The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book for Digital Photographers

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book for Digital Photographers

Book - 2014
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Since Lightroom 1.0 first launched, Scott's 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 5, 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 studiotested techniques. Each year he trains thousands of Lightroom users at his live seminars 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 5 workflow and learn how to incorporate it into your own workflow. Plus, this book includes a downloadable collection of some of the hottest Lightroom Develop module presets to give you a bunch of amazing effects with just one click! Scott knows first-hand the challenges today's digital photographers are facing, and what they want to learn next to make their workflow faster, easier, and more fun. He has incorporated all of that into this major update for Lightroom 5.

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 right 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. 
Publisher: [Berkeley, Calif.] : New Riders, c2014
ISBN: 9780321934314
0321934318
Characteristics: xiii, 533 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm. --

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Mar 20, 2015

This book is outstanding. If you're new to Lightroom, it will walk you step-by-step through the software. But there's SO MUCH MORE. Be sure to read the chapter about downloading samples from Kelby's website -- they're remarkable and allow you to practice the Lightroom skills yourself; you'll see right on your screen what the book is explaining. Lots of other stuff to download free, too -- templates, etc. If you don't know much about Lightroom, this book showcases the software in great style.

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georgekng
Feb 20, 2015

A very good book, easy to follow.

It's got key photos used by the book to be downloaded and used to follow while reading (ref "Introduction: 7 things you'll wish you had known before reading this book").

I find it useful to read Chapter 15 (Workflow) first to get an understanding of how Lightroom can be used before reading other chapters in detail.

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