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The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter) [Kindle Edition]

Scott Kelby
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Since Lightroom 1.0 first launched, Scott’s Kelby’s The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers has been the world’s #1 best-selling Lightroom book (it has been translated into a dozen different languages), and in this latest version for Lightroom 5, Scott uses his same award-winning, step-by-step, plain-English style and layout to make learning Lightroom easy and fun.

Scott doesn’t just show you which sliders do what (every Lightroom book will do that). Instead, by using the following three simple, yet brilliant, techniques that make it just an incredible learning tool, this book shows you how to create your own photography workflow using Lightroom:

  • Throughout the book, Scott shares his own personal settings and studiotested techniques. Each year he trains thousands of Lightroom users at his live seminars and through that he’s learned what really works, what doesn’t, and he tells you flat out which techniques work best, which to avoid, and why.
  • The entire book is laid out in a real workflow order with everything step by step, so you can begin using Lightroom like a pro from the start.
  • What really sets this book apart is the last chapter. This is where Scott dramatically answers his #1 most-asked Lightroom question, which is: “Exactly what order am I supposed to do things in, and where does Photoshop fit in?” You’ll see Scott’s entire start-to-finish Lightroom 5 workflow and learn how to incorporate it into your own workflow.
  • Plus, this book includes a downloadable collection of some of the hottest Lightroom Develop module presets to give you a bunch of amazing effects with just one click!
Scott knows first-hand the challenges today’s digital photographers are facing, and what they want to learn next to make their workflow faster, easier, and more fun. He has incorporated all of that into this major update for Lightroom 5.

It’s the first and only book to bring the whole process together in such a clear, concise, and visual way. Plus, the book includes a special chapter on integrating Adobe Photoshop seamlessly right into your workflow, and you’ll also learn some of Scott’s latest Photoshop portrait retouching techniques and special effects, which take this book to a whole new level. There is no faster, more straight-to-the-point, or more fun way to learn Lightroom than with this groundbreaking book. 


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About the Author

Scott Kelby is the world’s #1 best-selling author of books on photography, 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 webcast The Grid (the weekly photography talk show), 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 Digital Photography Book (parts 1, 2, 3 & 4), Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It, and Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers Using Photoshop.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 83186 KB
  • Print Length: 545 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0321934318
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: New Riders; 1 edition (17 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DZP3KJ0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,537 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to follow... 26 Jun. 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I was feeling frustrated by my lack of understanding of the fundamentals of LR e.g. where photos are stored.. even though I had attended a few hours workshop on LR for beginners the tutor failed to take into account that we did not know that LR works like a library catalogue with the originals stored elsewhere. Myself & the other newbies really struggled to understand where the originals were.. and we never really got beyond this!

I bought this book to educate me about the basics.. before I threw LR in the bin.. I have not been disappointed, as Scott Kelby explains the basics of LR, from the start, and finally I understand how LR works e.g. where original photos are kept, and the significance of storing them in the one place (folder) on your hard drive (or external hard drive).. which now means I can put my energy into reading the remainder of the book, and learning how to make the best of LR and the wonders it has to offer. I especially enjoy Scott's little digressions, and his sense of humour.. which makes the book more enjoyable... the examples he gives are very helpful as well.. definitely worth a look..
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Practical Resource 19 Aug. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
In simple terms, either you like Kelby's writing style of you don't however as in all the books of his I have read, he does give you a lot of practical information in an easy to follow form. In fact I've been using Lightroom since version 1 and although the product hasn't really radically changed, mainly it has just evolved in terms of the tools and had a few bits added to it, my use of it has changed over time.

