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Pixel Genius

Focal Press

Martin Evening

Publication date: 12th May 2012
Phtoshop CS6 for Photographers will be one of the first books on Photoshop CS6 to be published. Go to the Purchase page section for details on how to order your copy.

Adobe Photoshop CS6.1 update
Customers who have a Creative Cloud subscription are now able to install the latest Photoshop CS6.1 update. This contains a number of interesting new feature, that may be of interest to photographer users. To coincide with this I have provided a free Adobe Photoshop CS6.1 bulletin PDF. This also contains detailed information about the latest Camera Raw 7.1 features that were introduced in the summer of 2012.

Accessing on-line content
The Photoshop CS6 for Photographers book provides readers with additional online content. Just click on the link below and enter the username and password provided in the book to access these pages.

Camera Raw 7.1 update
The recent Camera Raw 7.1 update now offers new features for photographers. Readers accessing the online content will find that two new movies have now been added, detailing the HDR editing capabilities of Camera Raw 7.1 as well as explaining how to use the new Lens Corrections controls to fix axial chromatic aberrations.

About the Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers book
768 pages + Website featuring movie tutorials, CS6 Help Guide and PDF content.

Martin Evening’s Adobe Photoshop for Photographers titles have become classic reference sources for photographers at all skill levels. Whether you are an accomplished user or just starting out, the Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers book contains a wealth of practical advice, hints and tips to help you achieve professional-looking results. This latest edition is a thorough update of the previous CS5 book and provides detailed information on all the new features in Photoshop CS6 that will be of interest to photographers.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers begins with an overview of the Photoshop interface and the fundamentals of how to use Photoshop, followed by how to configure and optimize your computer's performance to run the program and then dives straight into the essentials of Camera Raw image editing. The Sharpening chapter shows how to use the Camera Raw controls to obtain optimum capture sharpening and noise reduction, and the Essentials chapter outlines how to work with all the basic image adjustment tools that are in the program.

Practical workshops show you how to master the essential techniques, such as color correction, retouching techniques, toning a black and white image, creating composite images and so on. Each technique is described in step-by-step detail, showing exactly which command to use, whether you are working with a Mac or PC computer.

The accompanying Website contains a Photoshop for Photographers Help Guide, which features a complete guide to all the tools and panels in Photoshop as well as other items in the program. It is like having an extra on-line manual with which to learn more about what each Photoshop tool and panel does. The guide also provides almost three hours of movie tutorials on Photoshop CS5 and CS6. If you are just beginning to work with digital images or are looking for new ideas, the best techniques and ways to improve the quality of your work, this is the book for you.

About the Adobe Photoshop CS5 Ultimate Workshop Book
496 pages + DVD featuring tutorial movies

This title is coauthored by Martin Evening and Jeff Schewe. While the main Photoshop for Photographers book covers all the essentials of image editing in Photoshop, this title is intended as a companion book. It goes into greater detail and supplements your knowledge of Photoshop, offering expert guidance that's aimed at intermediate to advanced users of Photoshop.

In this second edition, Martin Evening and Jeff Schewe each describe in detail how to carry out some of their favorite Photoshop image editing and retouching techniques. Another appealing feature of this book, is that many of the photographs are taken from real-life professional shoots. The techniques described here don't just show you clever things you can do in Photoshop, they show how you can use Photoshop in a professional context, meeting the demands of art directors and how to meet tricky briefs.

But don't be put off by the thought that this is a book for advanced professional Photoshop users only. A lot of the tips and techniques shown in this book are easy to learn and clearly explained throughout. Click the book preview link on the right to take a sneak preview.

This title is not due to be updated to Photoshop CS6. This is because most of what is described in this book are 'classic' techniques and therefore the content is not so version-specific as the main Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers book.

Note for Macintosh customers
It is known that some Macintosh users may experience difficulty getting the Help Guide to display correctly from the DVD. Help is at hand. You can access all of the Help Guide contents via an
on-line version of the Ultimate Workshop Help Guide. This link also allows ebook readers to access all the images that are supplied on the DVD.

The Photoshop CS6 for Photographers main book has become an established classic and has regularly been updated since version 5.0 of the program. This latest edition represents a major rewrite, in which there is now a more detailed focus on the essentials of Photoshop, Camera Raw and Bridge, as well as describing all that's new for photographers in Photoshop CS6. Even if you think you know Photoshop well, with this book you'll learn even more detail about the program.

The Ultimate Workshop book is intended as a companion to the main Adobe Photoshop for Photographers book and takes Photoshop for photographers instruction to a whole new level. Packed with tutorials on Photoshop and Camera Raw, it concentrates solely on what you can do with Photoshop at an intermediate to advanced level, without having to devote pages to a discussion of all the basic features and interface. If you already know a little about how to use Photoshop and are looking to update your skills, this is the book to get.

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