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Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers, 2015 Release
Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers, 2015 Release
by Martin Evening
Edition: Paperback
Price: £28.42

16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A highly informative book for the professional and the very very keen., 23 July 2015
This is the shortest time between editions that I’m aware of, the last version of this book came out in November 2014, which was of course CC 2014 version. The first version I bought was back in 2000 which was Adobe Photoshop for Photographers 5.5. then there was 6 and 7, Adobe then changed the name to Creative Suit so there was of course CS 1 thru to CS 6, and now we have CC ,Creative Cloud. Back in 2000 I used Photoshop just for negative scans. I eventually went on to shooting digital and developing an efficient workflow using Bridge, the Raw dialogue box and Photoshop all with the help of this series of books, they really have been highly informative and a joy to read; this will be my 12th edition of this book I’ve bought. One very important point I should make to newcomers of this book is in this and the last edition two chapters have been left out because of lack of room, these are essential reading and should not be overlooked, they are Configuring Photoshop, setting up your preferences etc, and Bridge image management, don’t ignore these chapters, check them out on the accompanying web site they are available as pdf’s. If you’re really dedicated you might like to print them out. Also on the web site are photos to work on and video tutorials, and every few months he makes a pdf available of anything new in Photoshop. If you are totally new to digital photography and have never read this series of books before, don’t be intimidated by the amount of info in it, just stick to it over the months and all will become clear, it’s a bit like learning guitar chords after a few months it gets easier and after a year it starts to become second nature, great fun.
Remember the emphasis here is on still photography.
An excellent companion book to go with this is Jeff Schewe new book The Digital Negative Second Edition which has been published around the same time.


Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers, 2014 Release: A professional image editor's guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC
Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers, 2014 Release: A professional image editor's guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC
by Martin Evening
Edition: Paperback
Price: £28.59

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A highly informative book for the still photographer., 21 Nov. 2014
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The first version of this book I bought was Adobe Photoshop for Photographers 5.5 in 2000, I then went on to buy PS 6, PS 7 and then Adobe changed its name to Creative Suit and I bought CS 1 thru to CS 6 by Martin Evening and then we had CC and now the new book CC 2014, so this will be the 11th edition I’ve bought. The changes and progress to Photoshop and this series of books has been immense. From using Photoshop in 2000 just for negative scans, to eventually shooting digital, the introduction of the Raw dialogue box and from then working out a highly efficient work flow using Bridge, the Raw dialogue box and Photoshop. All with the aid of this series of books, I can’t emphasise enough how valuable and informative these books have been these past14 years, they have been and still are a joy to read, great for revision, great for all the new stuff. There is also an accompanying web site where you can download additional pdf’s, watch past and the latest tutorials and what I find very useful Adobe PS CC Photographers bulletin updates, where he keeps you informed of the latest features to PS. Remember the emphasis here is still photography, making you photos look great together with efficient workflow ethics.
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Let There Be Rock
Let There Be Rock
Price: £24.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars so now we have two versions Problem Child on Dirty Dees and Let There Be Rock, 3 July 2014
This review is from: Let There Be Rock (Audio CD)
This version of the album contains the correct and original track listing, this is the track list which was used on the original British vinyl release in 1977 with the now more familiar cover design with the group on the front. When the vinyl version was released in the US in 1977 no previous ACDC albums had been released and for some reason they replaced Crabsody in Blue with Problem Child a track from their previous album. This has never been corrected, so now we have two versions Problem Child on Dirty Dees and Let There Be Rock. The way to avoid this dilemma is to purchase this Australian version of the album, this black and white cover design was also used on the original Australian vinyl release from 1977. I bought the UK album the week it was released in '77, I also went on to bought the Australian version of the album which had a gatefold sleeve, probably worth a bit of money now, if I still had it.


Life After Life
Life After Life
by Kate Atkinson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.19

5.0 out of 5 stars A detailed life in differnet time zones., 26 Jun. 2014
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This review is from: Life After Life (Paperback)
With such a long book (600 pages) and well detailed you become very familiar with the family and the lead character, with the different time zones this book could of gone on and on to 1000 pages. Highly enjoyable read.


The Humans
The Humans
by Matt Haig
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

4.0 out of 5 stars The aliens point of view., 26 Jun. 2014
This review is from: The Humans (Paperback)
An enjoyable easy read, an observation of humans from an aliens point of view, looking at our lives from a totally different perspective. Recommended.


