- Taschenbuch: 480 Seiten
- Verlag: Prentice Hall; Auflage: 01 (12. Juli 2012)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0321823745
- ISBN-13: 978-0321823748
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 20 x 2,7 x 25,1 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 274.893 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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"He has a project-based approach-gorgeous screenshots and illustrations. Scott Kelby does a beautiful job. It is not an exhaustive book and the great thing about it is if you want to work on these projects, he's got it."
-John Nemorovski, PIXIQ
"He has a project-based approach--gorgeous screenshots and illustrations. Scott Kelby does a beautiful job. It is not an exhaustive book and the great thing about it is if you want to work on these projects, he's got it."
--John Nemorovski, PIXIQ
"Anytime I know I'm going to be on a long flight I like to take the books from this series and re-read them because I always pick up great new things each time. While it's more of a recipe book that you'll use as a reference, I find myself using this book at least once a month for some tricky challenge I face. I love it and can't live without it!"
"Skill Level" ALL - Beginner to Advanced
"Value: "Excellent (worth every penny)
"Recommendation" Must Own for those who don't have previous editions and worth the upgrade for those doing video or who want to pick up modern day skills.
-Ron Martinsen, ronmartblog.com
"He has a project-based approach gorgeous screenshots and illustrations. Scott Kelby does a beautiful job. It is not an exhaustive book and the great thing about it is if you want to work on these projects, he's got it."
John Nemorovski, PIXIQ
"Anytime I know I m going to be on a long flight I like to take the books from this series and re-read them because I always pick up great new things each time. While it s more of a recipe book that you'll use as a reference, I find myself using this book at least once a month for some tricky challenge I face. I love it and can t live without it!
"Skill Level" ALL - Beginner to Advanced
"Value: " Excellent (worth every penny)
"Recommendation" Must Own for those who don t have previous editions and worth the upgrade for those doing video or who want to pick up modern day skills.
Ron Martinsen, ronmartblog.com
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Scott Kelby is Editor-in-Chief of "Photoshop User" magazine, President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), Training Director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour, and one of the leading seminar instructors in the industry today. Scott is author of the best-selling books "The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers, Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks, " and "The Digital Photography Book "(parts 1, 2, 3 & 4), among others. His easygoing, plain-English style of teaching makes learning Photoshop fun. He trains thousands in his live seminars each year and knows firsthand which techniques are in hot demand, and now he shares them here in his latest book.
Letztendlich muß jeder Leser und Anwender den Autoren/Lehrer finden, der im persönlich liegt. Mit diesen wird das Selbststudium zur wahren Freude. Bei mir sind es Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski und Maike Jarsetz.
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My reviews of Photoshop books reflect this experience, and unfortunately also, my disappointment that no book I have discovered is exceptional for the beginning user. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Probably the best, for the absolute beginner, are the VISUAL QUICKSTART books by Elaine Weinmann et al. and TEACH YOURSELF VISUALLY books by Mike Woolridge et al.
THE REVIEW: THE ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS6 BOOK FOR DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHERS is actually one of the best, if not THE best, book available for advanced beginners and intermediate Photoshop users. I do NOT recommend it to newcomers to Photoshop. Although editions of this book for earlier versions of Photoshop were suitable for beginning learners, Kelby now neglects the basics, assuming that the reader is familiar with the interface, terminology, and most essential tools.
Kelby does not effectively introduce the Photoshop beginner to selection and layers. He focuses throughout nearly half of the book on Adobe Camera Raw. Often, he briefly refers to techniques involving, for example, smart objects, blending modes, curves, channels or lab color without defining what these are or why you would choose to use them. This problem could have easily been alleviated if he had included inserts labeled FOR NEW USERS and FOR PREVIOUS USERS, and organized some of his tips accordingly.
On the other hand, for advanced beginning/intermediate users, Kelby's book is excellent. Even I, with nearly twenty years Photoshop experience, benefitted from dozens of the tips he provides.
