May 19, 2007

New Photoshop CS3 tutorials on

cs3cover-3.jpgFirst copies of Martin Evening’s new book: Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers have just come off the press and are about to go on sale soon.

In preparation for the launch of this latest edition to the Adobe Photoshop for Photographers series, Martin has updated the book website to provide some sample pages and chapter extracts that you can download for free.

Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers is published by Focal Press and will be available from most major bookstores and the usual online booksellers such as Amazon US, Amazon UK and Barnes & Noble.

The following sample page extracts are made available in PDF form and you can also click on the links to download some of the images that have been used so that you can try some of the tips and tricks out for yourself.

What’s New in Adobe Photoshop CS3
This is the most recent version of the introduction chapter in which all the main new features are discussed

Color management in Adobe Photoshop CS3
Although there have been no new changes to the color management system in Photoshop CS3, this complete chapter provides a useful introduction to the Photoshop color management system.

Sample 1: The New Photoshop CS3 interface

This offers a general overview of the new Photoshop and Bride CS3 interface, in which I introduce the new palette layout and screen modes as well as how to customize the Bridge window interface.

Sample 2: Camera Raw Image Processing
Camera Raw 4 in Photoshop CS3 is one of the biggest new features and offers a lot of new image adjustment controls. In this PDF I provide a step-by-step guide to working with some of the individual panels in Camera Raw.

Sample 3: Camera Raw Calibration
When Thomas Knoll compiled the profile data for all the various camera models that are supported in Camera Raw, the profiles that were created were based on the sample cameras Thomas had to work with. This PDF shows you an easy way to build custom camera calibrations for your camera.

Sample 4: Working With Image Stacks
Image Stacks can be found in the extended version of Photoshop CS3. In this PDF I explain how this particular feature can be of real interest to photographers and how you can use it to automatically remove people from a photograph.

Image Stacks images-1
Image Stacks images -2

Sample 5: Photomerge And Align Image
The new align image algorithms in Photoshop CS3 offer some spectacular opportunities to stitch images together painlessly using the new Auto Photomerge command. I also demonstrate how you can use Align Image to register two or more photographs in a portrait group and create a merged composite photograph of the best looking expressions.

Auto Align images
Panorama images

Sample 6: Quick Selection Tool And Refine Edge
The quick selection tool in Photoshop CS3 is a new kind of magic wand tool that can make intelligent selections based on tone and color. In this PDF (and also the accompanying movie) I demonstrate how to use the new tool and reveal some tips on creating quick selections. I also show how you can use the Refine Edge command to improve the effectiveness of an active layer mask.

Quick Selection image
Quick Selection movie

evening.jpgMartin, if you don’t know, is a London based advertising photographer and noted expert in both photography and digital imaging. As a successful photographer, Martin is well known in London for his fashion and beauty work. Check out Martin’s web site.

Martin also works with the Adobe Photoshop engineering team consulting on new feature development and alpha and beta testing. He worked alpha & beta for Photoshop CS3 and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and was influential with the new Adobe Bridge 2.0 and Camera Raw 4.0.

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