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This is Photoshop CS for photographers: veterans who’ve lived for decades with the smell of the darkroom, and young whippersnappers for whom “digital” is second nature.
Martin Evening is a professional photographer first and foremost. He thoroughly understands professional workflow and the tasks working photographers need to perform. A Photoshop alpha tester, he teaches Photoshop worldwide (notably, at Thunder Lizard). This book reflects all that experience.
You’ll start with a quick look at what’s new in CS (live histogram palette, image interpolation options, improved Automate plug-ins, and so forth). You’ll organize your workspace and customize Photoshop to your needs as a photographer. Then, it’s on to serious image adjustment.
Evening clearly explains what all that histogram stuff really means to your images. (He uses the book’s full-color format to great advantage here.) His chapter on color correction offers nifty examples of using the new Match Color feature and using Selective Color to prepare an RGB file for CMYK conversion.
You’ll find strong discussions of image repair, montage, filters, and a host of darkroom effects. (Few Photoshop books cover split-toning and cross-processing, but this one does -- along with more familiar techniques like solarization and duotones.)
There’s solid coverage of digital capture and scanning, including a very nice introduction to Photoshop CS’s new Camera Raw plug-in. Resolution, color management, print and web output -- all covered.
You may not have come across Martin Evening’s Photoshop books before: They’re imports from Great Britain. But Adobe Photoshop CS for Photographers stacks up well against the best we’ve seen. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.