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 Automate Focus Stacking in Photoshop

In the above video, Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes shows us how to use several different images with different focus points and create a focus stacked image in Photoshop so that everything is in focus.

During the automation process, Photoshop keeps every image on a separate layer and automatically creates a mask to reveal the areas of the particular layer that is in focus.

Have you used this automated process for focus stacking in Photoshop?

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.

How to Sharpen Images in Photoshop CC

Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes is back again with more tips and in this video shares what you need to know about sharpening images using Photoshop CC. He covers the sharpening tools in Camera Raw and Lightroom, as well as the power of the improved Smart Sharpen filter inside of Photoshop CC and used in conjunction with smart filters.