Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers

A Professional Image Editor's Guide to the Creative Use of Photoshop for the Mac & PC

Martin Evening


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 Copyright   
 2007, Martin Evening
 Published by Elsevier Ltd 

Foreword

Despite its name, Photoshop has not always
been a welcome companion amongst the
photography set. Much as assembly line
automation was seen as the death knell for
craftsmen and craftsmanship, at various times, Photoshop
was seen as a threat against the skilled photographer.
However, a change has recently taken place. Fueled
primarily by the advent of digital SLRs with professional
features offered at non-professional prices, the confl uence
of Photoshop and photography, particularly digital
photography, has become a certainty. Photoshop is now
accepted as a powerful tool in the photographer’s arsenal.
But what are veteran shooters and those digital
photographers newly minted to make of this brave new
world? How can your wealth of darkroom experience
be brought to bear on a computer screen and a mouse?
Will the sterile environment of technology replace the
comforting mess and sickly-sweet chemical smells of fi xer
and developer? Most importantly, how will you and your
photography benefi t from the new opportunities offered by
Photoshop in its latest incarnation, Photoshop CS3?
Whether you are a long-time traditional fi lm
photographer, a newcomer to the ‘tradigital’ world, or a
weekend snapshotter, this book has something to offer.
From the broad coverage of the ‘Photoshop ways’ of
performing traditional fi lm and darkroom techniques to
new techniques only possible using Photoshop, Martin
takes you there and teaches everything step by step. This
isn’t another ‘recipe’ book that ignores your skilled eye
and assumes all you want to do is paste your head on a
supermodel’s body. (Of course, Photoshop can do that, but
if that is your goal, this is not the book for you.)

Martin understands the photographer’s craft isn’t
always about the creative and artistic side of life. Rest
assured, Martin covers the full spectrum of photographic
tasks. Important aspects of the workfl ow of the fi lm
photographer moving to digital – scanning and image
capture – usually ignored in most other books are covered
in depth. Martin also tackles the usually mundane issue of
image management within Photoshop CS3, showing how
the new Adobe Bridge program can move you well beyond
just a ‘digital shoebox’.
Viewing Photoshop through the eyes of an experienced
photographer takes specialized talent and skills. In
this book, Martin effectively shares his experience
and expertise both on photography and Photoshop in a
thorough and balanced presentation. While this book is
also an excellent general Photoshop reference, the focus
here is always on photography.
Photoshop can be daunting, photography even more so.
To have someone expertly versed in both, presenting his
knowledge here in a clean and clear manner, is a real treat.
Marc Pawliger
Senior Director of Engineering, Digital Imaging Adobe Systems

Acknowledgments
I must fi rst thank Andrea Bruno of Adobe Europe for her
suggestion that I write a book about Photoshop aimed at
photographers and thank you to all at Focal Press: Marie
Hooper, Margaret Denley, Georgia Kennedy, Stephanie
Barrett, Lucy Lomas-Walker and Sheri Dean Allen.
None of this would have got started without the founding
work of Adam Woolfi tt and Mike Laye who helped form
the Digital Imaging Group (DIG) forum for UK digital
photographers. The production of this book was done with
the help of Martin Beuschau, who designed and compiled
the DVD, Rod Wynne-Powell, who reviewed the fi nal
manuscript and provided help with technical advice and
assistance, David Field who provided PC tech edit advice,
and Jason Simmons, who came up with the book layout
template. Plus a big thank you to my ever helpful personal
assistant, Lisa Tebbutt. I must give a special mention
to fellow Photoshop alpha tester Jeff Schewe for all his
guidance and help over the years (and wife Becky), not
to mention the other members of the ‘pixel mafi a’: Katrin
Eismann, Seth Resnick, Andrew Rodney and Bruce Fraser,
who sadly passed away in December of 2006 .
