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Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: A professional image editor’s guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC by Martin Evening

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Chapter 5. Image Editing Essentials

Image Editing Essentials

So far I have shown you just how much can be done when editing a photo in Camera Raw, before you bring it into Photoshop. Some of the techniques described in this chapter will appear to overlap with Camera Raw, but image adjustments such as Levels and Curves play an important role in everyday Photoshop work, plus this chapter also explains how to work with images that have never been near Camera Raw, such as images that are supplied directly as TIFFs or JPEGs. I’ll start off by outlining a few of the fundamental principles of pixel image editing such as bit depth and the relationship between resolution and image ...

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