Chapter 1

Before you shoot

Concepts and planning before you use Photoshop

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This book may be all about Photoshop and what you can do with the program, but we thought we would start by looking at where exactly Photoshop fits in to a photography workflow. While it is possible to do an enormous amount of work on the computer using Photoshop, just because you can doesn’t mean you should. There is much to be said for taking a step back before you shoot an assignment and planning how you might end up using Photoshop, then shooting accordingly with that purpose in mind. Over the next few pages we have used a few studio shoot examples to illustrate this ...

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