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Title : The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter) by Scott Kelby (2005-04-18)
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ISBN : B01N40H7NG
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Format Type : PDF
Language : Deutsch
Publisher : New Riders 1776
Number of Pages : 181 Pages
File Size : 693 KB
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The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter) by Scott Kelby (2005-04-18) Reviews

  • R.S.
    2019-03-08 11:15

    Noch ein Buch zu Photoshop? Ja, aber ein etwas anderes. Scott Kelby ist erfahrener Trainer für Photoshop und unterrichtet vorwiegend professionelle Fotografen. Auf diesem Weg hat er einerseits umfangreiche Kenntnisse in der Wissensvermittlung erworben, andererseits hat er auch ein umfangreiches Wissen über dieses Programm aufgebaut.Das Buch richtet sich vor allem an jene Personen die bereits einige Erfahrung mit Fotografie gesammelt haben, Kelby selbst sagt in der Einleitung sinngemäß, dass das Buch nicht für Leser wäre, die nicht gelernt hätten ordentlich zu fotografieren - vielmehr richte es sich an Profis und Prosumers also ernsthafte Amateure mit ernstzunehmender Ausrüstung. Und so befasst sich das Buch eben auch mit Themen wie Einsatz der Bridge, Verwendung von Camera-Raw und Farbkalibrierung. Und noch etwas sagt Kelby über sein Buch, es soll kein Buch über jedes Detail in Photoshop sein, sondern es will viel mehr Anleitung zu den wirklich benötigten Teilen dieses Programms sein. Ein sehr vernünftiger Zugang, wie ich finde.Kelbys Stil macht richtig Spaß beim Lesen, etwas das man bei Sachbüchern oft vermisst. Leicht und locker - geradezu vorwitzig - schreibt er sich alles von der Seele, was er zu Photoshop weiß - und das ist eine beeindruckende Menge. Alle Beispiele sind gut erläutert und leicht nachvollziehbar, vor allem aber und das ist das entscheidende die Beispiele haben Praxisrelevanz. Das Buch ist sehr gut strukturiert und erläutert eine Menge Tipps und Tricks für Photoshop ganz hervorragend.Nehmen Sie sich in Acht beim Lesen. Mir ging es so, dass ich von den ersten paar Seiten sofort gefesselt war, und als Kelby sich dann der Bridge zuwandte, dachte ich mir "Was soll das?" Photoshop für Dummies, à la "Wie öffne ich eine Datei". In meinen Kopf hatte sich der Verriss für dieses Buch bereits gebildet, aber das Buch wird besser - viel besser und letzten Endes hat man das Gefühl die wirklichen Essentials bekommen zu haben. Jetzt nachdem ich durch bin, bin ich fest überzeugt, dass ich dieses Buch in einem halben Jahr wieder lesen werde um wieder ein paar Tricks zu memorieren - und natürlich liegt es immer bereit um schnell mal zu einem Thema nachzuschlagen, wie man es denn nun am besten angeht. Daher kann das Gesamturteil nur lauten: Klare Empfehlung!

  • H., Peter
    2019-02-25 08:00

    Kelby hat ein sehr gelungenes praxisorientiertes Buch verfasst, dass schnell und unkompliziert anleitet. Direkt und humorvoll geschrieben. Es gibt sehr viele und ausführliche Screenshots und "Menu-shots", so daß man nicht unbedingt vor dem Rechner sitzen muss, um den Workflow zu verinnerlichen. Alle Bilder die im Buch verwendet werden, können auch online heruntergeladen werden (Link steht in der als Selbstinterview verpackten Einleitung.)Ein klare Empfehlung!

