Adobe Photoshop CS6 Book for Digital Photographers

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Peachpit Press, Jul 12, 2012 - Photography - 480 pages
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Scott Kelby, Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine–and the best-selling Photoshop author in the world today–once again takes this book to a whole new level as he uncovers more of the latest, most important, and most useful Adobe Photoshop CS6 techniques for digital photographers.

This major update to his 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 editions of this book are widely used as the official study guides in photography courses at colleges and universities around the world.


Each year, Scott trains thousands of professional photographers on 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.
  • The pros’ tricks for fixing the most common digital photo problems fast!
  • The step-by-step setup for getting what comes out of your printer to match exactly what you see onscreen.
  • How to process HDR (High Dynamic Range) images using CS6’s Merge to HDR Pro.
  • How to master CS6’s Content-Aware features.
  • How to use Photoshop CS6’s new video editing features to make movies from your DSLR videos.
  • How to process RAW images like a pro (plus how to take advantage of all the new Camera Raw features in CS6!).
  • The latest Photoshop special effects for photographers (there’s a whole chapter just on these!).
  • A host of shortcuts, workarounds, and slick “insider” tricks to send your productivity through the roof!
Plus, Scott includes a special bonus chapter with his own CS6 workflow, from start to finish, and each chapter ends with a Photoshop Killer Tips section, packed with timesaving, job-saving tips that make all the difference. If you’re a digital photographer, and if you’re ready to learn all the “tricks of the trade”–the same ones that today’s leading pros use to correct, edit, sharpen, retouch, and present their work—then you’re holding the book that will do just that.

Note from the publisher:

August 9, 2012: All binding issues mentioned in our July 31, 2012 note below have been resolved. Thank you.

July 31, 2012: We have encountered issues with the binding in our initial print run of this book. If you have purchased a copy of the book you are not happy with, please return it to the store where you made your purchase to request a replacement copy right away. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

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User Review  - johnnyoch -

contents are good . Kudos to Mr. Kelby but the book itself looks like its not good quality . Months from now i can predict that pages may tore out of its bind since it is not properly binded. Read full review

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User Review  - brendajanefrank - LibraryThing

When you buy an expensive, professional program like Photoshop cS6, it is worth the time and expense to learn the ins and outs in an organized fashion. Sure, you can use what is self-evident and ... Read full review


Using Photoshop CS6s Mini Bridge
The Essentials of Camera
White Balance
Letting Camera Raw AutoCorrect Your Photos
Cropping and Straightening
What toDoIfthe Print Still DoesntMatch YourScreen Making Contact Sheets Yup ItsBack
Camera RawBeyond the Basics
Reducing Noise inJust theShadow Areas How toGetMore Than 100 Out of Any Adjustment Brush
Creating HDR Images Setting Up YourCamera to Shoot
HDR Finishing TechniquesVignetting SoftGlow
Fixing Common Problems
Dreamy Focus Effect for People and Landscapes
Night Lights Background Effect
Photoshop Killer Tips
Sharpening Techniques
StepbyStep Printing and Color Management

How to Resize and Crop Photos Basic Cropping for Photos
AutomatedSaving and Resizing Resizing for PosterSized Prints Straightening Crooked Photos
HowtoCreate Stunning BW Images
Editing DSLR Video in Photoshop
Editing TrimmingYour Clips Working withAudio and Background Music
Applying Photoshop Filters and Adjustments

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About the author (2012)

Scott Kelby is Editor-in-Chief of Photoshop User magazine, President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), Training Director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour, and one of the leading seminar instructors in the industry today. Scott is author of the best-selling books The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers, Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks, and The Digital Photography Book (parts 1, 2, 3 & 4), among others. His easygoing, plain-English style of teaching makes learning Photoshop fun. He trains thousands in his live seminars each year and knows firsthand which techniques are in hot demand, and now he shares them here in his latest book.

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