Practical Photoshop

Practical Photoshop August 2017

Practical Photoshop is the world’s premier Photoshop magazine, a monthly guide to the best Photoshop techniques, tips and tricks. Inside each issue you’ll find an array of inspirational tutorials and accompanying video lessons that will help you master Adobe’s collection of industry standard photo-editing software. What’s more, there’s a selection of amazing images from the world’s best Photoshop creatives, free downloadable content, and a beginner’s guide to the basics. If you love photography and you want to learn more about digital imaging, then Practical Photoshop will help you to unleash your creative potential.

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welcome to issue 77 of practical photoshop! if you enjoy the issue, why not subscribe and get a whole year for just $19.99?

This month we tackle two of the biggest topics in Photoshop head-on. First there’s a complete guide to raw processing; then you’ll find an in-depth tutorial on the most fundamental of all Photoshop features – layers. Elsewhere there’s expert advice on retouching, Smart Previews and color tools. James Paterson James Paterson, Editor • james.paterson@futurenet.com www.digitalcameraworld.com PRACTICAL Photoshop SENSATIONAL IMAGES MADE SIMPLE! WATCH THE VIDEO http://tiny.cc/h9bbjy DOWNLOAD THE PROJECT FILES To download this issue's files, type the following link into your web browser on your PC or Mac: http://tiny.cc/vibkmy FIND US HERE… http://bit.ly/practweet http://bit.ly/pracface Also available on: http://tiny.cc/4dw9ky http://tiny.cc/rew9ky http://tiny.cc/8ew9ky HIGHLIGHTS: WHAT’S INSIDE… THE POWER OF RAW ▪ Learn how to shoot and edit raw photos MASTER THE PATCH TOOL ▪ Discover how to retouch photos with ease CREATIVE COLOR CHANGES Get to grips with powerful colorchanging tools CREATE THE COVER ▪ Master essential layer skills for amazing art LIGHTROOM SKILLS ▪ Save yourself time and…

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lightroom mobile updates

Adobe has announced major improvements to Lightroom Mobile for iOS. With headline new features like the Adjustment Brush and Sharpening, it might prove to be the pivotal moment when many of us decide to stop editing on our PCs and start editing on our smartphones and tablets. The big news for most of us who know and love the desktop Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush is the new Selective Brush in Lightroom Mobile, which works in much the same way by allowing you to paint in adjustments over parts of an image. What’s more, the existing selective tools in LR Mobile – the Graduated Filter and the Radial Filter – now feature an option to subtract with the brush, just like in Lightroom on desktop. For those of us who use LR Mobile regularly, the…

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get more from raw

Photography requires dedication. Whether it’s learning techniques, waking up early for sunrise or buying new gear, we put so much time and effort into this artform that it makes sense to demand the most we can get out of our cameras. No matter what we choose to shoot – landscapes, portraits, action, documentary – we’d be shooting ourselves in the foot if we didn’t squeeze the maximum quality out of our digital cameras. There’s no doubt that a raw file gives you a better-quality image than a JPEG – but it also requires slightly more work to realize that benefit. That’s where this guide comes in, as we cover the basics of raw processing. We’ll explain exactly why raw is a superior format to JPEG, then take your knowledge further with considerably more…

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why shoot raw?

Even some phone cameras are capable of shooting in raw format these days. To an SLR owner, this may seem daft: surely JPEGs are fine for snaps and selfies? But the same could be said for shooting JPEGs with an SLR. We didn’t buy a camera with a sophisticated image sensor to leave it stuck in second gear, did we? The benefits to shooting raw over JPEG are greater dynamic range and flexibility. Shoot JPEG, and the camera will burn in white balance and color space. Shoot raw, and you can change these after the event. But the biggest factor for many photographers is dynamic range. Raw files hold greater detail in shadows and highlights, so either in high-contrast scenes, or on occasions where you accidentally over- or underexpose, a raw rescue…

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raw vs jpeg

RAW Contains all the information recorded at the time of shooting as it comes off the camera sensor 12-bit-per-channel raws contain over 68 billion colors, compared with 16 million in 8-bit-per-channel JPEGs. More colors means smoother gradations between different shades – and less chance of any heavy editing you do leading to ‘banding’ of colors. Raws are the digital equivalent of a negative in that, unlike a JPEG, there’s no chance of copying over your original or accidently resizing it. (Indeed, Adobe’s own raw file format is called DNG, standing for Digital Negative.) JPEG Stands for the Joint Photographic Experts Group, the committee that wrote the standard Straight out of the camera, JPEGs are ready for emailing, printing or viewing on almost any device, without any need for post-processing or importing them into extra software like…

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focus on formats

JPEG JPEGs are the world’s favorite image format: they’re hugely efficient, light on file sizes, and open on almost any device. This is because they compress on closing (that’s when you get to choose a quality setting) then they uncompress again when opened, causing a slight loss of data each time. TIFF TIFFs offer lossless compression, so there’s no loss of quality from repeated opening and closing. To preserve the maximum information in an image format other than raw (and especially if you want to carry out further edits), save it as a 16?bit TIFF. RAW Raw files contain unprocessed information straight from your camera’s sensor. Unlike JPEGs, you choose how the information is processed afterwards. Camera manufacturers each have their own type of raw file format, such as NEF for Nikon or CR2 for…