Best Photoshop Books for Photographers

1. The Adobe Photoshop CS4 Book for Digital Photographers

by Scott Kelby

ARE YOU READY FOR AN AMAZING NEW VERSION OF THE PHOTOSHOP BOOK THAT BREAKS ALL THE RULES?Scott Kelby, the best-selling Photoshop author in the world today, once again takes this book to a whole new level as he uncovers the latest, most important, and most exciting new Adobe Photoshop CS4 techniques for digital photographers. This major update to his award-winning, record-breaking book does something for digital photographers thatâÄôs never been done beforeâÄî…»

2. Photoshop CS4 Digital Classroom

by Jennifer Smith, Aquent Creative Team, AGI Creative Team

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Digital Classroom is like having a personal instructor guiding readers through each lesson, while they work at their own pace. This book includes 13 self-paced lessons that let readers discover essential skills and explore new features and capabilities of Adobe Photoshop. Every lesson is presented in full color with step-by-step instructions. Learning is reinforced with video tutorials and lesson files on a companion DVD that were…»

3. Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop's Most Powerful Feature

by Matt Kloskowski

When Photoshop guru Matt Kloskowski was asked why he wrote this book, he replied, âÄúItâÄôs simple: I wanted to write the Photoshop book that I wished was around when I was learning PhotoshopâÄù. YouâÄôve always known that layers were the key to understanding Photoshop, and now you have a resource to show you exactly how. With MattâÄôs clear, easy-to-follow, and concise writing style youâÄôll learn about:Working with and managing multiple layersBuilding multiple…»

4. Photoshop CS4 Down & Dirty Tricks

by Scott Kelby

UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF THE HOTTEST TRICKS, AND MOST REQUESTED PHOTOSHOP EFFECTS IN ONE AMAZING BOOK!Scott Kelby, co-host of Photoshop User TV and the worldâÄôs #1 bestselling Photoshop author, is back to unlock the secrets of an amazing new collection of the latest eye-popping, jaw-dropping, Photoshop special effectsâÄîthe same kind that made ScottâÄôs previous editions of this book one of the top selling Photoshop books in history.YouâÄôll learn some of the most…»

5. Photoshop CS3/CS4 Wow! Book, The

by Linnea Dayton, Cristen Gillespie

Using gorgeous, professionally designed projects (and a DVD crammed with project files and and other great resources), the latest edition of this best-selling full-color encyclopedia of Photoshop presents step-by-step all the techniques needed to reproduce the works shown in its pages. With clear background explanations that will help readers choose the best approaches for their own photo, design, and illustration projects, the book explores all of…»

6. Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: A Professional Image Editor's Guide to the Creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC

by Martin Evening

Martin Evening's Adobe Photoshop for Photographers titles have become classic reference sources for photographers at all skill levels. Whether you are an accomplished user or just starting out, the Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers book contains a wealth of practical advice, hints and tips to help you achieve professional-looking results. Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers begins with an overview of the Photoshop interface and the fundamentals of…»

7. Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual

by Lesa Snider

Photoshop is the world's most widely used photo-editing and graphics program. But with all its fantastic new features and options, the CS4 version can bewilder even the most seasoned professional. That's where Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual comes in: packed with tips, tricks, and lots of practical advice, this visually rich four-color guidebook teaches you everything you need to know to edit photos and create beautiful documents in Photoshop. Whether…»

8. The Adobe Photoshop CS4 Layers Book: Harnessing Photoshop's most powerful tool

by Richard Lynch

MasterPhotoshop CS4 with this visual, hands-on guide to using layers, under the expert guidance of digital imaging specialist Richard Lynch. Layers, Photoshop's most powerful feature, is the core of a nondestructive image-editing workflow.Step-by-step instructions and practical examples illustrate how to. * Polish: correct and enhance color, fix composition problems, and repair damage or flaws * Manipulate: isolate image areas for changes, adjustments and…»

9. Real World Image Sharpening with Adobe Photoshop, Camera Raw, and Lightroom

by Bruce Fraser, Jeff Schewe

Just about every digital image requires sharpening since softness is inevitably introduced during the image digitizing process, and oftentimes with digital photography, images are sharpened badly. This second edition of the definitive book by the late Bruce Fraser teaches readers all they need to know about sharpening, including when to use it, why it's needed, how to use the camera's features, how to recognize an image that needs sharpening, how much to…»

10. The Photoshop Darkroom: Creative Digital Post-Processing

by Harold Davis, Phyllis Davis

A Focal Press Kindle book Product Description The Photoshop Darkroom offers limitless possibilities for photographers looking for jaw-dropping results, using powerful and innovative creative post-processing techniques. If you want folks to ask "How did you do that?" then this is the book for you! The images in The Photoshop Darkroom will inspire you and help you unleash your creative potential. You'll learn to view your own digital photography with new…»

