The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers

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Scott Kelby was honored with Professional Photographer magazine’s highly coveted 2008 Hot One Award for The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers. Here’s what Jeff Kent, the Hot One Editor at Professional Photographer, has to say about the book: “In a how-to published by Peachpit Press, Scott Kelby, best-selling author on Adobe Photoshop, delves into CS3 to uncover the most important and useful techniques for digital photographers. Our judges liked Kelby’s direct approach with step-by-step ...
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Overview

Scott Kelby was honored with Professional Photographer magazine’s highly coveted 2008 Hot One Award for The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers. Here’s what Jeff Kent, the Hot One Editor at Professional Photographer, has to say about the book: “In a how-to published by Peachpit Press, Scott Kelby, best-selling author on Adobe Photoshop, delves into CS3 to uncover the most important and useful techniques for digital photographers. Our judges liked Kelby’s direct approach with step-by-step instructions. In this new edition, Kelby shares even more secrets from the top pros.”

Shutterbug magazine chose The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers as a Top Digital Book of 2007. Here’s what Joe Farace of Shutterbug has to say about the book: “Scott Kelby’s name on a Photoshop book is like the Dodge brand on the front of a pickup truck. You know it’s built RAM—or pixel—tough. Combining his famous twisted wit with unwaveringly straight tutorials, Kelby takes you through a detailed tour of Photoshop CS3 by showing how to use the new features. No fluff; just page after page of well-illustrated tutorials showing photographers how to get the most out of the new features, commands, and effects found in the latest version of Adobe’s flagship. It will get you up to speed on CS3’s new features faster than you can all by yourself.”

Scott Kelby, the #1 best-selling Photoshop author in the world today, once again takes this book to a whole new level as he uncovers the latest, most important, and most exciting new Adobe Photoshop CS3 techniques for digital photographers. This major update to his award-winning, record-breaking book does something for digital photographers that’s never been done before–it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure it out on your own. Instead, Scott shows you step-by-step the exact techniques used by today’s cutting-edge digital photographers, and best of all, he shows you flat-out exactly which settings to use, when to use them, and why.

That’s why the previous editions of this book are widely used as the official course study guide in photography courses at college and universities around the world, and this new edition for Photoshop CS3 exposes even more of the top pros’ most closely-guarded secrets.

Learn How The Pros Do It
Each year Scott trains thousands of professional photographers on how to use Photoshop, and almost without exception they have the same questions, the same problems, and the same challenges–and that’s exactly what he covers in this book. You’ll learn:

• The sharpening techniques the pros really use.
• The pros’ tricks for fixing the most common digital photo problems fast!
• How to get great looking prints (that actually match your screen!)
• A whole chapter on the latest, most requested Photoshop special effects!
• How to color correct any photo without breaking a sweat.
• How to process Raw images, plus how to take advantage of all the new Camera Raw features in CS3!
• The portrait retouching secrets only the pros know about!
• How to add real automation to your work.
• How to show your work like a pro!

Plus a host of shortcuts, workarounds, and slick “insider” tricks to send your productivity through the roof! If you’re a digital photographer, and you’re ready to learn the “tricks of the trade”–the same ones that today’s leading pros use to correct, edit, sharpen, retouch, and present their work–then you’re holding the book that will do just that.

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Editorial Reviews

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If you're a photographer, you need to see what Photoshop CS3 can do for you -- and who better to show you than the inimitable Scott Kelby. Here, he takes Photoshop CS3 to places it's never gone before, offering exquisitely detailed step-by-step instructions to get you there and back safelyl.

The book's organized around professional workflow, but you can jump in anywhere: at Kelby's great cropping tips, color correction secrets, 15-second fixes for underexposure, nifty quadtoning techniques for richer B&Ws, or his expert chapter on retouching faces.

There's plenty of new content in this "fourth edition,” including an all-new workflow chapter and many new techniques Kelby's learned through his renowned training work. Five areas get especially extensive new attention: the vastly upgraded Bridge CS3 and Camera Raw; CS3's improved panorama/photomerge; B&W conversion, and printing. The result: yet another indispensable Scott Kelby book. Bill Camarda, from the November 2007 Read Only

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"This is not some reprint of an old book, but new text with tons of great, new ideas on how to polish your images. Our capture devises while good don’t capture everything we see. Our images also go to many places, not just the computer monitor. Scott’s book is full of techniques for cleaning up color, sharpening, presentation either by print, web gallery or a host of other ideas, organization, black and white conversion and the list just goes on and on. And all of these techniques take advantage of all the power and ease of Photoshop CS3.This is one monster of a book!" -- Moose Peterson, moosepeterson.com

“In my opinion, The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book is one of those books that contains so much information that it really is a must have. If you are a beginner to Photoshop, you will have everything you need to create better photos. You will be able to learn things in a step-by-step approach that will fine tune your learning. If you are experienced, The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book will fill in many of the holes that you may have because of the depth and breath of Photoshop itself.” -- T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321501912
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 8/10/2007
  • Series: Voices That Matter Series
  • Pages: 473
  • Sales rank: 1,449,463
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.02 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Kelby is President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), the trade organization for Adobe Photoshop users, with thousands of members in the US and 63 countries. Scott is Editor-in-Chief of both Photoshop User magazine and Layers magazine, and is the technical chair of Photoshop World, the largest Photoshop gathering in the industry. Scott is one of the leading Photoshop trainers in the country today; he trains thousands of Photoshop users across the country each year, and is featured in a series of Photoshop training videos. He can also be seen on the popular weekly video podcast, NAPP TV.
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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1
London Bridge
Bridge Essentials

CHAPTER 2
The Bridge
Advanced Bridge Techniques

CHAPTER 3
Raw Deal
Processing Your Images Using Camera Raw

CHAPTER 4
Resized
Resizing and Cropping Your Images

CHAPTER 5
Fit to Print
Step-by-Step Printing and Color Management

CHAPTER 6
Local Color
Color Correction Secrets

CHAPTER 7
Black & White World
How to Create Stunning B&W Images

CHAPTER 8
99 Problems
Dealing with Common Digital Image Problems

CHAPTER 9
Faces
Retouching Portraits

CHAPTER 10
Special Delivery
Special Effects for Photographers

CHAPTER 11
Look Sharp
Sharpening Techniques

CHAPTER 12
Best in Show
How to Show Your Work

CHAPTER 13
Working for a Livin’
My Step-by-Step Workflow

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Far and away the single best Photoshop CS3 book I've used!

    Scott Kelby is a master teacher. His task-oriented approach is, page-by-page, the most concise and lucid guide to accomplishing specific tasks that come up during digital post-capture processing that I've found. He doesn't expect me to already be familiar with the ins-and-outs of Layers or Masks, or the various Filters, or any of the other wide realsm of Photoshop functions in order to be able to use one or the other to accomplish some discrete task. You don't have to read the whole d...d book, just turn to the page that covers, step-by-step, what you need to do. It is, incidentally, accompanied by many well-chosen, helpful screen-shots of sample images and the sorts of specific dialogue boxes you'll encounter in the process of doing what you want to do. Since getting this book the other seven or eight Photoshop guides I own have remained on the shelf gathering dust!
    Did I mention that in my opinion this is a great Photoshop guide?

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    Posted May 2, 2009

    Great how-to reference

    This is a very useful Photoshop reference book. Rather than simply listing Photoshop functions and describing each tool individually in painful detail, Mr. Kelby illustrates how to combine functions and options to get the job done. The procedures that are described in this reference are the procedures that digital photographers are likely to need and use. This book is my preferred Photoshop reference book.

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