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Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: A professional image editor's guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC [Paperback]

by Martin Evening
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May 24, 2010 0240522001 978-0240522005 Pap/DVD

With the new edition of this proven bestseller, Photoshop users can master the power of Photoshop CS5 with internationally renowned photographer and Photoshop hall-of-famer Martin Evening by their side. 

In this acclaimed reference work, Martin covers everything from the core aspects of working in Photoshop to advanced techniques for professional results. Subjects covered include organizing a digital workflow, improving creativity, output, automating Photoshop, and using Camera RAW. The style of the book is extremely clear, with real examples, diagrams, illustrations, and step-by-step explanations supporting the text throughout. This is, quite simply, the essential reference for photographers of all levels using Photoshop.

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Editorial Reviews


'When it's all said and done, tools-whether hardware or software-are just tools, and it's your ideas and images that matter. You'll find that Martin knows both sides of the equation and never lets the techniques distract from the vision. I think you'll find his perspective and experience invaluable.'

John Nack, Principal Product Manager, Adobe Photoshop

'Evening's Adobe Photoshop for Photographers titles have become classic reference sources, written to deal directly with the needs of photographers and filled with a wealth of practical advice, hints and tips to help you achieve professional results.'

Professional Photographer

'Richly illustrated with photos and screen grabs, this is an invaluable guide for anyone serious about Photoshop at a very reasonable price.'

What Digital Camera

'...the bible for digital photographers. Wonderfully illustrated and incredibly detailed to help you master all aspects of the program.'


About the Author

Martin Evening is a professional photographer and digital imaging consultant, an experienced Photoshop user and key demo artist for Adobe. Based in London, UK, Martin was inducted into the legendary Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2008.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press; Pap/DVD edition (May 24, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0240522001
  • ISBN-13: 978-0240522005
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #186,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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104 of 106 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Photographer's guide to Photoshop CS5 June 8, 2010
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This is arguably better than the missing manual to Photoshop CS5. The author has a clear writing style and the illustrations are first rate so that you can actually see the modifications he is discussing. This book also includes a DVD with movies showing some of the new features of CS5 including content aware fill and puppet warp. There is a significant discussion of using raw to preprocess pictures even if they were not captured in RAW format. He even covers color management in considerable detail, well beyond the usual display profiling and calibration.

Of course every book can be improved and even though I gave this book the maximum number of stars I believe that there are short comings that some other authors can and will address. For example, the index seemed a little hard for me to use, at least at first, and I wished that the entire book, rather than selected chapters was on the DVD so I could search for what I wanted. Nevertheless the DVD does include a help guide that complements the book and provides some desktop assistance. Also, even though the book contains numerous specific examples of photographic modifications and repairs and the DVD contains the original photographs when possible for your practice, I think that there are other Photoshop books that provide more fully illustrated examples with the steps more clearly outlined. I also have the Scott Kelby Photoshop CS4 book for digital photographers as well as the CS3 book and these guides teach by example, with the books organized as a series of photographic fixes. As I am writing this review, however, the CS5 book is not yet available and I've been temporarily saved from having to read through Mr Kelby's humor to get to the good parts.

So to sum up.
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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative, well written June 18, 2010
By Megan M
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I recently upgraded from PSE7 to CS5 and was a bit overwhelmed with all the new tools and options now available to me. Martin Evening's CS5 book is fabulous! It does assume some prior PS knowledge, so I wouldn't recommend this book to someone completely new to PS, but it is very informative and full of practical tips for someone relatively familiar with Photoshop. I had a question about one of the techniques in the Image Retouching chapter and emailed the author. I received a prompt reply in less than 24 hours from Mr. Evening clarifying his description in the book and pointing me to some other resources. I have many pages earmarked already and will continue to use this as a reference whenever using CS5. Highly recommended!
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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More a Reference Manual Than a How-To November 23, 2010
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I bought this book a couple of months ago after reading all the excellent reviews. I must say that I am disappointed. Not that it isn't a comprehensive book, that it is. But it is not too useful if you want to refer to it when you are working - in fact it is frustrating if used in this fashion. For example, I wanted to know how to use the clone stamp tool. Good write up on the features and all the options. Nice picture showing you half way through a touch up using the tool. As to how to set up Photoshop so that you can work as described and shown... out of luck. Read the other 720 pages. This is a good manual, not a good reference book. I just ordered the Kelby book, hoping it will be more useful.
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great reference book, DVD is excellent. June 29, 2010
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This book is a great deal. The book itself is quite thorough, and the DVD has so much material in it that it alone is worth the cost of the book. The DVD has tutorials, tool detailed descriptions, and my favorite, which is a 33 page PDF of all the Photoshop keyboard short cuts. I printed this out and keep it at my desk.

