|Title||:||Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers: A Professional Image Editor's Guide to the Creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC by Martin Evening (2007-05-22)|
|Publisher||:||Focal Press 1796|
|Number of Pages||:||561 Pages|
|File Size||:||664 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers: A Professional Image Editor's Guide to the Creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC by Martin Evening (2007-05-22) Reviews
Sehr gut, sehr komplett. Mit CS3, kein Bedarf für Lightroom ! Und das Buch war bekommen sauber, wie neu ! Danke wieder !!
Martin Evening's Adobe Photoshop for Photographers series has long been one of the most helpful guides on the market. This newest edition is updated for CS3 and offers full coverage of all the new features as well as continued coverage of everything carried over from prior versions. Weighing in at 680 pages and including a DVD with sample images, this is about as complete a package as you could ask for. The author methodically runs through feature after feature and does a good job explaining how to use them.There are sections covering What's New, Configuring Photoshop, Camera Raw Image Processing, Selections and Masking, Darkroom Effects, Filters, Color Management, Automating Photoshop, and many others which I will not mention. This is truly comprehensive coverage. The writing style is clear and concise. This is a very effective guide that nearly always tells me what I need to know when I pull it off the shelf.The closest thing to a negative (and it really isn't one) is that this is probably closer to an encyclopedia of Photoshop CS3 than it is to one of those guides that covers certain "how to" topics in great detail. Even with 680 pages, when you have to cover the entirety of Photoshop there is a need for brevity. So if you're interested in Masking this book will certainly cover it but you can't expect the same level of narrative as you would from an entire book on layers and masking. Since there is no book that can possibly cover everything in minute detail, my solution (and the only practical solution) is to buy several books for my various needs. I buy this volume as a general reference guide and quick how-to helper and then buy a few other guides to help walk me step-by-step through some of the trickier aspects of Photoshop. Some of my favorites include which is an excellent foundation for beginners and intermediate users as well as .In summary, Adobe Photoship CS3 for Photographers is an excellent and comprehensive guidebook. I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for the encyclopedic style Photoshop guide and it is well worth buying even if you have the old CS2 version.
Some other reviewers say they will wait for a different edition of CS3 to arrive! I need the information now. The Martin Evening book makes compromises on a HUGE subject, but covers in a clear, very helpful and informative way. I am pleased with the book.I also like: Evening leaves out un-useful/nice-to-know information. He covers useful content, clearly, well illustrated, helpful CD with images to work on included! The subject could have covered 1000 pages, maybe an encyclopedia, but then we would complain of too much detail. Good work, Martin!Negative: In some areas, Evening gives detailed methods, step by step, but fails to explain the underlying tools used. In 680 pages, one must edit out many details. So, opinion will divide based on how in-depth is one's knowledge of P-shop. If you have previously studied P-shop, this book will satisfy. If not, one may follow along but wonder about many details without explanation. For instance, what are Calculations using Pin-light? I see it creates an Alpha-chanel with red and green, but what is that? If I really want to know, I will look elsewhere.
When I wanted to learn Photoshop I bought this book, started reading it and immediately found myself completely lost - so I naturally blamed the book. But the real problem was me. This is not a book for beginners, but rather it is an advanced book for those who have some grounding in the subject. If you want to learn Photoshop, a good introduction is (see my review). Once you know the basics, Evening's book is the go-to guide for almost anything you want to do.Techniques such as installing and parameterizing Photoshop, basic pixel editing and advanced procedures like complex montage creation are all clearly and thoroughly explained. Often many variations of an approach are included, one of which may be more useful in this or that situation. Beautifully illustrated and rich with detail. I recommend this book highly, but just not as a first step.
I must say that I have only read a portion of this book, but it seems to be superior to any book I've read in any field of instruction. It is quality inside & out. My first book on PS CS3 was the Adobe Photoshop CS3 User Guide, which for $12 including postage is a must have basic instruction manual. But this book is so much better at explaining how a professional or amateur photographer can use CS3 to make that excellent photograph perfect. It is very clear & to the point and is interesting to read. When I finish reading this book I will write another review.
A worthy take on the abilities of PS to improve/manipulate digital photographs. Written for the photographer and someone with a modest knowledge of PS. The included disk has details for the complete novist, so a good balance. PS has so many bells and whistles that hardly anyone can keep track of them all. A reference is needed when you want to try a technique that you don't use frequently. This is a good place to look to refresh your memory on those techniques. Also good information on equipment you need to efficiently run PS, as well as how to set up PS for first time use. Useful information on new capabilities in CS3, and whether on not it's useful for you to upgrade.