Thank you also to the following clients, companies
and individuals: Adobe Systems Inc., Neil Barstow, Steve
Broback, Russell Brown, Steve Caplin, Kevin Connor,
Chris Cox, Laurie Evans, Tom Fahey, Karen Gauthier,
Greg Gorman, Gretag Macbeth, Mark Hamburg, Peter
Hince, Thomas Holm, Ed Horwich, Carol Johnson, John
Nack, Imacon, Thomas Knoll, MacUser, Bob Marchant,
Marc Pawliger, Pixl, Herb Paynter, Paul Pryce, Red or
Dead Ltd, Eric Richmond, Addy Roff, Schwarzkopf Ltd,
The Smithsonian Institution, Steve Snyder, Martin Soan,
Tresemme, Gwyn Weisberg, Russell Williams, Mark
Williford and What Digital Camera. And lastly, thanks to
all my friends and family, my wife Camilla who has been
so suppportive over the last year, and especially my late
mother for all her love and encouragement.
Martin Evening, April 2007

Table of Contents
Foreword ...................................................................................................................... xx
Introduction................................................................................................................ xxii
Book and DVD contents ...................................................................................... xxiii
Photoshop for Photographers website ............................................................. xxiii
Acknowledgments .............................................................................................. xxiv
Chapter 1: What’s New in Adobe Photoshop CS3 1
New interface design ......................................................................................................2
Performance ...................................................................................................................4
Camera Raw 4.0 .............................................................................................................4
New Curves ...................................................................................................................6
New Brightness and Contrast .........................................................................................7
Black & White adjustments ............................................................................................8
Align controls.................................................................................................................9
Automatic Photomerge .................................................................................................10
Clone Source palette and options.................................................................................11
Blending multiple images with Stacks ..........................................................................12
New Smart Object features ...........................................................................................14
Smart Filters ..........................................................................................................14
Quick Selections ..........................................................................................................16
Refi ne selection edges ...........................................................................................16
Vanishing Point 2.0 ......................................................................................................18
Printing ........................................................................................................................19
Bridge 2.0 ....................................................................................................................20
PDF enhancements ......................................................................................................22
Device Central ..............................................................................................................22
Overall impressions .....................................................................................................23
How to use this book....................................................................................................26
Chapter 2: Photoshop Fundamentals 25
Photoshop installation .................................................................................................30
The Photoshop interface ...............................................................................................30
The image document window ................................................................................32
Title bar proxy icons (Macintosh) ..........................................................................33
Managing document windows ...............................................................................34
Rulers, Guides & Grid ...........................................................................................35
‘Snap to’ behavior ..................................................................................................35

The Photoshop palettes ................................................................................................36
Palette docking ......................................................................................................36
Workspace settings ...............................................................................................38
Customizing the menu options ......................................................................39
Image resolution ..........................................................................................................39
Pixels versus vectors....................................................................................................42
Terminology ..........................................................................................................42
ppi: pixels per inch .........................................................................................42
lpi: lines per inch ............................................................................................43
dpi: dots per inch ............................................................................................43
Desktop printer resolution .....................................................................................44
Repro considerations .............................................................................................44
The relationship between ppi and lpi .....................................................................45
Creating a new document ......................................................................................47
Altering the image size ..........................................................................................48
Image interpolation ................................................................................................49
Nearest Neighbor ............................................................................................49
Bilinear interpolation ......................................................................................49
Bicubic interpolation .......................................................................................49
Bicubic interpolation methods ...............................................................................50
Bicubic Smoother ...........................................................................................50
Bicubic Sharper ..............................................................................................50
Step interpolation ..................................................................................................50
Converting raw data into pixels ....................................................................................52
Photoshop CS3 Tools palette .......................................................................................54
Options palette ......................................................................................................56
Tool Presets palette ...............................................................................................57
Selection tools .............................................................................................................58
Modifi er keys .........................................................................................................60
Painting tools ...............................................................................................................62
On-the-fl y brush changes ......................................................................................63
Brushes palette ......................................................................................................64
Brushes palette options ..................................................................................65
Brush tool presets .................................................................................................66
Tools for fi lling .............................................................................................................66
Tools for drawing .........................................................................................................67
Image editing tools .......................................................................................................68
Working with Layers ..............................................................................................70
Automating Photoshop .................................................................................................71
Move tool ..............................................................................................................72
