Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: A Professional Image Editor's Guide to the Creative Use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC

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Focal Press/Elsevier, 2010 - Computers - 746 pages
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With the new edition of this proven bestseller, Photoshop users can master the power of Photoshop CS5 with internationally renowned photographer and Photoshop hall-of-famer Martin Evening by their side. In this acclaimed reference work, Martin covers everything from the core aspects of working in Photoshop to advanced techniques for professional results. Subjects covered include organizing a digital workflow, improving creativity, output, automating Photoshop, and using Camera RAW. The style of the book is extremely clear, with real examples, diagrams, illustrations, and step-by-step explanations supporting the text throughout. This is, quite simply, the essential reference for photographers of all levels using Photoshop.

All DVD content is now available online at http://booksite.focalpress.com/companion/Evening for kindle and eBook readers.

* Learn Photoshop the Martin Evening way! Everything you need to know for superb photographic results using Photoshop CS5

* Accompanying DVD includes the images used in the book, as well as QuickTime movie tutorials that show you how to get results fast

* Packed with diagrams, step-by-steps, and over 750 color images

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I am new to the computer software installation process and was extremely frustrated to find that I had to have the previous serial number for my CS2. My fault completely however it would have been ... Read full review

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I’ve been using Photoshop for years, and although I have a lot of experience with this powerful software, still consider myself to be an “advanced beginner.” Most of the things that I use Photoshop for involve more or less straightforward photo retouching and enhancing, with an occasional more advanced “artistic” project. I’ve been looking into trying to improve my Photoshopping skills, and Martin Evening’s exhaustive book fits my needs and requirements perfectly and then some.
The writing is informative and lucid, the explanations are clear and easy to follow, but this is not necessarily a tutorial book. If you were looking for a more pedagogical introduction to the Photoshop’s photography techniques and capabilities, then I’d recommend that you check out the companion book [[ASIN:0240814835 Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: The Ultimate Workshop]]. However, even this book has plenty of examples and worked-out exercises that you’d learn a lot of useful techniques just by familiarizing yourself with Photoshop.
The book comes with the included DVD which contains most of the images and other files that are used throughout the book for illustrative purposes. The DVD also includes video lessons, which are overall nice but not that well organized. The video lessons sort of start in a middle of some exposition, without much in the way of introduction, and it seems that the pictures and files that it refers to are not the same ones that are included with the DVD. This might be due to the fact that the files have been organized according to the previous editions of the book, but as I have not used any of them I cannot state this for a fact.
The accompanying website is very nice, but from what I’ve seen during my brief time there it doesn’t provide much supplemental material. I wish that most of the DVD content had been made available on the website instead, as I think this would have made it much more portable and accessible.
This is a very large and exhaustive book, perhaps the single best resource out there right now for the photoshopping photographers. It is an invaluable resource that can teach you about all the aspects of Photoshop that you may encounter in your photography work.
 

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Martin Evening is a professional photographer and digital imaging consultant, as well as an Alpha tester for Photoshop 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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