Book Review: Photoshop CS3 for Digital Photographers

Scott Kelby Photoshop Book ImageI recently picked up a copy of The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter) book by Scott Kelby, and I have to say this is by far one of the best Photoshop books on the market that I have seen and used. Scott Kelby, the #1 best selling Photoshop author in the world today, does an excellent job of pinpointing the features in Photoshop that a digital photographer would use, and explains how to get the most of these functions from a digital photography standpoint. As we all know, Photoshop is a vast program with a wide ranges of uses from desktop publishing, graphic design, photography and more. What this book does, is takes the Photoshop features that a digital photographer needs to know about, and shows you how to use them to enhance and retouch your photos. Through the Kelby training programs, every year Scott trains thousands of Photoshop professionals, and each year they have the same challenges, questions, and problems; each of which are addressed in this book.

Photoshop CS3 Book Image
The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter)

The book is easy to read and very easy to follow, and covers digital photography points such as:

  • Fixing common digital photo problems fast!
  • Sharpening techniques used by professionals
  • Color correction
  • How to process RAW images and new Camera RAW features in CS3
  • Portrait retouch techniques and secrets
  • How to get great looking prints (that match what you see on screen)
  • How to achieve the most requested Photoshop Special Effects!
  • and more!

All in all, I would recommend this book to any DSLR photographer at all experience levels, although this book is perfect for beginners and intermediates to Photoshop. If you’re a digital photographer, and you’re ready to learn the same techniques that today’s leading pros use to correct, edit, sharpen, retouch, and present their work– then this is the book that will do just that. This book gets the PhotographyBB 5 Star rating and also qualifies for a discount off the cover price of $49.99. We’ve just added this book to the PhotographyBB Online Webstore, which will be launching shortly.


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The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter)
The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter)


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Dave Seeram is the Editor of PhotographyBB Magazine, photographer, Canucks fan, Lostie,  fanboy, Dad, blogger, entrepreneur, and part-time superhero. Dave is the owner of this blog, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the PhotographyBB Magazine and CLARITY: PHOTOGRAPHY BEYOND THE CAMERA

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