Layer selection using the move tool ......................................................................72
Navigation and information tools .................................................................................74
History .........................................................................................................................75
The History palette ................................................................................................75
History settings and memory usage ......................................................................76
History brush ........................................................................................................78
Use of history versus undo ...................................................................................78
Snapshots .............................................................................................................79
Non-linear history .................................................................................................80
Preset Manager ............................................................................................................81
Adobe Bridge CS3 ........................................................................................................82
The Bridge interface ...............................................................................................82
Opening and saving images from Bridge ...............................................................84
When fi les won’t open ...........................................................................................86
Save often ..............................................................................................................87
Save As... and Save a Copy ............................................................................88
File formats ...........................................................................................................89
Photoshop native fi le format ...........................................................................89
PSB (Large Document Format) .......................................................................90
TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) ....................................................................90
Photoshop PDF .....................................................................................................92
PDF security ...................................................................................................93
Easter eggs...................................................................................................................96
Chapter 3: Confi guring Photoshop 97
What you will need .......................................................................................................98
Macintosh .............................................................................................................98
Windows ...............................................................................................................98
The ideal computer setup .............................................................................................99
Choosing a display .............................................................................................100
Display calibration and profi ling .........................................................................102
Calibration hardware ....................................................................................104
Do you want good color or just OK color? ....................................................106
Calibration using a third-party calibrator ......................................................108
Color management settings .................................................................................110
Extras ..................................................................................................................111
Backing up image data ........................................................................................112
Photoshop preferences ...............................................................................................113
General preferences .............................................................................................113
Interface ...............................................................................................................115
File Handling .......................................................................................................116
File compatibility ..........................................................................................116
Performance ........................................................................................................119
RAM memory and scratch disks ..........................................................................120
Enhancing memory and performance ...........................................................121
Scratch disks ................................................................................................121
Scratch disk performance ....................................................................................123
Interface connections ....................................................................................123
RAID scratch disks ..............................................................................................124
RAID 0 (striping) .................................................................................................124
Internal RAID ................................................................................................124
External RAID................................................................................................125
Image Cache ........................................................................................................126
Cache pyramid structure ...............................................................................126
Cursors ...............................................................................................................127
Transparency & Gamut ........................................................................................128
Units & Rulers .....................................................................................................129
Guides, Grid & Slices ...................................................................................130
Plug-ins ..............................................................................................................131
Type preferences ..................................................................................................132
Chapter 4: Basic Pixel Image Editing 133
Image capture and fi le output .....................................................................................134
Scanner software .................................................................................................135
The image histogram ...........................................................................................136
16 bits per channel support .......................................................................................138
16-bit and color space selection ..........................................................................139
Levels adjustments ..............................................................................................141
Levels after a conversion ..............................................................................144
Fine-tuning the endpoints .............................................................................146
Specular Highlights ......................................................................................148
Preserving the highlight detail ......................................................................150
Cutouts against a white background .............................................................150
Curves adjustments ............................................................................................152
Using Curves in place of Levels ...................................................................154
Using Curves to improve contrast ................................................................156
Curves luminance and saturation .................................................................156
Saving and loading curves ...........................................................................158
Curve presets ...............................................................................................159
Manipulating portions of a curve ........................................................................161
Improved Brightness and Contrast ......................................................................162
Color corrections .......................................................................................................164
Basic color balancing with Levels........................................................................165
Auto adjustments .................................................................................................166
Color correction with Levels or Curves ...............................................................168
Precise color correction using Curves ................................................................170
Hue/Saturation ....................................................................................................174
Correcting shadow and highlight detail ...............................................................176
