Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers, 2014 Release : A professional image editor's guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC book cover
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Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers, 2014 Release
A professional image editor's guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC

ISBN 9781138372313
Published November 16, 2018 by Routledge
752 Pages

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Book Description

Adobe Photoshop for Photographers 2014 Release by Photoshop hall-of-famer and acclaimed digital imaging professional Martin Evening has been fully updated to include detailed instruction for all of the updates to Photoshop CC 2014 on Adobe’s Creative Cloud, including significant new features, such as Focus Area selections, enhanced Content-Aware filling, and new Spin and Path blur gallery effects. This guide covers all the tools and techniques photographers and professional image editors need to know when using Photoshop, from workflow guidance to core skills to advanced techniques for professional results. Using clear, succinct instruction and real world examples, this guide is the essential reference for Photoshop users of all levels.

Accompanying the book is the website, with sample images, tutorial videos, and bonus chapters.

Table of Contents


What’s different in this book


Chapter 1: Photoshop Fundamentals

Photoshop installation

The Photoshop interface

Creating a new document

User interface brightness

Tabbed document windows

Managing document windows

Synchronized scroll and zoom

Image document window details

Title bar proxy icons (Mac only)

Info panel status information

Rulers, Guides & Grid

‘Snap to’ behavior

Pixel Grid view

The Photoshop panels

Panel arrangements and docking

Panel positions remembered in workspaces

Customizing the menu options

Customizing the keyboard shortcuts

Task-based workspaces

Working with a dual display setup

Photoshop CC Tools panel

Options bar

Tool Presets

Selection tools

Color Range

Adjustable tone ranges

Modifier keys

Painting tools

On-the-fly brush changes

On-screen brush adjustments

Brush panel

Brush panel options

Pressure sensitive control

Brush tool presets

Mixer brush

Bristle tip brush shapes

Load/Replace Swatches from HTML

Hex Field

Tools for filling

Tools for drawing

Image editing tools

Move tool

Layer selection using the move tool

Navigation and information tools

Zoom tool shortcuts

Hand tool

Bird’s-eye view

Flick panning

Windows Multi-touch support

Eyedropper tool

Ruler tool

Rotate view tool

Notes tool

Count tool

Screen view modes

Working with Layers

Automating Photoshop

Preset Manager


The History panel

History settings and memory usage

History brush

Use of history versus undo


Non-linear history

When files won’t open

Save often

Background Saving

Normal saves

Using Save As… to save images

File formats

Photoshop native file format

Smart PSD files

Large Document (PSB) format

TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)

Pixel order

Byte order

Save Image Pyramid

TIFF compression options

Flattened TIFFs



Photoshop PDF

Adobe Bridge CC

The Bridge interface

Making Bridge CS work with Photoshop CC

Custom work spaces in Bridge

Opening files from Bridge

Slideshows IV V

Camera Raw

DNG and transparency support

Opening photos from Bridge via Camera Raw

Splash screen

Chapter 2: Camera Raw Image Processing

Camera Raw advantages

The new Camera Raw workflow

Does the order matter?

Raw capture

JPEG capture

Editing JPEGs and TIFFs in Camera Raw

Alternative Raw processors

A basic Camera Raw/Photoshop workflow

Camera Raw support

DNG compatibility

Getting raw images into Photoshop

Image ingestion

Importing images via Photo Downloader

Tethered shoot imports

Tethered shooting via Canon EOS Utility

Importing images via other programs

Import Images from Device (Mac only)

