February 13, 2007
Source: Photoshop Support.com
Written by: Jennifer Apple
Photoshop Support.com has added a Lightroom Resource Center section to its site and includes a round up of all the forthcoming books about Lightroom 1.0 that you can pre-order now from Amazon. Photoshop Support.com write:
I imagine Adobe Lightroom version 1 will be released soon as the Lightroom books are starting to appear. So far I’ve found 7. Here are short blurbs and links to Amazon where you can pre-order — and then wait patiently for that doorbell to ring. By the way, you don’t have to worry over potential price changes, as Amazon thought of this and is offering a Pre-Order Price Guarantee. It’s simple — if the Amazon.com price decreases between your order time and release date, they promise you’ll receive the lowest price.
Adobe Lightroom Books Roundup – 7 Lightroom Books Now Available For Pre-Order
January 30, 2007
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book by Martin Evening will be shipping soon. In the meantime, through special arrangement with Martin and his publisher, PhotoshopNews has a free PDF download of Chapter 1. (click HERE to download-4.6MB PDF)
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book describes Lightroom’s features in detail and with photographers in mind. Photographers who routinely work with raw (and even jpg & tiff) images will find Lightroom–and The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book–an indispensable tool in their digital darkroom.
Mark Hamburg, Adobe Fellow & Lightroom founder says of Martin’s book: “For a product that had simplicity as one of its goals, a book of this heft might seem to suggest that we went astray somewhere. The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book, however, is filled with useful information, extensive imagery, and great examples that really explore the power of Lightroom while maintaining a clarity of presentation that had me routinely thinking ‘I couldn’t have said it better myself.’”
January 25, 2007
Nash Editions: Photography and the Art of Digital Printing is a newly released book by Nash Editions partners Graham Nash and Mac Holbert.
While you certainly may know Graham as a member of the rock band Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young you may not realize that Graham is a passionate photographer. Nash Editions almost single handedly developed fine art digital printing. (see the PSN story about Nash’s PMDA Award)
Fine art digital printing was born in the beginning of 1990 when Graham and Mac took a hacksaw to a $125,000 Iris printer (and voiding the warranty) to get it to accept fine art papers. That printer is now on display at the Smithsonian.
This book uses thought-provoking essays and glorious artwork to sum up not only Nash Editions’ achievements but also the state of fine-art digital printmaking.
November 30, 2006
Written by Stephen Shankland
If you want to learn about digital photography but have had your fill of redeye reduction tips and unsharp mask tutorials, a new book by Stephen Johnson is worth a look.
On Digital Photography (O’Reilly 2006, $40) has plenty of pointers on color correction and tonal balance, but what sets it apart is Johnson’s enthusiasm for the history and mechanics of digital photography–and the abundant landscape pictures that serve as inspiration.
November 13, 2006
Peter Krogh, author of The DAM Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers has added a new video companion for the book on his DAM Useful website.
November 6, 2006
New York, NY–O’Reilly Media announced the winners of the Photoshop Cook-Off Contest at PhotoPlus Expo 2006. Grand Prize Winner Suzanne Pitts and ten additional winners in five categories were selected from hundreds of submissions created by Photoshop aficionados.
August 18, 2006
Photoshop Finishing Touches
Written by Dave Cross.
If you’re primarily interested in finishing touches–the million creative ways you can use your favorite software to improve, polish, and add pizzazz to your images–this is the book for you! The first book devoted exclusively to the topic, Finishing Touches for Photoshop CS2 offers a treasure chest of creative finishing techniques.
With chapters on frames and border effects, color and artistic effects, presentation, sharpening, and printing, this full-color guide covers everything from creative cropping to dramatic lighting, stock photos, collage ideas, combining black-and-white and color, selective blurring, storybook layouts, PDF presentation, and more.
August 1, 2006
Peachpit releases The Adobe Lightroom Book by Martin Evening as a new “Rough Cut” publishing concept-a book available as it’s being written. Which dovetails well with a product like Adobe Lightroom which is being developed as a public preview.
Digital photographers who have relied on Adobe Photoshop to work with their images have a new tool at their disposal: Adobe Lightroom.
As a professional photographer, author Martin Evening knows firsthand what photographers need for a more efficient workflow.
July 31, 2006
Real World Image Sharpening with Adobe Photoshop CS2 by Bruce Fraser is shipping.
It’s a sad but undeniable fact of life: Whether you scan, shoot, or capture, the process of digitizing images introduces softness, and to get great-looking results, you’ll need to sharpen the great majority of digital images.
The softness introduced during digitizing results from the very nature of the digitizing process. To represent images digitally, we must transform them from continuous gradations of tone and color to points on a grid. In the process details gets “averaged” into the pixels, softening the overall appearance.
July 21, 2006
Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography
By Stephen Johnson
A master photographer and teacher since 1977, Stephen Johnson is widely recognized as a pioneer of digital photography.
His new book chronicles his ride on the bleeding edge of this medium’s evolution, and provides a practical in-depth introduction to digital photography that includes the latest techniques. Complete with beautiful color photographic examples and illustrations, this book is a unique, passionate, holistic examination for every student of photography.