Amount .........................................................................................................176
Tonal Width ..................................................................................................176
Radius ..........................................................................................................177
Color Correction ...........................................................................................179
Midtone Contrast ..........................................................................................179
Smart Filters ..............................................................................................................180
Improving the midtone contrast ..................................................................................183
Removin g noise from an image .................................................................................186
Reducing fi lm grain noise ....................................................................................187
Reduce Noise fi lter ..............................................................................................188
Advanced mode noise reduction ...................................................................189
Targeted noise reduction ...............................................................................190
JPEG noise removal ............................................................................................193
Saving Reduce Noise settings .......................................................................193
Removing moiré patterns .....................................................................................194
Image sharpening ................................................................................................195
Sharpening solutions ..........................................................................................197
Multipass sharpening ...................................................................................197
Capture sharpening .............................................................................................198
Sharpening for output ..........................................................................................198
Unsharp Mask fi lter .............................................................................................199
Amount .........................................................................................................199
Radius ..........................................................................................................200
Threshold .....................................................................................................200
Luminance sharpening ........................................................................................202
Sharpening for the image source .........................................................................203
Which sharpen settings to use .............................................................................205
Sharpening for smooth edge content ...................................................................209
Presharpening summary .....................................................................................213
Third-party sharpening plug-ins .........................................................................213
Selective sharpening ...........................................................................................214
Smart Sharpen fi lter ............................................................................................215
Advanced Smart Sharpen mode ..........................................................................216
Removing Motion Blur ..................................................................................217
Cropping .............................................................................................................218
Selection-based cropping .............................................................................220
Perspective cropping ...........................................................................................221
Image rotation .....................................................................................................222
Canvas size .........................................................................................................223
Big data ...............................................................................................................224
Chapter 5: Camera Raw Image Processing 225
Raw versus JPEG ................................................................................................226
From light to digital .............................................................................................226
Raw is the digital negative ...................................................................................227
Raw conversion software .....................................................................................227
DNG fi le format ....................................................................................................228
The DNG solution ................................................................................................229
Getting raw images into Photoshop ...........................................................................231
Image ingestion ...................................................................................................231
Importing images via Photo Downloader ......................................................232
Tethered shoot imports .................................................................................237
Importing images via other programs ...........................................................241
Importing images via Lightroom ...................................................................242
Basic Camera Raw image editing ...............................................................................245
Working with Camera Raw and Bridge .................................................................246
General controls for single fi le opening ...............................................................248
General controls for multiple fi le opening ............................................................250
Image browsing with Camera Raw .......................................................................252
Camera Raw preferences .....................................................................................254
Basic panel controls ............................................................................................255
Basic image adjustment procedure ......................................................................258
Digital exposure ..................................................................................................260
Vibrance and Saturation ................................................................................262
Tone Curve panel ................................................................................................263
Image effects using the Point Curve editor ...................................................265
Detail panel .........................................................................................................266
Removing noise using multiple exposures ..........................................................268
HSL/Grayscale panel ...........................................................................................270
Camera Raw black and white conversions ....................................................271
Split Toning panel ...............................................................................................272
Lens Corrections panel .......................................................................................273
Vignette control ............................................................................................274
Camera Calibration panel ....................................................................................275
The ACR Calibrator script .............................................................................276
Using Camera Calibration to distort colors ...................................................278
Retouch tool ........................................................................................................280
Red eye removal ..................................................................................................281
Camera Raw cropping .........................................................................................282
Presets panel .......................................................................................................283
Saving and applying presets ...............................................................................284
Copying and synchronizing settings .............................................................285
32-bit editing and High Dynamic Range ..............................................................286
Merge to HDR ......................................................................................................286
Chapter 6: Fine-tuned Image Corrections 291
Adjustment layers ......................................................................................................292
Adjustment layer dodging ...................................................................................293
Multiple adjustment layers ..................................................................................295
