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In Photoshop CS6 for Photographers, author, photographer, and teacher Chris Orwig explores Photoshop from the perspective of the photographer.
The course details the features and techniques behind enhancing and retouching photos, preparing them for print and online publishing, and much more. Chris demonstrates how to make basic edits in Camera Raw, develop and save color profiles, work with layers and selections, tone and sharpen, and retouch images while retaining their natural character.
Chris also shares some creative tips and project ideas, such as converting a photo to black-and-white and enhancing a portrait with hand-painted masks. The course also covers workflow details, such as organizing images in Bridge and Mini Bridge, optimizing Photoshop preferences, and calibrating your monitor.
I hope that this brief chapter has increased your awareness and interest in working with color and in creating a better color management workflow. And if you're interested in digging deeper, you may find these next two web sites that I'm going to share with you helpful. The first one is dpbestflow.org. This web site is phenomenal because there are so many valuable resources here. What you'll want to do is navigate to this site and then hover over the Best Practices button and then click on Color. This will take you to a section where you can learn about color management, monitor calibrating, camera profiling, color space, desktop printing, and more.
And again, there are some really great resources here, and the best thing is that it's all free, and it's really good. Another section of the web site that you may find helpful is Resources. Here, you can find some helpful books and links which will help you learn more about these different topics. The next web site that I want to share with you is put together by someone who's really inspired me and who is also a friend. It's this one here. It's johnpaulcaponigro.com. John Paul is a phenomenal photographer, and he is also one of the world's leading experts when it comes to color.
You may want to click on this section here, Workshops, and here you can see that he offers many different types of workshops. Some focus in on printing, others on color management. Also, if you dig around a little bit on this site, you can find some free resources which can really help you get a handle and how you can work with color and how you can have a better color manage workflow.
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