Basic Camera Raw image editing

Working with Bridge and Camera Raw

General controls for single file opening

Full size window view

General controls for multiple file opening

New preview controls


Preview preferences

Workflow options

Saving soft proofed raw files as smart objects

Summary of the proposed soft proofing workflow

Opening raw files as Smart Objects

Saving photos from Camera Raw

Saving a JPEG as DNG

Resolving naming conflicts

New Save dialog

Altering the background color

The histogram display

Digital camera histograms

Interactive histogram

Image browsing via Camera Raw

Camera Raw preferences

Default Image Settings

Camera Raw cache

DNG file handling

JPEG and TIFF handling

Camera Raw cropping and straightening

How to straighten and crop

Basic panel controls

White balance

Using the white balance tool

White balance tool refinements

Basic panel auto white balance adjustments

Process Versions

The Process 2012 tone adjustment controls



Highlights and Shadows

Whites and Blacks

Suggested order for the Basic panel adjustments

Preserving the highlight detail

When to clip the highlights

How to clip the shadows

Shadow levels after a conversion

Digital exposure

How Camera Raw interprets the raw data

Basic panel image adjustment procedure

Auto tone corrections

Auto Whites and Blacks sliders

Camera-specific default settings


Negative clarity

Vibrance and Saturation

Tone Curve panel

Point Curve editor mode

RGB Curves

Correcting a high contrast image

HSL/Grayscale panel

Recovering out-of-gamut colors

Adjusting the hue and saturation

Lens Corrections panel

Accessing and creating custom lens profiles

Lens Corrections: Color tab

Chromatic aberration

Defringe sliders

The Defringe controls in use

Eyedropper tool mode

Localized adjustments: Defringe slider

Lens Corrections: Manual tab

Upright corrections

Synchronizing Upright settings

Transform controls

Lens Vignetting controls

Effects panel

Post Crop Vignetting control

Post Crop Vignette style options

Highlights slider

Adding Grain effects

Camera Calibration panel

New Camera Raw profiles

Camera look settings profiles

Custom camera profile calibrations

DNG Profile Editor

Camera Raw as a Photoshop filter

Spot removal tool

Creating circle spots

Synchronized spotting with Camera Raw

Spot removal tool feathering

Spot removal tool fine-tuning

Visualize spots

Creating brush spots

Deleting spots

Red eye removal

Red eye: pet eye removal

Localized adjustments

Adjustment brush

Initial Adjustment brush options

Brush settings

Adding a new brush effect

Resetting adjustments

Adjustment brush duplication

Editing brush adjustments

Previewing the brush stroke areas

Auto masking

Darkening the shadows

Hand-coloring in Color mode

Graduated filter tool

Graduated color temperature adjustment

Radial filter adjustments

Fill to document bounds

Modifying graduated and radial filter masks

Correcting edge sharpness with the Radial filter

Global sharpening only

Global sharpening + radial filter adjustment

Camera Raw settings menu

Export settings to XMP

Update DNG previews

Load Settings… Save Settings…

Camera Raw defaults

Presets panel

Saving and applying presets

Copying and synchronizing settings

Synchronizing different process versions

Legacy presets

Synchronize Process 2010 from a Process 2012 master

Synchronize Process 2012 from a Process 2010 master

Working with Snapshots

DNG file format

The DNG solution

DNG compatibility

Saving images as DNG

Lossy DNG

DNG Converter

Chapter 3: Sharpening and noise reduction

When to sharpen

Why one-step sharpening is ineffective

Capture sharpening

Capture sharpening for scanned images

Process versions

Improvements to Camera Raw sharpening

Sample sharpening image

Detail panel

Sharpening defaults

The sharpening effect sliders

Amount slider

Radius slider

The suppression controls

Detail slider

Interpreting the grayscale previews

Radius and Detail grayscale preview

Masking slider

Masking slider example

Some real world sharpening examples

Sharpening portrait images

Sharpening landscape images

Sharpening a fine-detailed image

How to save sharpening settings as presets

Capture sharpening roundup

Selective sharpening in Camera Raw

Negative sharpening

Extending the sharpening limits

How to apply localized sharpening

Negative sharpening to blur an image

Noise removal in Camera Raw

Process Versions and noise reduction

Detail panel Noise Reduction sliders

Color noise

Non-raw image noise reduction

Color Smoothness slider

Adding grain to improve appearance of sharpness

Localized noise reduction in Camera Raw

Localized moiré removal in Camera Raw

No sharpening

Smart Sharpened

Localized sharpening in Photoshop

Smart Sharpen filter

Basic Smart Sharpen mode

Advanced Smart Sharpen mode

Removing Motion Blur

Shake Reduction filter

The Shake Reduction controls

Creating a depth of field brush

Chapter 4: Image Editing Essentials

Pixels versus vectors

Photoshop as a vector program

Image resolution terminology

ppi: pixels per inch

lpi: lines per inch

dpi: dots per inch

Desktop printer resolution

Altering the image size

Image interpolation

Nearest Neighbor (hard edges)