Blend mode adjustments .....................................................................................296
Luminosity and Color blending modes .........................................................298
Fine-tuned color adjustments.....................................................................................300
Photo Filter ..........................................................................................................300
Arbitrary Map mode curve editing .......................................................................301
Matching color and lighting across images .........................................................302
Match Color settings ....................................................................................304
Match Color auto adjustments ......................................................................304
Coloring effects with Match Color ................................................................304
Color replacement tool ........................................................................................306
Color Range ........................................................................................................308
Replace Color ......................................................................................................309
Selective Color ....................................................................................................310
Adjusting out-of-gamut colors ............................................................................310
The essential adjustment tools ............................................................................310
Chapter 7: Image Retouching 312
Basic cloning methods ...............................................................................................313
Alternative history brush spotting technique .......................................................316
Healing brush ......................................................................................................318
Better healing edges ............................................................................................320
Spot healing brush ..............................................................................................322
Clone and healing sample options ................................................................323
Clone Source palette .....................................................................................324
Patch tool ............................................................................................................326
Healing brush strategies ......................................................................................330
Retouching portraits ............................................................................................334
Adding lightness and contrast to the eyes ...........................................................334
Repair work using a copied selection ..................................................................336
Removing stray hairs ...........................................................................................337
Coloring hair roots ..............................................................................................338
Red eye correction ...............................................................................................339
Beauty retouching ................................................................................................340
Brush blending modes ........................................................................................340
Retouching portraits ............................................................................................344
Adding Noise .......................................................................................................346
Blurring along a path ...........................................................................................347
Smudging pixels .................................................................................................347
Vanishing Point ..........................................................................................................348
Vanishing Point planes and measurements .........................................................352
Chapter 8: Layers, Selections and Masking 354
Selections and channels .............................................................................................355
Selections ............................................................................................................355
Quick Mask mode ................................................................................................356
Modifying selections ...........................................................................................357
Alpha channels ....................................................................................................357
Selections, alpha channels and masks ................................................................359
Smoothing a selection .........................................................................................360
Expanding and shrinking selections ....................................................................361
Anti-aliasing and feathering .................................................................................362
Smoother selection edges ...................................................................................362
Photoshop paths ........................................................................................................363
Creating a path ....................................................................................................364
Drawing paths with the pen tool ..........................................................................364
Guidelines for drawing pen paths ........................................................................364
Rubber Band mode .......................................................................................366
Layers ........................................................................................................................367
Image layers ........................................................................................................367
Shape layers ........................................................................................................368
Text layers ...........................................................................................................368
Adjustment layers ................................................................................................368
Layers palette controls ........................................................................................368
Masking layers ...........................................................................................................371
Adding a layer mask ............................................................................................371
Removing a layer mask ........................................................................................372
Vector masks .......................................................................................................373
Working with multiple layers ......................................................................................375
Layer group management ....................................................................................375
Layer selection and linking ..................................................................................378
Layer mask linking ..............................................................................................380
Layer locking .......................................................................................................381
Lock Transparent Pixels ................................................................................381
Lock Image Pixels .........................................................................................381
Lock Layer Position ......................................................................................381
Lock All ........................................................................................................381
Layer blending modes ................................................................................................382
Advanced Blending options .................................................................................388
Smart Objects ............................................................................................................390
Multiple raw conversions of an image .................................................................394
Place-A-Matic script ............................................................................................397
Layer blending to remove objects ........................................................................398
Transform commands.................................................................................................402
Repeat Transforms ...............................................................................................404
Numeric Transforms ............................................................................................405
Transforming selections and paths ......................................................................405
Transforms and alignment ...................................................................................406
Auto-Alignment ...................................................................................................408