The book was originally written for intermediate to advanced users, and although he says it is now written to include beginners, I'd say it's still a book for people who know their way around Photoshop.

I have his previous book for CS4, and I thought it was quite good, so I was really excited to see this one come out so soon. At first glance, I wasn't impressed, because it uses his old material, but as I took my time and studied the book, I found it was quite updated for CS5. He does a great job of explaining the aspects of CS5, and I love the fact that he goes into such great detail for Camera Raw, which he obviously uses quite extensively.

I consider this an excellent reference book, while I've read it and watched all the tutorials on the DVD, this is a book I keep by my computer, and refer to it when I need detail on a particular aspect of Photoshop. This is my favorite Photoshop book, and I have many.

So why didn't I give it 5 stars? Many of the photos he uses as examples are not well shot or good quality, and that always influences my impression of a book about photography or Photoshop. He's also a curves snob saying you can do just about anything with curves, but without going into detail as to how he would do so. This is a problem throughout the book as he doesn't always explain himself, for instance he mentions about how you can deactivate and activate a computer to use Photoshop so that you don't exceed the license limit of two computers, but he doesn't tell you how. (You find it in the help menu, and Adobe really only lets you license 2 computers)

Those weaknesses aside, this is a great investment.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic resource for pro or am - but wordy September 2, 2010
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The problem with Photoshop is that it is not so much a computer program as a way of life. It is an amazingly diverse set of tools but also a complex application; becoming fully expert in its capabilities can take a long time. Also, PS has evolved over the past 15 years, adding more and more features while rarely dropping any, so there is some redundancy. This can be confusing and means that Photoshop may offer more than one way to produce a given effect - an easy way versus a cumbersome way, or a crude versus a sophisticated way, or a messy versus a precise way. So it is important to be guided towards good habits and proper style.

As a result a whole industry has grown up to teach Photoshop, including books, online tutorials, videos, seminars, courses, and magazines. For the professional photographer or graphic editor, this is all good; one must learn Photoshop. But my perspective is the advanced amateur or hobbyist who has to decide how much time I can devote. The big investment is not the dollars to buy the software, but the hundreds of hours required to become fluent. What I need is an efficient resource to learn quickly and to find a specific technique when I need it. This book, the semi-official PS manual, is helpful. Martin Evening is a British fashion photographer, and this is the 8th edition of his manual.

When I first received this book my first impression was: wow, heavy! Weighs several pounds and 768 pages. And not just a book but a DVD packed full of examples. Although it does cover basics, this is not for the beginner; rather an encyclopedic resource covering every technique an advanced artist might need. Included are sophisticated techniques such as High Dynamic Range and workflow issues such as the choice of a companion file management program.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Adobe PS - CS5 for Photographers is Great --
Took a class where the teacher used this book and found it quite helpful in the hands of a skilled teacher. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Donna G. Ferguson
2.0 out of 5 stars Huge Book
It's use as a doorstop is not mentioned in the immediate advertising. :)

The colors are great, the pictures are great, but it is much too much to be slogging through... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Scotman's Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars photoshop
I am a very serious amateur photographer and use only adobe products. Photoshop is a must for efficient and rewarding post editing.
Published 4 months ago by Bob Konrardy
5.0 out of 5 stars Used butt just like new!
This book was exactly like new. You could'nt tell the difference and the savings were sure nice.
CS5 is the latest version of Adobe photoshop that I have.
Published 6 months ago by Donald C. Swanson
1.0 out of 5 stars Mislead
Wasn't what I wanted I felt like I was mislead! I received an instructional book on how to use photo shop not the actual software.
Published 8 months ago by Reggie rusk
3.0 out of 5 stars nice product
this product is nice if you are interested in advance photo shooting. it does not provide with actual image of some codes described and does not show step by step.
Published 11 months ago by Jose L. Herrera
5.0 out of 5 stars For Beginners or Advanced it's a Great Book.
All knowledge (through the hard work of some) is passed on to others. This the perfect example, Martin Evening did it again. Thank you.... Martin Evening!
Published 11 months ago by Lee G.
5.0 out of 5 stars A GOOD BOOK
Published 11 months ago by BOB
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful for begginers and more skilled ones
I started using PS5 6 months ago. I have read a lot since then. This book has given me everything I needed every time I've requested. Read more
Published 11 months ago by J. Rios
5.0 out of 5 stars Excelente
Excelente producto, de buena calidad, llego en el tiempo previsto y en buenas condiciones. Recomiendo este producto y la marca.
Published 12 months ago by MARIA E GARCIA BENITO
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