Working our way to the holidays, we're on the look-out for gift ideas for graphic designers, photographers and creatives. A good choice would be any of the Scott Kelby books ... or the entire set:
- The Photoshop Elements 12 Book for Digital Photographers
- The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers
- The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes
- Adobe Photoshop for Lightroom Users
- The entire boxed set of FOUR books!
- . . . and more!
The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes
Scott Kelby, author of the top-selling digital photography book of all time, is back with an entirely new book in his popular series that picks up right where part 4 left off. It’s more of that “Ah ha—so that’s how they do it,” straight-to-the-point, skip-the-technojargon stuff you can really use today that made part 1 so successful.
Here, in part 5, he gives you what you’ve been waiting for: an entire book of nothing but those amazing photo recipes. But, he took it up a big notch by adding a behind-the-scenes photo for every single recipe. Now you can see exactly how it was done, so you can get that exact same look every time.
Full story : The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes by Scott Kelby
Click here for: Scott Kelby's Photo Recipe: Dramatic Sunset Portrait
The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers
Updated for all the newest features of the 2014 release of Adobe Photoshop CC, the approach of this top-selling book has broken new ground by doing something for digital photographers that's rare–it cuts through the bull and shows readers exactly "how to do it." It's not a bunch of theory; it doesn't challenge readers to come up with their own settings or figure it out on their own. Instead, it shows them, step by step, the exact techniques used by today's cutting-edge digital photographers and retouchers, and it does something that virtually no other Photoshop book has ever done–it tells you flat-out which settings to use, when to use them, and why.
This book includes coverage of all the newest features of the 2014 release of Photoshop CC that photographers need, such as improvements to Smart Objects and Layer Comps, as well as Blur Gallery motion effects and the Focus Mask feature. Scott also covers all the newest enhancements to Adobe Camera Raw 8.
Full story : The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby
Click here for: How to Shoot Fog
Photoshop for Lightroom Users
Anyone who uses Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for image management, editing, and workflow knows it is great software, and it has only gotten better with each new version. But there comes a time in every Lightroom user’s life when they want to do something…and they just can’t do it. While Lightroom covers the vast majority of a photographer’s needs–many say it covers roughly 80% of a professional imaging workflow–it just can’t do everything a shooter needs to put the final touches on a great image.
These users don’t need to know everything about Photoshop. They just need to know the essentials edits, techniques, retouching tutorials, and tweaks that they can’t perform in Lightroom, but which will take their images up a notch. Scott covers everything from compositing to adding text over an image to retouching to creating a book cover to advanced sharpening techniques. With Photoshop for Lightroom Users, readers will learn all they need to know in order to fold Photoshop into their imaging workflow with Lightroom.
Full story : Photoshop for Lightroom Users (Digital Photography Courses) by Scott Kelby (Author)
Click here for: Retouching Portraits
The Photoshop Elements 12 Book for Digital Photographers
Adobe’s Photoshop Elements is America’s #1 selling consumer photo editing software, and this updated book—covering both Windows and Mac—breaks new ground by doing something for digital photographers that’s never been done before: It cuts through the bull and shows exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t challenge readers to come up with their own settings or figure things out on your own. Instead, it tells readers flat-out which settings to use, when to use them, and why. This book gives the inside tips and tricks of the trade for organizing, correcting, editing, sharpening, retouching, and presenting photos like a pro. Readers will be absolutely amazed at how easy and effective these techniques are—once they know the secrets.
The autor writes :
Group shots can be a challenge. Everyone has to be looking and smiling at the right time. If one person isn’t, then you have to shoot it again. The real problem comes from the fact that you really can’t tell if everyone has their eyes open or is looking the right way from the small LCD on the back of your camera. So you get back and upload your photos only to find out that not one of them has everyone looking and smiling the way that they need to be. No sweat, with Elements’ Group Shot feature. As long as you have a few photos to choose from, you can create the perfect group photo afterward.
Full story : The Photoshop Elements 12 Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski
Click here for: The Photoshop Elements Secret to Fixing Group Shots
The entire boxed set of FOUR books!
With over 800 of the most closely guarded photographic “tricks of the trade,” this boxed set–consisting of all four parts of Scott Kelby’s best-selling series, The Digital Photography Book–is the ultimate resource for any one who wants to shoot dramatically better-looking, sharper, more colorful, more professional-looking photos every time.
Scott has added a new chapter, addressing the top 10 things he wishes he would've been taught when he was just starting out in photography. And, there is a whole new section in Part 2 entitled "The Seven Deadly Sins of Landscape Photography," where Scott discusses the biggest traps in landscape shots-and how to avoid them in order to create breathtaking imagery.
Full story : Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set, Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4, Updated Edition Paperback by Scott Kelby (Author)
Nothing beats good tips and guidance. These books aren't necessarily thorough training, but they contain some real inspiration and experience that will help you hone your skills to the max. They also will make pretty swell gifts for your family or friends in the photography track.
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