New photography books from Focal Press
Creative DSLR Photography
The ultimate creative workflow guide
By Weston and Coe
In a market overwhelmed with books that help photographers to understand and use their camera equipment and software, Creative DSLR Photography is a rare gem that focuses on the creative, design and composition skills needed to take amateur photography to the next level. Beginning with the basics of visualisation and perception, the book gives clear guidance on how to interpret a scene, define a subject and develop a personal style. By covering the key creative factors to be considered pre-capture, whilst shooting and post-capture, the book takes an accessible approach and offers valuable pointers that photographers can incorporate into their workflow to dramatically improve results. Written by two accomplished professional photographers, Creative DSLR Photography is packed with inspiring images from travel, nature and landscape photography, amongst other genres, and includes pro tips on how these stunning shots were created.
Part of Focal's Digital Workflow series, aimed at helping photographers to work faster, work smarter and creative great images. Current series titles include Canon DSLR: The Ultimate Photographerís Guide and Mac OS X for Photographers.
How to Cheat in Photoshop Elements 8
Discover the magic of Adobe's best kept secret
By Asch and Caplin
Photoshop Elements is the cut-down, lower-price version of Adobeís powerful Photoshop software, and, like Photoshop, itís not just intended for tweaking and retouching those less than perfect photographs-it has huge creative potential, too.
How to Cheat in Photoshop Elements 8 is the Elements equivalent to Steve Caplinís How to Cheat in Photoshop-a fun, quirky and inspiring guide, packed with tips, tricks and effects that reveal the power of Elements for design-oriented image manipulation and photomontage. With more than 80 step-by-step projects on page spreads showing the before and after, and all stages in between, this is a practical guide to stir the imagination.
QuickTime movie tutorials and images for all projects in the book are included on the accompanying CD-ROM, with additional support and an active reader forum on the website for the book: www.howtocheatinphotoshopelements.com.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 8: Maximum Performance
Unleash the hidden performance of Elements
Using a unique combination of step by step projects, movie tutorials and sample images, Mark Galer guides the reader through the most powerful photo editing tools that Elements has to offer. Discussing and demonstrating the skills and know-how to create professional-quality results with this budget-priced software. Whether optimizing photographs for printing, enhancing images for maximum impact, or creating impressive, seamless montages, this book will enable any aspiring digital professional to get the maximum performance from the credit crunch approved software.
The package is completed with an astonishingly comprehensive DVD packed with over 7 hours of movie tutorials, 100+ sample images, a stock photo gallery as well as automated actions to get even more out of the software.