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.
Chris Grey is an international award winning photographer, instructor, author and owner of Christopher Grey Studios, (Minneapolis, MN, USA) who has specialized in advertising, portrait and fine art photography for over three decades. Current advertising clients include The Home Depot, Midwest Dairy Association (Got Milk?) and ClearChannel Communications. Grey also writes monthly columns on professional lighting tips and techniques for ShootSmarter.com and ProPhotoResource.com, free sites loaded with information for digital photographers. He is the author of numerous photography books, including CANON DSLR: The Ultimate Photographers Guide, also from Focal Press.
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