Mastering Photoshop Layers is a new book from Juergen Gulbins. “Layers allow for both global and local adjustments to images and can be used to create a number of special effects. Best of all, layers allow for nondestructive editing of your original image. New Photoshop users often see layers as too complicated, and they miss out on the program’s full potential.
This book will remove the confusion factor by providing an in-depth introduction to layers. Clear, step-by-step instructions and illustrations help the reader quickly master the tools that are relevant for photographers.
In this book you will learn about:
• Working with and building multiple layers
• Blending layers and which Options to use
• Using layers to enhance and retouch your images
• Creating and using layer masks
• Creating luminosity and saturation layer masks
• Using Smart Objects and Smart Filters
• Advanced layer techniques
• Time-saving shortcuts, tips, and tricks”
Mastering Photoshop Layers retails for $44.95; however, it is currently available for $31.02 on Amazon.com.
Mastering the Nikon COOLPIX A is a new book from photographer Darrell Young on the new APS-C format Nikon Coolpix A.
“In this eBook, Darrell helps the user navigate past the confusion that often comes with learning to use complex camera equipment.
This eBook explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user’s manual. It includes an in-depth look at the camera’s controls and functions. It guides readers through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments, color illustrations, and detailed explanations for each option. Every button, dial, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup according to various shooting styles.”
Mastering the Nikon COOLPIX A retails for $12.95; however, it is currently available for $9.99 as a Kindle ebook on Amazon.com.
The Traveling Photographer is a new book from photographer Sandra Petrowitz.
“This book combines theoretical information, practical advice, and helpful suggestions for taking better pictures while traveling, whether you are on a local trip, enjoying your annual summer vacation or exploring a more exotic, remote destination. This book includes descriptions for how to carefully compose photos, avoid common mistakes, and achieve a unique perception of places that have been photographed many times before.”
The Traveling Photographer retails for $32.95; however, it is currently available for $24.38 on Amazon.com.
Capture the Magic is a new book from photographer Jack Dykinga.
“In this book, author Jack Dykinga teaches the art of creating interesting, well-composed images. He provides solutions to the challenges that often get in the way of producing great photographs and he emphasizes the importance of training the eye to exclude the extraneous.
Examples of strong images are juxtaposed against flawed images, illustrating how to create a successful composition. Topics covered include light and shadow, lens choice, framing, negative space, and many more.”
Capture the Magic retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $29.56 on Amazon.com.
50 Portraits: Stories and Techniques from a Photographer’s Photographer is a new book from Gregory Heisler.
From the description:
In this first-ever showcase of his work, Gregory Heisler, one of professional photography’s most respected practitioners, shares 50 iconic portraits of celebrities, athletes, and world leaders, along with fascinating, thoughtful, often humorous stories about how the images were made. From his famously controversial portrait of President George H.W. Bush (which led to the revocation of Heisler’s White House clearance) to his evocative post-9/11 Time magazine cover of Rudolph Giuliani, to stunning portraits of Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Hillary Clinton, Michael Phelps, Muhammad Ali, and many more, Heisler reveals the creative and technical processes that led to each frame.
50 Portraits: Stories and Techniques from a Photographer’s Photographer retails for $40; however, it is currently available for $23.80 on Amazon.com.
Photoshop Elements 12: The Missing Manual is a new book from Adobe Community Expert Barbara Brundage, who has been the author of Photoshop Elements: The Missing Manual since Elements 3. This comes hot on the heels of the release of Photoshop Elements 12. [click to continue…]