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The Adobe Photoshop CS6 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter) [Paperback]

Scott Kelby
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Book Description

12 July 2012 Voices That Matter

Scott Kelby, Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine–and the best-selling Photoshop author in the world today–once again takes this book to a whole new level as he uncovers more of the latest, most important, and most useful Adobe Photoshop CS6 techniques for digital photographers.

This major update to his award-winning, record-breaking book does something for digital photographers that’s never been done before–it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure it out on your own. Instead, Scott shows you step by step the exact techniques used by today’s cutting-edge digital photographers, and best of all, he shows you flat-out exactly which settings to use, when to use them, and why. That’s why the previous editions of this book are widely used as the official study guides in photography courses at colleges and universities around the world.


Each year, Scott trains thousands of professional photographers on how to use Photoshop, and almost without exception they have the same questions, the same problems, and the same challenges–and that’s exactly what he covers in this book. You’ll learn:
  • The sharpening techniques the pros really use.
  • The pros’ tricks for fixing the most common digital photo problems fast!
  • The step-by-step setup for getting what comes out of your printer to match exactly what you see onscreen.
  • How to process HDR (High Dynamic Range) images using CS6’s Merge to HDR Pro.
  • How to master CS6’s Content-Aware features.
  • How to use Photoshop CS6’s new video editing features to make movies from your DSLR videos.
  • How to process RAW images like a pro (plus how to take advantage of all the new Camera Raw features in CS6!).
  • The latest Photoshop special effects for photographers (there’s a whole chapter just on these!).
  • A host of shortcuts, workarounds, and slick “insider” tricks to send your productivity through the roof!
Plus, Scott includes a special bonus chapter with his own CS6 workflow, from start to finish, and each chapter ends with a Photoshop Killer Tips section, packed with timesaving, job-saving tips that make all the difference. If you’re a digital photographer, and if you’re ready to learn all the “tricks of the trade”–the same ones that today’s leading pros use to correct, edit, sharpen, retouch, and present their work—then you’re holding the book that will do just that.

Note from the publisher:

August 9, 2012: All binding issues mentioned in our July 31, 2012 note below have been resolved. Thank you.

July 31, 2012: We have encountered issues with the binding in our initial print run of this book. If you have purchased a copy of the book you are not happy with, please return it to the store where you made your purchase to request a replacement copy right away. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: New Riders; 1 edition (12 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321823745
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321823748
  • Product Dimensions: 25.2 x 20.3 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Scott Kelby is the world's #1 bestselling author of computer and technology books, as well as Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine, and President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals
(NAPP). He's the co-host of the highly acclaimed Photoshop User TV, and teaches digital photo and imaging workshops around the world. Scott is an award-winning author of more than 50 books, including The Adobe Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers, The Digital Photography Book, volumes 1, 2 & 3, and Scott Kelby's 7-Point System for Adobe Photoshop CS3.

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"He has a project-based approach—gorgeous screenshots and illustrations. ¿Scott Kelby does a beautiful job. It is not an exhaustive book and the great thing about it is if you want to work on these projects, he's got it."
—John Nemorovski, PIXIQ

"Anytime I know I’m going to be on a long flight I like to take the books from this series and re-read them because I always pick up great new things each time. While it’s more of a recipe book that you'll use as a reference, I find myself using this book at least once a month for some tricky challenge I face. I love it and can’t live without it!”

Skill Level: ALL - Beginner to Advanced
Value: Excellent (worth every penny)
Recommendation: Must Own for those who don’t have previous editions and worth the upgrade for those doing video or who want to pick up modern day skills. ¿

–Ron Martinsen,

About the Author

Scott Kelby is Editor-in-Chief of Photoshop User magazine, President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), Training Director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour, and one of the leading seminar instructors in the industry today. Scott is author of the best-selling books The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers, Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks, and The Digital Photography Book (parts 1, 2, 3 & 4), among others. His easygoing, plain-English style of teaching makes learning Photoshop fun. He trains thousands in his live seminars each year and knows firsthand which techniques are in hot demand, and now he shares them here in his latest book.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book but falling apart 12 Aug 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
As others have already said, a fantastic series of books for quickly getting to grips with Photoshop. I have the whole series & consider them a must buy for photographers wanting to get to grips with each new version of the program.

However, as several others are reporting, my copy fell apart on first viewing, the pages appearing not to be properly glued to the spine. Hope Amazon do something about this as I would like to exchange my faulty copy. I do not want a refund or a discount to retain my current copy.

All my versions up to CS5 have had a lot of use & are still fine. My CS5 version has not fallen apart but was exchanged twice as about 20 pages were only very faintly printed. The third version was the same but I assumed there was no point exchanging again as they were probably the same.

