Adobe Photoshop CS2 - RAW workflow|
Adobe Photoshop is the most popular and widely-used digital image editing tool in the world, and its latest version, Adobe Photoshop CS2, is quickly emerging as the best place to edit RAW images. "RAW data must be touched, molded, and shaped before it takes form. It takes time and skill to do this right," says Aaland, "and that is where this book comes in." This highly visual, full-color, comprehensive guide explores the entire RAW process from when, why, and how to shoot RAW, to using the Adobe Camera Raw plug-in converter and new Bridge navigation software. "Photoshop CS2 RAW" focuses on Photoshop editing techniques - on mastering Adobe Photoshop CS2 tools, controls, and adjustments to:
- Decide when (and when not) to shoot RAW
- Organize and manage your RAW images in Adobe Bridge
- Automate RAW capture and processing with scripts and actions
- Achieve optimal tonal control and accurate color with Camera Raw
- Sharpen RAW images smartly
- Create stunning black-and-white images from your RAW files
- Save and archive DNG files
Photoshop CS2 RAW - Digital Photography Book
There's also plenty of expert advice on automating RAW workflow and creating contact sheets, picture packages, and even web photo galleries. "If you shoot RAW, use Adobe Photoshop CS2, and want great images," Aaland promises, "this Photoshop CS2 RAW book is for you."
About the author Mikkel Aaland
Mikkel Aaland is a photographer, writer, web producer, and the author of six books, including Sweat (1978), County Fair Portraits (1981), Digital Photography (1992), Still Images in Multimedia (1996), Photoshop for the Web (1998), and The Sword of Heaven (1999). He has contributed both text and/or photography to Wired, Digital Creativity, Pre, American Photo, Newsweek, Graphis, Publish, and MacWeek, as well as several European publications. His photography has been exhibited in major institutions around the world, including the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris and the former Lenin Museum in Prague. He is the recipient of the National Art Directors award for photography. Aaland is also the co-founder of Tor Productions, a multimedia company founded in 1989 and based in San Francisco, specializing in the use of the still image in new media. He has lectured and taught on that subject at Stanford University, Drexel University, and University of California at Berkeley, as well as at computer graphics conferences around the country.