11. Real World Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers

by Conrad Chavez, David Blatner

This edition of Real World Photoshop is more tightly focused for the needs and demands of the professional digital photographers. From acquiring images to using an efficient processing workflow to maintaining image quality and final output quality all within the powerful feature set of Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop Extended CS4. Coverage of new features includes: live, non-destructive corrections in the Adjustments panel, re-editable, feathered,…»

12. Complete Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Digital Photographers

by Colin Smith, Tim Cooper

Learn how to get the most out of all the newest features of Photoshop and improve your images with "Complete Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Digital Photographers." Photoshop is the new darkroom, providing instant results and making professional-level tools accessible even to amateurs. This new edition of the book is filled with brand new content that will teach you how to use all of the tools in Photoshop CS4 that are specifically designed for the digital…»

13. Adobe Photoshop Cs4 One-On-One

by Deke McClelland

Master the fundamentals of Photoshop CS4 and then some with One-on-One, Deke McClelland's unique and effective learning system. Adobe Photoshop CS4 One-on-One includes step-by-step tutorials, more than five hours of DVD-video demonstrations, and hands-on projects to help you improve your knowledge and hone your skills. Once you read about a particular technique, you can see how it's done first-hand in the video. The combination is uniquely effective.…»

14. Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques

by Ben Willmore, Dan Ablan

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques has been completely updated to cover the new features in CS4. In a friendly, easy-going style that's long on information and short on techno-babble, Photoshop Hall-of-Famer Ben Willmore and photographer Dan Ablan guide you through the concepts and features that will truly make a difference in how you use Photoshop every day. They'll take you from blindly following step-by-step instructions to an in-depth understanding…»

15. The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers

by Derrick Story

"Derrick shows that Photoshop can be friendly as well as powerful. In part, he does that by focusing photographers on the essential steps of an efficient workflow. With this guide in hand, you'll quickly learn how to leverage Photoshop CS4's features to organize and improve your pictures." -- John Nack, Principal Product Manager, Adobe Photoshop & Bridge Many photographers -- even the pros -- feel overwhelmed by all the editing options Photoshop provides.…»

16. Adobe Photoshop CS4: Up to Speed

by Ben Willmore

Long established as a must-have guide for Photoshop users upgrading to the newest version, Up to Speed goes right to the heart of Photoshop CS4 what has changed, what is new, and how you can get the most out of the features as quickly as possible. Rather than sift through hundreds of pages detailing every last Photoshop feature and function (both old and new), you can go directly to the new features that interest you the most and get the explanations you…»

17. Photoshop CS4: Essential Skills

by Mark Galer M.Ed., Philip Andrews

This inspirational guide to creative image editing will help you master the essential features and tools of Adobe Photoshop CS4. Broken into three parts to form a structured, self-study guide, Photoshop CS4: Essential Skills covers the foundation skills and more advanced techniques you need to enhance photographs creatively and professionally. Practical, step-by-step imaging projects then give you the chance to practice your skills and see what you can…»

18. Photoshop CS4 Channels & Masks One-on-One

by Deke McClelland

Coming to terms with alpha channels (or masks) is the most sure-fire way to boost the quality of your work in Photoshop. But masking isn't easy-in fact, the elusive alpha channel has been described as the least understood feature in Photoshop's enormous arsenal. Now, you can master masking with Deke McClelland's unique and effective learning system. Through step-by-step text lessons, DVD-video demonstrations, and real-world projects, you'll learn how to…»

19. Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: The Ultimate Workshop

by Martin Evening, Jeff Schewe

Professional commercial photographer and digital imager Jeff Schewe (based in Chicago, USA) has teamed up with best-selling Photoshop author Martin Evening to create this goldmine of information for advanced Photoshop users.Building on Martin Evening's successful Adobe Photoshop for Photographers series of titles, this new guide takes the same winning approach and applies it to a professional Photoshop workflow. Highly visual, with clear, step-by-step…»

20. Photoshop CS4 After the Shoot

by Mark Fitzgerald

If youâÄôre a photographer on the go and want the ability to edit your photos wherever the shoot takes you, then this book is for you. Whether youâÄôre on location, in a coffee shop, on vacation, or on a business trip, youâÄôll find everything you need in this 6" x 9" guide that fits easily into your camera bag or laptop case. But, donâÄôt be fooled by the bookâÄôs size. Within it are over 300 full-color pages walks you through the workflow, editing, and organizing…»

21. Photoshop Cs4 Photographer's Handbook

by Stephen Laskevitch

Adobe Photoshop is central to almost all photography workflows today. The introduction of CS4 is another milestone in the development of this imaging behemoth. 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, either, yet very few direct the user to the most significant aspects of the program in a way that reflects a real…»

22. Advanced Photoshop C4 Trickery & FX

by Stephen Burns

Achieve new levels of creativity in digital art with Advanced Photoshop CS4 Trickery and FX. This fully revised new edition shows digital artists how to blend their traditional artistic skills and vision with the powerful tools and capabilities of Adobe Photoshop CS4. Photoshop CS4 Extended combines 2D, 3D, and video into its interface, truly enabling artists to combine mediums such as painting, photography, and sculpting into their digital creations. Each…»