Bicubic (smooth gradients)

Bicubic Smoother (enlargement)

Bicubic Sharper (reduction)

Bicubic Automatic

Preserve Details (enlargement)

Basic pixel editing

Photoshop image adjustments

The image histogram

The Histogram panel

Basic Levels editing and the histogram

Bit depth

8-bit versus 16-bit image editing

16-bit and color space selection

Comparing 8-bit with 16-bit editing

The RGB edit space and color gamut

Direct image adjustments

Adjustment layers approach

Adjustments panel controls

Properties panel controls

Maintaining focus in the Properties panel

Levels adjustments

Analyzing the histogram

Curves adjustment layers

On-image Curves editing

Removing curve points

Using Curves in place of Levels

Output levels adjustments

Luminosity and Color blending modes

Locking down portions of a curve

Creating a dual contrast curve

Correcting shadow and highlight detail


Tonal Width


Color Correction

Midtone Contrast

Auto image adjustments

Match Color corrections

Enhanced Brightness and Contrast

Color corrections using Curves



Color Lookup adjustments

Color Lookup Table Export

Photo Filter

Multiple adjustment layers

Adjustment layer masks

Properties panel mask controls

Editing a mask using the masks controls

Live shape properties


Entering measurement units

Delete cropped pixels

Crop ratio modes

Landscape and portrait mode crops

Crop tool presets

Crop overlay display

Crop tool options

Front Image cropping

Disable edge snapping

Selection-based cropping

Canvas size

Big data

Perspective crop tool

Content-aware scaling

How to protect skin tones

How to remove objects from a scene

Image rotation

Chapter 5: Black and white

Converting color to black and white

Dumb black and white conversions

Smarter black and white conversions

Black & White adjustment presets

Split color toning using Color Balance

Split color toning using Curves adjustments

Split color toning using a Gradient Map

Camera Raw black and white conversions

Pros and cons of the Camera Raw approach

HSL grayscale conversions

Camera Calibration panel tweaks

Camera Raw Split Toning panel

Saturation shortcut

Camera Raw color image split toning

Black and white output

Advanced B&W Photo tips

Chapter 6: Extending the dynamic range

High dynamic range imaging

HDR essentials

Alternative approaches

Bracketed exposures

Photomatix Pro

Displaying deep-bit color

Capturing a complete scenic tonal range

HDR shooting tips

HDR File formats

How to fool Merge to HDR

Basic tonal compression techniques

Blending multiple exposures

Camera Raw adjustments using Process 2012

Processing HDR files in Camera Raw

The Camera Raw options

Merge to HDR Pro

Response curve

Tone mapping HDR images

Local Adaptation

Removing ghosts

How to avoid the ‘HDR’ look

Smooth Edges option

HDR toning examples

How to smooth HDR toned images

Chapter 7: Image retouching

Basic cloning methods

Clone stamp tool

Clone stamp brush settings

Healing brush

Choosing an appropriate alignment mode

Clone Source panel and clone overlays

Clone and healing sample options

Better healing edges

Spot healing brush

Healing blend modes

Spot healing in Content-Aware mode

Patch tool

The patch tool and content-aware filling

Adaptation Structure control

Content-aware move tool

Content-aware move tool in Extend mode

Enhanced content-aware color adaptation

Working with the Clone Source panel

Perspective retouching

Alternative history brush spotting technique

Portrait retouching

Beauty retouching


Advanced Liquify tool controls


Mask options

View options

Saving the mesh

Photoshop CC Liquify performance

Smart Object support for Liquify

On-screen cursor adjustments

Targeted distortions using Liquify

Chapter 8: Layers, Selections and Masking

Selections and channels


Quick Mask mode

Creating an image selection

Modifying selections

Alpha channels

Modifying an image selection

Selections, alpha channels and masks




Layer basics

Image layers

Vector layers

Text layers

Adjustment layers

Layers panel controls

Layer styles

Adding layer masks

Viewing in Mask or Rubylith mode

Removing a layer mask

Adding an empty layer mask

Thumbnail preview clipping

Properties Panel in Masks mode

Refine Edge command

View modes

Edge detection

Smart Radius

Adjust Edge section

Refine Edge output

