Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4

Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4

A Photographer's Handbook

Book - 2012
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Presents a step-by-step guide to editing photographs using Adobe Photoshop CS6 along with Bridge, Camera Raw, and Lightroom 4.

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Laskevitch, an instructor, trainer, and consultant who has designed workflows for photographers and companies, shows photographers and graphic designers, as well as technicians how to use the basic tools and image editing steps in Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended and its companions Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw 7, and Lightroom 4. He covers aspects of image editing such as using layers and layer blending, color correction, and printer profiles, but omits discussion of advanced techniques. He explains key concepts behind color and digital images and how cameras convert light to data, how to configure hardware and software settings, and the layout and general use of the software applications. He then discusses the main steps in a photographic workflow: capture and import, organizing and archiving images, global and local adjustments, cleaning and retouching, creative edits and alternates, and output. No experience with Photoshop is needed. Distributed by O'Reilly Media. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Adobe Photoshop is central to almost all photography workflows and Lightroom has rapidly been adopted as well. Each new version of the software is a milestone in the development of these vital imaging tools, and the 2012 releases are no exception.

Photographers often feel overwhelmed when starting with Photoshop; the sheer number of tools and options make it difficult for the novice. There is no shortage of instructional books, yet very few direct the user to the most significant aspects of the program in a way that reflects a real workflow for the photographer.

Adobe Certified Instructor Steve Laskevitch has leveraged his experience as a teacher and practitioner to create a guide that provides a clear and effective workflow for editing photographs in Photoshop CS6 and its companions Bridge, Camera Raw, and Lightroom 4. Focusing on the critical elements of the workflow rather than covering every arcane feature, this book is designed to get you working quickly in these applications.

In addition to the essential features of these programs, Laskevitch covers new features specific to the 2012 releases, including:

Lightroom geocoding-Quickly tag a photo with location data; Photoshop's Blur Gallery (Tilt-Shift, Iris, and Field Blur tools)-Add selective focus and bokeh effects; New development controls in Lightroom and Camera Raw; Recomposing or retouching photos with the Content-aware Move Tool; Publishing to Blurb directly from Lightroom; Video (no longer limited to Photoshop Extended; Adaptive Wide Angle-Make straight lines straight again; Face-Aware Mask Generation-An improvement to Color Range; Intelligent Auto-Correction; Adobe Camera Raw 7-Local controls for White Balance and Noise Reduction; New Black/White and Highlight/Shadow controls

Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA : Rocky Nook ; Sebastopol, CA : Distributed by O'Reiley Media, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Description: xiii, 327 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9781937538033
Branch Call Number: 006.686 Ado


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