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  • Paperback: 816 pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press (July 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415711754
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415711753
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.5 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,624 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Pen paths
With the mastery of pen paths, it is possible to define a complex outline like this and selectively edit portions of an image.

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Radial filter
The Radial filter is new to the Camera Raw 8 feature and can be used to apply localized adjustments.

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Panorama
This panorama stitch was assembled from seven separate photographs.

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Shake reduction filter
The shake reduction filter can be used to restore sharpness to a photo.

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Amazon.com Exclusive: Martin Evening's top 10 tips for Photographers


  1. Always shoot in raw mode. This way you preserve all of the information the camera can capture.
  2. Start with the Camera Raw feature and use the Camera Raw controls to fine-tune the tones and colors before you open an image in Photoshop.
  3. For optimum image quality capture sharpen your images in the Camera Raw feature.
  4. Try to work as non-destructively as possible in Photoshop. Use adjustment layers and smart objects to keep image your adjustments editable.
  5. Learn to use all the essential keyboard shortcuts, such as Command-0 (Mac) and Control-0 (PC) for making an image fit to view on the screen.
  6. Don’t get stuck in the habit of using old techniques. Photoshop is constantly evolving to provide more effective ways of working.
  7. Think carefully about how you are going to manage your images. Bridge is useful as a file browsing program. Lightroom is a dedicated cataloguing program.
  8. Remember to mark all of your photographs as being copyrighted. Do not let your pictures become orphan works!
  9. Devise a workable back-up strategy so that in an emergency everything on your computer system is safely backed up and can be recovered.
  10. Let Photoshop actions do all the heavy lifting whenever you need to carry out repetitive tasks.

Q&A with Martin Evening


Q. Who should read Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers?

Martin Evening

A. When I first began writing this series, it was mainly aimed at professional users. Since then it has grown to become popular with a much wider readership, particularly among students and amateur photographers who are looking to improve their retouching skills.

Q. How do you use Photoshop?

A. I have worked with Photoshop for many years. As a professional photographer I have used it to retouch photographs for clients as well as for pleasure. I teach people to edit as non-destructively as possible when using Photoshop. It is is a lot easier now that we have features like Camera Raw for editing capture files and smart objects to apply editable filter effects.

Q. What is new in Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers?

A. One of the first things readers will notice is that the book has been completely redesigned using a brand new layout and choice of fonts. As always, the content has been updated to describe all of the latest features that will be of interest to Photoshop users.

Q. What about Photoshop updates? Won't this book soon be out of date?

A. When Photoshop CC was announced, Adobe stated that updates will be made available on a regular basis. Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers has a companion website where readers can access online content in the form of movies and an interactive help guide. As new features are announced readers will be kept updated through the publication of regular bulletin updates.

About the Author

Inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2008, Martin Evening is an internationally renowned professional photographer. Working principally on studio-based beauty photography, Martin uses Photoshop to retouch or manipulate to some degree nearly every image he produces. This regular everyday experience with the software has enabled him to gain extensive specialist knowledge of Photoshop.

Further reader resources:

  • Martin Evening Photography, London, UK

www.martinevening.com

www.facebook.com/MartinEveningPhotoshopAndPhotography

 

  • Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers website

www.photoshopforphotographers.com


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If you are going to use the Adobe Cloud version of Photoshop CC, then this book is a great hard print documentation, as a reference for your use of Photoshop Cloud.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Brian M. Stoppee on July 30, 2013
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In a few days it will be the 15th anniversary of the publication date for "Adobe Photoshop 5.0 for Photographers." Though only 320 pages, then, it was still a significant work we have never forgotten. Now at nearly three times the length of the original, Martin Evening has created another must-have edition for every digital photographer who understands the need for a volume which uniquely serves as both an inspiration and a reference for Adobe's iconic trio, Bridge, Camera Raw, and Photoshop.

