step, I learned professional photoshopping skills in just a few short days.

Within a week of owning the book, someone purchased one of my newly photoshopped prints~ Seriously, I had it framed in my bathroom and a friend of a friend offered me 30 bucks for it to give to his mom for mother's day. That's when I knew the book had really taught me something valuable. I've been making money off of my photos ever since. Thank you so much to the authors for providing this information at such an affordable price. I think this book should be a must have for any aspiring photographer or student!
Good to get you going 4 Aug. 2012
By Damian P. Gadal - Published on
Format: Paperback
Though the book was written some time ago, the concepts are sound, and solid. This book should give you an arsenal of photographic effects that will take your work to a higher level. Really good for those just getting started with digital photography and post processing.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
light and fluffy 17 May 2007
By M. Macdonald - Published on
Format: Paperback
this book is very light on technique you can find the exact same thing on the net I wouldnt bother unless you no nothing about photo shop
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