Pearson Education Book: The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop (Second Edition)

Pearson Education Book: The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop (Second Edition)

Pearson Education Book: The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop (Second Edition)

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Pearson Education Book: The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop (Second Edition)

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  • Author: Jeff Schewe
  • 336 Pages
  • Date Published: Aug 2015
  • Tutorial on Working with Negatives
  • Techniques for RAW Shooting/Processing
  • Lightroom, Camera Raw & Photoshop Skills
  • Covers Color-to-B&W Conversion
  • Also Covers Panoramic & HDR Processing
  • Accompanying Sample Images
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  • 1Description

Learn a virtually foolproof method for working with negatives and optimizing raw images in this second edition of The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop. The book, written by renowned photographer and bestselling author Jeff Schewe, teaches techniques for exposing and shooting in raw while also showing you how to develop a raw processing workflow. This updated edition includes content covering features added in Lightroom CC 2015.1, Camera Raw 9.2, and Photoshop CC 2015.2, including GPU acceleration, Radial Filters, Pano Merge, and more.

The book demonstrates how to use Lightroom and Camera Raw sharpening controls to maximize image quality and extract the best possible raw rendering of your digital negatives. Additionally, it teaches you how to take advantage of Photoshop to do what those two programs aren't equipped to do. This is a book about the essence of raw image processing, regardless of the imaging application employed. Instead of serving as just another Lightroom or Photoshop book, it shows how cross-application integration can yield better images than ever before.

Benefit from lessons on producing stunning color-to-B&W conversions and processing panoramic and HDR images. Accompanying sample photos provide inspiration and let you see the results you want, so you'll know when you've achieved them in your own work.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What Is a Digital Negative?
  • Dissecting a Digital Negative
  • Camera Sensor Types
  • Attributes of a Digital Negative
    • Linear capture
    • Digital exposure
    • ETTR
    • Sensor noise and ISO speed
    • Colorimetric interpretation
    • Metadata
    • Bit Depth
  • Raw vs. JPEG
  • Photographic Aspects of a Digital Negative
    • Shutter speed
    • Lens aperture
    • Lens aberrations
    • Sensor resolution
Chapter 2: Adobe Raw Image Processing: An Overview
  • The Genesis of Camera Raw
  • The Genesis of Lightroom
  • The Bridge, Camera Raw, and Photoshop System
    • Bridge
    • Camera Raw Plug-in
    • Photoshop
  • The Lightroom Way
  • The Relationship of Camera Raw and Lightroom Versions
  • Color Management between Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop
  • DNG File Format and DNG Converter
    • To DNG or not to DNG?
    • Adobe DNG Converter
Chapter 3: Fundamentals of Lightroom and Camera Raw
  • Lightroom and Camera Raw Defaults
  • Lightroom and Camera Raw Functionality
  • The Histogram
  • Lightroom and Camera Raw Adjustment Panels
    • Basic panel
    • Tone Curve panel
    • HSL/Color/B&W panel
    • Split Toning panel
    • Detail panel
    • Lens Corrections panel
    • Effect panel
    • Camera Calibration panel
  • Lightroom and Camera Raw Tools
    • Lightroom and Camera Raw Crop tools
    • Lightroom and Camera Raw Spot Removal Tools
    • Local Adjustments in Lightroom and Camera Raw
    • Merge to High Dynamic Range (HDR) & Merge to Panorama in Lightroom & Camera Raw
Chapter 4: Advanced Raw Processing Using Lightroom or Camera Raw
  • Tone Mapping
    • Flat lighting
    • High-contrast lighting
    • Blown skies
    • Inclement weather
    • Underexposure
    • Backlit subjects
  • Color Correction
    • White balance (global)
    • White balance (local)
    • Color Curves
    • Color Split toning
    • Color gradients
    • HSL color corrections
    • Lens colorcast corrections
  • Color to Black-and-White Conversions
    • Adjusting the panchromatic response
    • Warm toning
    • Split toning
    • Color toning and spot of color
    • Optimized B&W tone mapping
    • Color toning using color curves
  • Maximizing Image Detail
    • High-frequency edge sharpening
    • Low-frequency edge sharpening
    • Mixed-frequency edge sharpening
Chapter 5: Deploying Photoshop to Perfect your Digital Negatives
  • Getting Images into Photoshop
  • A Typical Edit in Photoshop
    • Color Range selection tool
    • Creative progressive sharpening
    • Midtone contrast
    • Sculpting
    • Saturation and Color layer modifications
    • Blue edge fix
  • Retouching
    • Healing Brush and Clone Stamp tools
    • Copy-and-paste patching
    • Retouching using painting
    • Using paths to make selections
  • Compositing Multiple Images
    • Creating the composite mask
    • Compositing the sky
    • Luminance-based masks
  • Color to Black and White in Photoshop
  • Camera Raw as a Photoshop Filter
  • Removing People via Image Stacking
  • Focus Stacking
Chapter 6: Creating an Efficient Workflow
  • Workflow Principles
    • Do things once
    • Do things automatically
    • Be methodical
  • The Five Workflow Stages
    • Stage 1: Image ingestion
    • Stage 2: Image verification
    • Stage 3: Pre-production
    • Stage 4: Production
    • Stage 5: Post-production
  • My Personal Workflows
    • Field workflow
    • Studio workflow
  • How I Organize My Images
  • My Digital Imaging Area
  • Performance Tuning Your System
    • Photoshop performance
    • Lightroom performance


About the Author

Jeff Schewe is a Chicago-based, award-winning, professional advertising photographer and digital imaging pioneer. In addition to teaching and leading workshops, he is a member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame at Photoshop World and has co-authored Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS5, Real World Image Sharpening with Adobe Photoshop, Camera Raw, and Lightroom.
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  • 1Description
Subject Raw image processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop software
Author Jeff Schewe
Edition Second
Hard/Soft Cover Not specified by manufacturer
Pages 336
Illustrations Accompanying sample images
ISBN Number 10-Digit: 0-13-403317-5
13-Digit: 978-0-13-403317-4
Publisher Peachpit Press
Date Published Aug 27, 2015
Dimensions 8.0 x 9.1" / 20.3 x 23.1 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.0 x 7.9 x 0.7"

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