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Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers: A professional image editor's guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC 1st Edition
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"A true masterpiece." ―John Nemerovski, Pixiq.com
"To me Adobe Photoshop CS6 For Photographers is still just about the most important reference book I have. It covers every aspect of Photoshop in detail and presents them with an eye toward the photographer. It is written by a professional photographer for professional photographers. It covers both the Mac and Windows in a clear and concise manner. For intermediate and advanced Photoshop users, it is the definitive word on Photoshop. For the beginner, along with other sources for additional foundation, it will make you that advanced user. For anyone who is serious about photography and Photoshop,Adobe Photoshop CS6 For Photographers is a must have." ―T. Michael Testi, BlogCritics.org
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Renowned Photographer and Photoshop hall-of-famer, Martin Evening returns with his comprehensive guide to Photoshop. This acclaimed work covers everything from the core aspects of working in Photoshop to advanced techniques for refined workflows and professional results. Using concise advice, clear instruction and real world examples, this essential guide will give you the skills, regardless of your experience, to create professional quality results. A robust accompanying website features sample images, tutorial videos, bonus chapters and a plethora of extra resources. Quite simply, this is the essential reference for photographers of all levels using Photoshop.
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The book covers those aspects of Photoshop which will be helpful to photographers rather then graphic designers, including a lengthy discussion of Adobe Camera Raw processing and Bridge. (I would have included a short chapter on text even though that falls into the graphics area but Evening is unforgiving on this.) There is also a supporting web site, which contains not just images and movies, but lengthy PDFs that include subjects not in the book, like output for the web and Lightroom import workflow. Users should look at the website early on because it may contain just the material they are looking for. (For what it's worth, Evening, like many other serious photographers, apparently does much of his initial processing of images in Lightroom rather than Adobe Camera Raw, and uses Lightroom in preference to Bridge for image management.)
The book is so jam-packed with information that it's almost impossible to just read from cover to cover, especially since it is rather boring to read about a feature that one already knows.Read more ›
This reference guide is aesthetically pleasing, well bound, and contains color-coded chapters that makes it a breeze to find the information one needs to complete most any task at hand. Included on every page are color-coded keyboard short cuts for either the Mac or PC user and the content is well placed representing a workflow most any photographer would use to manipulate either a single photo or a whole project.
First you will orient yourself to the anatomy of photoshop learning the what, when, where and why of tools. This is an introduction to the important-to-learn aspect of photoshop "language", yes, photoshop has it's own language as does Science, the Medical field, and as well as many other disciplines used in today's society.
Secondly, Camera Raw takes the reader through a series of features very similar to the workflow one uses in Lightroom, and again as noted in the forefront of the book, the author explains in-depth the tools used in a step-by-step manner to fully process the photographer's images. Did I mention Lightroom? Though the two are very similar, just remember this, Camera Raw is integrated into CS6 thus the combination offers not only more tools but more tools with the capacity to dramatically change and refine image detail. Having worked in a processing lab using a huge Fuji machine with few knobs, dials, and push buttons to tweak images I tend to like the availability of any and all prospects for refining the littlest detail.
Thirdly, Camera Raw concludes with applying Pre-sharpening or capture sharpening images prior to taking them into Photoshop for editing. I can't express enough the importance of sharpening not only once, twice, but thrice!Read more ›
Well, yes, Martin, I did, but I sold them back to Amazon when I bought the newer edition. I do not have unlimited shelf space. And now I very much mind having a crippled version of your book instead of the complete reference I thought I was getting. And, no, it's not good enough to provide it as a PDF. If I wanted my references as PDF, I wouldn't be buying a printed book!
That's not to mention the very questionable strategy of removing info that's essential to new readers. Believe it or not, Martin, not all Photoshop users have been using the program for years and years. And many who have been using it a long time STILL don't know how to handle color management. Go to the Web sites of prominent photographers and you'll see that many of them STILL don't know enough to embed a color profile in their online photos, or are embedding the wrong one! They are in desperate need of the info you didn't think was important enough to include!
Do your readers a favor and retain all ESSENTIAL material in future editions.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What I like:
In depth and detailed look at how to manage photoshop
What I don't like:
I think that it might be just that there was too much information at... Read more
I've been buying Martin Evening's books with every new version of Photoshop released. I find them indispensable for creating good images by creating a solid workflow.Published 2 months ago by Gordon Thomas
Very complicated for new students. Guess I needed Photoshop for Dummies!Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
If you wanna know about camera raw, buy it but if you are looking for photoshop, don't cz the book is centered on raw and bridge almost.Published 5 months ago by Lovingsky Jasmin
this book saved my ass! i learn better at my own pace and my class was moving to fast for me. i was able to use the examples in the book to keep up doing the work on my own time.Published 9 months ago by Julz On The Go
My wife likes it. She says there are lots of good illustrations.Published 10 months ago by C.T. Carlson
I have found this book to be the most comprehensive source of information on Adobe Photoshop CS6. It is more than a how to edit book in that it has information on the more obscure... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Dennis L. Pollet