Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom are central to almost all photographic workflows. However, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by Photoshop; the sheer number of tools and options make it difficult for novice and intermediate users.
Adobe Certified Instructor Steve Laskevitch used his experience as a teacher and practitioner in writing “Photoshop CC and Lightroom: A Photographer’s Handbook,” a 344-page guide for a clear, effective workflow for editing photographs in the 2014 release of Photoshop CC and its companions: Bridge, Camera Raw, and Lightroom 5. Focusing on the critical elements of a workflow, this book is designed to get you working quickly. The various applications are presented side-by-side so that a user of one can learn how to use the others. If you’re a new user, this book will be your roadmap.
In addition to the essential features of these programs, Laskevitch covers features specific to the new releases, including:
° Lightroom mobile;
° Improved RAW image processing, including the new Radial Filter and retouching of irregular shapes;
° The improved Blur Gallery, including selective focus and bokeh effects;
° Recomposing or retouching photos with even more content-aware editing;
° Automatic straightening of image content;
° Camera shake reduction;
° Improved perspective correctio;
° Laskevitch, founder of Luminous Works Training & Consulting in Seattle and a teacher for three decades, has designed workflows for hundreds of photographers and companies. As an Adobe Certified Instructor, he trains creative individuals and firms and has regularly helped Adobe Systems prepare Lightroom and Photoshop Certified Expert exams.
“Photoshop CC and Lightroom: A Photographer’s Handbook” is available from Rocky Nook (www.rockynook.com). It coasts US$44.95 for the soft cover edition.