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Adobe Photoshop CS for Photographers: Professional Image Editor's Guide to the Creative Use of Photoshop for the Mac and PC Paperback – 18 Feb 2004
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'Photoshop can be daunting, photography even more so. To have someone expertly versed in both, presenting his knowledge here in a clean and clear manner, is a real treat.'
Marc Pawliger, Director of Engineering, Digital Imaging, Adobe Systems
"Proving an excellent resource for digital photographers looking to use Photoshop to repair and enhance photos...it makes interesting reading for both serious photographers and graphic designers looking to improve their Photoshop skills." - Digital Creative Arts
"...there are a few gems out there, and Martin Evening's Adobe Photoshop CS for Photographers is still the daddy of all Photoshop books...His latest edition manages to improve this already high standard, with a revised format that makes it easier to get to grips with the subject."
British Journal of Photography
"If you own a previous version of Martin's book it's worth ditching and buying this as there are a lot of rewritten sections and the structure has changed with new illustrations. Basically the best just got better."
"This is a comprehensive manual...Evening is an entertaining and informative writer and there is a wealth of information in the seventeen chapters in this book...Highly recommended."
Journal of Audio Visual Media in Medicine
"Evening's book is like a star in the sky among so many books on Photoshop...this book is a reference goldmine for the photographer."
Royal Photographic Society Journal
"This is the latest addition to the best selling and PEI Cool2 award winning books...these books have long been considered as the ultimate in Digital Imaging instruction...This book is no exception...essential for any digital photographer who wants to get the most from Photoshop...Highly recommended"
Timeless Digital Imaging
"...a very comprehensive book...it will be very useful to any photographic enthusiasts who are determined to ensure that they get the very best from their images, and it is also packed with masses of more general information on image manipulation and effetcs for anyone who is intetrested in these techniques."
"...a must-have item for all photographers working digitally on their images...Quite simply, it's fantastic."
Reviews of 'Adobe Photoshop 7 for Photographers':
'For this reviewer the stand-out title from this current crop is Martin Evening's 'Adobe Photoshop 7.0 for Photographers'. Evening's offering eschews all the 'geeky' phraseology that mars the bulk of Photoshop books and instead focuses directly on the issues of interest to photographers... Definitely the 'daddy' of all Photoshop books.'
British Journal of Photography
'...if you own one book about Photoshop 7, this is the one to buy...' Rangefinder
'Anyone serious about using Photoshop needs to get a manual to demonstrate its depth and abilities. This is that book. Its writing and blending of images, and keywords embedded in the text, make you want to hold the book with one hand and try out the features with the other.'
Sunday Herald, The Nova Scotian
"...a super intro to the digital darkroom from the photographer's point of view." Professional Photographer
"If your goal is to expand your technical, image editing, and artistic abilities, then Adobe Photoshop for Photographers most likely will help you achieve the high quality results you desire." PC Create IT
'Among the references I consult most often is... Martin Evening's 'Adobe Photoshop 7 for Photographers', it offers outstanding information, techniques, examples from the author's professional photo assignments, and includes a CD with tutorials.' eDIGITALPHOTO
"This is a very good book for any photographer who is interested in digital photography. Many photographers are now switching to digital with even hardened film users scanning in slides for archiving, re-touching or just being creative." Amazon.com reviewer
"...book focuses on Photoshop from a photographer's point of view rather than from a graphic designer's. There are many tips for beginners and advanced users alike. Highly recommended for all photographers wanting to learn Photoshop." Amazon.com reviewer
"The steps for just about anything you'd want to do creatively are short, easy to follow, and are accompanied by excellent demonstration photos. The book is in full color, which is extremely important given the subject matter." Amazon.com reviewer
"I highly recommend this book to anybody who wants to take digital photographs and do artistic and wonderful things with them." Amazon.com reviewer
"If you need to learn Photoshop, get the 'Classroom' book. If you want your photos to literally come alive in Photoshop and have that translated to your prints, get this book. You'll also pick up all of those handy keyboard shortcuts that make the process fly." Amazon.com reviewer
"This is an amazing book... I came to buying this book from a recommendation and was only interested in looking at the colour management side to it, but I found myself learning SO much about the application itself. I now input my own photos and use the knowledge I learned from this book to print out wonderful photographs that I have manipulated myself. I RECOMMEND anyone (novice or experienced in Photoshop) to purchase this book, you WILL NOT regret it." Amazon.co.uk reviewer
Adobe Photoshop 6.0 for Photographers was awarded a COOL 2 Award from PEI magazine.
The Designer's Bookshelf (www.design-bookshelf.com) gave Adobe Photoshop 6.0 for Photographers an Editor's Choice Award.
Reviews of previous editions:
'To be called the 'bible' in a given field is a high honour for any book. But this updated edition deserves the accolade, as it's the essential reference work for all digital photographers.' Computer Arts
'... the chapter [on Color Management] is far and away the best I've ever read on the subject... Digital photographers should buy [this book] even if they have to pawn their analogue SLRs to get it; other Photoshop users will also find it useful.'
'Martin has changed the rules for publishing Photoshop tutorial books... [he] includes real-life assignments from leading photography professionals -the real difference between the bulk-book authors who guess at the technique and the pros who are actually doing it.'
'With the previous version never straying from the Top Ten digital imaging publications for photographers at Amazon.com, [this is] THE digital imaging book that photographers must have.'
Digital Photography & Design
'Adobe Photoshop 6.0 for Photographers carries on the series that has become an invaluable guide to getting the most out of the program, particularly in a photographic workflow environment.'
'This publication is a must for all photographers, independent of your level of experience with the package, as it's written by a practising professional photographer with you, the photographer, in mind.'
The Association of Photographers
'Quality - that's the one word that sums this book up. The professional advice, the beautiful images... make this book a class act all the way.'
'This is the book I wish I'd had five years ago when I was first learning Photoshop.'
Russell Williams, Adobe Photoshop chief engineer.
'It's reassuring to be taught by someone with many miles of real output to his name'
About the Author
Martin Evening is a professional photographer and digital imaging consultant, an experienced Photoshop user and key demo artist for Adobe. Based in London, UK, Martin was inducted into the legendary Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2008.
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The layout is very methodical.
The illustrations are clear
Many of the sample photographs are included and you can easily apply the other sessions to these if the actual example is missing.
The videos give you a way into seeing how the application is used by someone else so you pick up tips that were not specifically related to the example.
Minor point, there are a few examples where they work but you are not sure if this is his preferred way of working or just being shown an alternative method.
An excellent thorough and readable book if you want to get the best from your images using this impressive software.
All of these techniques can be applied to other themes and are not intended top be used literally as presented in the book. The accompanying CD is very useful and in some cases, fills in a few blanks. The exercises are complex and need some practice to be effective. Other writers have already mentioned the quality of the layout and I can only agree.
There are, however, two points to make clear. Firstly, this is not a book for beginners, nor does it pretend to be. Many of the workflows in it are intended purely for working photographers but advanced amateurs can also benefit from them if they have a good grounding in Photoshop. Secondly, as a result of the first point, the author does not waste time on methods for putting your wife's head on a giraffe's body. If you want to do that there are other books available.
The only oddity found so far was that the method of printing to an inkjet did not work for my Printer, but then it is different to the one used in the example (the method used in the CS2 update of this book works for my printer).
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