Lightroom 5 & Photoshop CC Reading Materials

Aushiker

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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
 

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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 Nothing in "The Digital Negative" is out of date for LR5, there's just some things in LR5 that don't get covered.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.
 

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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.

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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.
 

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My favorite Photoshop book is Adobe Photoshop Restoration & Retouching by Katrin Eismann.
 
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Not books, but I also recommend getting a subscription, if even monthly to KelbyOne and take the classes there.
 

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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.
 

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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
 
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