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    The Photoshop Elements 15 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter)

    The Photoshop Elements 15 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter) Lowest new price: $25.99
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    Author: Scott Kelby
    Brand: Scott Kelby

    ARE YOU READY FOR AN ELEMENTS BOOK THAT BREAKS ALL THE RULES?

    This book breaks new ground by doing something for digital photographers that’s never been done before–it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure things out on your own. Instead, it does something that virtually no other Elements book has ever done–it tells you flat-out which settings to use, when to use them, and why.

    If you’re looking for one of those “tell-me-everything-about-the-Unsharp-Mask-filter” books, this isn’t it. You can grab any other Elements book on the shelf, because they all do that. Instead, this book gives you the inside tips and tricks of the trade for organizing, correcting, editing, sharp¿ening, retouching, and printing your photos like a pro. You’ll be absolutely amazed at how easy and effective these techniques are–once you know the secrets.


    LEARN HOW THE PROS DO IT
    Each year Scott trains thousands of digital photographers and, almost without exception, they have the same questions and face the same problems–that’s exactly what he covers in this book. You’ll learn:

    · How to unlock the power of layers (you’ll be amazed at how easy it is!)

    · How to use Camera Raw for processing not only RAW photos, but JPEGs, TIFFs, and PSDs too! (And you’ll learn why so many pros like it best–because it’s faster and easier)

    · The sharpening techniques the pros really use (there’s an entire chapter just on this!)

    · How to deal with common digital camera image problems, including brightening people in dark shadows and getting the best color possible

    · The most requested photographic special effects, and much more!


    THE BOOK’S SECRET WEAPON
    Although Elements 15 offers some digital photography features that Photoshop CC doesn’t offer, there are plenty of features that Photoshop CC has that Elements 15 doesn’t (like channels, HDR, etc.). But in this book, you’ll learn some slick work¿arounds, cheats, and fairly ingenious ways to replicate many of those Photo¿shop features right within Elements. Plus, you can download a bonus chapter on portrait retouching and all the images used in the book, from the book’s companion webpage.

    Since this book is designed for photographers, it doesn’t waste your time talking about what a pixel is, how to frame a shot or set your exposure, etc., and there’s no talk about which camera or printer to buy. It’s all Elements, step by step, cover to cover, in the only book of its kind, and you’re gonna love it!

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    The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers (2017 release) (Voices That Matter)

    The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers (2017 release) (Voices That Matter) Lowest new price: $31.56
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    Author: Scott Kelby
    Brand: Pearson Education

    AN AMAZING NEW VERSION OF THE PHOTOSHOP BOOK THAT BREAKS ALL THE RULES!

     

    Scott Kelby, Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine–and the best-selling photography techniques author in the world today–once again takes this book to a whole new level as he uncovers more of the latest, most important, and most useful Adobe Photoshop techniques for photographers.

     

    This update to his award-winning, record-breaking book does something for digital photographers that’s never been done before–it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure it out on your own. Instead, Scott shows you step by step the exact techniques used by today’s cutting-edge digital photographers, and best of all, he shows you flat-out exactly which settings to use, when to use them, and why.

     

    LEARN HOW THE PROS DO IT

    The photographer’s workflow in Photoshop has evolved greatly over time, and in this current version of book you’ll wind up doing a lot of your processing and editing in Photoshop’s Adobe Camera Raw feature (whether you shoot in RAW, JPEG or TIFF–it works for all three). That’s because for years now, Adobe has been adding most of Photoshop’s new features for photography directly into Camera Raw itself. Since today’s photography workflow in Photoshop is based around Camera Raw, about one third of this book is about mastering Camera Raw like a pro. Plus, you’ll learn:

     

    • The sharpening techniques the pros really use.

    • The pros’ tricks for fixing the most common digital photo problems fast!

    • The most useful retouching techniques for photographers, and how to make “impossible” selections like wind-blown hair (it’s easy, once you know the secrets), and how to use Layers like a pro.  

    • How to seamlessly remove distracting junk from your images.

    • How to stitch panoramas, how to process HDR for a realistic look, and tricks for pulling way more out of your images than you ever dreamed possible.

    • The latest Photoshop special effects for photographers (there’s a whole chapter just on these!).