Working with the quick selection tool

Combining a quick selection with Refine Edge

Focus area

Ragged borders with the Refine Edge adjustment

Color Range masking

Layer blending modes

Creating panoramas with Photomerge

Depth of field blending

Working with multiple layers

Color coding layers

Layer group management

Nested group layer compatibility

Managing layers in a group

Clipping masks

Ways to create a clipping mask

Masking layers within a group

Clipping layers and adjustment layers

Layer Comps panel

Layer linking

Selecting all layers

Layer selection using the move tool

Layer selection

Layer mask linking

Layer locking

Lock Transparent Pixels

Lock Image Pixels

Lock Layer Position

Lock All

Generator: generate assets from layers

Extended tagging

Summary of how Generator works

Generator uses

Smarter naming when merging layers

Layer filtering

Isolation mode layer filtering

Transform commands

Repeat Transforms

Interpolation options

Numeric Transforms

Transforming paths and selections

Transforms and alignment

Warp transforms

Perspective Warp

Puppet Warp

Pin rotation

Pin depth

Multiple pin selection

Smart Objects

Drag and drop a document to a layer

Smart Objects

Linked Smart Objects

Creating linked Smart Objects

Packaging linked embedded assets

Resolving bad links

Layers panel Smart Object searches

Photoshop paths

Pen path modes

Drawing paths with the pen tool

Pen path drawing example

Pen tool shortcuts summary

Rubber Band mode

Multi selection path options

Selecting path anchor points

Vector masks

Isolating an object from the background

Chapter 9: Blur, optical and lighting effects filters

Filter essentials

Blur filters

Average Blur

Gaussian Blur

Adding a Radial Blur or Spin blur to a photo

Surface Blur

Box Blur

Shape Blur

Lens Blur

Depth of field effects

Blur Gallery filters

Iris Blur

Radius field controls

Blur Tools options

Tilt-Shift blur

Blur ring adjustments

Field Blur

Spin blur

Path blur

Motion Blur Effects panel

Smart Object support

Blur Gallery filters on video layers

Smart objects and selections

Applying a Blur Gallery filter to a video clip

Blur Gallery filter with a smart object plus mask

Smart Filters

Applying Smart Filters to pixel layers

Lens Corrections

Custom lens corrections

Selecting the most appropriate profiles

Adobe Lens Profile Creator

Interpolating between lens profiles

Lens Correction profiles and Auto-Align

Adaptive Wide Angle filter

How the Adaptive Wide Angle filter works

Applying constraints

Rotating a constraint

Saving constraints

Constraint line colors

Polygon constraints

Calibrating with the Adaptive Wide Angle filter

Editing panorama images

Lighting Effects filter

Properties panel adjustments

Filter Gallery

Chapter 10: Print output

Print sharpening

Judge the print, not the display

High Pass filter edge sharpening technique

Soft proof before printing

Managing print expectations

Making a print

Photoshop Print dialog

Printer selection

Color Management

Rendering intent selection

Hard Proofing

Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers

Position and Size

Print selected area

Ensuring your prints are centered (Mac)

Printing Marks


Saving operating system print presets

Print output scripting

Configuring the Print Settings (Mac and PC)

Photoshop managed color on Windows

Custom print profiles

Chapter 11: Automating Photoshop

Working with Actions

Playing an action

Recording actions

Troubleshooting actions

Limitations when recording actions

Actions only record changed settings

Background layers and bit depth

Layer naming

Inserting menu items

Batch processing actions

Exporting and importing presets

Creating a droplet

Conditional Actions

Conditional action droplets

Image Processor


Script Events Manager

Automated plug-ins

Crop and Straighten Photos

Fit Image


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Inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2008, Martin Evening is an internationally renowned professional photographer. Working principally on studio-based beauty photography, Martin uses Photoshop to retouch or manipulate to some degree nearly every image he produces. This regular everyday experience with the software has enabled him to gain extensive specialist knowledge of Photoshop.