Originally I used Lightroom mainly for getting my pictures onto my computer and cataloguing them, from there I used Photoshop for processing the RAW images. However as Lightroom has evolved and the tools within it, for processing photography you don't need to touch Photoshop. I therefore got hold of a copy of this book in Kindle format so that I could refer to it on screen and that really works well for me. Between this book and the on-line tutorials on Adobe TV, you should have all bases covered.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 9 Nov. 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought Lightroom because I got fed up with the limitations of iPhoto and Apple's Genius didn't convince me Aperture was the way to go, that plus Aperture hasn't been updated in a long time. You have to wonder if Apple is abandoning the high end of the market. At the time Lightroom was on special offer. Anyway I am not a professional photographer. Soctt Kelby is and is book is very much geared towards them.There's a lot in this book, and in Lightroom, that even the serious amateur will probably never use or need. Nevertheless, the book is well written and gets the just the right tone of imparting information without getting bogged down.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Version - Excellent and easy to follow 16 Aug. 2013
By Trev-R TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I downloaded a copy of Lightroom 5 demo, ran it and felt it was too complicated for me to change to use it. However after watching a number of online videos from the vendors of plugins I use, they all seemed to be using Lightroom and I began to see how a little bit of effort could pay off in the long run.

I checked out the books available and having read some of the authors books before I thought I would stick with what I had experience with. I'm pleased I did as this book is logical, easy to follow, gives some great tips and most importantly, contains the type of information I find useful on a daily basis when using this software.

If you have no experience with Lightroom may I suggest you read the book prior to running it as there are some great tips about setting up, importing and organizing which I wish I had been aware of when I started.

The Kindle version is as you would expect not as good on the illustrations as a hard copy but I have not really found that to be an issue as most of the relevant information can be gleaned from the text.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lightroom 5 8 Sept. 2013
By NDH
Format:Paperback
An update of Scott Kelby's excellent series about Lightroom. This latest edition holds no surprises for those who are familiar with Scott's other books which are approachable and explain clearly Adobe's latest developments. A must for all those of you who wish to extract the most from this powerful piece of software. Highly recommended!
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Probably ok if you can put up with the style! 5 Oct. 2013
By Mr D
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Lots of good reviews for this, and being a new LR user, thought it would be what I was looking for. I'm no literary snob, but personally this authors style is just not for me. I just want the facts, clearly and unambiguously prioritised and presented. I found the jokey asides and overly 'pally' informal language etc. distracting and that doesn't make me want to pick this up to read when I get the chance. Will still be trying to use it as reference when I hit issues, but will do more research in future. Have since found some excellent, much more direct and punchy, stuff on the web that provides me with the sort of direct advice and guidance I was hoping for and need as a new User. Every one is different. Scott's style just does not suit me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to understand 13 Oct. 2013
By Jojo
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I'm biased towards any publications by Scott Kelby as I have loads of his books. I find that he talks in my language thus finding things easy to understand. And of course I love his warped sense of humour. On the whole he shows you in a constructive way how to work through Lightroom software. Makes it easy to work along with him. Images he uses in the book are downloadable so you can practice and work alongside. Great book....is now my Lightroom bible
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
Excellent book covering everything you need to know about Lightroom 5, written in a friendly, easy to understand manner with clear, concise directions from start to finish.
Published 1 day ago by MR C R PARSONS
5.0 out of 5 stars Lightroom 5 by Scott Kelby
I got this in conjunction with a 30 day trial of Lightroom I found the examples and explanation very helpful. I used it on my Kindle Fire whilst trialling Lightroom on my laptop. Read more
Published 5 days ago by JJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It's Scott Kelby so what else can i say!!!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish
Cannot believe the comments regarding this book, I feel most of the people must be reading a different book than I am. Read more
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Brilliant, very easy to use
Published 16 days ago by Terry Greenslade
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GOOD ITEM WOULD USE SELLER AGAIN THANKS
Published 20 days ago by Stuart lloyd
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice book
Very Good book, well laid out, well worth the price!
Published 26 days ago by Dave C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Scott Kelby classic.
Mr Kelby has written another classic, plain simple language, fun and to the point. Each chapter is laid out in a easy to follow working order with plenty of pictures to follow with... Read more
Published 1 month ago by darkangel1066
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Easy to follow techniques and workflow.
Published 1 month ago by Elaine Stubbings
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Very informative and clearly laid out & well illustrated
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