Learn how to breathe life into your work through Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom from masters and industry professionals.
How-to-guidebooks with structured lessons have especially proven to be the fastest, easiest, and one of the cheapest ways to learn photo-editing. Therefore, we have compiled a list of guides that will teach you various Photoshop and Lightroom skills that most YouTube tutorials can.
Despite your experience level, you can always improve your photo-editing skills. Not only are their books for beginner editors, but for professionals who are looking to get some more skills up their sleeves.
1. Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book (2020 release)
By Andrew Faulkner
Beginner in the field? Do not worry. Unlike most books this one can teach you Photoshop in just 15-project based lessons. You’ll learn how to correct, enhance, and distort digital images. Additionally, you will learn how to create image composites, and prepare them for the web and print.
Not only is this book a comprehensive guide for each stage in photo-editing, but the new 2020 edition covers newer additions to Photoshop features like the Object Selection Tool and Cloud Documents. Therefore, making this book a great guide for anyone just starting their photography and photo-editing careers.
2. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic Classroom in a Book (2020 release)
By Rafael Concepcion
Want to learn to manage your photos better with Adobe Lightroom? Not only does this book have 12 lessons that will cover all of the Lightroom basics and more, but it comes with downloadable lesson files for the projects in the book and an e-book version of the text containing interactive quizzes, and videos that walk you through the lessons step-by-step.
3. Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: The Ultimate Workshop
By Jeff Schewe, Martin Evening
If you have the basics down and beginner books do not interest you anymore, you can learn some advanced tips and tricks to stay updated and give yourself an edge over the competition. Firstly, you will learn advanced masking and compositing techniques to have top-quality results for your photos. You will then receive some straight-up, awesome insight on how to handle Photoshop workflow from an industry professional like Jeff Schewe, Commercial Photographer, and Digital Imager.Undoubtedly, this book is a goldmine for pros.
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers
By Martin Evening
Best-Selling Photoshop author Martin Evening, has indeed done it again with this Lightroom guidebook! Photoshop Lightroom obviously has some very powerful editing features including letting photographers import, sort, and organize images. This book can without a doubt teach you how to do it all. Not to mention, the book was designed by keeping the digital photographers in mind, and all the skills that they might require in their careers.
5. The Hidden Power of Adobe Photoshop: Mastering Blend Modes and Adjustment Layers for Photography
By Scott Valentine
Especially focusing on just two core features of Photoshop: Blend Modes and Adjustment Layers, this book is great for people looking to hone in on those skills. Even after using Photoshop for years, you still may not know some of the techniques and tricks that come with those essential features. Scott Valentine, a master in the field, famously uses Photoshop to create multi-layer digital images that are unlike anything you have seen before.
Now that you are a master of Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom, as a photo-editing wizard, you will be able to enhance your images to have the best results possible. Not only this, but your new skills will help improve your work-flow saving you time and energy.
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