Complete Photoshop CS3 For Digital Photographers is the latest edition of the book that was written by Colin Smith and now includes Tim Cooper who has enhanced a number of areas of the book including the Camera Raw and printing segments. The book as been rearranged to provide more of a real world workflow, and been enhanced to include the new features included within Photoshop CS3.
Complete Photoshop CS3 For Digital Photographers is intended for two groups of people. First, the photographers out there who have made the transition from film to digital. The authors intend to help you make the best use of the darkroom on your desk. Second, the amateur photographers and the hobbyists. This book will attempt to take the mysteries out of Photoshop and bring the ability to master the creation of great images. Complete Photoshop CS3 For Digital Photographers contains 12 chapters within 442 pages and a CD-Rom
Chapter 1, "Getting Started Using Bridge" begins by explaining file formats, resolution, ISO and other items that you need to be concerned with while creating your photographs. It then explores the asset management program contained within Photoshop called Adobe Bridge. The authors will guide you through what you need to know to use the newly updated Bridge 2.0.
Chapter 2, "From Bridge to Photoshop: The Adobe Raw Converter" dives even deeper in to the photographic file. You will learn of the advantages of shooting and processing 16-bit RAW images. With the latest version or Raw, you can even process your JPEGs as well.
Chapter 3, "Cropping and Perspective" shows you how to crop your images to make them the size that you need. It also explains how to correct common problems that you may run into such as chromatic aberration, exaggerated perspective and tilted horizons.
Chapter 4, "Tonal Corrections and Enhancement" explains the how's and why's of the new digital dark room. You will learn how to use histograms as a visual cue on where lighting problems exist within your photos as well as how to correct the problems within Photoshop.
Chapter 5, "Color Correction and Enhancement" continues this discussion and takes you beyond by teaching about bringing out the best color in your images.
Chapter 6, "Local Enhancements: Selections and Masks" explores how to make finer detailed changes. Up till now you have been working on an image wide scale, now you will work with specific sections of an image.