- Paperback: 456 pages
- Publisher: Peachpit Press; 2 edition (July 24, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0134176103
- ISBN-13: 978-0134176109
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.3 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #304,157 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Photoshop LAB Color: The Canyon Conundrum and Other Adventures in the Most Powerful Colorspace (2nd Edition) 2nd Edition
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About the Author
Dan Margulis is known as “the experts’ expert on the logical and effective ways to make any image look its best” (Design Tools Monthly) and “the father of digital prepress” (Scott Kelby). In 2001, he was one of the first three individuals–and the only writer–to be named as a member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame. In announcing this election, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals said, “Dan's ability to reduce complicated concepts to words that users can understand and his insistence on dealing with real-world relevance have made him today's most influential voice in color reproduction.”
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I am now getting into the second half of the book after going through the first half three times.
The second half of the book seems to be all geekdom. I'm on my second read throughs of Chp 8 and Chp 9.
I've amended my photographic workflow enormously based on Dan Margulis' information.
I've amended the actions that I had previously created in Photoshop to include LAB workflow. Prior to learning about LAB, the actions I had created primarily were involved with luminosity channels and masking. Now my actions incorporate both.
I highly recommend getting this book to anyone working in fine art photography.
If you are working as an art professional, chances are you know this stuff already.
As with most things, I'm late to the party, but having one heck of a good time trying to catch up!
First, there is a theory, vs a mindless push this vs that button. Second, there is are lots of first class (and very expensive to print) photos in the book to see (!) how the application of the theory works, or not, as the case may be. Third, Mr. Margulis writes with a first person immediacy that is very motivating.
Having said all these good things, this book gives back in proportion to the time and attention put in, and this is not the deal that lots of people are looking for. If you are serious, you cannot do better.
It's not an "easy" book for sure, difficult sections are not glossed over, but once you "get it," WOW! And the general PS tools available for download, worth the rather inflated price, three times over.
With almost 20 years of freelance color correction experience behind me, I look forward to reading anything he writes even though I still use Photoshop CS3 and rarely need or use LAB. This means that there is very little in his books for me if I’m just looking for recipes. The most valuable of his books, at least for me, was probably his “Modern Color Correction Workflow” even though I’ve never even seen an Adobe Creative Cloud version of Photoshop. Whatever the subject matter or the titles, Margulis’ books are a must-have simply because they are a better Photoshop learning resource than anything on the book market or even on the Internet.
My suggestion would be to get copies of all of his books before any of them go out of print. And, no, Margulis is neither a friend of mine nor even an acquaintance.
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