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The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter) 1st Edition
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The Lightroom 4 book follows just about the sequence that one would follow in using Lightroom, starting with importing images and organizing them in the Library Module. Editing has been expanded to three chapters and explains how to use the revised basic sliders in Lightroom 4. There are chapters on exporting, jumping to Photoshop and the output functions including printing, slideshow and the new book module. (The web module chapter has been dropped but is available on line.) The book finishes with some downloadable layouts and a step-by-step walk through the processing of a portrait.
The teaching technique is excellent for beginners. The various functions are broken down into simple steps of 2, 4 or more pages. There is a narrative of the steps to follow down the outside of each page with screen captures on the inside. The captures are necessarily small but large enough to read easily. You can download images from the book's website to follow along on your computer and I'd recommend doing so if you are just a beginner. I've followed along with several of these tutorials and they all seem to be accurately constructed with all the steps clearly spelled out.
The book is designed for beginners and not aimed at experienced users. Still, if an old hand knows what the new features are in Lightroom 4, it's easy enough to find just the chapter or section you want and follow along with the author.
The book certainly has benefited from its various iterations. Where tools have been carried over from older versions, everything is crystal clear.Read more ›
I teach dozens of photography workshops every year to hundreds of people and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is the program I recommend. I tell them when they buy the software, buy this book and you will be off to a great start. Kelby does a great job of explaining Lightroom in a very orderly and logical approach. The book addresses how to setup your interface and catalog preferences. Pay attention to the discussion on the importance of establishing a good organization strategy from the beginning. Most computer books are a chore to read, which is not the case with this book. If you need to learn Lightroom this book will get you down the path faster than any other I have seen.
If you own Lightroom and have questions, the answers will be in this book. If you are contemplating Lightroom and wonder if it is for you, this book will show you the true power of the program.
Buy the current version of this book and the software. Lightroom 3 is history and there is no point in investing in an outmoded program, the same goes for this book. Lightroom 4 is substantially different than version 3, and if you are using Lightroom 4 you want the book that matches your program.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The information contained in this book presents all I need to work this software without a problem.Published 16 days ago by Mary R.
Maybe I am stupid but the book was not helpful in learning how to use LightroomPublished 2 months ago by Roger L. Aspeling
I love Scott Kelby books, and this was no exception. The first time I browsed at it it looked overwhelming with so many apparent details. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Chris
This book is a must for anyone starting this rather advance processing program. It helps get thing right the first time. The book was in great condition and shipped promptly. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Keith B Huckaby