After Earth [DVD] [2013]
After Earth [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Will Smith
Offered by Nr1mediaFBA
Price: £2.71

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Simplistic nonsense., 5 Feb. 2014
This review is from: After Earth [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
So all the humans leave Earth because its uninhabitable and go live on a planet that looks like a desert except for all these fancy buildings the humans live in and there’s these aliens on the planet which release large monsters to attack the humans. This isn’t explored any further, so we have no idea who these aliens are. There are also no guns used in the film, again this is not explained. Then Will Smith and his son, together with other crew take off in a space ship to go to yet another planet to do some training, get into difficulty, go though a wormhole and end up crashing back on Earth and the only two survivors are of course Will Smith and his son.
Earth has become a green paradise inhabited by medium size wild animals and with the futuristic technology the humans now have they could quite easily resettle back on Earth, but again this isn’t mentioned or explored in the film. We then have to put up with over an hour of this boy surviving the wild. This is probably the thinnest, simplistic plot to a film I’ve ever seen, this film should be marketed as a children’s film aimed at ten to twelve year olds.


The Lone Ranger [DVD]
The Lone Ranger [DVD]
Dvd ~ Johnny Depp
Offered by DVDBayFBA
Price: £4.88

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Take no notice of the American critics!, 1 Jan. 2014
This review is from: The Lone Ranger [DVD] (DVD)
A highly enjoyable film, two and a quarter hours of high drama and comedy, good family entertainment, no swearing and you could actually understand what they were saying, unlike some films.


The Digital Print: Preparing Images in Lightroom and Photoshop for Printing
The Digital Print: Preparing Images in Lightroom and Photoshop for Printing
by Jeff Schewe
Edition: Paperback
Price: £39.99

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Incredible Knowledge Of Jeff Schewe, 20 Aug. 2013
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Having read the last book, The Digital Negative, I felt compelled to purchase this next book and I have not been disappointed. Jeff writes with the experience and knowledge from a life time of photography. The information is explained in a very down to earth, matter of fact, common sense way. The book is worth getting just for Chapter 5 it self, Attributes Of A Perfect Print. There's knowledge in this chapter you'd be hard pressed to find anywhere else, or take days to find and its all here in this one chapter.
The only gripe I do have is, I feel, is his unfair criticism of printing from Photoshop, over emphasising how time consuming it is making sure all those boxes are ticked correctly. When I have a print ready, I apply a Pixel Genius Output Sharpener, open the print dialogue make sure all the settings are correct and print, it only takes a few seconds. A man of Jeff's talent would whizz through this seconds. I think there's some subtle manipulation going on here to slowly persuade us to eventually move over to Lightroom, but I'm very happy with Photoshop, its more hands on. Anyway, apart from that, this is a highly informative book that everybody who has any interest in quality printing should buy. If you got this then you should buy the last one and if you got the last one you must buy this one, you'll never know what you're missing!
In fact if you have these 2 books and buy Martin Evenings new book, Adobe Photoshop CC For Photographers, or if you are into Lightroom his new Lightroom 5 book or both, these are all the books you'll ever need for still photography.


The Life of Lee
The Life of Lee
by Lee Evans
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Misleading title, 26 Jan. 2013
This review is from: The Life of Lee (Hardcover)
I'm giving this book 4 stars because of the misleading title, it should of been call The Early Life Of Lee. This is a well written very detailed biography, very sad in places and very funny in others of Lee Evans life in Bristol as a child and later when his parents moved to Billericay. It takes us up to March 1985 when he and Heather were so desperate for cash to pay the bills and he couldn't find a job he entered a talent contest at a local pub, not thinking he would win it, and thats it the end of the first book. The only bit I was puzzled about was there is a very nice colour photo of him and Heather on their wedding day in 1984, yet with so much detail in the book about his life up to March 1985 there is no mention of the wedding. Perhaps that will be written about in the next book, the famous part of his life, looking foreward to that sometime in the future. Anyway it was still a very good read.


The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop
The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop
by Jeff Schewe
Edition: Paperback

9 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Informative from Jeff Schewe's point of view, 29 Oct. 2012
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Jeff Schewe's writing is very very informative his knowledge is second nature. Having bought the last version of this book Realworld Camera raw with Photoshop CS5 I found the last chapter of this new book very bias towards Lightroom, there was a lot of info on workflow in the last book using Camera raw with Photoshop CS5 which has been left out of this new book which would have been very useful to people who have not read any of his books before. We don't all want Lightroom, we are not all shooting hundreds of photos everyday and need Lightrooms database. some of us are quite happy using Photoshop CS6 with Bridge and Camera raw 7 which is also, I might add, a professional program as well and costing three times as much. A much more balanced approach would have been preferable with the info on workflow for both Lightroom and Photoshop with Bridge and raw7. Perhaps if he writes another version of this book in a couple of years time he might add and update the useful info he wrote on workflow in Realworld Camera raw CS5, and perhaps be less self indulgent and use pages up on telling us how big and powerful his computer is.
Other wise I enjoyed the book immensely.


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