The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book for Digital Photographers by Scott KelbyThe Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book for Digital Photographers

byScott Kelby

Paperback | July 6, 2010

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Since Lightroom first launched, Scott Kelby's The Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers has been the world's #1 best-selling Lightroom book. In this latest version for Lightroom 3, Scott uses his same step-by-step, plain-English style and layout to make learning Lightroom easy and fun. Scott doesn't just show you which sliders do what. Instead, by using the following three simple, yet brilliant, techniques that make it just an incredible learning tool, this book shows you how to create your own photography workflow using Lightroom:

1) Scott shares his own personal settings and studio-tested techniques.  He trains thousands of Lightroom users at his "Lightroom Live!" tour and knows first hand what really works and what doesn't.

2) The entire book is laid out in a real workflow order with everything step by step, so you can begin using Lightroom like a pro from the start.

3) What really sets this book apart are the last two chapters. This is where Scott dramatically answers his #1 most-asked Lightroom question, which is: "Exactly what order am I supposed to do things in, and where does Photoshop fit in?" Plus, this is the first version of the book that includes his famous "7-Point System for Lightroom," which lets you focus on mastering just the seven most important editing techniques.

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book for Digital Photographers is the first and only book to bring the whole process together in such a clear, concise, and visual way.
Scott Kelby is Editor-in-Chief of Photoshop User magazine, President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, Executive Editor of the Photoshop Elements Techniques newsletter, and one of the leading seminar instructors in the country today.
Title:The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book for Digital PhotographersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.88 inPublished:July 6, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0321700910

ISBN - 13:9780321700919


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Essential Reading! This is perhaps the most complete book available on LR. Scott Kelby writes it with vast knowledge mixed with a light, sometimes humorous tone. Like his other books, Kelby breaks LR down into bit-sized chunks and step-by-step procedures explaining why he's doing what he's doing. This makes the book ideal for learning the finer details and also makes it great as a quick look-up reference book His constant reference to keyboard shortcuts is also very helpful in encouraging efficiency. The only downfall of the book is that at times, Kelby doesn't go into enough detail. I recently discovered this when trying to position titles below slides in the Slideshow mode. I couldn't find any reference to moving the titles. I discovered the solution on my own, but the book could have used just a few sentences about it. I've noticed this in other places as well - not a serious flaw, but one that might annoy those who want to take full advantage of all LR has to offer.
Date published: 2010-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of the Best! Entertaining, easy-to-read and FULL of great tips and shortcuts. I know I'll be referencing this book on a regular basis.
Date published: 2010-08-04

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Importing
Getting Your Photos Into Lightroom

CHAPTER 2 Library

How To Organize Your Photos

CHAPTER 3 Customizing

How To Set Up Things Your Way

CHAPTER 4 Editing Essentials

How To Develop Your Photos

CHAPTER 5 Local Adjustments

How To Edit Just Part of your images

CHAPTER 6 Problem Photos

Fixing Common Problems

CHAPTER 7 Exporting Images

Saving JPEGs, TIFFs, and more

CHAPTER 8 Jumping to Photoshop

How And When To Do It

CHAPTER 9 In Black & White

Converting From Color to Black And White

CHAPTER 10 Slideshow

Creating Presentations Of Your Work

CHAPTER 11 The Big Print

Printing Your Photos

CHAPTER 12 Web Galleries

Getting Your Photos On The Web

CHAPTER 13 My Portrait Workflow

My Step-By-Step Process From The shoot to the final print

CHAPTER 14 7-Point System

My seven points in lightroom