The Adobe Photoshop CS6 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter)

The Adobe Photoshop CS6 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter)
By Scott Kelby

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Scott Kelby, Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazineand the best-selling Photoshop author in the world todayonce again takes this book to a whole new level as he uncovers more of the latest, most important, and most useful Adobe Photoshop CS6 techniques for digital photographers.

This major update to his award-winning, record-breaking book does something for digital photographers that’s never been done beforeit cuts through the bull and shows you exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure it out on your own. Instead, Scott shows you step by step the exact techniques used by today’s cutting-edge digital photographers, and best of all, he shows you flat-out exactly which settings to use, when to use them, and why. That’s why the previous editions of this book are widely used as the official study guides in photography courses at colleges and universities around the world.


Each year, Scott trains thousands of professional photographers on how to use Photoshop, and almost without exception they have the same questions, the same problems, and the same challengesand that’s exactly what he covers in this book. You’ll learn:

  • The sharpening techniques the pros really use.
  • The pros’ tricks for fixing the most common digital photo problems fast!
  • The step-by-step setup for getting what comes out of your printer to match exactly what you see onscreen.
  • How to process HDR (High Dynamic Range) images using CS6’s Merge to HDR Pro.
  • How to master CS6’s Content-Aware features.
  • How to use Photoshop CS6’s new video editing features to make movies from your DSLR videos.
  • How to process RAW images like a pro (plus how to take advantage of all the new Camera Raw features in CS6!).
  • The latest Photoshop special effects for photographers (there’s a whole chapter just on these!).
  • A host of shortcuts, workarounds, and slick “insider” tricks to send your productivity through the roof!
Plus, Scott includes a special bonus chapter with his own CS6 workflow, from start to finish, and each chapter ends with a Photoshop Killer Tips section, packed with timesaving, job-saving tips that make all the difference. If you’re a digital photographer, and if you’re ready to learn all the “tricks of the trade”the same ones that today’s leading pros use to correct, edit, sharpen, retouch, and present their work—then you’re holding the book that will do just that.

Note from the publisher:

August 9, 2012: All binding issues mentioned in our July 31, 2012 note below have been resolved. Thank you.

July 31, 2012: We have encountered issues with the binding in our initial print run of this book. If you have purchased a copy of the book you are not happy with, please return it to the store where you made your purchase to request a replacement copy right away. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #383529 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: Peachpit Press
  • Published on: 2012-07-22
  • Ingredients: Example Ingredients
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.89" h x 1.08" w x 7.88" l, 2.87 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 480 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

Editorial Reviews

"He has a project-based approachgorgeous screenshots and illustrations. ¿Scott Kelby does a beautiful job. It is not an exhaustive book and the great thing about it is if you want to work on these projects, he's got it."
John Nemorovski, PIXIQ

"Anytime I know I’m going to be on a long flight I like to take the books from this series and re-read them because I always pick up great new things each time. While it’s more of a recipe book that you'll use as a reference, I find myself using this book at least once a month for some tricky challenge I face. I love it and can’t live without it!”

Skill Level : ALL - Beginner to Advanced
Value: Excellent (worth every penny)
Recommendation : Must Own for those who don’t have previous editions and worth the upgrade for those doing video or who want to pick up modern day skills. ¿

Ron Martinsen,

About the Author
Scott Kelby is Editor-in-Chief of Photoshop User magazine, President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), Training Director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour, and one of the leading seminar instructors in the industry today. Scott is author of the best-selling books The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers, Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks, and The Digital Photography Book (parts 1, 2, 3 & 4), among others. His easygoing, plain-English style of teaching makes learning Photoshop fun. He trains thousands in his live seminars each year and knows firsthand which techniques are in hot demand, and now he shares them here in his latest book.

Customer Reviews

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Great book for Photoshop!
By Michael Hammor
Great book! We are using this book in my college class, DMA110. I have been a casual user of photoshop for many years. This book is laid out so the lessons are easy to understand and are not really dependent upon each other. Some basic photoshop knowledge is assumed. You will need Photoshop CS6 as the program is not shipped with the book.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Excellent coverage of photoshop cs6 for intermediate or entry-level users
By Peter Allan
I have used Scott Kelby's books before and always found them an excellent source of practical knowledge and guidance.
I consider myself around an intermediate level photoshop user having used it now for 5-6 years albeit in a limited way.
First thing to note, this book is for photograher users, not graphic design users. If you want to know how to design say web interfaces or GUI elements, them while you no doubt gain useful info, this book is all about editing photographs, not making buttons and interfaces etc.
The biggest revelation to me was how far the camera raw settings have come, as i say having been using raw adjustments for 5 + years. Maybe i didnt fully understand what was there before, but now I can edit much or all I need to in raw alone, and the raw adjustments do many things either better than the photshop adjustments, or things that they dont really do. I love the Adjustments brush in raw, for instance.

Scott gives a wide varity of options in many cases, but always gives his own preferences and reasons why . The chapter on sharpening is as comprehensive as you would ever want, in my opinion, as a good example.

I have had absolutely o problems understanding any of the instructions, the screen shots and annotations are as clear and easy to follow as you would want, and the whole thing just makes sense and is easy to follow.

Negatives: - well there arent too many, if any. One small thing - I would like to see an index of the "Photoshop Killer Tips" up front as some of these are gems but its like if you didnt know they were there, how would you ever thing to look them up in the index at the back?
The other thing, not a negative, but maybe if you are a top-level user you might already know a lot of whats in the book. But then, would you have a need for a book if you were that sort of user?

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
3Should have been titled, "Using Camera Raw in CS6"
By Stratman351
If you're primarily - or better yet, exclusively - interested in learning/using the Camera Raw aspect of CS6, then this is a well-written, well-organized work. If you're attempting to learn CS6 "Photoshop", then I'd think twice about buying this. Kelby goes from the introduction directly into Camera Raw, and rarely surfaces for air regarding the CS 6 Photoshop aspect. Since I was looking to migrate from Photoshop Elements 10 to CS6, I bought this based on the uniformly glowing reviews, only to find out belatedly it's not what I was looking for at all. It's an invaluable aid if you're focused on Camera Raw, but nothing in the Amazon description prepares a buyer for what is essentially a misleading title.

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