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Case in point: The removal from photographs of what are politely called skin blemishes. Author Scott Kelby (the editor of Photoshop User offers two strategies: One you can use to remove all traces of a mark but which requires a fair amount of time, and another procedure that delivers "pretty good" results and which can be done on many pictures (such as a set of class portraits) rapidly. Kelby teaches by means of heavily illustrated procedures, each between five and 20 steps long and spanning several pages. A good way to use this book is by scanning the table of contents for a procedure that interests you (say, "Fixing Underexposed Photos," or "Pro Wrinkle Removal"). This will enable you to spot Photoshop techniques you hadn't considered. --David Wall
Topics covered: How to use Adobe Photoshop if, for you, the program is one tool out of many in a photographic kit. Tricks teach you how to recolor hair, whiten teeth and eyes, modify unflattering body contours, dodge and burn, apply filters for effect, assemble panoramas, and do a score of other slick photo jobs.
Finally, a Photoshop book that is written expressly for professional photographers and hi-end serious amateurs that doesn't talk about F-stops, exposures, and how to frame a shot (you know all that stuff already--if you don't¿I hate to say it, but this isn't for you).
This new book, from Photoshop User magazine editor and bestselling author Scott Kelby, starts at the moment your digital camera photos come into Photoshop, and he shows you the Photoshop pros techniques for managing, correcting, retouching and outputting your photos to knock your client's socks off, and turn you into a Photoshop production wizard. This book is absolutely ideal for traditional photographers who are making the jump to digital photography, and Scott's casual, step-by-step, plain-English style makes even the most complex Photoshop techniques seem so easy and accessible. It's the type of book that makes you smile and think "Ahhhh, so that's how they do it" and then immediately you realize "Hey, I can do this!"
The entire book is graphically rich, in full color cover-to-cover, and best of all it's packed with real-world project-based tutorials that will take you through the process of sizing your images with the proper resolution (and the secret to doing so without losing image quality), how to deal with High ISO noise, blue channel noise, and other common plagues introduced by digital cameras; you'll learn how the pros color correct their photos for output on everything from inkjet printers to printing presses, and the secrets to getting perfect fleshtones no matter where it¿s output. You'll learn the sharpening techniques today's top digital photographers use, and how the leading retoucher's perform "digital plastic surgery" in Photoshop, plus professional facial retouching techniques using Photoshop 7.0's amazing new tools.
Plus, you'll also learn how to manage your photos, "digital dodging and burning" tricks, dealing with common problems, making client presentations within Photoshop and on the Web, and the inside tips on how to work faster and more efficiently than you ever thought possible. If you're serious about digital photography and Photoshop, this is book you've been waiting for.
Dang, Scott KELBY has made a bunch from just me alone.
Unfortunately I TRUST Scott and the books he authors. Read more
Easy, step by step instructions. Great book for those wanting to improve their editing skills. It will help you cut down the time you spend editing.Published 19 months ago by Nikki Theiss
This book was recommended by another photographer. I just started using Photoshop and was having a hard time getting skin tones correct on some of the images take. Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by Islandsyle
This is a great basic book on photoshop techniques presented in a very clear manner. I only wish it was my 1st book on the subject. It would have been my only one. Read morePublished on March 7, 2011 by Tom Carothers
I believe this is Kelby's first in the series, The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, first published in 2003.
Kelby has now published six of these books. Read more
This book is very well organized and will help anyone become comfortable using Photoshop. It is easy to use, clearly written with easy to follow steps for creating great photos.Published on November 7, 2010 by alayne Hunt
I thought I was getting a new copyright so with technology like it is a lot of the book is out of date. That was probably my fault for just reading the condition of the book. Read morePublished on April 8, 2010 by Elizabeth McDaniel