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Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers

Adobe Photoshop CS6 For Photographers is Photoshop expert and professional photographer Martin Evening's latest comprehensive guide to this ever evolving programme. Getting on for two inches thick, the book covers absolutely everything you could ever need to know about Photoshop CS6. The programme is ever expanding and bettering itself, and CS6 is no different. This book covers everything, with the addition of any new features where relevant. Beginning with the fundamentals of the progra...

Collis Digital SLR Handbook

A colourful and interesting handbook that shows its audience how to handle their Digital SLR to the best of their ability. There are lots of colourful pictures which makes it a lovely little guide with informative text. The author tries to explain his techniques and how he used certain products to better his photographs. It's a portable manual that is a bit old fashioned in style and writing. I feel it's priced out of its range at 16.99,even though he's a good writer this book isn't his best wo...

The Photoshop Elements 9 book for digital photographers

The 'Photoshop Elements 9 book' has everything a digital photographer would need to know about Elements. Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski present all the need to know information in a unique, humourous way that avoids giving the information in a tedious manner. As a result, the technical side of things is made easier to understand. Step by step instructions are included with any functions mentioned, along side example photographs, which pin point any paticular areas you need to be looking at. ...

The Digital Photographer's Software Guide

A round up of all the software available for all sorts of applications. The idea behind this book is a time-saving look at many kinds of applications from editing programs to photo recovery. You can simply flick to the chapter that you're considering and you will be greeted with a selection of available software with a description of what the software does, along with a view of the author, and at the end of the chapter a round up of that category. Much of this could be gained by accessing the so...

Photoshop CS3 Essential Skills

A book bundled with 8 hours of DVD movies written by two Photoshop experts, sound promising. And indeed it is. After years of badly designed software manuals we are now starting to see books come to life, and we'd put this on a pedestal above the best. Superb design, really clear illustrations, great photography and clean navigation. Mark's put his lecturing skills into practice to deliver a solid structure so you can't fail to find the area of Photoshop you're struggling with and then get the ...

Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers

Does what it says on the tin - provides an in-depth look at Photoshop for photographers and written by Photoshop guru and professional photographer Martin Evening. As a member of the Adobe Photoshop Alpha team, Martin understands more about the intricacies of Photoshop than most and now on his 5th or so issue of this book he's fine tuned it along the way so it's become the bible for digital photographers. Wonderfully illustrated and incredibly detailed to help you master all aspects of the progr...

Adobe Photoshop CS3 One-on-one

A visually bright book written and illustrated by one of Photoshop's Gurus. There's a good logical structure with 12 in-depth lessons, backed up with two hours of video tutorials on the bundled DVD. Each lesson has screengrabs photos and step by steps so you can follow along. The only downside, from a photographer's point of view, is some of the photos, and what Deke does with them, make you ask ...why? Look beyond that though and you can apply the same technique on your own ( probably better) ...

Photoshop CS3 Photographer's Handbook

Does the world need yet another Photoshop manual? The answer is probably no, but this one is better than some so if you've note made a move to buy one yet check it out. I think I made the same comment about a previous Rocky Nook design in that there's a hell of a lot of wasted white space that doesn't really aid anything. On the plus side is the attention to detail in screengrabs. Al have actually settings applied so you can see what's going on, but some have added Photoshop work to illustrate p...

Adobe Photoshop Layers Book

Photoshop's layers feature is one of the most useful tools to grasp but most of us just scratch the surface. This book's aim is to drill right down to the core, covering masking, layer effects, blend modes and much more in its 250+ pages. Colour throughout and extremely well illustrated it does the job well. If layers is something you're struggling to get to grips with, then this is the book to consider. It comes with a CD and has a collection of "Try it Now" lessons through the book.

Adobe Photoshop CS3 A-Z

This A-Z format was introduced by ePHOTOzine editor, Peter Bargh on Photoshop V5.5 and has since been expanded upon by Philip Andrews, a professional photographer, digital photography teacher, magazine editor and international author. The dictionary format makes it easy to quickly find items that you are struggling to get to grips with. Where Peter placed techniques along with the specific tool Philip brings a set of 28 concise step by steps to the front of the book enabling the A-Z aspect t...