Titel: Photoshop CS
Elsevier Books, Oxford
'Reading a technical manual with such interest and enthusiasm is indeed a rarity. Easy to comprehend this will be essential reading for novice and experts alike who want to get to grips and understand the creative suite program as a whole. It is one of the best intro Photoshop books I have encountered to date.'
Andy Moxon, Professor of Photography, Savannah College of Art and Design
Offers practical advice through a highly structured learning approach to the fundamental techniques and skills for personal creativity and communication
Jam-packed full of Photoshop tutorials to put your skills into practice
A superb full color guide to creative image editing, this will take you through all the necessary steps in order to become a competent and confident Photoshop user. Photoshop CS: Essential Skills companion to Digital Imaging: Essential Skills, provides an in-depth exploration on the latest software features, allowing those who wish to use the digital darkroom instead of traditional darkroom techniques to create professional photographic illustration.
Supporting an independent learning approach, the foundation modules allow you to establish an effective working environment, promoting easy navigation through the image editing process from capture to print, focusing on the essential techniques and skills required. Subsequent guides build upon these skills by exploring creative applications including advanced retouching, photomontage, vector graphics, special effects and preparing images for the web.
Philip Andrews is a photographer, author and lecturer at the Queensland School of Printing and Graphic Arts, Australia. He is a beta tester for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements and regular contributor to several magazines including Amateur Photographer, Australian Photography and Better Photography. He is also senior contributing editor for Better Digital and Technical Editor for What Digital Camera. His other books include Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 and Advanced Photoshop Elements for Digital Photographers, published by Focal Press.
Mark Galer is a photographer, author and Senior Photography Lecturer at RMIT University, Australia. He has also lectured in photography in the UK and has worked commercially as a freelance photographer on corporate and editorial assignments. He is a beta tester for Adobe Photoshop and a regular contributor to Digital Photography + Design magazine and Better Digital. He is the author of Photography: Foundations for Art and Design and other titles within the Essential Skills series.
The Essential Skills Photography Series offers a highly structured learning approach to the fundamental skills of photography. They mix theoretical information with practical advice to maximise the opportunities for creative results.
Each subject includes:
clear aims and objectives
short sub-sections illustrated by student and author work
student activities to check learning outcomes
student assignments to put theoretical knowledge into a creative context
glossary of terms
Other titles in the series are 'Studio Photography: Essential Skills' by John Child; 'Photographic Lighting: Essential Skills' by John Child and Mark Galer; Location Photography: Essential Skills' by Mark Galer and Digital Imaging: Essential Skills' by Mark Galer and Les Horvat.
Offers a highly structured learning approach to the fundamental skills required
Sets clear aims and objectives to become proficient in this medium
Includes student assignments to put theoretical knowledge into a creative context
Foundations: The Digital darkroom; Basics; Capture enhance; Digital printing; Layers; Blend; Selections; Retouching; Special effects; Filters; Auto-features: Jargon buster
Philip Andrews is Adobe Australia's official Photoshop and Elements Ambassador. He is an experienced photographer, author, magazine editor and online course creator. He was previously a lecturer at the Queensland School of Printing and Graphic Arts, Australia. He is a beta tester for Photoshop, an alpha tester for Photoshop Elements and a Photoshop specialist demonstrator for Adobe Australia. Philip is also co-founder of photo-college.com an online photography training college. He's a regular contributor to several magazines including Shutterbug, Amateur Photographer, Australian Photography and Better Photography, he is senior contributing editor for Better Digital, columnist for What Digital Camera and Co-editor of Better Photoshop Techniques magazine.
"...This approach is a brilliant idea that has been much tried in multimedia applications, but the difference here is that the book isn't second best. It is the key document and is beautifully illustrated and set out as a result...this makes it something of an inspiration as well as a work of instruction." - Stills Audio Motion
"First impressions of Photoshop CS: Essential Skills are that it is an exceptionally well laid out, clear, clean, well designed book with a good selection of images and an altogether user-friendly look...I would highly recommend it as an introduction to the digital darkroom for photographic and photo-illustrative imaging." - Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine
"Comprehensive lessons in this book help further your creative potential." - PC Photo
"An excellent resource for any user of CS2." - Outdoor Photographer