The chapters of the book cover MiniBridge, Camera Raw (three chapters), Cropping and Resizing, Black and White, High Dynamic Range, Fixing Common Problems, Special Effects, Sharpening, Print and Color Management, Video, and Workflow. Images and supplementary chapters (on Adobe Bridge) can be downloaded for free from the companion web site.
Kelby's writing style is conversational, and his explanations and directions (for the most part) are understandable. The book is laid out in two columns, with large, readable, full-color labeled screenshots in one column, and most of the text (in unfortunately fairly small type) in the other column. At the end of each chapter, he includes a dozen or so "killer tips," oriented mostly toward experienced Photoshop users.
Unlike many authors of Photoshop texts, he often (but not always) explains his reasoning in regard to using particular techniques - the nature of alternative approaches, and when/why you might want to use one method rather than another.
One of the most useful features of the book is his detailed chapter on the many facets of sizing and resolution. This is the most confusing subject for beginning Photoshop students, many who seek help with these issues more than any other. No other book I've encountered deals with these related topics as adequately or addresses in detail many of the specifics, such as aspect ratio, presets, reduction and enlargement.
Two other very useful chapters are the ones on fixing common problems (e.g. when your subject is in shadow, selecting hair, removing or stretching elements with content aware fill) and on sharpening. The latter contains half a dozen different approaches to sharpening, including high pass sharpening, luminosity sharpening, and unsharp mask.
For advanced beginners/intermediate users, I have few criticisms. Kelby is sometimes repetitious, and occasionally inconsistent in regard to his explanations, which may be detailed or cursory. I wish, for example, that he had more clearly delineated the difference between detail and radius in ACR sharpening, or why he drags at a 45 degree angle to remove a blue color cast.
In my opinion, Kelby devotes too much space to black and white photos (far more than he devotes to color correction in Photoshop proper), hdr, and video - to the neglect in particular of fully explaining selection and layers. His camera raw chapters are invaluable to those who choose to do jpg and tif images, as well as camera raw images, within Adobe Camera Raw. But he could have devoted much more space to levels, curves, and hue/saturation.
Previous users of Photoshop upgrading to CS6 are likely to be disappointed because the book does not clearly label new features, although it does cover some of them. Kelby could have provided a much-desired to "upgraders" by including a chapter entirely devoted to the use and benefits of features new to CS6. Those who have his CS4 or CS5 book are likely to be wanting to focus specifically upon CS6 developments.
CONCLUSION: For advanced beginning/intermediate users, I give this book five stars. It is particularly likely to be valuable to those who are new to camera raw, and learning to edit jpg and tif images there as well as camera raw images. Kelby is considered "the" Photoshop guru (although Martin Evening best addresses advanced users) and has probably done more to help students master Photoshop than any other author or instructor. His books reflect his experience and expertise.
For total beginners to Photoshop, I rate the book three stars. Kelby simply does not address himself to the beginner's mind, or introduce beginners adequately, or in an understandable order, to the interface, the basic tools and panels, and the process of approaching and editing photos. I will therefore average my ratings here, and give the book four stars. Meanwhile, I continue to recommend it highly to my students - after six weeks of learning and using Photoshop.
This book is also handicapped by a typeface that is simply too small for comfortable reading.
None of those criticisms detract from the fact that Kelby knows his stuff and writes well. This is not a book for beginners, nor is it it a thorough reference on Photoshop CS6. (The Martin Evening book is far superior in this regard.) The subject mix, putting it mildly, is diverse: Mini-Bridge, Camera Raw, resizing and cropping photos, creating black and white photos, creating HDR photos, fixing common problems, special effects, sharpening, color management and editing DSLR video.
The treatments are not exhaustive, but suffice to learn very specific tasks.
Example photos and some additional chapters are downloadable from a companion website.
Overall, this is a cookbook for users with prior Photoshop experience. The biggest drawback is the typeface: it is way too small for comfortable reading.