As I write this I’ve been sat in front of the screen busily writing my new book, The Photoshop Tool Box being published by Rocky Nook with a deadline of completion by the end of this month.
Glad to say I’m all on schedule so thought I’d share the cover designed by my Best Mate and Gifted Designer, Dave Clayton and also the description that’s currently up on Amazon…
Adobe Photoshop is one of the most powerful image-editing applications ever created, but it is also widely thought to be difficult to learn, infinite in scope, and nearly impossible to master. For these reasons, many photographers choose to stay exclusively with Lightroom for all their photography needs. But for those photographers who subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan–which includes both Lightroom and Photoshop–to leave Photoshop unopened and unexplored is to deny yourself the ability to take your creativity and expression to a whole new level.
In The Photoshop Toolbox, photographer and bestselling author Glyn Dewis breaks down Photoshop into just three main features: layer masks, brushes, and blend modes. Glyn has taught thousands online, in person, and through his bestselling books The Photoshop Workbook and Photograph Like a Thief. Over and over, he has recognized that once a user truly understands these three tools, there is nothing holding them back from achieving whatever they want to accomplish in Photoshop. With Glyn explaining not only the “what” but also the “why” behind layer masks, brushes, and blend modes, you’re empowered to think beyond each specific example and to ask that all-powerful question, “What would happen if I used that technique on this other image?”
Written expressly for photographers with little knowledge of Photoshop, in The Photoshop Toolbox you’ll learn:
- Explore Photoshop’s Workspace, Tool Bar, Options Bar, Properties, and Layers
- Learn the basics of layer masks, as well as specific techniques that incorporate cutouts, removing halos, Content Aware Fill, Look Up Tables (LUTs), and more
- Brushes are useful for everything from cutouts to creating special effects like snow, debris, grass, and even your own signature
- Use blend modes for tricky selections, brightening and darkening an image, and tidying up a layer mask
Additional tips, tricks, and techniques:
- No book on Photoshop is complete without some bonus techniques so in this chapter Glyn does exactly that; random Photoshop techniques great for Photographers and Designers.
In the final chapter Finally, Glyn brings it all together with a complete start-to-finish Portrait Retouching project.
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Due out September 2018, I’ll keep you posted with the progress both here and over on my YouTube Channel.
ps> The Photoshop Tool Box is available NOW for Pre Order – CLICK HERE