The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers

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by Scott Kelby

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Scott Kelby, the 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 CS2 techniques for digital photographers.

This major update to this award-winning, record-breaking book does something for digital photographers that's


Scott Kelby, the 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 CS2 techniques for digital photographers.

This major update to this 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 version of this book took the digital photography world by storm.

But now, his new CS2, version is even bigger, even better, and exposes even more of the pros most closely guarded secrets, including a special chapter which shows, for the first time ever, step-by-step how to how to set-up Photoshop's color management. He does it by throwing out all the theory, all the techno-babble, and all the confusing charts and graphs and instead just shows you exactly what you need to do (and

nothing more).


Each year Scott trains thousands of professional photographers 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 (there's an entire chapter on, just this!)
  • The pros tricks for fixing the most common digital photo problems fast!
  • The step-by-step set-up for getting what comes out of your printer to match exactly what you saw on screen
  • The retouching secrets of how the pros retouch portraits
  • How to process raw digital camera images (plus how to take advantage of all the new Camera Raw features of CS2!)
  • How to color correct any photo without breaking a sweat (you'll be amazed at how easy it is–once you know the secret)
  • A whole chapter on the latest, most requested Photoshop special effects How to reduce noise, deal with lens problems, avoid halos, and more
  • 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 this is the book for you.

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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 Mac Design Magazine. He serves as training director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour and is the technical chair of the largest Photoshop gathering, Photoshop World. Scott is one of the leading Photoshop trainers in the country today and trains thousands of Photoshop users across the country each year, and is featured in a series of Photoshop training videos.

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The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anyone who is a total beginner to any photoshop program needs a Scott Kelby book 'I'm using CS2 and Elements 5 at the moment'. He is straight forward and user friendly with his directions. He never makes the assumption that you know where and what the different features are on the program. Truely a step-by-step guide for even the least computer savvy user. Totally worth the money, even more than other books on the same subject. I'm going to buy his DVD next.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been reading things written about Photoshop by Scott Kelby since version 5.5 and I've yet to be disappointed. As the title indicates, this book targets digital photographers, though evil film photographers will benefit from this book as well. The book begins with a hilarious forward where Kelby interviews himself. He gets down to business by teaching several tips, tricks and techniques on getting your photos from your camera and into Adobe Bridge. He covers everything one could possibly want from Bridge in these first 2 chapters. The book then continues with discussing Camera Raw, resizing and cropping (that¿s right, 24 pages on these closely related topics) and a chapter each on color management and color correction. I tried one of his color correcting techniques that uses curves. After creating an action with it, I now use it on every photo that I open in Photoshop. It¿s one of those things that I didn¿t know I needed but I¿ve yet to use it on a photo and NOT have the color improve noticeably. Kelby covers conversion to black and white, common digital photo problems, cloning / healing, and 46 pages on retouching portraits. There is an in depth chapter on special effects followed by lessons in creating ¿panos¿. The next 28 pages is invaluable for sharpening photos. He gives exact values for different sharpening techniques and sharpening different subjects. Kelby is very good about providing exact numbers to use for SEVERAL different techniques, not just sharpening. The last two chapters have to do with showing your work to clients. If you¿re not a professional photographer these chapters are NOT wasted. There is very useful information on everything regarding printing: Picture packages, digital frames and embedding digital copyrights on your photos. He even explains how and why you should download different ICC profiles from the different paper manufacturers. Since I did this, I¿ve gotten nothing but compliments on my work. Do yourself a favor and order this book today!
Guest More than 1 year ago
For being a program book~ it is actually funny. The author has little one-liners here and there that totally bust me up. Other than that~ its a great book. Lots of specific numbering and importantly~ lots of screen shots. I totally reccommend it.