    • A host of shortcuts, workarounds, and slick “insider” tricks to send your productivity through the roof!

     

    Scott includes a special chapter with his own workflow, from start to finish, plus, each chapter ends with a Photoshop Killer Tips section, packed with time-saving, job-saving tips that make all the difference. He also provides four bonus chapters, along with the images used in the book for download so you can follow right along. If you’re ready to learn all the “tricks of the trade”–the same ones that today’s leading pros use to correct, edit, retouch, and sharpen their work–then you’re holding the book that will do just that.

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    Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style

    Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style Lowest new price: $51.99
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    Author: Jérôme Gautier
    Brand: Yale University Press

    Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel (1883-1971) was undoubtedly the most influential fashion designer of the 20th century. Her clothes and accessories have remained perennially chic, and her legendary fashion house continues to exert a powerful sway over today's designers. Jérôme Gautier tells the story of Chanel's iconic style through hundreds of images, many taken by the leading lights of fashion photography, including Richard Avedon, Gilles Bensimon, Patrick Demarchelier, Horst P. Horst, Annie Leibovitz, Man Ray, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, and Ellen von Unwerth. This innovative volume pairs classic and contemporary photographs, placing fashion plates from Chanel's time alongside those by the house's designer-in-chief, Karl Lagerfeld. For instance, Cecil Beaton's portrait of Chanel appears alongside Lagerfeld's image of Cate Blanchett emulating her, and a classic plate by Henry Clarke flanks an arresting shot by Juergen Teller. 

    Through these dazzling photographs, Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style identifies key elements that have defined Chanel's style for generations, such as jersey and tweed, formerly considered menswear fabrics, and the little black dress, which transformed a hue previously reserved for mourning into a statement of elegance. Pearls were her staple, and she often embellished outfits with her signature camellia. Eleven chapters compare the original forms of these enduring trademarks with their later expressions over the years and to the present day, letting the vocabulary of Chanel's style speak for itself.

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    Making Color Sing, 25th Anniversary Edition: Practical Lessons in Color and Design

    Making Color Sing, 25th Anniversary Edition: Practical Lessons in Color and Design Lowest new price: $8.13
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    Author: Jeanne Dobie
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    In the 25th anniversary edition of Making Color Sing, Jeanne Dobie teaches you new ways to think about color and make it work for you, through 31 clear, easy-to-follow exercises. No color exists in isolation; colors are always interacting with one another. As this nationally recognized author explains, understanding color relationships is the key to successful painting.

    Do you know how to use the push and pull of warm and cool colors to create a feeling of space? Can you generate exciting vibrations through the interplay of complements? Have you ever considered disguising one color in a scene to accent another color? All these possibilities—and more—are discussed and clarified with illustrations.

    The lessons on color lead into another essential painting consideration: composition and design. Painting is much more than copying what you see. It involves finding a structure that allows you to organize and thus communicate your impressions and reactions. Dobie encourages artists to experiment with different arrangements of shapes and values to build a dynamic foundation in their paintings. This manual stimulates new ways to think about colour, generating responses that unlock personal creativity and allow artists to express themselves with paint.

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    • Making Color Sing Practical Lessons in Color and Design

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    Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors (Volume 3)

    Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors (Volume 3) Lowest new price: $40.08
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    Author: Blain Brown
    Brand: imusti

     The world of cinematography has changed more in the last few years than it has since it has in 1929, when sound recording was introduced. New technology, new tools and new methods have revolutionized the art and craft of telling stories visually. While some aspects of visual language, lighting and color are eternal, shooting methods, workflow and cameras have changed radically. Even experienced film artists have a need to update and review new methods and equipment. These change affect not only the director of photography but also the director, the camera assistants, gaffers, and digital imaging technicians.

    Cinematography: Theory and Practice covers both the artistry and craftsmanship of cinematography and visual storytelling. Few art forms are as tied to their tools and technology as is cinematography. Take your mastery of these new tools, techniques, and roles to the next level with this cutting-edge roadmap from author and filmmaker Blain Brown.

    Whether you are a student of filmmaking, just breaking into the business, currently working in the industry and looking to move up to the next level, or an experienced professional who wants to update their knowledge of tools and techniques, this book provides both a basic introduction to these issues as well as more advanced and in-depth coverage of the subject.