Auto-Blend layers .........................................................................................410
Creating a montage .............................................................................................412
Removing a matte color .......................................................................................414
Cheating a mask ..................................................................................................416
Masking an object with a vector path ..................................................................416
Masking hair ..............................................................................................................422
Masking tips .................................................................................................431
Refi ne Edge command .........................................................................................431
Working with the quick selection tool ..................................................................432
Clipping masks ...................................................................................................434
Extract fi lter ................................................................................................................436
Layer Styles ..............................................................................................................441
Applying layer styles to image layers...................................................................441
Adding glows and shadows ................................................................................442
Inner shadows ..............................................................................................444
Spot color channels ...................................................................................................445
Chapter 9: Darkroom Effects 447
Black and white from color .........................................................................................448
Split color toning .................................................................................................451
Adjustment layer split toning ........................................................................453
Black and white solarization ................................................................................454
Duotone mode .....................................................................................................456
Infrared fi lm simulation .......................................................................................458
Coloring effects ..........................................................................................................461
Cross-processing ................................................................................................461
Lab Color effects .................................................................................................461
Channel Mixer color adjustments ........................................................................466
Color overlays .....................................................................................................468
Hand coloring a photograph ................................................................................470
Gradient Map coloring .........................................................................................472
Adding a border to an image ...............................................................................473
Softening the focus ..............................................................................................474
Chapter 10: Photoshop Filters 475
Filter essentials ..........................................................................................................476
Blur fi lters ..................................................................................................................476
Gaussian Blur ......................................................................................................476
Radial Blur ..........................................................................................................476
Smart Blur ...........................................................................................................478
Average Blur ........................................................................................................478
Motion Blur .........................................................................................................478
Surface Blur .........................................................................................................481
Box Blur ..............................................................................................................481
Sampled Blur .......................................................................................................481
Lens Blur .............................................................................................................482
Depth of fi eld effects .....................................................................................482
Applying Lens Blur to a composite image ...........................................................484
Smart Filters ..............................................................................................................486
Lighting and rendering ...............................................................................................487
Fibers fi lter ..........................................................................................................487
Lighting Effects ...................................................................................................487
Clouds and Difference Clouds .............................................................................490
Lens Flare ............................................................................................................492
Pattern Maker .............................................................................................................493
Pixel distortions and corrections ...............................................................................494
Displace fi lter ......................................................................................................494
Lens Correction ...................................................................................................496
Liquify .................................................................................................................498
Liquify tool controls ............................................................................................500
Reconstructions ...................................................................................................500
Mask options .......................................................................................................501
View options........................................................................................................502
Saving the mesh ..................................................................................................502
Filter Gallery ..............................................................................................................505
Warp transforms .........................................................................................................506
Chapter 11: Image management 508
Launching Bridge .......................................................................................................511
Rotating the thumbnails and preview ...................................................................511
Bridge preferences ...............................................................................................512
General preferences ......................................................................................512
Thumbnails preferences ................................................................................513
Metadata preferences ....................................................................................514
Advanced preferences ...................................................................................514
Cache management ......................................................................................515
Slideshow view ..........................................................................................................517
Arranging the Bridge contents ....................................................................................518
Customizing the panels and content area ............................................................520
Selecting a Bridge workspace ..............................................................................522
Working with multiple windows ...........................................................................524
Bridge panels ......................................................................................................525
Folders panel .......................................................................................................525
Favorites panel ....................................................................................................525
Preview panel ......................................................................................................526
Metadata panel ....................................................................................................527
Image metadata .............................................................................................528
