Adobe Photoshop

Create anything you can imagine. Anywhere you are with Adobe Photoshop. Learn the world’s best imaging and design app across desktop and mobile devices to create and enhance your photographs, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

1. The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter)

Since Lightroom 1.0 first launched, Scott’s Kelby’s The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers has been the world’s #1 bestselling Lightroom book (it has been translated into a dozen different languages), and in this latest version for Lightroom 6, Scott uses his same award-winning, step-by-step, plain-English style and layout to make learning Lightroom easy and fun.

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter)

2. Photoshop Elements 15 For Dummies

No matter if you’re a photo-editing newbie or an old hat looking for new tricks, Photoshop Elements 15 For Dummies offers photographers of all skill levels the power to turn run-of-the-mill digital pictures into beautiful photographs. Covering the latest version of this popular software, this up-to-date guide quickly shows you how to organize images for editing, adjust color and focus, apply artsy filters, add text to an image—and beyond.

There’s a reason Photoshop Elements 15 For Dummies is the best place to start learning Elements—it gets you up and running with this image-editing software faster than you can say ‘cheese!’ Get ready to explore your inner artist and add pizzazz to even the most ordinary pics with the professional tools in Photoshop Elements 15!

Photoshop Elements 15 For Dummies

3. How Do I Do That In Lightroom?: The Quickest Ways to Do the Things You Want to Do, Right Now!

Lightroom has become the photographer’s tool because it just has so much power and so much depth, but because it has so much power and depth, sometimes the things you need are…well…kinda hidden or not really obvious. There will be a lot of times when you need to get something done in Lightroom, but you have no idea where Adobe hid that feature, or what the “secret handshake” is to do that thing you need now so you can get back to working on your images. That’s why this book was created: to get you to the technique, the shortcut, or exactly the right setting, right now.

4. Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for Photographers Classroom in a Book

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Lightroom in conjunction with Adobe Photoshop.
Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support
of Adobe product experts.

Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for Photographers Classroom in a Book contains 9 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the programs. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.

Purchasing this book includes valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the book’s “Getting Started” section to unlock access to:

  • Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book
  • Web Edition containing the complete text of the book, interactive quizzes, videos that walk you through the lessons step by step, and updated material covering new feature releases from Adobe
Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for Photographers Classroom in a Book

5. Photoshop CC Essentials for Photographers: Chelsea & Tony Northrup’s Video Book

Tony & Chelsea go beyond teaching you how to use Photoshop; they teach you why and when to use each feature to create stunning, natural images. When Photoshop isn’t the best tool, they suggest other alternatives.

Combining the benefits of video training and book learning, this video book gives you over 10 hours of video and dozens of images to practice with. If you learn better with video, watch the video training and refer to the book for quick reference. For best results, walk through each procedure in the book using the provided sample images. Then, watch the videos to learn more advanced and artistic techniques. If you still have questions, or want peer review, join our Photoshop group on Facebook and get feedback from other Photoshop users.

Photoshop CC Essentials for Photographers: Chelsea & Tony Northrup’s Video Book

6. Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release)

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop choose Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release) from Adobe Press. The 14 project-based lessons in this book show users step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop and how to manipulate images, edit motion-based content, and create image composites.

In addition to learning the key elements of the Photoshop interface, this completely revised CC (2015 release) edition covers automatically repairing empty areas of a merged panorama using Content-Aware Fill, making the noise level of a Blur Gallery effect consistent with an image, and adding specialized type characters more easily in the new Glyphs Panel. Learn to easily reuse design assets and share them with your team using Creative Cloud libraries with Linked Smart Objects, and instantly modify duplicated content using the enhanced Content Aware Move tool. Design screens more efficiently for the range of display sizes across desktop and mobile devices using multiple Artboards, test them on actual hardware using Device Preview, and generate output using the iteration-friendly Export Assets workflow.

Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release)

7. Adobe Photoshop CS6 Classroom in a Book

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop CS6 choose Adobe Photoshop CS6 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 14 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop CS6 and how to manipulate images, edit motion-based content, and create image composites.

In addition to learning the key elements of the Photoshop interface, this completely revised CS6 edition covers new features, including precise cropping with multiple overlays, expanded content-aware toolkit with skin tone-aware selections and masking, three new blur effects, re-engineered design tools, adaptive Wide Angle adjustments, improved Camera Raw engine, improved auto corrections, Background Save and Auto-recovery, modernized user interface, intuitive video enhancements, simplified 3D interface, improved editing speed with real-time results, and more.

8. The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter)

Since Lightroom 1.0 first launched, Scott’s Kelby’s The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers has been the world’s #1 bestselling Lightroom book (it has been translated into a dozen different languages), and in this latest version for Lightroom 6, Scott uses his same award-winning, step-by-step, plain-English style and layout to make learning Lightroom easy and fun.

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter)

9. Photoshop Elements 15 For Dummies

With its robust features and user-friendly interface, it’s no wonder Photoshop Elements continues to be the bestselling image-editing program and preferred tool for both budding and seasoned photographers alike. Photoshop Elements 15 For Dummies is here to help you take advantage of everything Elements has to offer, giving you the know-how you need to create professional-quality images for print, e-mail, and the web. Learn how to find your way around Photoshop Elements, work with the latest tools, edit and organize your images, add interesting effects, and share your work with the world.

  • Get to know the tools, menus, options, and work area
  • Upload, modify, tag, and manage your photos
  • Apply layers, contrast, color, clarity, filters, effects, styles, and type to your images
  • Select the correct resolution, color mode, and file format for each project’s needs
  • Showcase your creativity and optimize images for online and print
Photoshop Elements 15 For Dummies

10. The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom was designed from the ground up with digital photographers in mind, offering powerful editing features in a streamlined interface that lets photographers import, sort, and organize images. In this completely updated bestseller, author Martin Evening describes features in Lightroom CC (2015 Release)/ Lightroom 6 in detail from a photographer’s perspective. As an established commercial and fashion photographer, Martin knows firsthand what photographers need for an efficient workflow. He has been working with Lightroom from the beginning, monitoring the product’s development and providing valued feedback to Adobe. As a result, Martin knows the software inside and out, from image selection to image editing and image management.

In this book he’ll teach you how to:

  • Work efficiently with images shot in raw or JPEG formats
  • Import photographs with ease and sort them according to your workflow
  • Create and manage a personal image and video library
  • Quickly apply tonal adjustments to multiple images
  • Integrate Lightroom with Adobe Photoshop
  • Export images for print or Web as digital contact sheets or personal portfolios
  • Make the most of new features in Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6 such as face recognition, multi-image processing for HDR and panoramas, GPU support for the
  • Develop module, and Slideshow and Web improvements
  • The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers
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