Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: A Professional Image Editor's Guide to the Creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC

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Overview

With the new edition of this proven bestseller, Photoshop users can master the power of Photoshop CS5 with internationally renowned photographer and Photoshop hall-of-famer Martin Evening by their side.

In this acclaimed reference work, Martin covers everything from the core aspects of working in Photoshop to advanced techniques for professional results. Subjects covered include organizing a digital workflow, improving creativity, output, automating Photoshop, and using Camera RAW. The style of the book is extremely clear, with real examples, diagrams, illustrations, and step-by-step explanations supporting the text throughout. This is, quite simply, the essential reference for photographers of all levels using Photoshop.

All DVD content is now available online at

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'When it's all said and done, tools-whether hardware or software-are just tools, and it's your ideas and images that matter. You'll find that Martin knows both sides of the equation and never lets the techniques distract from the vision. I think you'll find his perspective and experience invaluable.'

John Nack, Principal Product Manager, Adobe Photoshop

'Evening's Adobe Photoshop for Photographers titles have become classic reference sources, written to deal directly with the needs of photographers and filled with a wealth of practical advice, hints and tips to help you achieve professional results.'

Professional Photographer

'Richly illustrated with photos and screen grabs, this is an invaluable guide for anyone serious about Photoshop at a very reasonable price.'

What Digital Camera

'...the bible for digital photographers. Wonderfully illustrated and incredibly detailed to help you master all aspects of the program.'

ephotozine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240522005
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/31/2010
  • Pages: 768
  • Sales rank: 597,982
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Evening is a professional photographer and digital imaging consultant, an experienced Photoshop user and key demo artist for Adobe. Based in London, UK, Martin was inducted into the legendary Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2008.

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1: Photoshop Fundamentals; Chapter 2: Configuring Photoshop; Chapter 3: Camera Raw Image Processing; Chapter 4: Sharpening and noise reduction; Chapter 5: Image Editing Essentials; Chapter 6: Black and white; Chapter 7: Extending the dynamic range; Chapter 8: Image Retouching; Chapter 9: Layers, Selections and Masking; Chapter 10: Essential filters for photo editing; Chapter 11: Image Management; Chapter 12: Color Management; Chapter 13: Print Output; Chapter 14: Output for the Web; Chapter 15: Automating Photoshop;

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  • Posted December 23, 2012

    Excellent book for beginners to Photoshop CS5

    This is the book we used in a local community college class. It is easy to read and the Author treats it like he is talking with you. He would tell you how it should be done and then, in some cases, he would say how he does it or the reality to it is.
    I didn't find much value in the CD that came with the book but the book is worth the cost. I'm a cheap skate so I found it somewhere online for dirt cheap. I will pay what I need to and I would have for this book. Whatever the level you are it is a good starting off book or a refresher book but we can remember everything.

    I hope this helps
    Good luck
    M

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  • Posted May 11, 2012

    Very big, very useful!

    Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers is such a great book, it’s been helpful to me. I knew some basics about Photoshop when I started reading this book but the instruction on specifics for photography tasks was helpful.

    I liked the layout of the instruction used by Martin Evening because when he explains a technique or task it isn’t a step by step 1,2,3, more it is almost conversational with the the instructions embedded in it. I found this method to be a little more easier to learn from.

    What is also helpful is you don’t have to have a prior knowledge of Photoshop to use this book, he sets you up in the first chapter and explains the basics to you to get up and running - if you know Photoshop I think you could still glean some useful nuggets from the first chapter.

    Martin goes into some of the conventions of computers and photography liked how to set up a proper editing solution, from computer to actual room you sit in, he goes over the must do’s of capturing your photographs from your SD or CF Cards and how to manage your files. One of the unexpected things I learned about from this book was how useful Adobe Bridge and it’s capabilities are. Before this book I thought Adobe Bridge was a shipped-along-with-Photoshop no use program but I see the light and how this program can really assist you with your editing and photography.

    This book is huge, not because of ramblings but because of so much information from masks, touching up, Adobe Bridge, Lightroom workflow, RAW image processing. The last useable page before the index is 727 so you have plenty of goodies to learn!

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  • Posted March 3, 2012

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    The Best Photoshop Resource I've Come Across

    I’ve been using Photoshop for years, and although I have a lot of experience with this powerful software, still consider myself to be an “advanced beginner.” Most of the things that I use Photoshop for involve more or less straightforward photo retouching and enhancing, with an occasional more advanced “artistic” project. I’ve been looking into trying to improve my Photoshopping skills, and Martin Evening’s exhaustive book fits my needs and requirements perfectly and then some.

    The writing is informative and lucid, the explanations are clear and easy to follow, but this is not necessarily a tutorial book. If you were looking for a more pedagogical introduction to the Photoshop’s photography techniques and capabilities, then I’d recommend that you check out the companion book [[ASIN:0240814835 Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: The Ultimate Workshop]]. However, even this book has plenty of examples and worked-out exercises that you’d learn a lot of useful techniques just by familiarizing yourself with Photoshop.

    The book comes with the included DVD which contains most of the images and other files that are used throughout the book for illustrative purposes. The DVD also includes video lessons, which are overall nice but not that well organized. The video lessons sort of start in a middle of some exposition, without much in the way of introduction, and it seems that the pictures and files that it refers to are not the same ones that are included with the DVD. This might be due to the fact that the files have been organized according to the previous editions of the book, but as I have not used any of them I cannot state this for a fact.

    The accompanying website is very nice, but from what I’ve seen during my brief time there it doesn’t provide much supplemental material. I wish that most of the DVD content had been made available on the website instead, as I think this would have made it much more portable and accessible.

    This is a very large and exhaustive book, perhaps the single best resource out there right now for the photoshopping photographers. It is an invaluable resource that can teach you about all the aspects of Photoshop that you may encounter in your photography work.

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