Classroom in a Book
The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Lightroom in conjunction with Adobe Photoshop.
Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, more » developed with the support
of Adobe product experts.
Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for Photographers Classroom in a Book contains 9 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the programs. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.
Purchasing this book includes valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the book’s “Getting Started” section to unlock access to:
* Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book
* Web Edition containing the complete text of the book, interactive quizzes, videos that walk you through the lessons step by step, and updated material covering new feature releases from Adobe
Using Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC together can dramatically speed your workflow and decrease editing time. This book teaches you exactly when to use each program and how to pass images back and forth between them at the highest possible quality. You'll learn how to import, organize, correct and add creative color effects in Lightroom using global and local editing tools, as well as how to merge multiple exposures and stitch panoramas. In Photoshop, you'll learn practical techniques for combining photos, pro-level retouching, creating precise selections, masking, turning a photo into a painting and pencil sketch, and adding creative blur effects. Back in Lightroom, you'll learn how to show off your masterpieces by exporting them en masse, sharing via social media, creating fine art-style signed print layouts, slideshows, photo book, and web gallery projects. « less
Classroom in a Book
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 Classroom in a Book is the most thorough and comprehensive way for you to master all the new features in Adobe's top-rated more » consumer-targeted photo-editing software. Each chapter in this step-by-step, lesson-based guide contains a project that builds on your growing knowledge of the program, while end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson. You will learn the basics of editing your images with Photoshop Elements and learn how to best use the program's many new features.
In this new version of the book you will receive complete coverage of all the new and improved features in Photoshop Elements 15. Discover how to use Smart Tags and enhanced search to make it faster and easier to organize and find your photos. Save time with the enhanced Instant Fix feature. Explore all new Guided Edits. Explore the Filter Gallery. You’ll discover new tools that let you expand your creativity. And you’ll learn how to print, export, and share your images. « less
Today, photo professionals and amateurs alike can quickly amass thousands of photographs. The challenge for photographers at every level is how to keep track of all those photographs. Where do you store them? How do you organize them? How do you find a particular photo when you need it?
Adobe Lightroom more » is the leading solution for photographers’ photo management needs, but its organizational powers come with a learning curve. In this practical and thorough guide, author Rob Sylvan covers everything photographers need to know about photo organization and management using Lightroom.
Rob starts by getting you in the Lightroom frame of mind with an explanation of the import process and the relationship between your photos and the Lightroom catalog. Whether you’re starting from scratch or trying to tame an unruly catalog, you’ll find advice on best practices and workflows for reviewing, keywording, collecting, naming, applying metadata, moving, and finding photographs in Lightroom, as well as step-by-step solutions to such common problems as reconnecting missing photographs and restoring order after a catalog disaster. Through straight-to-the-point explanations honed by years on the help desk, Rob demystifies common areas of confusion, from collections to previews to filters and more.
You’ll learn how to:
* Wrap your head around Lightroom catalogs
* Avoid common mistakes and pitfalls
* Understand the relationship between the catalog and your photos
* Be in the driver’s seat for all decisions relating to where your photos are stored
* Understand the importance of the import process
* Use Lightroom to keep your photos organized and easily accessible
* Work with your files on the go with Lightroom Mobile
* Become your own help desk « less
Beginning Photo Retouching & Restoration Using GIMP teaches the reader how to achieve professional results using this high end image editor. You'll learn how to do everything from making dull images "pop" to resurrecting badly damaged photographs deemed beyond any hope of rescue. There's no need to shell more » out good money month after month for the "big name" software package. GIMP 2.8 is a world-class image editor that wields almost as much power, and is completely free!
Learning the art of photo retouching and restoration is fun and rewarding. Reclaim those treasured images from the ravages of time and neglect, and pass them on to future generations. Beginning Photo Retouching & Restoration Using GIMP will provide you with a wide array of editing exercises to help you develop a high degree of proficiency. « less
An allinclusive guide to creating a photo quality VRay render for SketchUp
ABOUT THIS BOOK
* Clear, step-by-step instructions that teach you how to use the most important tools needed to create photographic renders in V-Ray
* Implement the steps effectively with the help of the SketchUp scene files provided
* Become a better artist by becoming familiar with important lighting more » and material backgrounds backed up by theory
WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR
If you are a SketchUp user who would love to turn your favourite modelling application into a ‘virtual photography studio', then this book has been designed and written for you. Existing V-Ray users will also find plenty to enjoy and benefit from in this book.
