How Professional Photoshop Fifth Edition Compares to Corresponding Chapters in PP4E

1. Color, Contrast, and Channels. The introduction to color correction and
its goals. 80% new content compared to last time.

2. The Steeper the Curve, the More the Contrast. The basics of curve-shaping.
95% new.

3. Color By the Numbers. The simple rules for establishing proper color in
all images. 100% new.

4. Color, Contrast, Canyons, and LAB. The introduction to LAB is overhauled
in light of what has been learned since Photoshop LAB Color was released. 100%
new.

5. The Key Is the K. Manipulating the black channel is the most potent weapon in
the CMYK arsenal. 50% new.

6. Sharpening with a Stiletto. This section gets a complete makeover,
stressing proper use of all three fields of the USM command, plus the
introduction of hiraloam (high Radius, low Amount) sharpening. 90% new.

7. Keeping the Color in Black and White. Look for the types of contrast that
will be lost when the image's color vanishes, and find a way to replace them
in advance. 60% new.

8. Keeping the Black and White in Color. The completely revamped introduction to
channel blending to improve color images. 100% new.

9. Inferences, Illusions, and When to Bet the Image. Successful color
correction requires detective work--looking for internal clues that show what
the final color must be. 75% new.

10. Every File Has Ten Channels. Being able to work in three colorspaces
offers an abundance of tools to improve quality. 100% new.

11. Making Things Look Alike. The second half of the book opens with a
philosophical chapter discussing what the goals of calibration are. 80% new.

12. Managing Color Settings. Recommended settings for various types of
output, discussion of how CMYK profiles handle out of gamut colors, and the
impact of working with an RGB definition whose gamut is too big. 85% new.

13. Politics, Printing, and the Science of the Skosh. In response to numerous
requests, this chapter is unabashedly about the politics of the offset
printing process, complete with jabs at printers, photo labs, and
calibrationists. It offers sensible methods of taking insurance against bad
results in a world where commercial printing is horrendously variable. 100% new.

14. Resolution for the Multimegapixel Era. The previous edition's chapter,
which discussed many forms of resolution, has been consigned to the CD, in favor
of a new chapter that concentrates only on image resolution, when it is
useful, and what to do when you have too little--or too much. 100% new.

15. The Art of the False Profile. If an image appears too dark, it could be
because your expectations are too light. 80% new.

16. What Comes Around, Goes Around. The advantages of manipulating raw files,
and the areas to be steered clear of. The chapter uses Camera Raw for three
in-depth examples of different subjects from different cameras. 100% new
content.

17. Blurs, Masks, and Safety in Sharpening. This chapter further discusses
the characteristics of hiraloam and conventional sharpening, and shows methods
of bringing out the best of both in a single image. 100% new.

18. Overlays, Hiraloam, and Shadow/Highlight. Three closely related methods
of improving detail in shadows and/or highlights all depend on managing a blur.
100% new.

19. Color, Contrast, and Safety in Masking. For various reasons, selections
and masks are more necessary with digital images than they were in the age of
film. This chapter discusses some of the more common scenarios, and how to find
the proper channel to use for the mask. 100% new.

20. There Are No Bad Originals. We wrap up the series with a proposed thought
process for how to approach an image, one old and one new correction, and some
speculation about the future of our field. 75% new.