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New Riders Book: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers

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  • By Scott Kelby

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers from Pearson is an enhanced version of The Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers. In this edition, Scott covers the basics but also provides in-depth coverage of the latest features such as the Clarity feature, White Balance adjustment brush and photo book capabilities. His approach is based on three elementary steps.

First, with his first hand knowledge and tested techniques, Scott will show you what works and what doesn't. Second, the book is arranged in a step-by-step manner so that you'll be able to establish your workflow according to Scott's technique. Third, Scott tackles his most demanding question, "Exactly what order am I supposed to do things in, and where does Photoshop fit in?" This book is a straightforward, visual and concise approach to Lightroom 4.

About the Author
Scott Kelby is a more than well-known figure in today's digital marketplace. Not only is he co-founder of Photoshop User Magazine, but he's also president of NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals). Scott is a photographer and author with more than 50 books under his belt and is considered the leading photography writer in that genre. His books have been translated into dozens of languages
Subject Photography Books & Tutorials
Author Scott Kelby
Edition 1st
Hard/Soft Cover Not Specified by Publisher
Pages 504
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number ISBN-10: 0-321-81958-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-321-81958-1
Publisher Pearson
Dimensions 8.0 x 10.0" (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Date Published 2012

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New RidersBook: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers
 
4.7

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  • Informative (16)
  • Well written (15)
  • Easy to follow (14)
  • Quality photos (12)

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    • Reference (14)
    • Educational (10)
    • Staying informed (3)
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    5.0

    Scott you rock

    By Jojocarnival the nice guy

    from Sydney

    About Me Value Oriented

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    Pros

    • Useful Referance

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Educational Purposes

    Comments about New Riders Book: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers:

    Enjoyable to read. Good book to start with. Lots of useful tips. Colourful.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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    4.0

    Easy to follow

    By Muz of Montana

    from Great Falls MT

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    • Easy To Follow
    • Informative
    • Well Written

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      Comments about New Riders Book: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers:

      This book is well written and easy to follow.

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      5.0

      Well worth the cost

      By Larry

      from Seattle

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      Pros

      • Informative
      • Well Written

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        • Educational
        • Reference

        Comments about New Riders Book: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers:

        Before receiving LR4 by Scott Kelby from B&H I checked it out from the library first. I'll never get through the whole book but already it's amazing how much it teaches. I was under the impression I needed the expensive Photoshop program but this program is extremely powerful. Solves the problems associated with under exposure beautifully. It'll be fun learning with this new tool.

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        4.0

        Great book with lots of details.

        By Doc Garland

        from Guthrie OK

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        Pros

        • Informative
        • Quality Photos

        Cons

        • Needs Some Tying Together

        Best Uses

        • Reference
        • Staying Informed

        Comments about New Riders Book: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers:

        I am slightly below the level needed for this book but since I am retired and have the time I'll get the hang of it. The layout is good but I have noticed that the author sometimes skips over somewhat obvious details. When writing my Ph. D. Thesis I found that you need to assume that the reader knows nothing about the subject, even though they may, and write to that level. Otherwise it is packed with pertinent information.

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        5.0

        Baby Steps

        By old

        from Fairfax, Va.

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        • Easy To Follow
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        • Well Written

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            Comments about New Riders Book: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers:

            I am just beginning to use this book, but I have found it to be thorough and highly illustrated. Great for us older folk. I'm enjoying the challenge of using the software and trying to understand the "book learning" at the same time. It's very helpful to have the book to walk me through the process.

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            4.0

            Awesome Book

            By PhotoSmithography

            from Willits, CA

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            • Easy To Follow
            • Informative
            • Quality Photos
            • Well Written

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              Best Uses

              • Reference

              Comments about New Riders Book: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers:

              I love Scott Kelby's books. I've purchased his books for CS3,CS5,CS6 and now Lightroom 4. The only complaint was with his CS6 book which fell apart at the binding. This latest Lightroom 4 book doesn't appear to be having the same problem.

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              5.0

              The Best Book for LR4

              By Ah Leek, Lim

              from Singapore

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              Pros

              • Easy To Follow
              • Informative
              • Quality Photos
              • Well Written

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                • Educational
                • Entertainment
                • Reference
                • Staying Informed

                Comments about New Riders Book: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers:

                Read and practise per Scott's instructions and you will be able to master the very powerful software to manage and to edit all your images like a Pro.

                It works well the Photoshop CS6 too.

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                5.0

                Great resource for users of LR4

                By DanC

                from MI

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                • Easy To Follow
                • Informative
                • Well Written

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                  • Educational
                  • Reference

                  Comments about New Riders Book: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers:

                  This is my desktop reference which is always at hand when using LR4. Between the table of contents and the index I can always find the topic I need to look up. It is written in a clear and direct manner, much more to the point than the "XXX for Idiots" type of book.

