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

Scott Kelby
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19 July 2013 Voices That Matter
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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  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Publisher: New Riders; 1 edition (19 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321934318
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321934314
  • Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 20.3 x 2.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,775 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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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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21 of 21 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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21 of 22 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 100 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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book from Scott Kelby 11 Sep 2013
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Written in a way to be useful for the beginner, but also as an aide memoirs for the more experienced Lightroom reader. Opens up a whole new world of possibilityies allowing the reader to get the most out of the software.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lightroom 5 8 Sep 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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2 of 2 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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4 of 4 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative 3 Oct 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Delivered quickly. This is a thick book full of comprehensive information about Lightroom. I do wonder whether it would have been better for me in a simpler format and I do find his easy going style adds useless words to a very lengthy tomb. However, it is all there if you are prepared to wade through it.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 29 Aug 2013
By Fiddler
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Great book, goes through every step thoroughly with heaps of screenshots and clear explanations of various processes. I have no experience with Lightroom (am waiting for it to arrive in the post) but I can understand everything in this book with no problems.

I would have given it 5 except it is *so* thorough that it covers too many intermediate menu steps (which are pretty obvious) so it gets tedious and hard to stick with at times. Apart from that, thumbs up!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good buy
Extremely useful when getting to know this new software. Written in plain (American) English, with a delightful touch of humour.
Published 2 days ago by Greenkingster
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
To heavy book to have on your lap when operating the computor
Published 4 days ago by David Hortop
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Lightroom book I have read
As a long time user of Lightroom I thought I knew quite a bit already, I was wrong. This book will teach you so much it will change how you use Lightroom for good. Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Book LR5
The textbook Lightroom 5 appears to be well laid out and easy to read with a lot of photographic examples.
I am quietly working through it as there is rather a lot of it. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Mr H G Gowland
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent book. Well written with a good amount of (childish) humour.
Published 24 days ago by Soundie
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Excellent. Easy to understand and explained in lighthearted manner.
Published 1 month ago by GSF
3.0 out of 5 stars Lightroom 5.4
Still trying to work my way through the book - having difficulty in understanding just where the imported photos are going and how to recover them easily. Read more
Published 1 month ago by DFH
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality
First off, this book is quite poor quality. The paper is reminiscent of that tracing paper bog roll you used to see in schools circa 1980. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jman
4.0 out of 5 stars Lightroom 5
Excellent Book, Clearly laid out info. No problems. Should benefit greatly when all info is absorbed.A lot to take in though.
Published 1 month ago by mr b newton
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, well-organised book
I bought this book because I was curious as to whether I wanted to use Lightroom or not, and it seemed like the most efficient way of finding out (rther than installing LR for a... Read more
Published 1 month ago by BrentL
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