File Info metadata .........................................................................................528
Other types of metadata ................................................................................530
Edit History log .............................................................................................531
Keywords panel ...................................................................................................532
Managing images in Bridge .......................................................................................533
Image rating and labeling ....................................................................................534
Filtering images ...................................................................................................535
Filter panel ....................................................................................................536
Image searches ....................................................................................................537
Bridge automation ......................................................................................................538
Renaming images ................................................................................................538
Applying Camera Raw settings ............................................................................539
Bridge extras ..............................................................................................................540
Backing up your data ..................................................................................................540
Image protection ...........................................................................................542
Chapter 12: Color Management 543
The need for color management .................................................................................544
The way things were ............................................................................................544
RGB devices ........................................................................................................546
The versatility of RGB ...................................................................................547
Output-centric color management .......................................................................548
Profi led color management ........................................................................................549
Color Management Modules ...............................................................................550
The Profi le Connection Space .............................................................................550
Choosing an RGB work space .............................................................................552
Apple RGB ....................................................................................................552
sRGB IEC-61966-2.1 ....................................................................................552
ColorMatch RGB ...........................................................................................553
ProPhoto RGB ..............................................................................................553
Adobe RGB (1998) ........................................................................................553
Profi ling the display ............................................................................................554
Calibration and profi ling ...............................................................................555
Profi ling the input ................................................................................................556
Profi ling the output ..............................................................................................557
Photoshop color management interface .....................................................................559
The Color Settings ...............................................................................................559
Color management policies ..........................................................................560
Profi le mismatches and missing profi les ......................................................560
Preserve embedded profi les .........................................................................561
Convert to Working space ............................................................................562
Color Management Off .................................................................................563
Profi le conversions .............................................................................................564
Convert to Profi le .........................................................................................564
Assign Profi le ...............................................................................................566
Profi le mismatches .......................................................................................567
Saving a Color Setting .........................................................................................568
Reducing the opportunities for error ....................................................................569
Working with Grayscale .......................................................................................572
Advanced Color Settings .....................................................................................573
Conversion options ......................................................................................574
Black Point Compensation ............................................................................574
Use Dither (8-bit per channel images) ..........................................................574
Rendering intents ..........................................................................................574
Blend RGB colors using gamma ...................................................................575
Customizing the RGB and work space gamma ..............................................576
RGB to CMYK ............................................................................................................577
CMYK setup ........................................................................................................577
Creating a custom CMYK setting.........................................................................577
Ink Colors .....................................................................................................578
Dot gain ........................................................................................................579
Gray Component Replacement (GCR) ...........................................................580
Undercolor Removal (UCR) ..........................................................................580
Undercolor Addition (UCA) ...........................................................................581
Black generation ...........................................................................................581
Choosing a suitable RGB work space .........................................................................583
Rendering intents ................................................................................................584
Perceptual .....................................................................................................584
Saturation (Graphics) ....................................................................................584
Relative Colorimetric ....................................................................................585
Absolute Colorimetric ...................................................................................585
CMYK to CMYK ..................................................................................................588
Lab Color ............................................................................................................588
Info palette ...........................................................................................................589
Keeping it simple .................................................................................................589
Chapter 13: Print Output 590
Inkjet printers ......................................................................................................591
The ideal inkjet .............................................................................................592
Photographic print quality ............................................................................592
Image permanence ........................................................................................593
Inks and media .............................................................................................593
Third-party inks ...................................................................................................594
Print sharpening.........................................................................................................595
High Pass fi lter edge sharpening .........................................................................595
Making a print ............................................................................................................597
Page Setup ..........................................................................................................598
Ensuring your prints are centered .................................................................599
Photoshop Print dialog ........................................................................................600