  • Max, Philadelphia
    2019-03-16 07:07

    This book is set up as a series of tutorials/walkthroughs, and at this it does a very good job. I also like S. Kelby's humor (the "black clothes" one is so funny and true).The problem is that not all features in LR are suitable to be taught with a tutorial. Because of this, many features/controls are left out, or are talked about who knows where in some of the many step-by-step procedures. They are just not in one plce, easy to find, and to grasp.What I needed, after learning all the basic procedures/features, was a book with a very comprehensive index that would address specific features and suggest workflow ideas.I still have the Kelby book but I ended up buying the Martin Evening "PS LR2 book". It's much better, and much bigger (in this case the size of a book may tell you something about how much material is covered).Before I finish this review, I want to give you an example of what I meant above:I wanted to know all the features and uses of the image retouching module (top right in the develop module). Well, in the Kelby's book this is treated as part of a few step-by-step tutorials onhow to achieve certain effects. In the Evening book there is a 10 or so page section that talks and show all about these tools, with screen-shots to show exactly what happens when you do something. Furthermore, Evening also shows some workflow examples where he uses these tools.Pros: very clear and easy to follow, very appropriate for a beginner.Cons: not comprehensive for the more curious/advanced user; leaves out a wealth of information about metadata, workflow, and lacks specific sections that address single features in detail.

  • FroggyM
    2019-02-25 05:10

    I bought both this book and Kelby's book, and I look forward to reading both, cover to cover. Yes, this will take time, but I want to really understand Lightroom 2, inside and out.I first started reading Kelby's book. But he is colloquial and less verbose _at the expense of clarity_. Martin Evening's book is long, and incredibly detailed. But written _very_ clearly.Long story short, read Martin Evening's book first. Nowhere is this point made more clearly than the two author's treatments of the "xmp"/sidecar issue. Martin Evening devotes 4 full pages to discussing this very confusing topic (pp. 179-182), whereas Kelby seems to cut corners and offer under-explained, possibly incorrect advice (see his three paragraph discussion on pp. 69-70).Buy both books (Kelby's book seems to offer more tips and tricks related to the Development module, which I have yet to get to), but read Evening's book first. Kelby's book is too imprecise, cuts too many corners, to be your foundational course in Lightroom 2.

  • Joseph Boone
    2019-02-23 08:04

    This is not the biggest book on Photoshop, nor is it the most comprehensive. The author makes no pretense that he will cover every feature contained in the massive program known as Photoshop CS2. What he does attempt to do is identify tasks useful to digital photographers (and this includes film shooters who scan) and give step-by-step explanations to get them done. Most of the information is presented in a very task-oriented approach. The emphasis is squarely placed on giving you the tools to get things done quickly and efficiently. I find myself referring to this book often as I edit photos.On the negative side, I wish that the author did not try to be funny on virtually every page of the book. Humor has gone from being unknown in how-to books to being painfully overused and this book is a prime example. If the "humor" were actually funny it would be one thing but it goes from being mildly cute the first couple of pages to just getting in the way and slowing down the flow of information without providing any real comedic relief.Overall, I highly recommend this book. Mr. Kelby has done an excellent job organizing and presenting a useful guide to Photoshop CS2 and I commend him for that. With CS3 just around the corner, you may want to wait until you upgrade before buying this book, however... no doubt the author will have a new edition ready for sale as soon as CS3 hits the shelves.

  • Kelley A. Harris
    2019-03-15 10:58

    I love this book!As a backdrop, let me say this... to call myself an "aspiring" photographer would still probably overstate my talents. I've read both Volume 1 and 2 of Kelby's Digital Photographer books, which had great hints, and work well for me. In my professional life I'm a scientist, and the creative aspects don't come naturally, so I'm looking for a recipe when it comes to photography (I know, you can only get so far with step-by-step instructions).When it comes to using Lightroom, Kelby's recipe-like, stepwise instructions are perfect! Unlike a previous reviewer suggested, I am NOT unfamiliar with computers. I am, however, unfamiliar with serious photo editing software such as Photoshop Lightroom. Kelby gives a great walk through of the program's functionality, with clear, easy to follow steps. Obviously it is up to the user to take this knowledge and run with it, but as a complete novice at using software like this, I found it to be exactly what I was looking for.If you already have some idea of how to use Photoshop or similar type programs, this book will probably provide some useful tips, but won't be groundbreaking. If, however, you're like me, and are completely new to such software, and just want to figure out where to start, I highly recommend this book. My photos are already 100 times better just from some easy and minor adjustments that I didn't know how to make before this.