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Creative Digital Darkroom

The Creative Digital Darkroom
O'Reilly Books

ISBN#: 0596100477
January 2008

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Dedicated to photographers, artists, and educators who are seeking clear, concise, insightful, and inspiring information and techniques on how to make your photographs shine. Based on the concepts of the traditional darkroom, The Creative Digital Darkroom encompasses a tutorial approach that translates traditional skills, concepts, and nomenclature into contemporary digital solutions using Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop Lightroom. Shying away from quick tips and gratuitous effects, this book concentrates on the most important tools and techniques for creating effective images that express your true vision. brazilian hair


Photoshop Restoration & Retouching, 3rd edition
New Riders Publishing

ISBN#: 0321316274
November 2005

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I reviewed and updated every page and technique for Adobe Photoshop CS2, by replacing 85% of the images and adding numerous intermediate to advanced techniques.
Highlights of this edition include:

  • Working with the newest CS2 filters - Smart Sharpen, Vanishing Point, and Lens Correction to improve both antique and contemporaryimages.
  • Using camera raw files and Smart Objects to refine exposure and color.
  • Chapter10, "Glamour Retouching" features the latest techniques (and secrets) of the top fashion and beauty retouchers working today.
  • The book's supplemental website has also been updated with over 120 images used in the third edition and includes a complete screen-resolution PDF of chapter 6, "Damage Control & Repair" for your review.

Photoshop Masking & Compositing
New Riders Publishing

ISBN#: 0-7357-1279-4
October 2004

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Photoshop Masking & Compositing features in-depth tutorials on how to skillfully combine images to create fine-art images, contemporary illustrations, and insightful editorial content.

If you’re a photographer, illustrator, designer, teacher, or simply enjoy working with Photoshop, this book will show you expert techniques for creating photo-realistic and creative composite images. Numerous real-world examples highlight expert strategies and techniques to create accurate masks that maintain the finest detail in hair, translucency, and even smoke. From working with layers and masks; to planning and photographing for compositing; to creating exceptional fine-art and commercial images – this full-color 550 page book guarantees to educate, inspire, and keep you up late at night as you create compelling images.


Real World Digital Photography, 2nd edition
Co-authored with Sean Duggan and Tim Grey
Peachpit Press

ISBN#: 0321223721

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Two pages short of 700 pages, this book is ideal for the advanced amateur, graphic designer, educator, and professional photographer who is delving into digital photography and needs a comprehensive and thorough resource. Filled with full color images this book guides you through purchasing decisions, how to improve your photgpahy and digital darkroom skills, and offers insightful information based on the many years of the three authors experience with digital imaging.


Photoshop Restoration & Retouching, 2nd edition
New Riders

ISBN#: 0735713502

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90 pages longer than the first edition, with more advanced techniques this book focuses on working with Adobe Photoshop 7. Visit the book's website for a sample chapter and to read what readers of both editions have said.

  Restoration and Retouching

Photoshop Restoration & Retouching
QUE Books

ISBN#: 0789723182

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Real World Digital Photography


Real World Digital Photography
Peachpit Press

ISBN#: 0-201-35402-0

Katrin (right) receiving the 1999 2Cool Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement for Real World Digital Photography. The presentation took place at the 2000 Photo Marketing Association International Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Presenting the award is Kim Brady, editor-in-chief of PEI.

Receiving 2Cool Award

PEI Cool2 Award


  Photoshop Studio Secrets

Photoshop 5.0 Studio Secrets, 2nd edition
IDG Publishing 1998
ISBN# 0764532715

  Web Design Studio Secrets

Web Design Studio Secrets, 2nd edition
IDG Publishing 1998
ISBN# 0764531719