Want to offer your clients more to chose from? Here's how: award winning photographer, Christopher Grey, has developed techniques to enhance portrait photography, using the creative applications available in Photoshop. Photoshop Effects for Portrait Photographers contains detailed explanations of how to replicate many darkroom techniques with Photoshop (Dodging, Burning, Vignettes, etc.) as well as camera and earlier technology techniques (Short Focus, High Speed Film Grain, Hand Coloring, etc.). Grey has also developed almost two dozen ways to replicate traditional painterly and illustrative techniques such as Rough Charcoal Sketch, Wet Watercolor, Silkscreen, and Oil Chalk. Images available for downloading at http://www.ChristopherGrey.com/booksamples.
Table of Contents
A Short Course on Layer Masks; Traditional Photographic Techniques; Creative Desaturation and Filtration; Organic Vignettes; Converting Color to Grayscale; Short Focus; Short Focus (Light); Infrared Black and White; Cross Processing; High Speed Film Grain; Oil Tints; Hand Colored Black and White
Damage Free Dodge and Burn; Image Enhancements; Surreal Backgrounds; HyperColor; Overexposure Rescue; Hollywood Eyes; Artistic Effects; Perfect Litho; Linoleum Block; Scratchboard; Rough Pencil Sketch; Charcoal Sketch;
Photocopy Sketch; Grain Sketch; Watercolor; Wet Watercolor; Silkscreen; Impressionism; The Classic PinUp; Oil Chalk
"A manual for portrait photographers introduces a range of useful techniques designed to enhance images by using the creative applications available in Photoshop." - Paper Clips (Oct. 2006)
"Loaded with high quality illustrations and easy to follow step by step tutorials...covers some of the best and most often used techniques for going beyond the straight portrait." - Apogee Photo Magazine, November 2006
"If people are your thing and you prefer a no-fuss approach to tutorials, this book will keep you occupied with a host of projects"
- Photoshop Creative