The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop.pdf
Raw image processing technology has matured as an essential aspect of digital photography, you need a modern book that takes a seasoned approach to the technology and explains the advantages and challenges of using Lightroom or Camera Raw to produce magnificent images. Renowned photographer and bestselling author Jeff Schewe outlines a foolproof process for working with these digital negatives and presents his real world expertise on optimizing raw images. You'll also learn hands on techniques for exposing and shooting for raw image capture and developing a raw processing workflow, as well as Photoshop techniques for perfecting the master image, converting color to black and white, and processing for panoramic and HDR images. * Get the best tone and color from your digital negatives.* Use Lightroom and Camera Raw sharpening controls to maximize image quality.* Take advantage of Photoshop to do what Lightroom and Camera Raw can't.* Produce stunning black and white images.
"Jeff played host at his studio to some of the key meetings in Lightroom's early development. With The Digital Negative, he pulls together his years of bridging traditional photography and digital photography and shares it with the broader photographic community." -Mark Hamburg, Fellow, Adobe Systems, Inc.
Jeff Schewe is an award winning professional advertising photographer and digital imaging pioneer. Based in Chicago, he teaches and leads workshops and is a member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame at Photoshop World. Jeff coauthored Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Real World Image Sharpening with Adobe Photoshop, Camera Raw, and Lightroom.
The Digital Negative Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop Jeff Schewe Table of Contents Chapter 1 What Is a Digital Negative? Dissecting a Digital Negative Raw versus JPEG Camera Sensor Types Attributes of a Digital Negative Linear capture Digital exposure ETTR Sensor noise and ISO speed Colorimetric interpretation Metadata Bit Depth Raw vs. JPEG Photographic Aspects of a Digital Negative Shutter speed Lens aperture Lens aberrations Sensor resolution Chapter 2 Adobe Raw Image Processing: An Overview The Genesis of Camera Raw The Genesis of Lightroom The Bridge, Camera Raw, and Photoshop System Bridge Camera Raw Plug-in Photoshop The Camera Raw Filter in Photoshop The Camera Raw Smart Object in Photoshop The Lightroom Way The Relationship of Camera Raw and Lightroom Versions Subscription License Perpetual License Color Management between Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop DNG File Format and DNG Converter To DNG or not to DNG? Adobe DNG Converter Chapter 3 Fundamentals of Lightroom and Camera Raw Lightroom and Camera Raw Defaults Lightroom and Camera Raw Functionality The Histogram Lightroom and Camera Raw Adjustment Panels Basic panel Tone Curve panel HSL/Color/B&W panel Split Toning panel Detail panel Lens Corrections panel Effect panel Camera Calibration panel Lightroom and Camera Raw Tools Lightroom and Camera Raw Crop tools Lightroom and Camera Raw Spot Removal Tools Local Adjustments in Lightroom and Camera Raw Adjustment Brush Graduated Filter Radial Filter Filter Brush Soft Proofing in Camera Raw and Lightroom Presets in Camera Raw and Lightroom Snapshots in Camera Raw and Lightroom Virtual Copies in Lightroom Chapter 4 Advanced Raw Processing using Lightroom or Camera Raw Tone Mapping Flat lighting High-contrast lighting Blown skies Inclement weather Under exposure Backlit subjects Color Correction While balance (global) White balance (local) Color Curves Color Split toning Color gradients HSL color corrections Lens colorcast corrections Color to Black-and-White Conversions Adjusting the panchromatic response Warm toning Split toning Color toning and spot of color Optimized B&W tone mapping Color toning using color curves Maximizing Image Detail High-frequency edge sharpening Low-frequency edge sharpening Mixed-frequency edge sharpening Balancing sharpening and noise reduction Chapter 5 Deploying Photoshop to Perfect your Digital Negatives Getting Images into Photoshop A Typical Edit in Photoshop Color Range selection tool Creative progressive sharpening Midtone contrast Sculpting Saturation and Color layer modifications Blue edge fix Retouching Healing Brush and Clone Stamp tools Copy-and-paste patching Retouching using painting Using paths to make selections Compositing Multiple Images Creating the composite mask Compositing the sky Luminance-based masks Using the Camera Raw Filter in Photoshop Convert to Smart Filter The Camera Raw Filter Color to Black and White in Photoshop Photomerge for Panoramic Stitching Merge to HDR Pro Processing HDR for Lightroom and Camera Raw tone mapping Focus Stacking Chapter 6 Creating an Efficient Workflow Workflow Principles Do things once Do things automatically Be methodical The Five Workflow Stages Stage 1: Image ingestion Stage 2: Image verification Stage 3: Preproduction Stage 4: Production Stage 5: Postproduction My personal workflow Field workflow Studio workflow How I Organize My Images My Digital Imaging Area Performance Tuning Your System Photoshop performance Lightroom performance