It's reasonable to wonder how the reader can efficiently navigate a 792 page book. Part of the answer is the skilled design concepts which appear on every page of this book. Overall, every 2 page spread is packed with great information and extremely helpful with significantly large visuals. As a studio which has written, photographed, designed, and illustrated plenty of publications, we're tough to impress. Nevertheless, this is one impressive effort even to the most critical eyes.

What's not 100% clear is the ability to obtain the book's additional assets at [...] There are sections in this website on tools, panels, layer styles, an archive of images, movies, and PDFs. The PDFs alone add more than 200 pages to this book.

CH 1 - PHOTOSHOP FUNDAMENTALS - Don't allow the title of the book to scare you off, if you are not a long-standing expert in Photoshop, the audience for Martin's 1998 first edition. Photoshop Fundamentals assumes you don't have much background is this app. This is not to say that we're recommending this as a getting started guide. But, if you're under the impression that you know Photoshop backwards and forwards, the first chapter just may cause you to check your ego at the cover. It also proves that the book has earned it pedigree as a reference.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By COSMIC TRAVELER on July 25, 2013
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Are you an intermediate to advanced Adobe Photoshop user? If you are, then this book is for you! Author Martin Evening, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that is completely focused on the essential information you need to know when working with Photoshop, Camera Raw and Bridge, plus all that's new in Photoshop CC for photographers.

Evening, begins by looking at some of the essentials of working with Photoshop, such as how to install the program, the Photoshop interface, what all of the different tools and panels do; as well as, introducing the Camera Raw and Bridge programs. Next, the author discusses why you must ensure that you have as much RAM memory as possible installed in your machine and fast disk access. Then, the author discusses Camera Raw image processing. He continues by discussing how to pre-sharpen your photographs in Photoshop and reduce image noise. Next, the author explains how to work with photos that have never been near Camera Raw, such as images that have originated as TIFFs or JPEGs. Then, he explores how Photoshop and improvements in inkjet printing have now made black and white photography an even more exciting avenue to explore. The author continues by explaining how dynamic range is the ability of a sensor to capture the greatest range of tones from the minimum recordable shadow point to the brightest highlights. Next, he will show you some of the basic techniques of how to remove dust spots and repair sections of an image. Then, the author explains the different tools that can be used for creating composite photographs; as well as, the intricacies of working with layers, channels, mask channels and pen paths. He continues by showing you ways you can use the Smart Filters feature to extend your filtering options.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Russ Lewis on December 9, 2013
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Martin Evening is by far the best Photoshop writer around now that Bruce Fraser has left us, and this book, again, makes that clear. But, as was the case with previous versions, the book is stabbed in the back as a reference by an almost useless index. Evidently it's just too much work for Focal Press to build a decent index. They need to pick up O'Reilly's "C# 5.0 in a Nutshell," turn to the index, and start learning what a real index looks like. I keep buying Martin's Photoshop books because, if you need help, and if you're lucky enough to find what you're looking for, his advice is the best around. But finding what you're looking for can be irritating enough that you soon beat up the book by throwing it across the room repeatedly.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Otsego Picture Man on August 20, 2013
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If you are going to use the Adobe Cloud version of Photoshop CC, then this book is a great hard print documentation, as a reference for your use of Photoshop Cloud. Martin Evening is truly an expert on Photoshop and help the Adobe Team, on developing Photoshop over the last several years. Sometimes you just need to read about a technical capability, to understand how it works and Evening is the expert. I would highly recommend this book for your library, on photo editing because it is likely the last written text that you will find on Photoshop anytime, in the future given the way that Adobe is taking Photoshop to market. I would also add "The Ultimate Workshop" on Photoshop CS5 that was written by Evening and Jeff Schewe, another expert on Photoshop and photo editing. With these two books your library will cover the "best of the best", on Photoshop editing and should take you well into the future. And of course purchase both books from Amazon the source for written Photoshop documentation.
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