Photoshop CS3 RAW

Book description

Because RAW files remain virtually untouched by in-camera processing, working with them has given digital photographers greater flexibility and control during the editing process -- for those who are familiar enough with the format. Camera RAW, the plug in for Adobe Photoshop CS3, has emerged as one of the best and most familiar tools for editing RAW images, and the best way to master this workflow is with Photoshop CS3 RAW. Award-winning author Mikkel Aaland explores the entire RAW process, from the practical reasons to shoot RAW, to managing the images with the new features of Bridge 2.0 navigation software, to processing your images with the new power of Adobe Camera RAW 4 and Photoshop CS3. The book's unique four-color, photograph-rich design helps you grasp the subject through visual instruction and clear explanation.Photoshop CS3 RAW focuses on Photoshop editing techniques, such as:

  • Automating RAW workflow

  • Correcting exposures

  • Extending exposure range

  • Manipulating grayscale

  • Working with the DNG open standard

Aaland helps you establish the best tool for each phase of your workflow, from managing shoots to perfecting photos. A digital photography pioneer and author of eight books, including O'Reilly's groundbreaking tutorial Photoshop Lightroom Adventure, Aaland's trademark ability to teach complicated topics on digital imaging with straightforward, easy-to-follow text makes this book a valuable learning tool for anyone serious about digital photography.

Required reading for professionals and dedicated photo hobbyists alike.

Table of contents

  1. Foreword
  2. Introduction
  3. Chapter One: Shooting RAW
    1. Why Shoot RAW?
    2. When to Shoot RAW
    3. Critical Digital Camera Settings
    4. Correct Exposure
    5. Including a Color Target
  4. Chapter Two: Using Adobe’s Photo Downloader
    1. Using the Photo Downloader Standard Dialog (1/2)
    2. Using the Photo Downloader Standard Dialog (2/2)
    3. Useful Features of theAdvanced Dialog
  5. Chapter Three: Photo Editing RAW in Bridge
    1. Launching Bridge
    2. Bridge Revealed (1/2)
    3. Bridge Revealed (2/2)
    4. Creating a CustomWorkspace
    5. Editing a Photo Session (1/2)
    6. Editing a Photo Session (2/2)
    7. Renaming Files
  6. Chapter Four: Getting Started with Camera Raw
    1. UpdatingCamera Raw
    2. Workflow Options
    3. Camera Raw Tools (1/2)
    4. Camera Raw Tools (2/2)
    5. Preview and Analysis in Camera Raw
    6. Camera Raw Tabs (1/2)
    7. Camera Raw Tabs (2/2)
  7. Chapter Five: Photo Editing with Camera Raw
    1. Preliminary Steps
    2. Editing the Shots (1/2)
    3. Editing the Shots (2/2)
  8. Chapter Six: Using Camera Raw Basic Tab Controls
    1. Using Camera Raw Auto ToneAdjustments
    2. Customizing the Camera Raw Default Settings
    3. Evaluating an Image in Camera Raw (1/2)
    4. Evaluating an Image in Camera Raw (2/2)
    5. Manually Adjusting White Balance
    6. Manually Mapping Tone (1/2)
    7. Manually Mapping Tone (2/2)
    8. Adding Clarity
    9. Using Vibrance and Saturation
    10. Finishing Up
    11. Adjustments with Photoshop
  9. Chapter Seven: Advanced Tonal Control
    1. Using Camera Raw Tone Curves for More Control (1/2)
    2. Using Camera Raw Tone Curves for More Control (2/2)
    3. Using theHSL/Grayscale Tab
    4. Creating CustomCamera Profiles
    5. Advanced Tonal Control with Camera Raw and Photoshop
    6. Part One: Creating Two Versions
    7. Part Two: Blending Two or More Copies in Photoshop
  10. Chapter Eight: Sharpening RAW
    1. RAWSharpening 101
    2. Sharpening with Adobe Camera Raw (1/2)
    3. Sharpening with Adobe Camera Raw (2/2)
    4. Using Photoshop’sSmart Sharpen (1/2)
    5. Using Photoshop’sSmart Sharpen (2/2)
    6. Sharpening High ISO Images with Reduce Noise
  11. Chapter Nine: Reducing Noise, Correcting Chromatic Aberrations, and Controlling Vignetting
    1. About Noise
    2. Using Camera Rawto Reduce Noise
    3. Using Photoshop’s Reduce Noise Filter (1/2)
    4. Using Photoshop’s Reduce Noise Filter (2/2)
    5. About Chromatic Aberrations
    6. Diminishing or Adding Vignetting
  12. Chapter Ten: Converting RAW to Black and White, Toning, and Special Effects
    1. Using Camera Raw’s Grayscale Mix (1/2)
    2. Using Camera Raw’s Grayscale Mix (2/2)
    3. Single Color Toning
    4. Getting A Cross-Processing Look with Split Toning
    5. Pushing theBoundaries with Special Effects
    6. Advanced Localized Control
  13. Chapter Eleven: Archiving and Working with DNG
    1. Archive Strategy: Hedging Your Bets
    2. Saving DNG Files (1/2)
    3. Saving DNG Files (2/2)
    4. Converting to DNG with Camera Raw
    5. Using Adobe DNG Converter
  14. Chapter Twelve: Converting and Delivering RAW
    1. Using Bridge withImage Processor to Convert RAW Files (1/2)
    2. Using Bridge withImage Processor to Convert RAW Files (2/2)
    3. Applying Custom Settings to Multiple RAW Images
    4. UsingCamera Raw’sSave Image
    5. Automating Contact Sheets, Packages, and Web Galleries
    6. Using Batchand Actions
    7. WritingCustom Scripts
  15. Index (1/2)
  16. Index (2/2)

Product information

  • Title: Photoshop CS3 RAW
  • Author(s): Mikkel Aaland
  • Release date: December 2007
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780596510527