Color Management for Digital Photographers For Dummies

From the Back Cover
Here’s your key to perfect color in digital images
Fine-tune brightness, contrast, and tone with Photoshop® Elements and these tips

Shooting great photos is only half the battle—tweaking the details in your digital darkroom makes the difference between so-so images and spectacular ones. This book is packed with examples to guide you through understanding color basics, correcting brightness and contrast, getting the exact tone and hue, and creating perfect prints—in full color, of course!

Discover how to

Build a viewing booth
Create and apply color profiles
Use adjustment layers to correct contrast
Achieve great-looking skin tones
Save money with accurate soft proofs

About the Author
Ted Padova first began his interest in amateur photography as a Peace Corps volunteer in Venezuela. He toured five Latin American countries, collecting shoeboxes of slides he hopefully will one day sort out. Upon completion of his two-year Peace Corps tour, he attended the New York Institute of Photography in Manhattan when it was a resident school, earning a diploma in Commercial Photography.
In 2004, he retired from his Digital Imaging Service Bureau and Custom Photo Finishing Lab after 15 years of owning and operating three facilities. He has authored over 25 computer books on Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, and Adobe Illustrator. Today, he spends his time writing and speaking nationally and internationally on Acrobat PDF and digital imaging.

Don Mason is a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. He has been a professional photographer for more than three decades and works in virtually every aspect of commercial photography. Don first started using a computer in 1999, when he didn’t believe that digital imaging would ever replace his wing lynch system used for processing all his E-6 film and his darkroom where he made his own C-prints. After 4 years of intensive work in Adobe Photoshop, he abandoned his analog film lab and went completely digital. Today, he divides his time shooting professional commercial photography and printing art prints for a wide range of clients on his two, oversized Epson inkjet printers.

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Photoshop Elements 5 is a powerhouse, and here’s the fast and easy way to get up to speed on all the coolest features. Whether you’re new to digital photography or an old pro, you’ll find out how to make quick fixes, fine-tune exposure, brush away flaws, and print and share photos.

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Digital Photography All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies 3rd Edition

8 books in 1 – your key to terrific digital photos!
Your one-stop, full-color guide to creating digital images with “wow”

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Photoshop Elements 4 Just the Steps For Dummies

Photoshop Elements 4 is the fast, easy, and inexpensive way to get studio-quality results from your digital images. You can
Correct color, exposure, and lighting
Fix red-eye and other flaws
Use image layers to alter the look of a photo
Change the background
Make albums, display photos online, or print your pictures
Do almost everything you can do with Photoshop CS
Chances are, you bought Elements because you want to make your photos look better. Maybe you take a lot of pictures and you look forward to sharing them. And if that’s the case, you’re probably more interested in actually getting something done than in understanding the theory behind the software. That’s why you need Photoshop Elements 4 Just the Steps For Dummies!

Photoshop Elements 4 Just the Steps For Dummies is a lot like Elements itself — fast and easy. Task-based spreads let you find the task you want to perform, then show you step by step how to do it. You pick the task, find it fast, and get it done! For example:

Organize and find images quickly and easily
Acquire photos from your mobile phone
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Locate files by caption, media type, or filename
Replace one color with another
Remove color halos from your subjects
Clean dust and scratches from your photos
Create a catalog, collection, album, or slideshow
Make a photo look like an impressionist painting or a pencil sketch
Print photos on your own printer or order prints online
That’s just a fraction of the tasks you can quickly find and perform with the help of this handy, no-nonsense guide. Photoshop Elements 4 Just the Steps For Dummies is all about simple steps that lead to great results!

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Digital Photography for Dummies 5th Edition

Isn’t that digital camera so cool? There must be a hundred things it will do that you haven’t really figured out yet, right? For that matter, just getting the hang of all the features you DO know about may be keeping you busy. With your digital camera, you can
See immediately whether you got the shot you wanted
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The more you know about your digital camera and about digital photography, the more you’ll enjoy taking pictures and the better your pictures will be. Of course, the best way to see examples of good photographic techniques is in full color, and Digital Photography For Dummies, 5th Edition gives you exactly that — plenty of beautiful, colorful photos that show you what you can accomplish and start the ideas popping.

With a digital camera, a computer, and some photo-editing software, you can explore unlimited creative opportunities. You don’t have to be a computer whiz or a professional photographer, either. Digital Photography For Dummies, 5th Edition helps you get the hang of

Choosing the right camera, software, and accessories for what you want to do
Editing your images with Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0
Using your camera’s settings, composing great pictures, managing exposure and lighting, and working with automatic modes
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Written by Julie Adair King, a photographer who has penned several other books on the subject, colorful Digital Photography For Dummies, 5th Edition can help you take better digital photos, do more with them, and have a lot more fun with your camera. You’ll get the picture!