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The Digital Photographer’s Notebook: A Pro’s Guide to Adobe Photoshop CS3, Lightroom, and Bridge by Kevin Ames

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Chapter 10. New Dogs, Old Tricks

I’VE BEEN USING PHOTOSHOP since version 2. There weren’t as many of us and things were kind of bleak back then—no multiple undos, no layers, no Camera Raw, no 16-bit support, and no color management. It wasn’t all bad, though; we had Levels and Curves. The techniques we used back then to color correct photographs, and adjust exposure and contrast still hold up to today’s tastes in digital photography. The problem is that they’ve been put on the back burner—or taken off the stove entirely—to make way for prettier, more enticing fare. Everybody knew these basic recipes and wanted to cook with the new stuff in the latest version.

Well, it’s eight versions into the future now. During that time, a whole lot of photographers ...

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