Real World Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers
- By Conrad Chavez
- Published Sep 15, 2010 by Peachpit Press. Part of the Real World series.
- Copyright 2011
- Dimensions: 7-1/2 X 9-1/8
- Pages: 600
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-71983-2
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-71983-6
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-13-211787-8
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-211787-6
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This edition of Real World Photoshop is more tightly focused for the needs and demands of the professional digital photographers. From acquiring images to using an efficient processing workflow to maintaining image quality and final output quality all within the powerful feature set of Adobe Photoshop CS5. Coverage of new CS5 features includes: Refining Edges, Eyedropper tools, Merge to HDR, Content Aware Fill/Scale/Heal, and Lens Profile.
The book's focus helps readers understand the core workflow tasks, main print and web output options as well as the commercial printing information necessary to hand off images for prepress. Essentials information on file formats, color settings, image adjustment fundamentals, sharpness, detail, noise reduction, and image storage and output is also included. Photoshop Extended is covered where it relates specifically to photographers.
- The perfect guide for intermediate to advanced photographers to set up an effective workflow and master the features of Photoshop CS5.
- Streamlined to focus on features of Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended that are most relevant to intermediate and advanced digital photographers
- Four-color guide packed with essential tips and step-by-step techniques
- Includes unrivaled coverage of Photoshop CS5 color settings and color management principles
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
The bible for Photoshop photographers, in a smaller package,
This review is from: Real World Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers (Paperback)Any attempt to describe the current version of Photoshop in one book is a formidable task. Each new generation of Photoshop contains the features of the previous one as well as all the latest bells and whistles that make you want to go out and buy it. The folks that published this book have managed to pack all this information into one 500+ page book, and do so very nicely.
I am in technical support at a color management consultant firm, so this review is mainly aimed at the color management aspects of this book. In short, this book is:
- Very readable, easy to understand,
- Explains industry standards you need to know and best practices that you can trust are accurate,
- A continuation of what has been considered the bible of color management in Photoshop.
While Chavez is listed as the only author, it is clear that he continues in the same tradition as in previous books of this series (Real World Photoshop CS4 for Photographers, CS3,... Read more
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
An outstanding pick,
This review is from: Real World Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers (Paperback)RealWorld Adobe Photoshop for Photographers offers keys to Photoshop users on how to make the most of the program, from using more efficient processing workflows and correcting tone to neutralizing colors, improving contrast, working with layers, and more. Black and white and color screen shots and examples throughout make this a solid pick for any who have Photoshop's basics down and want more detail. The coverage of Camera Raw 6 and Bridge CS5 makes this title an outstanding pick.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Best Photoshop Book I've Found,
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This review is from: Real World Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers (Paperback)I am a web designer and I have several technical books. Real World Photoshop CS5 may be the best technical book that I own. The level of detail and wording of the instructions in here is excellent. I am looking to buy a new computer for my upgrade to CS6 and the first chapter of this book gives a thorough explanation of how much RAM I'll need and details the differences between 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems. That was an unexpected bonus.
I have been using Photoshop for years and I'm very comfortable with all of the layout tools but I wanted more detail on the photo editing capabilities. This book go over everything so well and in so much detail. The author explains why you'll need to use certain features and his explanations address questions that I would have asked had I been learning this in a class. I am very impressed with this book and I highly recommend it.
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Page 149, first paragraph: "Camera Raw 5" should be "Camera Raw 6"
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"Layer > New > Layer from Selection" should be "Layer > New > Layer via Copy"
"Layer > Merge Layers" should be "Layer > Merge Down"
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