    The companion website features additional material, including lighting demonstrations, basic methods of lighting, using diffusion and other topics.

    Topics Include:

    • Visual language
    • Visual storytelling
    • Continuity and coverage
    • Cameras and digital sensors
    • Exposure techniques for film and video
    • Color in-depth
    • Understanding digital images
    • Waveform monitors, vectorscopes, and test charts
    • Using linear, gamma, and log encoded video
    • Image control and grading on the set
    • The tools and basics of film lighting
    • ASC-CDL, ACES and other new methods
    • Optics and focus
    • Camera movement
    • Set operations
    • Green screen, high speed and other topics

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    • Focal Press

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    Photoshop Elements 15 For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))

    Photoshop Elements 15 For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech)) Lowest new price: $18.70
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    Author: Barbara Obermeier
    Brand: Obermeier Barbara

    The top-selling guide to Photoshop Elements—updated for Photoshop Elements 15

    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!

    • Find simple explanations of how to handle basic image editing
    • Get steps for giving your photos a digital makeover
    • Create layers in your images
    • Discover one-click instant fixes when you hit roadblocks

    The power and simplicity of Photoshop Elements makes it easy to produce photos worth bragging about—and this no-nonsense guide will get you there in a flash.

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    • 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

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    Pencil Me In: The Business Drawing Book for People Who Can't Draw

    Pencil Me In: The Business Drawing Book for People Who Can't Draw Lowest new price: $18.97
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    Author: Christina R Wodtke

    Want to get better in business? Learn how to draw. There’s no faster, cheaper prototype in the world than a sketch on a sheet of paper. What’s unclear in words is suddenly crystal clear in a sketch, and you—and your team—can tackle problems in entirely new ways. Play around with ideas. Document your process. Think on paper. Visual thinking brings a whole new power to work. Think you can’t draw? Don’t worry! The simplest sketches are the most effective at communication and problem solving, so you can begin drawing in less time than your average coffee break. Pictures and visual communication harken back to the stone age for good reason--they’re natural, they’re quick, and they work. And they’ll work for you. If you’re looking for the next tool to help you solve your hardest (and most interesting) challenges at work, try a paper and pencil. This book teaches you how to use them well--and have a bit of fun along the way. With contributions from Amelie Sarrazin, Aleksandra Micek, Taylor Reese, Dan Brown, Daniel Cook, Kate Rutter, Eva-Lotta Lamm, Matthew Magain, Sunni Brown, Cristina Negrut, Daryl Meier Fahrni, Marc Bourguignon, Laura Klein, David Gray, Melissa Kim, Mike Rohde, Brian Gulassa, Andrew Reid, Rolf Faste, Raph Koster, Stone Librande, Robin Hunicke, Alicia Loring, Erin Malone, Stephen P. Anderson, Giorgia Lupi, Alex Osterwalder, Noelle Stransky, James Young, and Dan Roam.

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    How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck: Advice to Make Any Amateur Look Like a Pro

    How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck: Advice to Make Any Amateur Look Like a Pro Lowest new price: $5.81
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    Author: Steve Stockman
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    Newly updated and revised, How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck is a quick and easy guide that will make your video better instantly—whether you read it cover to cover or just skim a few chapters. It’s about the language of video and how to think like a director, regardless of equipment (amateurs think about the camera, pros think about communication). It’s about the rules developed over a century of movie-making—which work just as well when shooting a two-year-old’s birthday party on your phone. Written by Steve Stockman, the director of the award-winning feature Two Weeks, plus TV shows, music videos, and hundreds of commercials, How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck explains in 74 short, pithy, insightful chapters how to tell a story and entertain your audience. In other words, how to shoot video people will want to watch.

    Here’s how to think in shots—how to move-point-shoot-stop-repeat, instead of planting yourself in one spot and pressing “Record” for five minutes. Why never to shoot until you see the whites of your subject’s eyes. Why to “zoom” with your feet and not the lens. How to create intrigue on camera. The book covers the basics of video production: framing, lighting, sound (use an external mic), editing, special effects (turn them off!), and gives advice on shooting a variety of specific situations: sporting events, parties and family gatherings, graduations and performances. Plus, how to make instructional and promotional videos, how to make a music video, how to capture stunts, and much more. At the end of every chapter is a suggestion of how to immediately put what you’ve learned into practice, so the next time you’re shooting you’ll have begun to master the skill. Steve’s website (stevestockman.com) provides video examples to illustrate different production ideas, techniques, and situations, and his latest thoughts on all things video.
     

