Archive for the 'Books' Category

Sep 26, 2005

Adobe Photoshop CS2 One on One

Press Release: Sebastopol, CA — Digital cameras have become increasingly accessible — they’re now available with more features, better quality, and at lower prices. Professionals, amateur photographers, and mainstream consumers alike are buying them or upgrading older cameras in record numbers. In fact, sales will surpass 100 million units worldwide in 2008, according to Lyra Research. As a result, the need to alter, enhance, tweak, and manage digital photos continues to grow — sparking a growing generation of digital darkroom enthusiasts.

Aug 20, 2005

Adobe Photoshop CS2 One-on-One

By Deke McClelland
If you work with Adobe Photoshop, you’ve already tasted how powerful a graphics tool it can be. Universally recognized as the standard for image editing and production, Photoshop is used by close to 20 million people worldwide. But how many can say they’ve fully tapped its vast functionality?

Whether you’re a first-timer looking to learn Photoshop, or a seasoned Photoshopper interested in the cool new features of CS2, Deke McClelland’s Adobe Photoshop CS2 One on One will have you completing rewarding projects in no time at all.

Aug 15, 2005

It’s time to attain Photoshop expertise

Source: Seattle Times
Written By Linda Knapp

Now that I own an excellent digital SLR camera, it’s time to stop dabbling in Photoshop and actually learn to use this photo-editing software. Adobe Photoshop is the standard among advanced amateur and professional photographers and it’s time for me (and maybe you?) to become a more competent user.

Aug 12, 2005

Color Management for Photographers-Shipping

Color Management for Photographers : Hands on Techniques for Photoshop Users. Andrew Rodney reports that he’s recieved his author’s copies and Focal Press is now shipping the book.

This new book addresses the difficult subject of color management in a way that can help you get real work accomplished. Complete with what-button-to-push-when explanations, this guide will help you navigate color management and further solidify comprehension of techniques with self-paced tutorials that enable you to practice what Rodney preaches.

Aug 11, 2005

Photoshop LAB Color-The Book

Photoshop LAB Color: The Canyon Conundrum and Other Adventures in the Most Powerful Colorspace

With a mantra like “There are no bad originals, only bad Photoshop operators,” you know best-selling author Dan Margulis is serious about exposing people to the magic of Photoshop.

Nowhere is that magic more apparent than in its Lab color processing capabilities, which can make even the subtle canyon colors of rock, sand, and dirt come to vivid life. However, you may be wary of taming the complex beast.

Jul 15, 2005

Photoshop CS2 Down & Dirty Tricks

Scott Kelby, the world’s best selling Photoshop author and Editor of Photoshop User magazine, is back once again with an entirely new collection of Down and Dirty Tricks for Photoshop CS2. The book, Photoshop CS2 Down & Dirty Tricks is due to ship today.

This new edition includes step-by-step tutorials on how to create the same exact effects you see every day in magazines, on TV, at the movies, and on the Web. It’s even more of those eye-popping, jaw-dropping special effects that made Scott’s previous editions award-winning worldwide smash hits!

Jul 5, 2005

Private Photographic Book Publishing

Producing Your Own Book by Michael Reichmann of Luminous Landscape.

Have you ever thought about publishing a book of your photographs? Not just an inkjet portfolio, but a book – hardcover, 4 colour, offset printed, about 100 pages?

Jun 20, 2005

The Photoshop CS2 Help Desk Book

After years of fielding questions at seminars from Photoshop users, Dave Cross realized there was a lot of common ground: there were many questions that were indeed “frequently asked.” In addition, most questions seemed to start with “How come I can’t….” “How do I….” or “Why won’t the (fill in the blank) tool work?”

This book addresses the most common problems and questions in Photoshop by both providing answers to the most frequently asked questions, and outlining strategies that can help you avoid problems in the first place.

