I received my book 2 days ago and I am trying to quickly catch up.
I was at first a little put off by the introduction to Dan and his book. It was late at night and it read like an infomercial, that it would reduce my waist line and give me a six pack with only 5 minutes a day excercise . I guess I'm always a bit of a skeptic ...
But, it didn't take long to get hooked on Dan's book. The very first picture I tried with the lab curves was remarkable. Yet another tool ...
My question today is that on page 44, he says he prefers using Edit->Convert to Profile, instead of Image->Mode. Is Image->Mode the same thing, but without the dialog box with options?
Pathfinder has agreed to summarize Ch. 7 with a due date of 2 weeks from Monday. Hooray.
Ch 7 is where Dan puts all the basic stuff together and describes a LAB workflow.
After that, the chapters start to be more specialized and more technical. I'll do Ch. 8 in hopes of keeping up our head of steam.
I still need volunteers for subsequent chapters. There's no harm in doing a second chapter. David, you did such a good job and got so much from Ch 3, maybe you'll be ready to do another in a month and a half?
I reserve Ch. 16 for myself. I felt the same way about Ch. 7, but offered to Jim as a cookie to get him in the water. But Chs. 9-15 need owners.
I'm in, just assign a chapter and let me know when you need it.
Nikolai has posted a summary for Chapter 4, here. So it's time for all those saved up questions about casts and more narrow targeting of color changes.
This link is not working for me.. Anyone else getting it to work?
I finally have my copy of Dan Margulis' new book, Photoshop LAB Color : The Canyon Conundrum and Other Adventures in the Most Powerful Colorspace. This book is a runaway bestseller and I know that at least some dgrinners have it.
What about organizing a reading group to help us all get through it? We can rea a chapter a week (or two weeks?) and share questions applications of the ideas to our own shots, &etc. I think we are more likely as a group to get through it with good understanding than as indivituals.
Who is up for this? Anyone?
MOD edit: use this thread if you have any questions about the reading group, or the book in general. rutt will edit this post, right here, and add in the links to the discussions on each chapter.
Chapter 1 Discussion
Chapter 2 Discussion
Chapter 3 Discussion
Chapter 4 Discussion
Chapter 5 Discussion
Chapter 6 Discussion
Chapter 7 Discussion
Beside the chapter discussions per se, there are also some interesting related threads. In particular:
Rutt in this sticky could you label what each chapter discussion with a short summary? I find myself having to look through each link to find what i need since i have terrible memory.
Buy the book. OK, OK, OK, I'll get around to it.
Count me in for lurking back here and just absorbing. You Guys are Great. Super Thread! Thanks for opening my eyes to LAB and the Margulis book.
Great project here.
If no one's claimed Chapters 12 and/or 14, I'm game.
Just orderd this book. Seems to be a great book! Just a little expensive. But what a heck, its soon christmas!
Hello! I'm new here... a search on the latest book by Dan Margulis sent me your way, and I've enjoyed the discussion and practical examples.
I have a question about chapter 11 where I think I've found an error. Pages 226-229 discuss the use of LAB to salvage a badly deteriorated photograph of Dan's great-great-grandmother. I have just such a photo to work on!
However, when I reach the first step on the top of page 229, I come up short every time. Here he refers the reader to perform Edit: Fade>Lighten. However, Lighten is not an available option from the Edit:Fade dropdown menu at this point. It's dimmed.
My guess is that there is another step (or steps) missing between the bottom of 228 and the top of 229. That, or I'm blowing this somehow, and I can't figure it out.
I wondered if someone else might try the steps on 228-229 and see if the problem is something I'm missing, or something missing from the book. And, if the latter, if there is some way to pass this on to Dan.
Thanks for your time and help!