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Focus on Photoshop Lightroom


Compatible with all versions of Lightroom

Unsure where to start with Photoshop Lightroom? Feeling daunted by other 600 page monster user guides? Want to learn how to get the best out of your photography with the program in a snap?

Focus on Photoshop Lightroom teaches you how to stay organized by using Lightroom’s industry-standard keywording and captioning features, bring out the very best in your photography with the processing module, and how to create image presets that make polishing a series of images quick and easy. Expert photographers and Lightroom users Dave Stevenson and Nik Rawlinson lead you through the ins and outs of the program with easy-to-follow steps and projects to get your creative juices flowing!

  • Discover time-saving features and shortcuts to navigate Lightroom’s deceptively simple interface.
  • Learn how to use the different Lightroom modules: how to import, organize, and sort your photos, edit them, create a book, video clips, or a slideshow, and how to make a great print!
  • Be inspired by gorgeous photography and editing tips and tricks.

Photoshop Effects for Portrait Photographers


Want to offer your clients more to chose from? Here's how: award winning photographer, Christopher Grey, has developed techniques to enhance portrait photography, using the creative applications available in Photoshop. Photoshop Effects for Portrait Photographers contains detailed explanations of how to replicate many darkroom techniques with Photoshop (Dodging, Burning, Vignettes, etc.) as well as camera and earlier technology techniques (Short Focus, High Speed Film Grain, Hand Coloring, etc.). Grey has also developed almost two dozen ways to replicate traditional painterly and illustrative techniques such as Rough Charcoal Sketch, Wet Watercolor, Silkscreen, and Oil Chalk. Images available for downloading at Features* Each effect is covered in a 2-4 page full color spread for easy comprehension and step-by-step directions * Effects built with Photoshop CS2, but almost all will work with any version of PS that supports Layers* Takes some of Photoshop features that are not quite up to par and gives you the tips to take the effect to the next level



The possibilities for creation are endless with 3D printing, sculpting, scanning, and milling, and new opportunities are popping up faster than artists can keep up with them. 3D Technology in Fine Art and Craft takes the mystery out of these exciting new processes by demonstrating how to navigate their digital components and showing their real world applications. Artists will learn to incorporate these new technologies into their studio work and see their creations come to life in a physical form never before possible. Featuring a primer on 3D basics for beginners,interviews, tutorials, and artwork from over 80 artists, intellectual property rights information, and a comprehensive companion website, this book is your field guide to exploring the exhilarating new world of 3D.

  • Follow step-by-step photos and tutorials outlining the techniques, methodologies, and finished products of master artists who have employed 3D technology in new and inventive ways
  • Learn how to enlarge, reduce, and repurpose existing artwork and create virtual pieces in physical forms through a variety of mediums
  • Research your options with an accessible list of pros and cons of the various software, 3D printers, scanners, milling machines, and vendors that provide services in 3D technology
  • Listen to podcasts with the artists and learn more tips and tricks through the book’s website at



280 pages
Trim Size 7 7/16 X 9 11/16 in
Copyright 2011

Key Features

  • Try It Now exercises throughout the book encourage you to start practicing immediately for quicker learning

  • Tip boxes explain the most common stumbling points for fast reference

  • A supplemental website contains all images from the book plus custom actions to streamline your workflow


    Layers are the building blocks for working in Photoshop. With the correct use of the Layers Tool, you can edit individual components of your images nondestructively to ensure that your end result is a combination of the best parts of your work. Despite how important it is for successful Photoshop work, the Layers Tool is one of the most often misused and misunderstood features within this powerful software program. This book will show you absolutely everything you need to know to work with layers, including how to use masks, blending, modes and layer management. You’ll learn professional techniques as you become completely familiar with the power of layers as an organizational, correction, and revision tool that will quickly become an essential part of your overall Photoshop workflow.


    Chapter 1: The Basics of Layers: Layer Functions and Creation;
    Chapter 2: Layer Management: Concepts of a Layer-Based Work Flow;
    Chapter 3: Object and Image Area Isolation in Layers;
    Chapter 4: Masking: Enhanced Area Isolation;
    Chapter 5: Applying Layer Effects;
    Chapter 6: Exploring Layer Modes;
    Chapter 7: Advanced Blending with Blend If;
    Chapter 8: Breaking Out Components;
    Chapter 9: Taking an Image through the Process;
    Chapter 10: Making a Layered Collage or Composite Image; Photoshop’s Essential Tools List; Index

    Author Information

    By Richard Lynch, Richard Lynch has written six books on Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, including his bestselling Hidden Power series. A photographer, designer, editor, and web developer, he writes for PCPhoto, Popular Photography, Digital Photographer and Digital Photography Techniques.