This does not detract from the quality of the books content but does not reflect well on the quality of the printers.

I will take this up direct with Amazon as I do not wish to be without the book but would like one that will not fall apart.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical and sound advice 19 Aug 2012
By Ripple TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A feature of Scott Kelby's approach is the practicality that he brings to the table. He explains things simply and with a dose of humour, that makes him a superb guide to users with easy to follow instructions laid out in logical order.

Rather than detail the content (which you can see from the helpful "Look Inside" feature), it might be more helpful to compare three of the most widely used of the myriad of Photoshop user guides that are on the market - Photoshop CS6 For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers)), Scott Kelby's Adobe Photoshop CS6 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter) and Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers: A professional image editor's guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC.

The Dummies book is best for those completely new to Adobe Photoshop and indeed to image processing software. Unlike the other two, it is more general and so includes more on the creative art or design elements of the software. It's well organized, logical and clear. While none of the three books come with a CD of photos, the Dummies is the only one not to provide web-based images that you can work on along with the book. In fact, it's less of an instruction book and more of a general resource, although it is laid out such that you can work through it if you want to with your own images. The trademark List of 10s contained in Dummies works well here - and is less of a stretch than it can sometimes be in the series. For the new user it's very, very good indeed.

Kelby though is still my "go-to guy" for Photoshop.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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I am a fan of CS- photoshop

I crave for knowledge in the art of photography, and the new darkroom [computer]

Of the past books I have used, Scott Kelby has to be the easyest and most helpful I have found...

Cs4 & now Cs6 , Eager to read his version of photoshop Cs6, I placed my name down to order this softback book.

Now after a month the pages are falling out , it started in the Index, then spread to the rest of the book..

each time I read it I end up gluing more of the pages in again...

This must be a fault in trying to get the book out quickly ,somthing went wrong..

I am now left wondering when I will have to buy a second book as all the pages in my existing cs6 book, will be all over the floor......
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Content is wonderful but binding quality poor 25 Aug 2012
By entyce
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Scott Kelby is always worth reading. I've had his books for Lightroom, Elements and Photoshop. In all books, he approaches the topics in a really friendly way, but nevertheless gets the reader to the heart of the programmes. Plenty of tips for new and Experienced readers alike. I rate the quality of his teaching very highly. He covers most of the features of PS, but bear in mind this book is aimed at the photographer, so the graphic designer would not really feel the benefit. No sections on fancy text formatting, for example. However the clue is in the title of the book - this is aimed at photographers!

However this is an expensive book and, after only 8 days use, the pages are falling out. I note others have experienced this problem so we can assume a quality issue with the manufacturer. The quality of the book (even if it hadn't fallen apart) falls way short of the quality of Martin Evening's book. I am comparing the actual book here, not the content. Kelby should do better in this respect as it does devalue the whole package in my eyes.

Amazon's returns policy is excellent though, so I have arranged for a replacement to be sent. I suspect the quality may be similar however, as this book feels very similar to all of Kelbys books - the pages do have a very thin feel to them. Fingers crossed the binding will be better.

For content I would happily give 5 stars, but this book gets a lot of use and needs to be robust; in this respect the quality falls WAY short of expectations.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
As ever Scott Kelby delivers. Buy with confidence.
Published 28 days ago by M. Ruddiforth
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Nice book, easy to read, easy go step by step with kelby in each lesson
Published 1 month ago by Ernestas
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Easy to follow, straightforward ideas.
Published 2 months ago by christopher middleton
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use
Easy to use step by step instructions on using Photoshop by Scott Kelby in his usual wisecracking witty American way! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Derek
5.0 out of 5 stars The new CS6 programme is slightly different to previous versions and...
I already had the "Photoshop Book" published by Scott Kelby in 2003 but things move on and so does Adobe. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Veteranfrodo
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Helps us a lot with problems we cant solve our selves
Published 3 months ago by John Atkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love it.
Thank you
Published 3 months ago by mayfair
5.0 out of 5 stars it's a good read gives you some good idea's and explains it ...
New to Photoshop,it's a good read gives you some good idea's and explains it well.
Published 3 months ago by barry
5.0 out of 5 stars Geat book!!
Nice to have Photoshop CS6 broken down to what is more understandable for a change. Scott Kelby explains the how's and what's to do in this book!!!
Published 4 months ago by thomas macmillan
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
This is an excellent book written by Scott Kelby which is both humorous and well written. it does not take you into the processes of photoshop in a methodical way which can be... Read more
Published 4 months ago by ron lines
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