    "Like two years of film school in 248 pages" - Steven Pressfield, author of "The War of Art" and "The Legend of Bagger Vance"

    "Stockman has packed a veritable film school between the pages of this highly informative, yet entertaining book. Very highly recommended."

    ―Videomaker Magazine

    "Great tips from a video expert."

    PC World

    "Whip-smart and funny... teaches readers how to think about film and reveals the why and when behind techniques; there is next to zero tech or tool talk."

    ―Library Journal

    "His simple-to-follow guide takes readers step-by-step through the film- and video-making process"

    ―Kirkus Reviews

    “Stockman skipped past all the technical crap about how to use a camera and cut right to the chase: how do you shoot a video somebody else will WANT to watch? The only thing missing is a time machine so I could reshoot fifteen years of sucky birthday party and school play videos.”
    --David A. Goodman, Executive Producer/Head Writer of “Family Guy”

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    The Hubble Cosmos: 25 Years of New Vistas in Space

    The Hubble Cosmos: 25 Years of New Vistas in Space Lowest new price: $19.98
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    Author: David H. Devorkin
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    To celebrate NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and its 25 years of accomplishments, let The Hubble Cosmos fill your mind with big ideas, brilliant imagery, and a new understanding of the universe in which we live. Relive key moments in the monumental Hubble story, from launch through major new instrumentation to the promise of discoveries to come. With more than 150 photographs including Hubble All-Stars—the most famous of all the noteworthy images—The Hubble Cosmos shows how this telescope is revolutionizing our understanding of the universe.

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    How Do I Do That in Photoshop?: The Quickest Ways to Do the Things You Want to Do, Right Now!

    How Do I Do That in Photoshop?: The Quickest Ways to Do the Things You Want to Do, Right Now! Lowest new price: $18.75
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    Author: Scott Kelby


    Scott Kelby, the world’s #1 best-selling photography technique books author, is here with an entirely new concept in Photoshop books―one that’s designed from the ground up to get you straight to whatever it is you need to do in Photoshop right now, get your answer fast, and get you back to editing your images in Photoshop.

    Thanks to Adobe’s incredibly popular Creative Cloud Photography plan, which includes Photoshop and Lightroom, photographers are extending the depth and power of Lightroom by jumping over to Photoshop to do all those things Lightroom just can’t do (or Lightroom can do, but in Photoshop, it’s faster and easier, or the results are just better). Because Photoshop 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 Photoshop, and you know Photoshop can do it (because Photoshop can do just about anything), 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 quickly get you to the technique, the shortcut, the setting, or exactly the right thing you need to do right now.

    Here’s how it works: When you need to know how to do a particular thing, you turn to the chapter where it would be found (Layers, Printing, Fixing Problems, Special Effects, etc.), find the thing you need to do (it’s easy, each page covers just one single topic), and Scott tells you exactly how to do it just like he was sitting there beside you, using the same casual style as if he were telling a friend. That way, you get back to editing your images fast.

    This isn’t a book of theory, full of confusing jargon and detailed multi-step concepts. This is a book on which button to click, which setting to use, and exactly how and when to use it, so you’re never “stuck” in Photoshop again. This will be your “go to” book that sits within reach any time you’re working in Photoshop, and you are going to love having this type of help right at your fingertips.

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

      Chapter 1: How to Get Around Like a Pro
      Chapter 2: How to Use Photoshop’s Tools
      Chapter 3: How to Use Camera Raw Like a Boss
      Chapter 4: How to Use Camera Raw’s Adjustment Brush
      Chapter 5: How to Crop, Resize & Stuff Like That
      Chapter 6: How to Work with Layers
      Chapter 7: How to Adjust Your Images
      Chapter 8: How to Fix Problems
      Chapter 9: How to Make Beautiful Prints
      Chapter 10: How to Edit Video
      Chapter 11: How to Do the Most Popular Special Effects
      Chapter 12: How to Sharpen Your Images
      Chapter 13: Other Stuff You’ll Want to Know

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