Jun 13, 2005

Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS2 Ranked #1

Bruce would be too self-effacing to mention this (his publisher isn’t) but today on Amazon, Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS2 was #1 in the Computer & Internet category and an impressive #93 of all books on’s sales rank overall.

While being #1 in the Computer & Internet category is in itself impressive, for a computer industry book-let alone a book directed to digital photographers-to break the top 100 books on really is a feat.


May 13, 2005

SNAFU? FUBAR? Either way it’s Wrong

Martin Evening called from London to say that the first 2000 copies of his new book, Photoshop CS2 for Photographers are on the way to the US. So early buyers should be receiving their copies soon. He also pointed out an odd situation in regard to his book’s listing on

It seems Amazon has screwed up the book title on it’s page and re-named it How to Cheat in Photoshop. See the screen capture below.


May 3, 2005

Photoshop CS2 In the Raw

As a serious digital photographer, you need the greatest possible control over your images. In the newly updated edition of his popular camera raw guide, best-selling author Bruce Fraser gives you just that.

You’ll learn how to take advantage of Adobe Camera Raw using Adobe Photoshop CS2 to set white balance, optimize contrast and saturation, handle noise, correct tint, recover lost detail in images before converting them to another format, and more.

Download a sample chapter and read an interview with Bruce Fraser.

Apr 28, 2005

ANCIENT MARKS by Chris Rainier – Book Review

At the recent Adobe ideas conference in New York City, photographer Chris Rainier gave a session about a recent book project, ANCIENT MARKS: The Sacred Origins of Tattoos and Body Marking. Part of the session was about the unusual manner in which the book evolved, was produced and finally published.

The ANCIENT MARKS book and Exhibition explore the intrinsic connection between mankind’s culture and the old tradition of marking the human body dating back two thousand years, with tattoos and scarification as a form of initiation, beauty, and highly ritualized ornamentation.

Apr 27, 2005

Publisher banned from Apple stores

John Wiley & Sons says firm pulled all of its books following spat over unauthorized Jobs biography.

Apr 9, 2005

Martin Evening Posts free PS CS2 PDF Downloads

Martin Evening, author of the new book Photoshop CS2 for Photographers has posted two complete PDF chapters from the new book. What’s new in Adobe Photoshop CS2 (noted in a previous PSN article) and an additional chapter about, Color management in Adobe Photoshop CS2.

See the downloads page

Apr 4, 2005

Photoshop CS2 for Photographers

Martin Evening tells us he’s just wrapped up writing his new book Photoshop CS2 for Photographers and sent it off to his publishers, Focal Press. The new edition of this best selling book should be hitting the streets in mid to end of May–just about the time Photoshop CS2 starts shipping.

As a special perk for PhotoshopNews readers, Martin has made his Chapter 1: What’s New in Photoshop CS2 available for download. The 21 page PDF, outlines all the new features of Photoshop CS2 and Bridge from a user’s perspective. It’s a good read for anybody who want’s to really know what’s NEW!

Feb 4, 2005

Creating Photomontages with Photoshop Book Released

Press Release: Creating Photomontages with Photoshop : A Designer’s Notebook

Sep 17, 2004

Book review: Real World Camera Raw

Source: Dan Sherree

Book Review: Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS by Bruce Fraser

Having read Out of Gamut: Calibrating Camera Raw in Photoshop CS offsite on Creative Pro offsite back in May and then seeing subsequent rumblings that this information was from a new Real World book, I was excited about Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS offsite, by Bruce Fraser, before it was even printed. The Real World offsite series of books—of which I’ve read several—focuses on getting the job done; the tagline to these books is “industrial-strength production techniques.” By focusing on getting the task done, these books show and tell what you need to know to create a productive workflow.

Sep 8, 2004

Book Review: Real World Color Management 2nd Ed.

Source: Dry Creek Photo

Real World Color Management, Second Edition.
By Fraser, Murphy, Bunting

All aspects of color management are covered here, from basic theory to how the elements of your digital work flow use and interpret color.

Sep 1, 2004


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