Output settings .............................................................................................600
Color Management .......................................................................................602
System Print dialog settings ................................................................................604
System print dialog options ..........................................................................605
Building a custom printer profi le .........................................................................606
Printing a printer test target ..........................................................................606
Getting the most from your printer profi les ..........................................................610
Soft proofi ng via the display ................................................................................611
Display simulation options ..................................................................................613
Color proofi ng for press output ...........................................................................614
CMYK proofi ng with an inkjet ..............................................................................615
Simulation and rendering intents ..................................................................616
Sending images over the Internet ...............................................................................618
Email attachments ...............................................................................................618
Uploading to a server ..........................................................................................619
File formats for the Web ......................................................................................621
JPEG .............................................................................................................621
Choosing the right compression type ..........................................................623
JPEG 2000 ....................................................................................................625
GIF ................................................................................................................626
PNG (Portable Network Graphics) .......................................................................626
Save for Web .......................................................................................................627

Chapter 15: Automating Photoshop 643
GIF Save for Web ..........................................................................................630
Device Central .....................................................................................................632
Zoomify™ Export .................................................................................................633
Adding a copyright watermark .............................................................................634
Web Photo Gallery .....................................................................................................636
Information and feedback ....................................................................................642
Index 666
Custom keyboard shortcuts .......................................................................................644
Menu customization ............................................................................................646
Working with Actions .................................................................................................647
Playing an action .................................................................................................647
Recording actions ................................................................................................648
Troubleshooting actions ......................................................................................650
Action recording tips ...........................................................................................651
Inserting menu items ...........................................................................................651
Batch processing actions .....................................................................................652
Creating a droplet ................................................................................................654
Scripting ....................................................................................................................655
Script Event Manager ..........................................................................................655
Image Processor ..................................................................................................656
Automated plug-ins ....................................................................................................657
Crop and Straighten Photos ................................................................................657
Fit Image .............................................................................................................657
Picture Package ...................................................................................................658
Photomerge in Interactive layout mode ................................................................660
Contact Sheet II ...................................................................................................664
Export Transparent Image and Resize Image ........................................................665
Remote profi ling for RGB printers ..............................................................................679
Pixel Genius PhotoKit plug-in discounts....................................................................680


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Introduction
When I fi rst started using Photoshop, it was a
much simpler program to get to grips with
compared to what we see today. Adobe
Photoshop CS3 has evolved to provide
photographers with all the tools they need, and my aim is
to provide you with a working photographer’s perspective
of what Photoshop CS3 can do and how you can make the
most effective use of the program.
One of the main selling points of this book is that
I work mostly as a professional studio photographer,
running a busy photographic business close to the heart of
London. On the days when I am not shooting or working
on a production I use that time to study Photoshop,
write articles and present seminars. And maybe that is
one of the reasons why this series of Photoshop books
has become so successful, because like you, I too had
to learn all this stuff from scratch! I make no grandiose
claims to have written the best book ever on the subject.
I simply write from personal experience and aim to offer
a detailed and comprehensive manual on the subject of
digital photography and Photoshop, written by somebody
who has fi rst-hand professional experience and a close
involvement with the people in San Jose who make the
Adobe Photoshop program.
This book was initially aimed at intermediate
to advanced users who, as the title suggests, were
photographers. But it soon became apparent that all sorts
of people were enjoying the book. Over the years I have
adapted the content to satisfy the requirements of a broad
readership. I still provide good solid professional-level
advice, but at the same time I try not to assume too much
prior knowledge, and ensure that everything is explained as
clearly and simply as possible.
This latest edition has been thoroughly revised to
ensure that you are provided with an updated account of
everything that is new in Photoshop CS3. As the program
has evolved over the years, the book content has had to
undergo regular changes in order to refl ect the new ways
of working. The techniques shown here are based on the
knowledge I have gained from working alongside some
of the greatest Photoshop experts in the industry – people
such as Jeff Schewe and the late Bruce Fraser, who I have
regarded as true Photoshop masters. And I’ve drawn on
this information to provide you with the latest thinking
of how to use Photoshop to its full advantage. So rather
than me just tell you ‘this is what you should do, because
that’s the way I do it’, you will fi nd frequent references to
how the program works. And these discussions are often
accompanied by diagrams that will help improve your
understanding of the Photoshop CS3 program.
Book and DVD contents
The DVD contents are presented in the form of a
Photoshop CS3 Help Guide. Load the DVD into your
computer and for improved performance copy the contents
across to your hard drive. Double click on the start.htm fi le
to launch the DVD contents into your web browser. The
Photoshop Help Guide contains movie versions of many of
the step-by-step techniques shown in this book, is designed
to run on Macintosh and PC systems, and only requires
you to install Flash and QuickTime on your computer in
order to view them. If you should experience any problems
running the disc, please always refer to the FAQ section on
the disc or on the website for guidance on how to confi gure
your computer for optimum viewing. Educators may also
be interested to know that the images used in the movies
are provided on the DVD, along with the relevant extracts
from the book in PDF format.
Photoshop for Photographers website
There is also a website set up to promote this book where
you can fi nd many active links (including those mentioned
in the book) and Help pages should you encounter
problems running the movies from the DVD:
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