Developing an Image-Editing Strategy

Photoshop makes it easy to start adjusting and changing your images right away. For someone who enjoys image making, it can be a little like finding yourself at a crossroads, with several paths leading off to different and creatively intriguing possibilities—exhilarating, but also a bit intimidating. Where should you start? What's the best path to take?

In this part of the chapter, we'll take a look at some essential image-enhancement techniques that can be used with nearly all images. Our focus here is not to cover all the myriad things you can do to an image, but to concentrate on the core techniques to improve any digital photograph. Before you jump in and start working on your images in Photoshop, though, ...

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