Offering a comprehensive coverage of the entire digital chain, from capture to output this is a must have guide for any student needing to get to grips with digital imaging.
The approach taken is very practical, focusing on building on the users competence throughout the book. Creative assignments and practical activities also encourage the reader to put their skills into practice. This second edition will include more images and examples relating to the new features from the latest version of Photoshop 7.0 and new sections on preparing images for the web and preparing images for the print. This is an inspirational text; as well as encouraging you to express yourself visually; it is a highly structured learning tool that ensures all the essential skills are learnt and applied to help improve your digital photography.
Mark Galer is the Program Director and Senior lecturer at RMIT University in the School of Media and Communication, Australia. He is also co-writer of their popular online photography courses. He has lectured in photography in the UK and Australia and has worked commercially as a freelance photographer on corporate and editorial assignments. He has written numerous top-selling photography books, including Photography Foundations for Art & Design, the Popular Photoshop Elements; Maximum Performance and Photoshop; Essential Skills series. He is an Official Adobe Ambassador for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.
"While this fine introduction to contemporary digital imaging was penned as a textbook by two university professors, don't expect it to be dry and academic. Rather, it is thorough but concise, in-depth, and replete with practical tips and lots of color illustrations." - EDigital Photo"Whether you are a student or, like myself, a long-tooth after some top tips, Galer and Horvat's book should find a good home." Joel Lacey, Amateur Photographer".[part of] a series of very well laid out books with a clear step by step approach to each subject, coupled with examples, activities to try out, and assignments. Included are gallerys which give an inspiration into what can be achieved, along with recommended further reading."Amazon.co.uk reader
IntroductionDigital basicsDigital captureDigital platforms and output devicesScanning and image adjustmentColour managementManaged workflowsRetouching and image enhancementPhotomontagePractical montageDigital manipulation. Glossary