Author and public speaker
Areas of Expertise:
Lesa Snider, internationally acclaimed author and speaker, is on a mission to teach the world to create better imagery. She’s the author of Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual (O’Reilly, 2014), the forthcoming Photos for Mac and iOS: The Missing Manual (O’Reilly, 2015), coauthor of iPhoto: The Missing Manual (O’Reilly, 2014), and author of several ebooks including The Skinny on Photoshop Lightroom, The Skinny on Photoshop Elements, The Skinny on Shooting Royalty-Free Stock, and The Skinny on Taking Better Pictures with Any Camera. Lesa has recorded over 30 video courses for a variety of training companies, she writes the weekly Creaticity column on Macworld.com, the Beginner’s Workshop column for PhotoshopUser.com magazine, and contributes regularly to ElementsUser.com
Lesa blogs at:
Webcast: Learn to Master Photoshop's Fabulous Filters
Webcast: Learn to Master Photoshop's Smart Objects
Webcast: How to Make Holiday Photo Gifts
Webcast: How to Retouch Images Like a Pro
Webcast: The Joy of Combining Images with Photoshop
Webcast: Combining Photos and Vectors in Photoshop
Webcast: Photoshop CS6 Power Hour
Webcast: How to Use Photoshop Smart Objects
Webcast: Learn to Master Photoshop's Practical Creative Effects
Webcast: Learn to Master the Art of Photoshop's Content-Aware Features
"Aa top reference for any new to Photoshop CS6, as well as those seeking refresher tips or detailed information."
"Would I recommend this book? Definitely. Take a look at it if you're looking for a book that will cover everything."
"Here is the book that virtually every Photoshop CS6 user will find both informational and inspirational."
"As a reference book, or a resource when learning a new topic in Photoshop, the missing manual is ideal dutifully fulfilling its promised role as taking the place of the manual Adobe has given up trying to write. "
"Lesa Snider, the author, has done the Photoshop community a huge favour by writing this book. In my opinion, this book should have been in the box with Adobe Photoshop CS6."
"If you want to learn Photoshop thoroughly, this is the book to go to. This is the new Photoshop bible."
"A 'must' for any interested in Macs and digital photography, showing how to organize a collection and how to share images online."
"This is a book that every photographer should have on his desk. The content is easy to read, simple to find, and provides the correct solution to any Photoshop problem."
want to realize the full potential of iPhoto, from organizing to editing, creating slideshows and prints,
sharing on Facebook and Web galleries, creating drool-worthy movies, screensavers, books, calendars and cards, you wont
find a better resource."
"This is the ultimate source for learning all of the major features of Adobe Photoshop CS5..."
"Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual is a 'must' for any Photoshop CS5 reference collection...No Photoshop CS5 library should be without this easy, basic handbook!"
"This book, for its clever writing, clear instructions, and abundance of bright, easy to understand graphics, is a must-have for all who wish to harness Photoshops impressive capabilities."
"I think that Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual is more of a reference manual than a tutorial and as such you want to have some basic knowledge of Photoshop. I also like the clear images and full color. As a reference manual, I have to say it is one of the best I have seen and well worth the expense and so I very highly recommend this book."
"If you only can have one photoshop book in your electronic library or even the hard back edition, this is the one to get. "
"...a joy to read."
"...coherent, informative, and full of useful content. It is sufficient for all who feel one book is enough. The numerous color graphics pop and are one of its many strengths...Lesas writing style is clear and amusing. Her sense of humor comes through making this book an easy read. Her uncomplicated explanations for very complex topics are remarkable...This is the book that should have been in the box with Photoshop CS4. Buy it."
"Im currently taking a Photoshop 2 class and our textbook is Photoshop CS4 The Missing Manual by Lesa Snider King. I think its one of the best Photoshop books for students. The examples and explanations are very easy to understand, and the author has a humorous style of writing. "
"A must-have if you need to know everything there is to know about Photoshop, but it's going to take a long time to consume all the information over nearly 800 pages of text!"
"This might be the best Photoshop book I've read. And I've read a lot of them. What impressed me most is the attention to detail and colorful illustrations."
"I highly recommend this book whether you are a Photoshop guru or a Photoshop wanna-be!"
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