Black & white photography techniques with Adobe Photoshop / Maurice Hamilton.

by Hamilton, MauriceLooking glass.

Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Amherst Media, [2006]Description: 125 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 28 cm.ISBN: 1584281731; 9781584281733.Other title: Black and white photography techniques.Subject(s): Adobe PhotoshopLooking glass | Black-and-white photographyLooking glass | Photography -- Digital techniquesLooking glassNote: Includes index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Fine art quality, black-and-white prints are within every photographer's reach with the techniques illustrated in this digital image editing guide. Taking advantage of the control and reproducibility that the digital darkroom offers, this handbook teaches photographers how to fine-tune images with contrast and exposure levels, crop and rotate images for dynamic results, and remove flaws such as dust and scratches long after the photograph has been taken. Instruction on techniques that simulate traditional hand coloring and tinting and add special effects such as frames, infrared, and lighting and lens effects helps photographers realize their artistic vision. Screen shots and images guide readers through the presented techniques, allowing photographers to gauge their own results and anticipate the effects of the outlined corrections and enhancements on their own images. A gallery of the author's work provides inspiration for simulating--and improving upon--the chemical-based darkroom experience.

Includes index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 5)
  • 1 Basic Concepts (p. 6)
  • The Zone System (p. 6)
  • The Histogram (p. 9)
  • Curves (p. 12)
  • 2 The Digital Darkroom (p. 14)
  • Adobe Photoshop (p. 14)
  • Calibrated Monitor (p. 14)
  • Digital Image Source (p. 15)
  • Printers, Papers, and Profiles (p. 17)
  • The Image File (p. 20)
  • 3 The Master Image (p. 26)
  • Analyze the Histogram (p. 26)
  • Crop and Rotate the Image (p. 26)
  • Remove Dust and Scratches (p. 27)
  • Set White and Black Points (p. 28)
  • Adjust Brightness (p. 31)
  • Correct the Color (p. 32)
  • Adjust Problem Areas (p. 34)
  • Save the File (p. 41)
  • 4 Converting a Color Image to Black and White (p. 42)
  • Optimize the Image for Black-and-White Conversion (p. 42)
  • Convert the Image to Black and White (p. 43)
  • Apply Final Black-and-White Tonal Corrections (p. 60)
  • 5 Colorizing a Black-and-White Image (p. 61)
  • Hue/Saturation (p. 61)
  • Channel Mixer (p. 63)
  • Color Balance (p. 64)
  • Color Fill (p. 65)
  • Photo Filter (p. 66)
  • Layer Style Color Overlay (p. 67)
  • Layer Fill with Color (p. 69)
  • Average Color Tint (p. 69)
  • Blending Layers to Limit Colorization (p. 70)
  • Selection to Limit Colorization (p. 72)
  • Split Tones (p. 74)
  • Gradient Map (p. 76)
  • Duotones (p. 77)
  • Painting with Color Layers (p. 80)
  • Tinting with Selections (p. 81)
  • Colorizing Layer Mask (p. 83)
  • Third-Party Filters (p. 84)
  • 6 Special Effects (p. 86)
  • Infrared Effect (p. 86)
  • High-Contrast Effect (p. 89)
  • High-Key Effect (p. 90)
  • Lens Effects (p. 92)
  • Lighting Effects (p. 100)
  • Artistic Effects (p. 101)
  • Framing Effects (p. 104)
  • 7 The Print (p. 105)
  • Perform Final Image Adjustments (p. 105)
  • Soft-Proof the Images (p. 109)
  • Create the Print Using a Digital Darkroom Printer (p. 109)
  • Create the Print Using a Commercial Printer (p. 111)
  • 8 Image Gallery (p. 113)
  • A Final Thought (p. 122)
  • Index (p. 123)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Maurice Hamilton is a photographer and lecturer who teaches out of his studio in Groveland, California. His professional work is on display at www.hamiltonphoto.com. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.

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