The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter) Paperback – 18 Apr 2005
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From the Back Cover
Scott Kelby, the best-selling Photoshop author in the world today, once again takes this book to a whole new level as he uncovers the latest, most important and most exciting new Adobe Photoshop CS2 techniques for digital photographers.
This major update to this 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 version of this book took the digital photography world by storm.
But now, his new CS2, version is even bigger, even better, and exposes even more of the pros most closely guarded secrets, including a special chapter which shows, for the first time ever, step-by-step how to how to set-up Photoshop's color management. He does it by throwing out all the theory, all the techno-babble, and all the confusing charts and graphs and instead just shows you exactly what you need to do (and
LEARN HOW THE PROS DO ITEach year Scott trains thousands of professional photographers 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 (there's an entire chapter on, just this!)
- The pros tricks for fixing the most common digital photo problems fast!
- The step-by-step set-up for getting what comes out of your printer to match exactly what you saw on screen
- The retouching secrets of how the pros retouch portraits
- How to process raw digital camera images (plus how to take advantage of all the new Camera Raw features of CS2!)
- How to color correct any photo without breaking a sweat (you'll be amazed at how easy it is–once you know the secret)
- A whole chapter on the latest, most requested Photoshop special effects
How to reduce noise, deal with lens problems, avoid halos, and more
- How to show your work like a pro!
- Plus a host of shortcuts, workarounds, and slick "insider" tricks to send your productivity through the roof!
If you're a digital photographer and you're ready to learn the "tricks of the trade"--the same ones that today's leading pros use to correct, edit, sharpen, retouch, and present their work; then this is the book for you.
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About the Author
Scott Kelby is President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), the trade organization for Adobe Photoshop users, with thousands of members in the US and 63 countries. Scott is Editor-in-Chief of both Photoshop User magazine and Mac Design Magazine. He serves as training director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour and is the technical chair of the largest Photoshop gathering, Photoshop World. Scott is one of the leading Photoshop trainers in the country today and trains thousands of Photoshop users across the country each year, and is featured in a series of Photoshop training videos.
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Top Customer Reviews
One of my primary goals was to get what I saw on screen out of my very expensive new printer without using a gallon of ink in test prints. This book delivered. Explaining ICC profiles and how to use them. Something which both Epson and the paper manufacturer I use failed to do.
There are some great techniques in this book. I especially like the ones for portrait editing and changing your image to strong b/w and duo-toning. A really inspiring book. I read half of it in one evening it was so compelling.
My advise is, if you've got your digital SLR, Photoshop and decent printer this is the book for you. Amaze your friends and family with the results (especially if you make your Mum look 10 years younger!!)
Nice one Scott!
In this book Scott Kelby actually gives you the benefit of his experience - take the unsharp mask for instance, after a simple explanation of what the controls do he then gives you a range of settings that he personally prefers - some for interior shots, some for portraits, some for graphics etc. This is invaluable - I buy books to learn how the application will affect my images, not have a theory lesson as an author congratulates himself on how much he knows about Photoshop.
If, like me, you want a clear, precise and step by step instruction on using Photoshop CS this book is perfect. Each chapter covers important and useful aspects of photoshop cs which the instruction manual I found did not clearly explain or assumed you where already an expert.
In a straightforward way, it tells you exactly how to achieve the most common effects with Photoshop (i.e. the best way to improve your photos, how to replace colours in a photo, how to make someone appear younger (or thinner!) etc).
I've owned a few "Photoshop Bible" type books before, and they are really glorified manuals, which get boring after a while. This is a real field guide that shows you how the professionals achieve their results.
I'd class this as a 'must have' book for CS2 owners.
I only gave it 4 instead of 5 as i got bored repeatedly not laughing at not very funny one liners.
highly recommended for all photoshop users.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Book arrived on time so happy with the suppliers.
The book is very good. As a newbie to Photoshop, I needed a simple step by step guide and this is exactly what it is. Read more
Scott Kelby is one of my favourite authors of photography books well written with the same light humour and step by step walk throughs on the techniques mentioned unlike some books... Read morePublished on 5 Dec. 2013 by Mr. David Vasey
I saw Scott Kelbys' other book "The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers" at my son's house (he lectures and freelances) and browsed it. Read morePublished on 10 Feb. 2013 by Mr. Anthony G. Beech
I bought this used book as didn't want to pay full price as wasn't sure how much I would use it, but I have to say it's brilliant love the way it's written and have already... Read morePublished on 27 Jan. 2013 by Mrs. Mary E. Cheney
This is an excellent book especially for the intermediate photoshop user. I expected more of a beginners guide and so was a little disappointedPublished on 19 Oct. 2010 by k0n4m4n
This book is excellent. Bought it for my wife who is a very competant photographer - not quite professional - and she swears it contains the best, and easiest to digest,... Read morePublished on 21 Feb. 2010 by Rayner Mark Philip
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