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Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3: A Photographer's Handbook, by Stephen Laskevitch. Image provided by O'Reilly Media Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3: A Photographer's Handbook -- New from Rocky Nook


Santa Barbara, CA -- Adobe Photoshop is central to almost all photography workflows today. Each new version is a milestone in the development of this imaging behemoth, and 2010's release is no exception.

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.

Adobe Certified Instructor Steve Laskevitch has leveraged his experience as a teacher and practitioner to create Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3: A Photographer's Handbook—a step-by-step guide that provides a clear and effective workflow for editing photographs in the latest version of Photoshop and its companions Bridge, Camera Raw, and Lightroom. Focusing on the critical elements of the workflow rather than covering every arcane feature, this handbook is designed to get you working quickly in these applications.

Use Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3: A Photographer's Handbook to:

  • Educate yourself or others in the tools and processes used to "develop" photographs in CS5

  • Learn a practical and robust workflow for editing images: organizing, cleanup, global and targeted adjustments, and creative effects

  • Learn specific techniques through step-by-step instructions, as well as the principles to develop your own unique practices

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/9781933952673

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Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3: A Photographer's Handbook, by Stephen Laskevitch.
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Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3
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Stephen Laskevitch
ISBN: 9781933952673, 291 pages
Book Price: $39.95 USD
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(First posted on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 14:03 EDT)

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