    Using a unique combination of step by step projects, movie tutorials and sample images, Mark Galer guides the reader through the most powerful photo editing tools that Elements has to offer. Discussing and demonstrating the skills and know-how to create professional-quality results with this budget-priced software. Whether optimizing photographs for printing, enhancing images for maximum impact, or creating impressive, seamless montages, this book will enable any aspiring digital professional to get the maximum performance from the credit crunch approved software.



    Leverage the full power of Avid Media Composer with this essential guide from an Avid guru. Master timesaving tricks and techniques that utilize the latest Media Composer features and state-of-the-art workflows. Learn the secrets of the postproduction professionals from box office blockbusters like Harry PotterI am LegendDark ShadowsMen in Black IICharlie’s Angels42, and The Last of the Mohicans, as well as primetime hits likeSMASHBig Bang TheoryWeedsThe Mindy Project, and MythBusters.

    In Avid Uncut, Steve Hullfish taps into the expertise of the world’s top editors to share in-depth, behind-the-scenes secrets and best practices that will boost your editing and color correction skills to the next level. Five distinct sections cover:

    • Pre-post, including discussion of metadata, prepping ScriptSync, decomposing, and more
    • Settings, with tips on keyboard optimization, bin settings, and import/export settings
    • Off-line workflows on trimming, multicam editing, using Phrasefind, audio, and stereoscopic 3D
    • Effects, such as 3rd party plugins, 3D warp effects, and Animatte
    • On-line workflows for efficiently and beautifully finishing your work, including step-by-step tutorials for RED and ARRI Alexa workflows

    Also featured are extensive tips dedicated to helping FCP editors switch over to Avid, as well as a companion website ( loaded with video tutorials of the techniques discussed in the book and project files, including RED and ARRI Alexa footage, that turn Avid Uncut into an invaluable, hands-on workshop!

    Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 for Photographers



    With a new edition of this best-selling guide to Photoshop Elements, Philip Andrews takes his comprehensive coverage further than ever before. Using a perfect blend of colorful images and helpful screen shots, Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 for Photographers covers every function and feature of Elements 10. Whether you are a new user wanting to take your first steps into the world of digital image editing, or a seasoned pro looking for professional-quality results from your images, this expert guide will help you get up to speed.

    Starting with the basics of importing and organizing your images through to the essentials of image adjustments and corrections, Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 for Photographers builds up your skills before moving on to more advanced techniques. Complex topics such as effectively working with layers and filters, creating panoramas, and outputting your images for web and print will have you pushing your images and creativity further than ever before. Completed by a series of small projects to put your new skills to the test, this book covers it all!

    Incorporating general photography tips along the way, Philip Andrews has geared this essential guide towards the digital photographer and all your needs.

    • Packed with images and screen shots to show you how to get the most out of your images
    • Written by Adobe Ambassador and Elements expert Philip Andrews
    • Tutorials and professional examples show you how to put your new skills to the test in the real world

    Creative Workflow in Lightroom


    Adobe’s Lightroom has emerged as a must-have software due to its powerful editing tools and time saving organizational capabilities but how you establish a personalized, creative workflow that optimizes this technology, your time, and your art eludes most photographers. Jason Bradley, award-winning photographer and Lightroom pro, shares the answers to these questions in this practical and easy to follow guide that taps into the “how” and the “why” of a professional photographer’s creative workflow in Lightroom.

    Bradley will show you how all workflows can be simplified into three steps: establishing, managing, and rendering the file, alongside stunning photographs and explanations from his own experiences. This book will not only teach you how to work within Lightroom but, ultimately, how to make Lightroom work for you.

    Plug-in to After Effects, 1st Edition


    Plug-in to After Effects, 1st Edition

    Third Party Plug-in Mastery

    Print Book

    Author : M Yamazaki

    Release Date: 17 Jun 2011

    Imprint: Focal Press

    ISBN: 9780240815657

    The first fully-comprehensive guide to mastering all of the 3rd party plug-ins for After Effects.

