A Photographer's Handbook by Stephen LaskevitchThis new book from Rocky Nook is a comprehensive guidebook for the photographer who uses Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4 in his workflow. In this new book, author Stephen Laskevitch directs the user to the most significant aspects of the program in a way that reflects a real workflow for the photographer.

Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4: A Photographer’s Handbook (Rocky Nook, 344 pages, $44.95) provides a clear and effective workflow for editing photographs in Photoshop CS6 and its companion software Bridge, Camera Raw, and Lightroom 4. Focusing on the critical elements of the workflow rather than covering every arcane feature, this book is designed to get the photographer working quickly in these applications.

In addition to the essential features of these programs, Laskevitch covers new features specific to the 2012 releases, including:

  1. Lightroom geocoding – Quickly tag a photo with location data;
  2. Photoshop’s Blur Gallery (Tilt-Shift, Iris, and Field Blur tools)-Add selective focus and bokeh effects;
  3. New development controls in Lightroom and Camera Raw;
  4. Recomposing or retouching photos with the Content-aware Move Tool;
  5. Publishing to Blurb directly from Lightroom;
  6. Video (no longer limited to Photoshop Extended;
  7. Adaptive Wide Angle-Make straight lines straight again;
  8. Face-Aware Mask Generation-An improvement to Color Range;
  9. Intelligent Auto-Correction; Adobe Camera Raw 7-Local controls for White Balance and Noise Reduction;
  10. New Black/White and Highlight/Shadow controls

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Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.