|Title||:||The Adobe Photoshop CS4 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter) by Scott Kelby (22-Dec-2008) Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||301 Pages|
|File Size||:||970 KB|
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The Adobe Photoshop CS4 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter) by Scott Kelby (22-Dec-2008) Paperback Reviews
ja, wieder mal ein Spitzenbuch von Kelby. Etwas nervig ist das Kapitel über Brigde... Hey es ist nur ein Bildbetrachter, darüber muß man nicht seitenweise philosophieren :-) Dennoch gibt es von mir die volle Punktzahl.Ach ja, wer schon die CS3 Version hat, braucht die aktuelle Ausgabe nicht unbedingt... sooooooooo viel neues steht dann auch nicht drin. Die 3D Funktionen wurden z.B. komplett unter den Tisch gekehrt.
Ich habe Photoshop verschenkt und der Beschenkte hat viel Freude daran.Ich kann es jedem empfehlen, der sich für Fotobearbeitung interessiert. Die DVD entsprach den Erwartungen.
When I bought Photoshop CS2, I wasted a lot of effort with my photos until I bought Kelby's book. Not only did the book describe how to use some of the features in Photoshop that I used every day, but he also taught tricks such as adding twinkles to eyes. When I bought Lightroom, again it was Kelby who taught me how to use the program. In fact, I told all of my friends who used Photoshop that they needed Kelby's books. So when I upgraded to Photoshop CS4, I of course bought Kelby's book. And this time I was disappointed.True to form, Kelby presents to the reader step by step instructions for some of the functions you may want to use in Photoshop CS4. Working with color, black and white and dodging and burning are all included in the book. But, as someone who already knew the basics of CS2, the CS4 book doesn't offer a lot of new information. And as someone who uses Lightroom instead of Bridge, I found the two chapters on Bridge to be interesting, but not so useful. The chapters on HDR images are interesting academically, but then Kelby recommends not using Photoshop for these images. The chapters about printing and showing your work are nice, but I bought the book to learn how to use Photoshop CS4 to improve my photos. These other topics would be better in another book so that Kelby could concentrate on teaching tips and tricks.Missing from the CS4 book are all of the great tips that were in the CS2 book. I find that I actually use the CS2 book a lot when working in CS4 are rarely look at Kelby's Photoshop CS4 book. Also missing is more information about adjustment layers. Maybe I missed something by skipping his CS3 book, but to me, adjustment layers are the most exciting part about Photoshop CS4 and Kelby only devotes a few pages to them.I actually wish that I had saved my money and used it instead for training on Lynda.com or the Lynda CS's (Chris Orwig is very good) . By using the Lynda training, my skills in Photoshop CS4 improved dramatically. Because of the Lynda training, I can use curves and other adjustment layers without reservation. I would recommend Lynda instead or in addition to this book.In Summary, with the chapters on importing photos from your camera, cropping and printing, this book would be very good for someone who is new to Photoshop and needs to know the basics. However, more advanced uses who are familiar with Photoshop might be better served with a different instructional guide (book or DVD). If you already own Kelby's Photoshop CS2 book, you really dont need to buy this one as well.
I found this book difficult to follow, it has a lot of good information in there I think it could of been organized a little better but this was because I believe it was written for intermediate level and when he comes to Photoshop I am a novice but once you find the information is very helpful so even though I only gave it 3 stars I do recommend this book I believe if you're an expert or an intermediate this book would probably be more suited for you than if you're a novice like I am but even though I'm a novice I did find the information helpful
Not fully utilizing CS4 then buy this! I am an avid photographer. Some location & outdoor but most recently in Studio Mostly Portraits/Glamor/Nude etc. A pro-photog friend suggested getting this to compliment my post processing - so glad I did; thought I was pretty good in Photoshop but having purchased this book my work is so much better. I am still using this edition as reference almost every time I use CS4. I would recommend this if you would like more professionally finished work. If you shoot in RAW this really is super way to improve your finished product. Scott really does give step by step instructions that produce beautiful results...........enjoy.
Updated reviewThis book is an excellent intro to Bridge and ACR, but leaves a big amount of Photoshop tools untouched. This book is not a Photoshop class. It is a detailed step-by-step guide for photography postproduction techniques based on Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw, and Photoshop. If you want to learn everything about Photoshop, this is the wrong book. If you want to tweak your RAW files all day, you will learn hundreds of awesome tricks here.Everything I tried from this book works very well. Unfortunately, I don't know why it works and how it works, because the author does not give a lot of information about the way the tools work, he is using.So after working thorugh this, you won't be the Photoshop expert who understands all tools and knows why one slider works better than another one. But you will be the guy who knows all the tricks to get your pictures look better.
I have an older issue of this book for an earlier copy of CS. When I upgraded to CS4, I could no longer get good prints from my printer. I knew that I had to have something set wrong in the printer portion of the program, but didn't know what. I turned to that part of the book explaining how to set photoshop up for printing. First print out was just what I had wanted. If I didn't get anything else out of this book, that one thing was worth the whole price. Thing is there is a lot more to learn and the book explains it all very well. If you have never read any of Scott Kelby's books, you might not know how good a teacher he is. He is able to explain it all very well. Get the book and as newer issues of CS are issued make sure that you pick up the updates. I keep this next to my computer at all times, and refer to it often.