Photoshop CC and Lightroom: A Photographer’s Handbook – New Book

Photoshop CC and Lightroom - A Photographer’s Handbook

Photoshop CC and Lightroom: A Photographer’s Handbook is a new book from photographer and Adobe Certified Instructor Stephen Laskevitch.

This book is “a guide for a clear, effective workflow for editing photographs in the 2014 release of Photoshop CC and its companions: Bridge, Camera Raw, and Lightroom 5. Focusing on the critical elements of a workflow, this book is designed to get you working quickly. The various applications are presented side-by-side so that a user of one can learn how to use the others. If you’re a new user, this book will be your roadmap.”

Photoshop CC and Lightroom: A Photographer’s Handbook retails for $44.95; however, it is currently available for $31.18 on Amazon.com.

The book is also available as a Kindle Edition for $29.62.

How to Use the DNG Profile Editor to Adjust Color and Light

Check out this video from Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes as he shows how to use the DNG Profile Editor (Mac | Windows) to adjust color and light.

How to Use the DNG Profile Editor to Adjust Color and Light

The DNG Profile Editor is a free utility from Adobe. You can use it build profiles for camera and lens combos, which he shows in the above example. These profiles can be used in Camera Raw or Lightroom under the Camera Calibration pane.

If you want to learn more about using the DNG Profile Editor, check out this PDF help document that provides an overview of the application.

Perfect Photo Suite 9 Announced

onOne Perfect Photo Suite 9

onOne Software has announced Perfect Photo Suite 9 with a number of new features. Among the key new features are fast previews of RAW files, a new Smart Photo feature, which lets you re-edit photos with previous settings intact and improved masking tools. Additionally, noise reduction is now part of the Suite as a result of user feedback and requests.

Perfect Photo Suite 9 will be available in late October 2014 in two versions: Premium and Basic. The Premium version includes support as a plug-in ofr Photoshop, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements and Aperture; and retails for $129.95. The Basic version doesn’t offer plug-in support but functions as a standalone image editor; and retails for $79.95.

The Premium version is available for a limited time to owners of previous versions of Perfect Photo Suite for $89.95.

More details about Perfect Photo Suite 9 are available here at onOne Software’s website.

Adobe Releases Guide for Moving from Aperture to Lightroom

Switch from Aperture to Lightroom

With the recent news that Apple is killing off Aperture, many users are flocking to Adobe Lightroom, while others are waiting it out to see what Apple has in store with its new Photos app due in OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

In the mean time, Adobe has created a guide for those who are interested in transitioning from Aperture to Lightroom. You can download the guide here on Adobe’s website. While Adobe pushes pretty heavy for the Creative Cloud Photography plan on the page where you find the guide, you can still buy a perpetual license for Lightroom.