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Black and White in Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop Lightroom

A complete integrated workflow solution for creating stunning monochromatic images in Photoshop CS4, Photoshop Lightroom, and beyond

By Leslie Alsheimer, Bryan O'Neil Hughes

  1. ISBN: 9780240521596
  2. Publication Date: April 2009
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 336
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Description

Black and white photography has come a long way in the digital world. This comprehensive reference will help you maximize your workflow with coverage of all of the relevant new features of Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom 2, including every stage of the black and white process from capture to printing. Along the way, you'll find in-depth explanations of key topics such as color management, optimizing your workspace, softproofing and calibration (both onscreen and for output), evaluating histograms, non-destructive editing, and much more.

New features in this edition include:

*In-depth coverage of workflow using the Bridge and Adobe Camera RAW components of CS4

*New recipes and tips for advanced black and white conversion

*Coverage of Lightroom and Photoshop integration features

*An overview of scanners and scanning your black and white film

*Advice on exposure essentials and how to apply the Zone System to your digital shooting

*A brand new chapter on black and white and creative image editing in Lightroom

Breathtaking color and black and white photographs, including Leslie Alsheimer's image which won the coveted Vincent Versace award at Photoshop World in 2008, will inspire you to expand your own creativity to limitless possibilities. This is the essential resource for any photographer shooting black and white in the digital age.

Author Bio

Leslie Alsheimer is an internationally published and award winning photographer, author, and photo-educator based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is the Founder and Director of the Santa Fe Digital Darkroom Photography Workshops & Tours, and an instructor with the Nikon Mentor Series, American Photo and Eddie Adams Workshops. Her documentary essays were recently awarded and published in National Geographic Traveler and PDN magazine's "World in Focus? competition and received two Honorable Mention LUCIE Awards at the 2008 International Photography Awards. Leslie can be found on the web at: lesliealsheimer.com and santafedigitaldarkroom.com
Bryan O'Neil Hughes is a Product Manager on the Photoshop Team and a Product Evangelist for the Lightroom Team. Since 1999 Bryan has helped to test, drive, demonstrate and lead Adobe's professional digital imaging applications. Bryan speaks worldwide on behalf of Adobe and can often be found leading seminars and workshops. Beyond Adobe, Bryan is a published photographer, editor and author. Bryan lives in the Santa Cruz mountains with his wife Alex and son, Miles.

Reviews

"[A] 'must' for any digital photography reference library.. [W]ritten by photographers who are. renowned and published.. An outstanding survey!"--Midwest Book Review

Contents

Color Management for Black and White; Highest Quality Capture: Workflow Phase I; Lightroom Integrated: Workflow Phase II; Black and White in Photoshop I; Black and White in Photoshop II; Black and White & Creative Image Editing in Lightroom; Creative Image Editing in Photoshop; Printing