I bought this book because I have read several of Katrin's previous works and collaborations. She is very knowledgeable about her subject and usually gets her points across very well. I wanted this as I hoped it might help with my need to produce better digital prints but it is aimed solidly at the more global graphic studio artist. With chapters on scanning and other techniques unrelated to one's personal photography, the book simply does not cover the areas I expected. If it covers what you want, then it is to be recommended; otherwise it cannot.
This book delivers what it promises and more. It is very clearly written, and contains plenty of easy-to-follow tutorials with clear explanations and pictures illustrating many of the the intermediate steps. There are PLENTY of pictures printed with good quality and large enough to serve their purpose, unlike in some other photography books. The topics covered will allow anyone to get more creative in post-processing and make the most of their shots. This is not for absolute beginners in Photoshop, Lighroom or Camera Raw, but anyone with a VERY basic understanding of either of these applications will take advantage of this great book. Highly recommended.
They start out by explaining every dialogue box in Photoshop CS2 preferences, then dive in to the scanning process followed by File preparation, how best to edit the various properties of your photographs. Strangely enough the print chapter is downloadable as a pdf, they couldn't get that in the book. Said that, the main focus is on getting the best possible photo before you print it reads really easy, I love it!
I can't recommend this book highly enough. For those of you who have more than dabbled with PS(any version) it is a much welcome guide to a truly artistic use of the program. This is a book for the serious creative and shines light upon some photoshop mysteries like no other. Part of a must-have library for all dedicated Photoshop users.
Very good book to understand better how simple lightroom operations work. Its more of a reference book than a book to read from start to the beginning. Totally recommended to beginners with good knowledge of the basic concepts like exposure, contrast, highlights, tones, etc.