"RAW data is the holy grail of digital photography,
says photographer Mikkel Aaland, a pioneer of digital photography and
author of nine books, including O'Reilly's 'Photoshop for the Web' and
the award-winning 'Shooting Digital.' "Anyone who is serious
about digital photography and wants to produce the best possible
picture needs to shoot and process RAW.
And anyone who intends to do that needs Aaland's new "Photoshop CS2
The RAW format is becoming more and more popular with professional and
amateur digital photographers, because it affords unparalleled
flexibility and control during the editing process. Adobe Photoshop is
the most popular and widely-used digital image editing tool in the
world, and its latest version, Adobe Photoshop CS2, is quickly emerging
as the best place to edit RAW images. "RAW data must be
touched, molded, and shaped before it takes form. It takes time and
skill to do this right,
" says Aaland, "and that is
where this book comes in.
This highly visual, full-color, comprehensive guide explores the entire
RAW process from when, why, and how to shoot RAW, to using the Adobe
Camera Raw plug-in converter and new Bridge navigation software.
'Photoshop CS2 RAW' focuses on Photoshop editing techniques--on
mastering CS2 tools, controls, and adjustments to:
- Decide when (and when not) to shoot RAW
- Organize and manage your RAW images in Adobe Bridge
- Automate RAW capture and processing with scripts and actions
- Achieve optimal tonal control and accurate color with
- Sharpen RAW images smartly
- Create stunning black-and-white images from your RAW files
- Save and archive DNG files
There's also plenty of expert advice on automating RAW workflow and
creating contact sheets, picture packages, and even web photo galleries.
"If you shoot RAW, use Photoshop CS2, and want great images,
Aaland promises, "this book is for you.
Photoshop CS2 RAW is available for 16.49 from here