The Essentials of Photoshop for Creative Professionals
There are plenty of books on Photoshop for photographers; for everyone else, there's Precision Photoshop: Creating Powerful Visual Effects. In clear, conversational language using extensive images and screenshots, this book gives you in-depth guidance on learning how to use Photoshop.
The author shares her practical knowledge and insider tips gleaned from years working on visual effects in the entertainment business.
Requiring no prior experience, the book first offers a step-by-step beginner's tutorial on the main features of Photoshop, with the tutorial files available on the book's CRC Press web page. It next shows you how to manage various assets, such as text, 3D, or HDRI files, and provides solutions to the most common questions asked by new Photoshop users. The author explains how to work with camera raw files and describes how to unlock your artistic potential through Photoshop's powerful tools. She also covers more advanced tutorials involving higher concepts and specific source images, such as creating panoramas, high-contrast images, 3D effects, and motion.
Illustrating key techniques with examples of production-quality work, this book delves deep into aspects most important to creative professionals. Whether you're a beginner or more experienced user, you will find precise instruction on critical elements of the workflow.