Eddie Tapp

Eddie Tapp

Eddie Tapp is an award-winning photographer, lecturer, consultant and author on digital imaging issues with over 20 years of experience in computer technology. Eddie has shared his knowledge worldwide through a series of instructional CDs on Professional Enhancement Techniques, Color Management and Digital Workflow available from Software Cinema, as well as numerous contributions to publications such as "The Professional Photographer", "Photo Electronic Imaging", "Infoto Magazine", "Southern Exposure", and "Digital Capture" among others.

Currently the Director of the Institute of Visual Arts in Maui, Hawaii, Eddie served 6 years as the Chairman of the Committee on Digital and Advanced Imaging for the Professional Photographers of America where he holds the Master of Photography, Master of Electronic Imaging & Photographic Craftsman degrees, API (Approved Photographic Instructor), and is a Certified Professional Photographer. He also is the Commercial Council representative to PPA for the GPPA. Eddie serves on Adobe's Photoshop beta team and on NAPP's (National Association of Photoshop Professionals) Photoshop Dream Team.

Practical Color Management: Eddie Tapp on Digital Photography Practical Color Management: Eddie Tapp on Digital Photography
by Eddie Tapp, Rick Lucas
October 2006
Print: $29.99

Photoshop Workflow Setups Photoshop Workflow Setups
by Eddie Tapp
August 2006
Print: $29.99

"Practical Color Management by Eddie Tapp is practically indespensible for any picture professional with questions on the topic of how to maintain consistent, predictable color among various devices and users--from initial film scans or digital camera capture through conversion and output. Tapp is an internationally renowned digital imaging educator, and this book proves why...Even imaging professionals comfortable with color management will likely benefit from Tapp's insights and strategies, especially because he provides up-to-date information about evolutions that have taken place in the last two years...So whether or not you just need a quick introduction to color management or you are looking to hone your skills, you'll appreciate what Tapp has to offer in Practical Color Management."
--Ethan G. Salwen, The Picture Professional

"Eddie effectively shows the reader how to efficiently set up Photoshop’s preferences and how to use the more powerful tools and fly-outs. It helps the reader set up Photoshop to handle the process of producing digital images efficiently. That may not sound like a lot, but if you are processing a lot of images, I guarantee you will find ways to do some things more efficiently and save some time...I have over 15 different Photoshop books in my book shelf (yes, a few of them are replacements for older versions of Photoshop), but I will be referring to this one often."
--Bill Welch, Tripod Camera Club

"Propagating the color from a scene in the same vivid and true color to a Web page or printed image is a daunting task. The true color in the image, displayed on a computer monitor, and passed to an output device (computer projector, printer, laptop display, etc.) must all render a version that accurately reflects the original. Implementing a color management system can be a major challenge. Enter Eddie Tapp, the consummate digital photographer with his user friendly color management workflow and easy to implement color management methods and techniques. In this attractive, full-color book he shows how color can be controlled from image capture to output."
--Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing

"Adobe Photoshop is a very sophisticated application, and each user approaches it somewhat differently, some more intelligently than others. Now readers can benefit from the expertise of one of the most renown award-winning digital photographers, Eddie Tapp. Tapp shows, in detail, and with clear full-color illustrations and step-by-step instructions, how he makes the most of the Photoshop work environment. This is a wonderful insight into how one professional derives the greatest benefit from this powerful software tool."
--Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing

"More than a few books have been written on how to use Photoshop, some worse, some better than others. This particular book is one of the latter. A recent 197-page publication by O’Reilly Media, it is a full-colour, well-illustrated and well laid out reference work. It’s written for Photoshop CS2, but much of it still works with earlier versions: I have version 7 and learned much from this book. In six chapters it deals with the most basic but most important parts of Photoshop...Photoshop Workflow Setups is a great place to start learning about Photoshop. I can’t think of a better way to use it than settling down at your computer with Photoshop running and a photograph or two to experiment on, and working your way through the book. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much you learn. "
--Walter Steensby, ACT Apple User Group Incorporated, Australia

"Most digital photographers get a copy of Photoshop at some point, but it can be intimidating at first. Photoshop should be the digital darkroom for photographers, but it's also loaded with other features. This book helps set up a workflow on what features to use, when to use them and how to select the correct functions. Everything is covered, from setting up the initial startup screen to customizing a keyboard for shortcuts to setting up preferences."
--Greg Ellman, Star-Telegram

"I can honestly say that I've learned more secrets, tips and information from this book than I could ever have imagined. I have also found so many other features I never noticed in other Photoshop books."
--Doris Barrilleaux, Bay Bytes Newsletter

"I went to my local Barnes & Noble, and purchased your workflow setups book. What a smashing job you've done on this publication. A long time IT person, I have relied on O'Reilly as my "bible", no matter what it was for, UNIX, HTML... They turn out nothing less than fabulous ROCK SOLID publications with ACCURATE, usable information. Couple their reputation for accuracy and quality with your gift of teaching and presentation, and amazing knowledge, they've come up with yet another winner. I'm forcing myself to wait until I finish with workflow setups before I purchase Color Management (don't want these to be victims of my "reading pile"). OMG - I just can't wait for your upcoming books! My teenage son (17 years old), is learning photoshop, and is already peeking over my shoulder at this book... we might need a second copy. Thanks again for giving so freely, this information you've spent a long time gathering."
--Nina Beheim, Western Image Photography

"Each volume in the Eddie Tapp on Digital Photography series covers just one important subject, thus keeping the book light in weight and tone..."
--Carol Conti-Entin, Mouse Tales (North Coast Macintosh Users Group)

"If you're not familiar with features like layer comps, font options, Version Cue, custom menu settings, XMP Sidecar Files, PS's camera raw plug-in, smart guides, and vector tools then this book will also be of use to you... Writing a book about Photoshop is no easy task and only an expert user like Tapp with with a conscious awareness of what students and professionals need to know when using the program can write a useful book such as this. Photoshop Workflow Setups is a very manageable book that can be referenced easily and will no doubt help novice and intermediate users make some significant inroads into this popular and powerful program."
--Bakari Chavanu, MyMac.com

"The page may be two-thirds illustration but the text was rich. So this hybrid as it were, is well conceived and executed. Not your typical Press This Key instruction book. Which is a wonderful thing because it's part of a series, O'Reilly's new Expert Studio. So we can expect more of this good thing."
--Mike Pasini, Imaging Resource Newsletter

"Eddie’s an author of outstanding how-to books and instructional cds on professional enhancement techniques, color management and digital workflow. He takes what people learn in other classes and enhances it for them by teaching them easy to understand techniques. His brand new book, Photoshop Workflow Setups is quintessential Eddie, with easy to implement instruction."
--Judith Orr, L.A. Splash Magazines Worldwide