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Books devoted to Photoshop for capturing, manipulating, editing and creating digital images! We post only books we have read for value to you. Others not so good have been omitted. We encourage you to send in YOUR REVIEWS!

The Photoshop Elements 5 Book for Digital Photographers

The Photoshop Elements 5 Book for Digital Photographers (VOICES) by Scott Kelby
Best-selling author Scott Kelby is well known for his plain-English style, his humorous tone, and his unparalleled ability to cut through all the technical jargon that other authors use when writing about image-editing programs.

Here, Scott delivers great techniques on Photoshop Elements 5 that his readers understand and use to make the best possible images. With this newest release of Photoshop Elements, Scott shows readers how to work with their images like a pro, from importing to organization to correction to output. Readers will learn all they need to know about the digital photography workflow, as well as the latest secrets of the pros to help them create the best special effects, apply the most useful sharpening techniques, and avoid many of the hassles and problems that are encountered in digital photography (such as digital noise and color halos).
The Photoshop Elements 5 Book for Digital Photographers (VOICES)
Author: Scott Kelby
Regular price: $39.99 - our discounted price: $21.59
Published by: New Riders Press; Paperback; 512 pages; web rating: ; us
Department: Adobe Photoshop, Web Graphics, PhotoDeluxe & Photoshop
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Photoshop CS / CS2 Wow! Book

Photoshop CS / CS2 Wow! Book, The (WOW!) by Linnea Dayton, Cristen Gillespie -- The Photoshop CS /CS2 Wow! Book is 800+ pages of ravishing, full-color photos of professionally designed Photoshop projects (and a CD crammed with project files and examples), the latest edition of this best-selling book carefully lays out the recipes you need to follow to reproduce the works shown in its pages. Seeing is doing as you follow along and explore all of Photoshop's most important features, including those new to both Photoshop CS and CS2: the integration of Camera Raw, the Lens Correction filter, nonsquare pixel support; Photomerge technology (which allows you to create seamless panoramas from multiple images); the Vanishing Point filter (which allows you to create visual perspective), the ability to place text on paths and in shapes, enhanced file management with the File Browser (CS) and Bridge (CS2) and more. We rank this one #1 for all Photoshop users!
Photoshop CS / CS2 Wow! Book, The (WOW!)
Author: Linnea Dayton, Cristen Gillespie
Regular price: $59.99 - our discounted price: $32.97 -- Published by: Peachpit Press; Paperback; 800 pages

Adobe Photoshop Unmasked

Adobe Photoshop Unmasked: The Art and Science of Selections, Layers, and Paths : The Art and Science of Selections, Layers, and Paths by Nigel French, is truly a lovely book. We've enjoyed every single page and find this one of the unusual Photoshop books out there. Graphic designer, teacher, and Photoshop expert Nigel French saves you hours of frustration by illuminating the best selection tools and techniques for specific tasks, and the most flexible approaches to correcting and editing images in Photoshop. Using step-by-step examples, this book clarifies often-misunderstood selection methods, shows which masks best select a range of tone or color, and demonstrates how the right tools and techniques can help transform even the most mediocre picture into a polished image, saving you hours of time. This is truly total creative freedom
Adobe Photoshop Unmasked: The Art and Science of Selections, Layers, and Paths
Author: Nigel French
Regular price: $44.99 - our discounted price: $28.81 -- Published by: Adobe Press; Paperback; 264 pages

Fine Art Printing for Photographers: Exhibition Quality Prints with Inkjet Printers

Fine Art Printing for Photographers: Exhibition Quality Prints with Inkjet Printers by Uwe Steinmueller, Juergen Gulbins, J Rgen Gulbins -- If you've ever been disappointed by the print from one of your digital photos, then you need this book. Today's digital cameras provide image data files allowing large-format output at high resolution. At the same time, printing technology has moved forward at an equally fast pace bringing us new inkjet systems capable of printing in high precision at a very fine resolution, providing an amazing tonality range and longtime stability of inks. This book provides the necessary foundation for fine art printing: The understanding of color management, profiling, paper and inks. It demonstrates how to set up the printing workflow as it guides the reader step-by-step through this process from an image file to an outstanding fine art print
Fine Art Printing for Photographers: Exhibition Quality Prints with Inkjet Printers
Author: Uwe Steinmueller, Juergen Gulbins, Rgen Gulbins ~ Regular price: $44.95 - our discounted price: $61.29 ~ Published by: Rocky Nook; Paperback, Illustrated; 248 pages

Working Smart in Adobe Photoshop CS2

Working Smart in Adobe Photoshop CS2 by Conrad Chavez -- As bloated as Photoshop has become these days, not everyone can efficiently deal with bloatware! There are fourteen ways to do everything, and it's sort of like buying a loaf of bread and taking it home in the back of a tractor-trailer truck. But, you may be missing out on some of the long-honed shortcuts and automated tools that can make your life easier. Adobe Press has come up with this guide to show you how to tap into Photoshop's productivity features to streamline your work whatever your level. You'll be amazed at how much time you can save by taking advantage of Preferences, presets, Actions, scripting, batch processing, keyboard shortcuts, Workspaces, file browsing, the Bridge and more. You'll also learn about new CS2 features that push the creative envelope even further: Image Warping, Vanishing Point, Smart Objects, and more. Simple instructions and images galore make learning easy with this smart, focused guide
Working Smart in Adobe Photoshop CS2 ~ Author: Conrad Chavez ~ Regular price: $39.99 - our discounted price: $25.05 ~ Published by: Adobe Press; Paperback; 304 pages

Practical Color Management: Eddie Tapp on Digital Photography

Practical Color Management: Eddie Tapp on Digital Photography by Eddie Tapp, Rick Lucas ~ The second book in this acclaimed series from noted photographer and digital imaging expert Eddie Tapp delves into color management, a topic that has needlessly become a mystery to experienced digital photographers, whether they're avid amateurs, serious students, or working professionals. With his easygoing yet authoritative style, Eddie sheds light on this topic and supplies an understanding of color management that readers apply to their own work. Clear and concise, this highly visual book explains how color management is a part of the overall photographic workflow. Eddie demonstrates the three stages of color managed workflow, from choosing a color space, to calibrating your devices, to applying appropriate profiles, and shows you exactly what you need to know and why you need to know it. Color management scientist Rick Lucas contributes a chapter on the hard-core technical aspects. Other books on color management are much too long, involved and intimidating. This absorbing book sets the right tone and supplies you with key answers quickly.
Practical Color Management: Eddie Tapp on Digital Photography Author: Eddie Tapp, Rick Lucas ~ Regular price: $29.99 - our discounted price: $19.89 ~ Published by: O'Reilly Media; Paperback; 162 pages

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