Some basic experience with SketchUp and familiarity with photography will be helpful, but is not mandatory.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
* Create and control interior sunlight using a V-Ray Spotlight light object
* Discover how to set up Skylight in a variety of ways, including making use of V-Ray's Rectangle and Dome light types
* Work with interior nighttime lighting and real-world light energy values using V-Ray's IES lights
* Produce believable surface properties using V-Ray's material and map system
* Compose and render a shot correctly with V-Ray's camera and output controls
* How to make use of V-Ray's camera and output controls to compose and render a shot correctly
* Become a better lighting artist in V-Ray by understanding some extremely important lighting theory
Every Sketch Up user wants to present their designs in the best possible light. What better way to bring them to life than to present them in a genuinely photographic manner? Although the V-Ray render engine has been available to SketchUp users for a good number of years now, the release of the 2.0 Version takes the production of photographic renders in SketchUp to a whole new level.
Using the V-Ray for SketchUp rendering engine through with clear, step-by-step instructions and companion graphics, this guide will give you everything you need to get started. This book has been designed to progressively introduce you to all the V-Ray tools you will need to produce photographic renders using V-Ray.
The journey begins with basics of camera composition, lighting, texturing, and then rendering an interior scene using the V-Ray engine. Using the scene files provided, we will learn how to set up lighting rigs for both daytime and nighttime interior shots, as well as seeing how we can make good use of V-Ray's procedural day-lighting system on exteriors.
As a render will only be as believable as the component parts, we will learn the texturing system in V-Ray and how to use a variety of materials, maps, and layers to produce realistic surface properties for our geometry.
Before producing our final output, we will want to see how we can use the variety of quality control settings in V-Ray, including the Global Illumination and Image Sampling settings to produce a high level of quality for our project.
Add the finishing touches with some compositing and post-production techniques to bring out the full potential of the work you have done. « less
Enhance your photos effectively and unleash the artist inside, with Pixelmator
Today, everybody has a digital camera, but how do you turn your pictures into masterpieces? With Pixelmator, you will be able to edit your photos like a pro and get that artistic, professional feel to your images.
Learning Pixelmator will teach you how to use Pixelmator to turn your everyday snapshots more » into works of art. With an example-based approach, you will learn how to use each tool effectively to create, edit, or enhance your photos. It is for everyone that wants to get started with Pixelmator. « less
Aperture offers a full range of tools to help serious photographers organize and manipulate images and manage workflow. This little guide is packed with hip tips, secrets, and shortcuts that help you get even more functionality from the software. Find out more than you ever knew about vignetting, RAW more » fine-tuning, Quick Preview mode, Command Editor, and using the integrated iPhoto Browser. Learn new ways to streamline your workflow, get tips on publishing albums online or as customized photo books, and take advantage of many more Genius techniques. « less
The iPhone's integrated camera is ideal for snapshots and video on the go. Written by a professional photographer and Mac expert, this handy, full-color guide shows you how to get the most out of your iPhone camera's capabilities. Packed with easy-to-understand coverage on how to shoot and edit great more » photos and video, this For Dummies book is here to help you take advantage of even the most impromptu photo opportunity. « less
Ready to jump into digital photography? Bestselling author David Pogue provides a no-nonsense guide to the entire process. With David Pogue's Digital Photography: The Missing Manual, you'll learn how to: buy and use a digital camera; get the same photographic effects as the pros; manage the results on more » your Mac or PC; edit photos; and, finally, share the results with your adoring fans. « less
Who can resist the instant gratification of the digital camera? For everyone who owns or will own a digital camera, Derrick Story delivers Digital Photography Pocket Guide, 3rd Edition--the perfect on-the-go guide for taking top-notch digital photos. In full color, this third edition of the bestselling more » pocket guide covers everything from shooting sports action, close ups, and night shots, to dealing with image resolution, archiving, memory cards, and much more. « less