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Welcome to Oz: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop by Vincent Versace

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Introduction

Sometimes you read a book and you understand it, and sometimes you read a book and it understands you.

—Bjork

In the past, when I bought “how-to” books, I bought them by weight. The equation was a simple one: I assumed that the heavier the book, the more knowledge it contained. Over the years I accumulated lots of answers, I just didn’t know any of the questions. I had the how, but no idea of the why. What I have discovered is that the why is more important than the how. If you know what you want to do and why you want to do it, discovering how becomes mere detail.

This book is not intended to teach you how Photoshop works, nor does it offer a “12-steps-to-perfect-photos,” one-size-fits-all workflow. Rather, this book is about engaging ...

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