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Preventive Photoshop: Take the Best Digital Photographs Now for Better Images Later by Douglas Ford Rea

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Foreword

I wish Doug had written this book ten years ago!

There are a great many Photoshop books on the market (for which I’m partly to blame), and one may reasonably ask if we really need another one. The short answer is, yes we do. The longer answer is that, despite its title, this is as much a book about photography—and in particular, digital photography—as it is a book about Photoshop.

Photoshop is an amazing tool, but when we spend too much time working in Photoshop, we run a real danger of getting carried away with our own cleverness. It’s possible to fix a great many image flaws using Photoshop, and to display a great deal of cleverness in doing so. Unfortunately, our love of our own cleverness often makes us overlook the fact that if ...

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