    Key Features

    * Examples of how certain plug-ins have been used in popular TV shows and movies, giving you inspiration for using plug-ins in your own work
    * DVD features project files and bonus tutorials. The companion website,, has updates plug-in updates, links to sample movies on Vimeo, and more
    * Overviews of different plug-in packages, interviews with plug-in developers, examples of user experiences, and plug-in FAQs


    Take your After Effects projects to the next level by mastering its third-party plug-ins. Whether it’s keying and compositing, adding particles of swirling smoke to a composition, or importing XML files from Final Cut Pro, third-party plug-ins can greatly enhance your After Effects capabilities. From sexy effects and graphics enhancements to workflow automation and file conversion, it’s all covered in this lavishly illustrated, full-color book.

    Coverage of hundreds of essential third-party plug-ins is provided, showing you when, why, and how to use each plug-in. Plug-ins for color, style, effects, distortions, warps, transitions, lens flares, text and graphical elements, and more are all covered in depth.

    Photoshop for Video, 3rd Edition


    Photoshop for Video, 3rd Edition Print Book

    Author : R Harrington

    Published: 12 Apr 2007

    Imprint: Focal Press

    ISBN: 9780240809267

    Master the graphic design and production skills required of today’s digital video professional with this comprehensive guide to the video tools in Adobe Photoshop CS3.

    Key Features

    * Real-world solutions for making graphics for video, motion graphics, and DVD authoring
    * Expanded coverage of High Def video
    * 16-bit and 32-bit image processing techniques for greater color fidelity
    * Integration guides for top selling Editing, Motion Graphics, and DVD software
    * Automation and shortcut methods that cut production time and improve final product
    * Downloadable extras for Photoshop CS3 Extended


    Master the graphic design and production skills required of today’s video editors and motion graphic professionals with this comprehensive guide to the video tools in Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended. Every page is filled with techniques to help the video professional make graphics for use in television, video, the Internet, and DVD. Lively discourse, full-color presentations, and hands-on tutorials demonstrate everything you need to know about how to combine still and moving images. Fundamental concepts such as transparency, pixel aspect ratio, and alpha channels are made precisely clear, and advanced techniques show how to use Photoshop as a character generator, color corrector, and animation tool.

    This edition features expanded coverage of DVD and motion graphics design, as well as addressing recent developments in High Definition video, 3D models, and 32-bit imaging. This indispensable reference includes:
    * real-world solutions for making graphics for video
    * introduction to third party plug-ins
    * automation and shortcut methods that cut production time
    * profiles of notable editors and motion graphic artists that include their favorite tips and tricks

    The DVD offers a hands-on multimedia experience with hundreds of images to work on, tutorials to complete and 2 ½ hours of video training to watch.

    Authored in CS3, CS4 updates are provided to readers by the publisher.


    Video editors, motion graphic artists, and multimedia artists.

    Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers, 1st Edition


    Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers, 1st Edition

    A professional image editor’s guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC

    Print Book

    Author : M Evening

    Published: 11 May 2012

    Imprint: Focal Press

    ISBN: 9780240526041

    The most comprehensive guide to Photoshop, fully updated to cover all new features


    Renowned Photographer and Photoshop hall-of-famer, Martin Evening returns with his comprehensive guide to Adobe Photoshop. Now in its tenth edition, this acclaimed work covers everything from the core aspects of working in Photoshop to advanced techniques for refined workflows and professional results. Using concise advice, clear instruction and real world examples, this essential guide will give you the skills, regardless of your experience, to create professional quality results. A robust accompanying website features sample images, tutorial videos, bonus chapters and a plethora of extra resources. Quite simply, this is the essential reference for photographers of all levels using Photoshop.

    The Concise Focal Encyclopidia of Photography


    Defining photography is impossible. Revealing it is another matter, and thats what The Concise Focal Encyclopedia of Photography does, with each turn of the page.History: The technical origins and evolution of photography are half of the story. The other half consists of the ways that cultural forces have transformed photography into a constellation of practices more diverse than any other mode of representation. Photographers can tell a more in-depth story through a photo like Dorothea Langes Migrant Mother than a journalist ever could with the written word alone.Major themes and practitioners: Over 25 entries, many with supporting illustrations, examine the figures, trends, and ideas that have contributed most heavily to the history and current state of photography.Contemporary issues: The issues influencing photography today are more complex than at any other time in its history. Questions of ethics, desire, perception, digitization, and commercialization all vie for attention. Hear what the experts have to say about crucial issues such as whether or not the images we take today will last the test of time, and if so, how?When material is covered this skillfully, concise is no compromise. The Concise Focal Encyclopedia of Photography is packed with useful information, compelling ideas, and – best of all – pure pleasure.* Over 100 color images * Images from Ansel Adams, Howard Schatz, and Jerry Uelsmann to name just a few * International contributors from the top of their fields