23. Photoshop in a Weekend

by Mark Cleghorn

Adobe Photoshop takes your photography to the next levelâÄîand now anyone can learn this richly featured creative tool in only 48 hours! Top photographer Mark Cleghorn has broken down the daunting Photoshop program into bite-sized sections that show exactly how to achieve specific results. He reveals the keyboard shortcuts that can save time and effort, and explains why each technique should be learned and when to use it. Color photographs and graphic screen…»

24. Digital Photography Beyond the Camera: Expert Photoshop and Digital Know-How for Top-Quality Images and Prints

by Ian Arrell

*Shows photographers at every level how to enhance their photos *Illustrated with original images by the author and top professional photographers This comprehensive guide shows readers how to enhance their digital images with the same finesse as the pros. Whether it's a minor color tweak or a fun special effect, this book has it covered with step-by-step tutorials and clear, logical instruction. The book covers everything from retouching to working in…»

25. Exploring Adobe Photoshop CS4

by Annesa Hartman

Now fully updated to the new release of Adobe's Creative Suite, Exploring Photoshop CS4 shows how to use a great software tool to create dynamic design. Written by an author who is an experienced designer as well as computer graphics instructor, Exploring Photoshop CS4 is a designer-driven resource that examines the tools and features of Adobe Photoshop while showing how to maximize the potential of desktop digital imaging for graphics, illustration,…»

26. Digital Photographer's New Guide to Photoshop Plug-Ins

by Jim Zuckerman, Scott Stulberg

Photoshop users who havenâÄôt been working with plug-ins havenâÄôt been taking full advantage of the programâÄôs creative and technical potential, from advanced digital art and photo effects to support for varied file types. But finding the right ones online could be time-consumingâĦuntil now. For this handy reference, Jim Zuckerman has done the legwork, describing and test driving many plug-ins for a variety of functions, as well as recommending the very best…»

27. Printing with Adobe Photoshop CS4

by Tim Daly

Photoshop users: Ever feel like your printer is letting you down? Sick of seeing the bright, saturated tones of photos on your monitor turn into washed-out, drab prints? Frustrated by the lack of resources on this essential process?If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you really need The Complete Guide to Digital Printing by Tim Daly. This essential resource is the only guide you'll ever need to printing with Photoshop. Acclaimed author and…»

28. The Art of Photoshop for Digital Photographers

by Daniel Giordan

Experience the highly visual format of the Art of Photoshop: Digital Photography Workshop and learn how to take good source photos and transform them into display-quality digital works of art with visual effects used in Adobe Photoshop. Using the beauty of the Tuscan region of Italy as a backdrop, author and artist/photographer Daniel Giordan, will take you through the steps of how to capture good source materials, how to explore the artistic effect of…»

29. The Adobe Photoshop CS4 Dictionary: The A to Z desktop reference of Photoshop

by Philip Andrews

Find solutions fast with this handy encyclopedic guide to Photoshop's multitude of terms and options. Conveniently organized in a clear A to Z format, this attractive, illustrated desktop reference covers every action you are likely to make as you manipulate photographs and digital images in Photoshop.Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned Photoshop user, there'll be tools and features you've forgotten, missed or never memorized, but that needn't slow…»

31. Photoshop Pro Photography Handbook: Advanced Post-Production Techniques

by Chris Weston

Photographers who want to master the art of digital manipulation will find this information-packed resource essential! ItâÄôs chock-full of illustrations, insider tips, and practical examples for making the most of PhotoshopâÄôs popular softwareâÄîincluding the new CS3. Pros and advanced amateurs who want to correct, enhance, or simply play with their images will be able to make sure theyâÄôve got the ideal equipment setup for their needs, and get the lowdown on…»

32. Smart Object Pipeline: Revolutionary Tactics for the Photoshop Layer Workflow

by Ted Dillard

Adobe introduced Smart Objects with Photoshop CS2âÄîbut geared it to graphic designers, not photographers. Now, with CS4 looming, the companyâÄôs engineers have nearly perfected this powerful tool, and theyâÄôre aiming at digital photographers too. In his third Pipeline volume, Ted Dillard explains the technology, providing a detailed and elegant workflow guide for photographers and Photoshop enthusiasts. ItâÄôs up to date for the newest technology and includes a…»

33. The Best of Adobe Photoshop: Techniques and Images from Professional Photographers

by Bill Hurter

Everything that could be done in the traditional darkroom can now be done with Adobe Photoshop, making special effects that were formerly achieved exclusively by expert darkroom technicians available to all photographers. This technological revolution has created new challenges as well as opportunities for increased creativity, allowing photographers to become digital artists as well. With illustrative photos throughout, this book details new, unexpected,…»