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By Jack Drafahl, Sue Drafahl

Designed to assist the underwater photographer make a delicate transition to electronic imaging, this instruction manual discusses how one can digitally refine, right, and improve underwater images. The gear precious for electronic imaging for underwater images is defined, and contains a dialogue at the necessities of scanning that allows you to strengthen underwater photographs. in addition to large details on Adobe Photoshop and the way it may be used to edit underwater photos, this new version gains directions on tips to use Adobe Photoshop components, a extra uncomplicated software aimed toward starting photographers. photos and screenshots have additionally been up-to-date, and knowledge at the most sensible software program plug-ins for underwater imaging utilizing Adobe Photoshop is equipped.

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Until recently, setting up a monitor was a hit-and-miss proposition. Most software packages had a simple program for balancing the gamma, but that was about as far as it went. Today, most image-editing programs, like Photoshop and Elements, offer a gamma loader/monitor setup program to help you quickly get your system in line. This program adjusts the brightness, gamma, and color balance using software controls. SCANNING YOUR UNDERWATER IMAGES 31 Once you have your monitor balanced, make sure no one touches its controls.

It is often helpful if you set a color chart near your editing area to give you a neutral reference point. Color-Management Software. Probably the most confusing part of a scanner is the color-management software that comes included with most of the newer film scanners. When you first set up your scanner, you may be given the option of using color-management software. If so, just go ahead and use the default setting, which is usually sRGB. Once you begin to understand exactly how it all works, you can then try changing some of the settings.

Each tool is represented by a small icon. When you pass your mouse pointer over the icon, a small information menu will appear, explaining the tool’s function. You can also touch the small triangle in the lower-right corner of some tools to expose a flyout menu of additional tools under that icon. You can then select a specific icon, and it will become the new toolbox icon. PHOTO SOFTWARE BASICS 47 TOOLBOX The editing toolbox is usually a vertical floating bar with small icons representing a variety of basic tools commonly used in image editing.

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