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                  5.0

                  Awesome

                  By Woly

                  from Rockville, MD

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Follow
                  • Informative
                  • Quality Photos
                  • Well Written

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Educational
                    • Reference

                    Comments about New Riders Book: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers:

                    Great resource. I'm only about 20% of the way through and I've learned so much. This is essential for anyone using Lightroom 4. Easy to follow. Logical flow. As much depth as I could ever want (I actually skip some sections because they are too detailed, for me at least).

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Insights

                    By Nick

                    from O'Fallon, IL

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                    • Easy To Follow
                    • Informative
                    • Quality Photos
                    • Well Written

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                      • Educational
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                      Comments about New Riders Book: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers:

                      Bought this book when I bought my first Lightroom software package, and it has become an indispensable tool for walking through the many aspects of this management system.

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                      5.0

                      Whole new world!!

                      By mpruner

                      from Camarillo, CA

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                      • Easy To Follow
                      • Informative
                      • Quality Photos
                      • Well Written

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                        • Educational
                        • Reference

                        Comments about New Riders Book: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers:

                        This book has unleashed the power and potential that LR4 contains that I did not even no existed. Very easy book to follow and comprehend.

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                        4.0

                        Lightroom 4 for Digital Photographer

                        By Buddy

                        from Ft Worth, TX

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                        • Easy To Follow
                        • Informative
                        • Quality Photos
                        • Well Written

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                          • Reference
                          • Staying Informed

                          Comments about New Riders Book: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers:

                          I'm pretty new to digital processing and an owner of
                          this book now. There is nowhere a better source of info than Scott Kelby on this product!

                          This is an essential for a new user in Lightroom.

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                          4.0

                          Informative and Useful

                          By kw711x

                          from Grand Junction, Co

                          About Me Rarely Read

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Follow
                          • Informative
                          • Like The Infused Humor
                          • Quality Photos
                          • Well Written

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                            Best Uses

                            • Reference

                            Comments about New Riders Book: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers:

                            Great handbook. Just look up something in the index and it will point you to the help you need. It's tough to keep this book open to the desired page while doing work on the computer (as with any bound paperback). Took to local copy place and had them spiral bind it.

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                            5.0

                            Great Book!

                            By Mia Photography

                            from Indiana

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                            • Easy To Follow
                            • Informative
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                                Comments about New Riders Book: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers:

                                This book is easy to read and follow.

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                                5.0

                                Great guide to Lightroom

                                By Nikon Bob

                                from Rochester Hills, MI

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Follow
                                • Informative
                                • Quality Photos
                                • Well Written

                                Cons

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                                  • Educational
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                                  Comments about New Riders Book: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers:

                                  The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 book for digital photographers is billed as "#1 BEST-SELLING BOOK ON LIGHTROOM". I can see why. This is my go to book for Lightroom. I own every edition of this book, this being the 4th. With the advent of Lightroom 4 there were new modules and substantial changes to the develop interface. This book is an ideal reference guide. If I have a question I can quickly find the answer. Most topics are addressed in 6-8 pages and well illustrated with screen shots from the software making it easy to get an answer and get back to work.
                                  I teach dozens of photography workshops every year to hundreds of people and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is the program I recommend. I tell them when they buy the software, buy this book and you will be off to a great start. Kelby does a great job of explaining Lightroom in a very orderly and logical approach. The book addresses how to setup your interface and catalog preferences. Pay attention to the discussion on the importance of establishing a good organization strategy from the beginning. Most computer books are a chore to read, which is not the case with this book. If you need to learn Lightroom this book will get you down the path faster than any other I have seen.
                                  If you own Lightroom and have questions, the answers will be in this book. If you are contemplating Lightroom and wonder if it is for you, this book will show you the true power of the program.
                                  Buy the current version of this book and the software. Lightroom 3 is history and there is no point in investing in an outmoded program, the same goes for this book. Lightroom 4 is substantially different than version 3, and if you are using Lightroom 4 you want the book that matches your program.
                                  To me a review is more meaningful when you know a little something about the person writing the review. I became a full-time professional photographer in 2008, but have been an avid amateur photographer since the late 1970's and have been selling my work since 2004. I currently do my database and global image adjustment work in Adobe Lightroom and all specialized post-production is done in Adobe Photoshop
                                  I am a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and make extensive use of the abundant educational materials available on the member website. I have read well over three-dozen Photoshop training guides with one overriding goal in mind; producing the best images possible.

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                                  5.0

                                  Step by Step

                                  By Bchart

                                  from Neosho, Missouri

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                                  • Easy To Follow
                                  • Informative
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                                  • Well Written

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                                    Comments about New Riders Book: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers:

                                    Gives step by step on how to perform tasks

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                                    5.0

                                    Great tool for learning Lightroom

                                    By Charlie Brown

                                    from Eden Prairie, MN

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                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Follow
                                    • Informative
                                    • Quality Photos
                                    • Sense of Humor embedded
                                    • Well Written

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                                      Best Uses

                                      • Educational
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                                      Comments about New Riders Book: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers:

                                      Great Resource for photographers to get you up to speed and off and running with Lightroom 4!

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