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 cScott 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 nothing more). LEARN HOW THE PROS DO IT Each 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 screenThe retouching secrets of how the pros retouch portraitsHow 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 moreHow 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. "The Professional Photographer magazine Hot1 Awards represent a must-have list of this year's hottest, most sought-after new products. Selected by a panel of working professional photographers, the awards are chosen based on innovation, overall quality and value for price. In its seventh year, the Professional Photographer Hot1 Awards are one of the biggest product competitions in the industry, representing 60 categories of gear from a couple hundred different companies." --Jeff Kent, Special Hot1 Awards Editor / Editor at Large Professional Photographer magazine ...more
Paperback, 459 pages
April 18th 2005
by Peachpit Press
(first published January 1st 2005)
I'm looking for a book to walk me through setting up a clean digital workflow. This guy knows his stuff, but is in serious need of an editor--the book would be half the length if you removed all the self-amused geekery. If I wanted that kind of guide, I'd troll the message boards of photoshop websites...
Must Have "How To" Book for Photoshop CS2: If you want a "how to" book for Photoshop and not want to get into a technical discussion about the nuances of different slider settings, Buy this book. Say you want to know how to reduce digital noise from high ISO. 3 steps and you are there. Wonderful book. Must buy. This book will not teach you how to shoot. So no discussion on framing, F-Stops, Apperture Priority. This book will teach you how to post process in PS-CS2.
Although I'm reading the CS2 book and using it for CS4 it is VERY helpful! There is so much to learn with photoshop and this really hits on some useful stuff! I checked it out from the libaray and didn't even finish it before it was due back. This is probably one of the only books I've checked out more than once!
Scott Kelby does a great job making a distance between beginners and professional approach to image manipulation. He explains all the things you need to now when doing certain manipulation in Photoshop. Also a dose of healthy humor make this book stand out.
it's cool book...you can learn about photography from basic,,it give base knowledge about level.curve and trick to make photo better else,,,and in last chapter,you'll find trick to create border for photo...
i taught 'photoshop for photographers' from this book - kelby has a dorky sense of humor but admire both his ability to be deceptively simple - there's a lot of meat in this book - and i really liked working with his photos. he's a really good photographer, again, making something simple into something pretty great!
Scott Kelby is an American author and publisher of periodicals dealing in Macintosh and Personal Computer software, specifically for design professionals, photographers, and artists.
Kelby is editor and publisher of Photoshop User and Layers magazines, president and co-founder of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and is president of Kelby Media Group, an Oldsmar, Florida-baScott Kelby is an American author and publisher of periodicals dealing in Macintosh and Personal Computer software, specifically for design professionals, photographers, and artists.
Kelby is editor and publisher of Photoshop User and Layers magazines, president and co-founder of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and is president of Kelby Media Group, an Oldsmar, Florida-based software training, education, and publishing firm. Kelby is a photographer, designer, and the award-winning author of more than 40 books....more