Many Photoshop users have never worked with the LAB color space. Some have experimented with LAB, based on its reputation as a great tool for intensifying color. But hardly any users recognize its true power, or its compelling workflow advantages. If you’re a serious Photoshop user, get ready for an adventure: Dan Margulis’s Photoshop Lab Color.
Yes, you will learn how to get more vivid color. But you’ll also learn breakthrough techniques for retouching; for improving impressionistic shots; for dramatically enhancing the believability of portraits. Some of this material is complex, but Margulis has gone beyond the call, having this book reviewed by readers with widely varying backgrounds, and refining everything for the greatest possible clarity. If you’re ever going to master LAB, now’s the time -- and it’ll be worth your time, big time. Bill Camarda, from the November 2005 Read Only