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Real World Digital Photography, 2nd edition by Tim Grey, Seán Duggan, Katrin Eismann

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Digital Darkroom Flexibility

Editing and improving your images in Photoshop or another program can be a lot of work, but it can also be a lot of fun. Once you become familiar with the basic steps, you'll be able to work more efficiently and do a better job. The most important factor is to structure your file so that everything you do is nondestructive and flexible. This allows you to revisit your corrections and improve them at a later date.

This chapter has covered some of the core fundamental techniques for improving your photos. In the next chapter, we'll move on to explore additional techniques, including important procedures for sharpening digital images, dodging and burning for precise tonal adjustments, and merging two exposures to extend ...

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