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Scott Kelby is President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and Editor-in-Chief of Photoshop User magazine. Scott serves as training director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour and is the technical chair of the largest Photoshop gathering in the industry, Photoshop World. He has written numerous best-selling creative technology books, and has just been named the #1 photography book author for the second year in a row.
Since Lightroom first launched, Scott Kelby’s The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers has been the world’s #1 best-selling Lightroom book (it has been translated into a dozen different languages), and in this latest version for Lightroom 4, Scott uses his same award-winning, step-by-step, plain-English style and layout to make learning Lightroom easy and fun.
Scott doesn’t just show you which sliders do what (every Lightroom book will do that). Instead, by using the following three simple, yet brilliant, techniques that make it just an incredible learning tool, this book shows you how to create your own photography workflow using Lightroom:
- Throughout the book, Scott shares his own personal settings and studio-tested techniques. Each year he trains thousands of Lightroom users at his "Lightroom Live!" tour and through that he’s learned what really works, what doesn’t, and he tells you flat out which techniques work best, which to avoid, and why.
- The entire book is laid out in a real workflow order with everything step by step, so you can begin using Lightroom like a pro from the start.
- What really sets this book apart is the last chapter. This is where Scott dramatically answers his #1 most-asked Lightroom question, which is: "Exactly what order am I supposed to do things in, and where does Photoshop fit in?" You’ll see Scott’s entire start-to-finish Lightroom 4 workflow and learn how to incorporate it into your own workflow.
It’s the first and only book to bring the whole process together in such a clear, concise, and visual way. Plus, the book includes a special chapter on integrating Adobe Photoshop seamlessly into your workflow, and you’ll also learn some of Scott’s latest Photoshop portrait retouching techniques and special effects, which take this book to a whole new level. There is no faster, more straight-to-the-point, or more fun way to learn Lightroom than with this groundbreaking book.
194 of 203 people found the following review helpful
A great book if you have never used Lightroom before,
This review is from: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter) (Paperback)Q) What's the best Lightroom (LR) book to have if you're stranded on a desert Island?
A) The one with the most pages; if you're stranded on a desert island then you'll want to use those pages for kindling.
Now, if you want to know which is the best book for helping you deal with LR then the answer is... It depends. I'll illustrate that by comparing this book against another best-of-breed book, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 - The Missing FAQ - Real Answers to Real Questions Asked by Lightroom Users that uses an entirely different approach to explaining Lightroom.
Scott Kelby has written a great many books on various flavors of Photoshop and LR. It them he provides explanations of how things work and then gives very clear, extremely detailed examples (recipes) of how *he* uses them. As he is also an... Read more
57 of 61 people found the following review helpful
Great for New Users,
This review is from: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter) (Paperback)I've been recommending this book to new users of Lightroom 4 well in advance of the publication date, just based on my experience with the author's earlier Lightroom books. Happily, Scott Kelby did not make a liar of me.
The Lightroom 4 book follows just about the sequence that one would follow in using Lightroom, starting with importing images and organizing them in the Library Module. Editing has been expanded to three chapters and explains how to use the revised basic sliders in Lightroom 4. There are chapters on exporting, jumping to Photoshop and the output functions including printing, slideshow and the new book module. (The web module chapter has been dropped but is available on line.) The book finishes with some downloadable layouts and a step-by-step walk through the processing of a portrait.
The teaching technique is excellent for beginners. The various functions are broken down into simple steps of 2, 4 or more pages. There is a narrative of the steps... Read more
35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
Lightroom 4 book for digital photographers,
This review is from: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter) (Paperback)Love Scott Kelby's new Lightroom 4 book with its easy to follow Step by Step make sense instruction as well as find his quirky writing style very refreshing and as always he did not disappoint with this one! I have tried many different authors that teach the technological side of anything photography and as a middle aged technologically challenged, non technical geek and very time crunched women I find many books talking way over my head or I am quickly lost... Never the case with Scott Kelby's books and again I found this one to be very easy to follow and just what I need to get me back on top of my game and armed with the knowledge I need with the ever quickly changing world of technology and software programs. Love that I can jump into any chapter and still understand it with out having read the previous parts of the book. Very nice and important to me as I don't always have time to follow or read the book in its entirety or sequence to have it make sense. Thanks Scott Kelby for... Read more
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