Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book, The: The Complete Guide for Photographers
- By Martin Evening
- Published Mar 13, 2007 by Adobe Press.
- Copyright 2007
- Dimensions: 7-1/2 X 9-1/8
- Pages: 352
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-38543-8
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-38543-7
- eBook (Adobe DRM)
- ISBN-10: 0-321-45004-3
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-45004-3
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Product Author Bios
Based in London, Martin Evening was a founding member of the UK Digital Imaging Group, one of the first organizations dedicated to exploring digital photography in Britain. As a commercial photographer, Marting specializes in fashion and beauty shots as well as editorial subjects. He has written for magazines like MacUser, the British Journal of Photography, PEI, Amateur Photographer, and Image. A frequent speaker at industry events and presenter of Photoshop techniques, he is author of Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Photographers. He is also a founding partner of PixelGenius, developer of software for Photoshop.
While Adobe Photoshop has long been their choice for editing digital photographs, many photographers want a more focused tool. That’s where Adobe Photoshop Lightroom comes in. Designed from the ground up with digital photographers in mind, Photoshop Lightroom offers powerful editing features in a streamlined interface that lets photographers import, sort, and organize images. The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book was also written with photographers in mind. Best-selling author Martin Evening describes Photoshop Lightroom’s features in detail from a photographer’s perspective. As an established commercial and fashion photographer, martin knows firsthand what photographers need for an efficient workflow. He’s also been working with Photoshop Lightroom from the beginning, monitoring the product’s development and providing feedback on the public beta. As a result, Martin knows the software inside and out, from image selection to image editing to image management. In this book you’ll learn how to:
- Work efficiently with images shot in the raw formatn import photographs with ease and sort them according to your workflow
- Create and manage a personal image library
- Apply tonal corrections to multiple images quickly
- Integrate Photoshop Lightroom with Adobe Photoshop
- Export images for print or Web as digital contact sheets or personal portfolios
A free Lightroom 1.1 PDF supplement update is now available at www.peachpit.com/register.
90 of 94 people found the following review helpful
Very thorough, just not AT ALL easy to use.,
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This review is from: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers (Paperback)My rating is not based on how good the book is. If it were, I would have given it 5 stars. I based it on how useful the book is to me and how well it addresses my needs as a non-professional but fairly competent and dedicated amateur photographer (with a limited budget) and a fairly computer-literate individual.
This is a book to read through before using Lightroom. You will find thorough and knowledgeable information. What it is NOT is a book to have in front of you while you are using Lightroom. This is not a quick reference book. You will not easily locate the particular little bit of knowledge you need at that moment or the answer to the question that comes up as you're using a new program.
I bought it because I have had it with Kelby's humor and I wanted a serious and professional approach to learning a new program that is not a simple or intuitive as it might, at first, seem. Mr. Evening is, without a doubt, a professional and, even more so, serious. He... Read more
37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
Good News Bad News,
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This review is from: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers (Paperback)Martin Evening is a photographer and the author of a very popular Photoshop manual (one that has been updated and enlarged with every new version of PS). Since he is part of the Adobe test team for PS, it seems logical that he has been tapped to write one of the first books on Lightroom.
The book itself is very good, covering Lighroom in detail (note that Lightroom is feature-rich, but nothing like PS). And the book is recommended with a caveat.
And that's the bad news. Shortly after LR was released, Adobe released v1.1, which brought LR closer into line with the new Adobe Camera Raw 4.1. Other features were also added to LR. The bad news is mitigated by the fact that the publisher Peachpit Press is going to post a pdf of a 177 page update(!) for download from their website. The update and the book should now be considered a set, rather than the book as a standalone.
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
You've invested in the software, now invest in a great book,
This review is from: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers (Paperback)I bought this book right when it was released and have read it twice from cover to cover over the last month. One of the reasons I bought it was because although I'm good with software and photo management, I wanted to be better and I wanted to learn workflow from a working pro. Lightroom is all about workflow and no one understands photography time-constraints more than a commercial photographer. The writing style suits beginners to professional photographers. By that I mean you'll find discussions of topics such as RAID drives less applicable to casual shooters, but the concepts are well-explained even if you have no prior knowledge. Some people might find the book dry compared to other more colorful writers out there but I find this approach refreshing. It's like reading the User Guide with a professional photographer sitting beside you to help interpret what each setting means and whether it makes a difference to you. I personally would rather spend less time processing photos and... Read more
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