This is a comprehensive and illustrated guide to manipulating digital photos. This title helps to learn skills such as creating a panorama, retouching an old photograph, enhancing skies for dramatic effect, and adding borders and type. It explains how to share your images using online galleries and slideshows, and how to produce the best prints. It features useful hints and tips throughout, easy-to-follow instructions and more than 450 photographs and illustrations. This is an ideal guide for photographers of all abilities, from the complete beginner to the more experienced. This informative guide covers everything the digital photographer needs to know in order to produce great-looking photographs. Divided into three easy-to-use sections, the first, Basic Image Editing, describes the types of software available, and explains the basic editing tasks, such as cropping and rotating and adjusting contrast and brightness. The second section, Advanced Image Editing, introduces more complex techniques such as layers and blending, as well as a vast array of editing tools and creative filters. Finally, Viewing and Sharing explains how to share and email images, how to set up slideshows, how to make the best prints and how to share pictures with the world via the internet. Illustrated throughout with more than 450 photographs and diagrams, this useful book is perfect for anyone who is interested and wants to learn how to use editing software to create dramatic, colourful, sharper and professional-looking images.
Steve Luck has combined his interest in photography with a career in publishing by managing and developing a growing series of books on digital imaging. He has co-authored a number of books on digital photography and imaging, including Go Digital (Taschen) and Foundation Course: Digital Photography (Cassell), and The Illustrated Practical Guide to Digital Photography: Step-by-Step Techniques and Tips (Southwater), all of which have featured his own photography.