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Lightroom 5 & Photoshop CC Reading Materials

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by Aushiker, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. Aushiker

    Aushiker Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 12, 2014
    Fremantle, Western Australia
    Andrew
    Hi

    I am chasing any suggestions on quality reading material (i.e., good old books or iBooks I guess) that would be useful for a complete novice with Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC.

    I have plunged the library at work and whilst I can get interlibrary loans on various listed texts to see if they work for me (and access to electronic books - 14 day loans) I wouldn’t mind my own hard copy resources.

    So if you have any suggestions on texts you have found useful please do let me know.

    Thanks
    Andrew
     
  2. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Lightroom 5: Martin Evening's "The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book". Also Jeff Schewe's "The Digital Negative" which basically just covers processing. It's also over a year old and is more Lightroom 4 vintage but Lightroom 5 is basically Lightroom 4 with a few new features like a radial gradient feature. Nothing in "The Digital Negative" is out of date for LR5, there's just some things in LR5 that don't get covered. I find the combination of these 2 books work for me for Lightroom.

    I don't use Photoshop so I can't make any suggestions there for you.

    As well as the above books I've found the Luminous Landscape basic and advanced video sets for Lightroom quite valuable.
     
  3. biomed

    biomed Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 22, 2013
    Seattle area
    Mike
    Scott Kelby has some excellent books on LR and PS.
     
  4. dpaultx

    dpaultx Mu-43 Regular

    58
    Jan 19, 2014
    North TX
    Having also started out as a "novice" in the digital world (but with over 40 years of experience in the world of "film"), one of the better beginners books that I found was;

    Teach Yourself Photoshop: The Complete Guide to CS and CC for Photographers by George Cairns

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    Cairns starts out simple, at "the beginning", and then progresses, slowly, trough the entire Photoshop experience. Short of sitting through an actual advanced "class", it's pretty hard to beat.

    I think that there is also a DVD and even an iPhone app that follows along with the book.

    dp
     
  5. YantaYo

    YantaYo Mu-43 Regular

    92
    Apr 18, 2012
    Colorado
    Kelby's The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book for Digital Photographers, Martin's Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers and Smith's Photoshop CC Digital Classroom training book. I did find a few inaccurate statements in Kelby's book, but to error is to publish.
     
  6. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    The Missing Lightroom FAQ by Victoria Bampton, aka The Lightroom Queen.

    --Ken
     
  7. Aushiker

    Aushiker Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 12, 2014
    Fremantle, Western Australia
    Andrew
    Thanks heaps everyone for the suggestions! Most helpul and lots of options to investigate. I can see a lot of reading ahead of myself :)

    Regards
    Andrew
     
  8. RamblinR

    RamblinR Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2012
    Sunshine Coast, Qld Australia
    Maria
  9. Aushiker

    Aushiker Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 12, 2014
    Fremantle, Western Australia
    Andrew
    Thanks for the link but I cannot read that in the bath so like a mix of media :)

    Andrew
     
  10. Gary5

    Gary5 Mu-43 Veteran

    310
    Jan 15, 2014
    My favorite Photoshop book is Adobe Photoshop Restoration & Retouching by Katrin Eismann.
     
  11. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    Not books, but I also recommend getting a subscription, if even monthly to KelbyOne and take the classes there.
     
  12. oldracer

    oldracer Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 1, 2010
    USA
  13. RamblinR

    RamblinR Mu-43 Top Veteran

    545
    Aug 16, 2012
    Sunshine Coast, Qld Australia
    Maria
    ipad
     
  14. Aushiker

    Aushiker Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 12, 2014
    Fremantle, Western Australia
    Andrew
    I suspect work might get a touch upset if I dropped it in the water :)

    Andrew
     
  15. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    Atlanta
    I use LR as my digital asset manager (DAM) and main nondestructive editor. When it is time to do advanced editing, such as using layers and masks, I head to Perfect Photo Suite, not Photoshop. But the Nik Collection and Perfect Photo Suite are killer plugins from LR and Aperture.
     
  16. Aushiker

    Aushiker Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 12, 2014
    Fremantle, Western Australia
    Andrew
    My library has now grown ... probably got one to many Lightroom books and after a quick look last night after they arrived I think Martin Evening's title probably is more than sufficient. Anyway I now have:

    The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers by Martin Evening
    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 - The Missing FAQ: Real Answers to Real Questions Asked by Lightroom Users by Victoria Bampton

    Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers: A professional image editor's guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC by Martin Evening

    Thanks everyone for your helpful comments.

    Regards
    Andrew
     
  17. mcrosa

    mcrosa Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 26, 2013
    Miami, Florida
    Mike Crosa
    Agree, Jardines videos are great!