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February 18, 2009

Photoshop CS4 Photographer's Handbook--New from Rocky Nook: A Clear and Effective Workflow for Editing Photographs in Photoshop CS4

Photoshop CS4 Photographer 's Handbook Santa Barbara, CA—Adobe Photoshop is central to almost all photography workflows today. The introduction of CS4 is another milestone in the development of this imaging behemoth. Photographers often feel overwhelmed when starting with Photoshop; the sheer number of tools and options make it difficult for the novice. There is no shortage of instructional books, yet very few direct the user to the most significant aspects of the program in a way that reflects a real workflow.

Author Stephen Laskevitch has leveraged his experience as a teacher and practitioner to create a step-by-step guide that provides a clear and effective workflow for editing photographs in Photoshop CS4 and its companions, Bridge, Camera Raw, and Lightroom 2. Focusing on the critical elements of the workflow rather than covering every arcane feature, the Photoshop CS4 Photographer's Handbook (Rocky Nook, $39.95 USD) is designed to get you working quickly in these applications. It provides the essential terms, concepts, and information along with step-by-step methods for Photoshop techniques of all levels.

Use the Photoshop CS4 Photographer's Handbook to:

  • Educate yourself or others in the tools and processes used to "develop" photographs in Photoshop CS4
  • Learn a practical and robust workflow for editing images: organizing, clean-up, global and targeted adjustments, and creative effects
  • Learn specific techniques through step-by-step instructions and the principles to develop your own unique practices

For a review copy or more information please email rockynookpr@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

Stephen Laskevitch, founder of Luminous Works and a teacher for two decades, has designed digital workflows for hundreds of photographers and companies. An Adobe Certified Instructor, he trains creative individuals and firms and has regularly helped Adobe Systems prepare Photoshop Certified Expert exams. Steve has always enjoyed creating photographs--in the field, studio or lab; on film or digitally--as well as working with computer graphics. Students of all levels have appreciated Steve's friendly and approachable style in Luminous Works' classroom and the colleges, universities, and conferences where he has taught.

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For more information about the book, see: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9781933952420

Photoshop CS4 Photographer 's Handbook
Publisher: Rocky Nook
Stephen Laskevitch
ISBN: 9781933952420, 272 pages, $39.95 USD
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