Photoshop Lab Color: The Canyon Conundrum and Other Adventures in the Most Powerful Colorspace

Photoshop Lab Color: The Canyon Conundrum and Other Adventures in the Most Powerful Colorspace

by Dan Margulis (Author)

Synopsis

With a mantra like There are no bad originals, only bad Photoshop operators, you know best-selling author Dan Margulis is serious about exposing people to the magic of Photoshop. Nowhere is that magic more apparent than in its LAB color processing capabilities, which can make even the subtle canyon colors of rock, sand, and dirt come to vivid life. However, you may be wary of taming the complex beast. Here's your guide! In these pages, Dan shows that you can derive enormous benefits from just a few simple tools and techniques. He also demonstrates that you can take these techniques as far as you wish, employing the power-user features he describes in later chapters. Starting with canyons and progressing to faces, you will see just how quickly you can begin improving your images by following the recipes included here. Each chapter includes a sidebar with review questions and exercises as well as a Closer Look section that examines some of the principles behind the techniques. A CD includes exercise files.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Edition: 1
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Published: 08 Aug 2005

ISBN 10: 0321356780
ISBN 13: 9780321356789
Book Overview: With a mantra like There are no bad originals, only bad Photoshop operators, you know best-selling author Dan Margulis is serious about exposing people to the magic of Photoshop. Nowhere is that magic more apparent than in its LAB color processing capabilities, which can make even the subtle canyon colors of rock, sand, and dirt come to vivid life. However, you may be wary of taming the complex beast. Here's your guide! In these pages, Dan shows that you can derive enormous benefits from just a few simple tools and techniques. He also demonstrates that you can take these techniques as far as you wish, employing the power-user features he describes in later chapters. Starting with canyons and progressing to faces, you will see just how quickly you can begin improving your images by following the recipes included here. Each chapter includes a sidebar with review questions and exercises as well as a Closer Look section that examines some of the principles behind the techniques. A CD includes exercise files.

Author Bio
Dan Margulis is known as the experts' expert on the logical and effective ways to make any image look its best (Design Tools Monthly) and the father of digital prepress (Scott Kelby). In 2001, he was one of the first three individuals-and the only writer-to be named as a member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame. In announcing this election, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals said, Dan's ability to reduce complicated concepts to words that users can understand and his insistence on dealing with real-world relevance have made him today's most influential voice in color reproduction.