Professional Photoshop: The Classic Guide to Color Correction 5th Edition
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About the Author
- Item Weight : 3.19 pounds
- Paperback : 512 pages
- ISBN-10 : 032144017X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0321440174
- Dimensions : 8.25 x 1 x 9.75 inches
- Publisher : Peachpit Pr; 5th edition (November 22, 2006)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,217,651 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1. Dan Margulis is very opinionated. Topics like 8 bit vs 16 bit color and automated calibration are a couple of examples. However, in each case he provides examples and theory to back up his contentions. And also very important his background opinions are out front and challenge my thinking.
2. His coverage of human perception is refreshing. This is regularly ignored in many books.
So a couple of Cons so I don't sound like Dan's promotional department.
1. The coverage of RAW is outdated, which is to been expected in a rapidly growing area. Some of Dan's criticism of RAW have since been addressed in software updates.
2. Like most digital photography books the index is limited. An example is Camera Raw where there are 17 page number entries, but no idea what the content of each is. Many are just passing references to the word Raw. I tend to do a fast read of a new book and then go back when I have time to give areas of interest more attention. Unless I develop my own index I spend a lot of time on finding the material again. Sounds like a good Amazon or Google project to develop a massive search-able cross index of books on a subject.
I also own Photoshop LAB Color Photoshop LAB Color: The Canyon Conundrum and Other Adventures in the Most Powerful Colorspace , which led me to buy this book. It together with this book has been invaluable in my current project of digitizing my library of BW negatives and slides (including early Ektachrome that have turned red) dating back to the 1950's.
So bottom line this book and Photoshop LAB Color will get a lot of use in the months to come.
same except in the digital world it is known as CMYK, LAB and RGB , channels, blends, sharpening, etc. etc.
If you want cookbook information, quick and dirty "how to" and you can't get past anything more difficult than the sliders in the Lightroom or Aperature softwares then get Scott Kelby's books, but note that Kelby references Margulis' books throughout his books.
A previous reviewer said that he didn't want to bother with Margulis because as a "pro photographer he found this book heavy going and irrlevant as it is CYMK based and photographers use RGB." I can't believer this guy even admitted he was a pro photographer. Maybe sometime in the future when print is no longer available and all there is is web and computer screens this phrase might be true, but if you are working in the digital arena, regardless of whether is is photography, graphic arts, or illustration, knowledge of CMYK is necessary....CMYK are the basic inks in all print machines including our printers. It was through Margulis books that i finally "got it" .....the concepts of RGB and CMYK. This info. has helped me enourmously in all of my digital classes: Illustrator, Flash, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver etc.
I have only two gripes about his book: I am so happy that he has updated most of the book, but he replaced the image of the face in his "guess the different channels" exercise (page 12, 4th edition) with an image of a flower (page 12). This excercise is the basis and starting point for the concepts thoughout the rest of the book. A face is familiar to anyone, but that flower!!!.....looks like an unreconizable alien glob...a not very helpful example.
Second, I am disappointed that there are no margins. I wrote in one of his websites, to please please place large margins throughout his books for notes. A big 2 to 3 inches of blank space placed around the text would help us photoshop zealots get through the intense learning process that is a Margulis book.
Top reviews from other countries
Non adatto per coloro che di Photoshop non sanno un granché.
Per iniziare a prenderci la mano con Photoshop vi consiglio Classroom in a Book CS5 della Mondadori, dopodiché questo ottimo volume di Margulis.
Non è un libro facile da leggere: è utilissimo strumento di studio e formazione, per chi non si accontenta di pasticciare con i colori e con Photoshop.
E i risultati che si possono ottenere (in poco tempo) sono strepitosi.