It’s been two years since the last major update to my bestselling Photoshop book, and since then, lots has changed — and not just new features in Photoshop CC (and there are plenty of them), but with how I do my Photoshop workflow today, so I went back and reworked the structure and design of the book to reflect how photographers are working today.
I take an update to this book very seriously, as it’s used in colleges and universities all over the world (it’s translated into many different languages) as their classroom text and curriculum. While it took longer than anticipated, it has to be right, and that’s why I am so excited about this new edition – I think it’s the best, most useful version of the book yet.
Here’s the trailer where I explain the book:
Amazon says it will be in stock on Dec. 22nd, but my sources are telling me it will actually be shipping by the end of next week (if not sooner), so if you want to get your copy first, now’s the time to order it.
…and of course it’s in bookstores now, so you can find it wherever cool books on Lightroom are sold.
I hope you’ll give it a look – I went really in-depth on the book, and I think it’s going to help a lot of people.
Just 12 days to my9th AnnualWorldwide Photo Walk If you haven’t signed up for a walk, – now’s the time – we have over 1,000 photo walks in cities all around the world. Come sign up (it’s free, and open to everybody!).
New this year: the “Video Shot During the Photo Walk” competition And our awesome sponsor, Canon USA, has put together an amazing prize for the winner of this category — They are giving away a Canon Video Creator Kit (seen above), to the best video submitted from the walk (the video has to be created during the official photo walk). The kit includes the new Canon EOS 80D Body; their new 18-135mm lens; a Canon Power Zoom Adapter; RODE VideoMic Go; a 32G SD Card, and all the other goodies (battery, charger, strap, etc.).
What could be a better start for your week than helping some Orphans? We’re at about 25% of our donation goal, but you can get us a lot closer. Here’s the link to donate to the Springs of Hope Orphanage (built with the help of donations from people who read this blog, and who participate in the Worldwide Photo Walk each year). Thank you in advance for having a giving heart.
Not only is it here (the eBook version is available now, and the print version is right behind it), we’ve got a screamin’ deal on it, too! (More on that in a sec).
First, here’s what the book’s about (it’s only 33-seconds long – come on – you’ve got 33 seconds – hit play).
So, this Photoshop book is a follow-up to my book “How Do I Do That in Lightroom?” which really resonated with a lot of users as it gets you right to the thing you want to do, and just that, so it was natural to follow up with a Photoshop edition. Just like in the Lightroom book – you’re not learning everything in Photoshop; just that thing you need to do right now (like the video says). Also, it’s not for brand new beginners. It’s for folks who kind of already know their way around the program a bit and kinda know what they want to do, but can’t remember (or just don’t know) how to do it (or where it’s hidden). That’s who the book is really for.
OK, check out this rockin’, smokin’ (add your own adjective with an apostrophe here) deal for both KelbyOne members and non-members (courtesy of the book’s publisher, Rocky Nook):
KelbyOne members can get the eBook for just $10 NOW, pre-order the paperback for $20, or get BOTH for $25 at this link – This is a 10-day-only special offer. Once you enter your KelbyOne info, you’ll receive access to the exclusive coupon codes.
For the next 20 days leading up to Christmas Scott Kelby and RC Concepcion of KelbyOne share with you the gear that every photographer would want to see on under their tree this year.
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I am so excited to tell you about my brand-new book — it’s kind of my ‘greatest hits” book, because I took just the very best tips and most useful techniques from ALL FIVE parts of my “Digital Photography Book Series” (all five books are different), and put them into this one single new book called“The Best of the Digital Photography Book Series.”
It’s due to ship around October 2nd (13 days from now), but you can pre-order it right now (Amazon has it for only $16.73 and Barnes & Noble for $16.49) and be the first to get it. If you’re a KelbyOne member, you can order it direct from us at a full 40% off!
[IMPORTANT: the cover at Amazon isn’t the same as the one you see above – they’re showing the first mock-up cover, not the actual final cover above, but you’ll get the right book with the right cover now matter where you order it).
Check out my video below – it’s short, but really explains how we put all this together.
Thanks to every one who has supported this book series, which started back in 2006, and to all those folks who made Part 1 of this series the #1 topselling book on digital photography ever. I’m thrilled to see this series live on in this “Best of” volume, and I hope you’ll give it try.
Have a great Monday everybody – I’m off to Phoenix today for my all new “Shoot Like a Pro: Reloaded” seminar tomorrow (my next stop is Washington DC, on October 16th).
P.S.We’re 14 days away from my Worldwide Photo Walk on Saturday, October 3rd and we have 930 walks organized all over the world. If you haven’t signed up to join a walk near you (it’s free and it’s so much fun), here’s the link with more details.
Hi Gang: The video above kind of explains what the book is about, but I thought I'd take 30-seconds to define both, so you know which one is for you (and, of course, I'm hoping one of them is for you. And your friends. And family. And strangers you meet on the street. Etc.).
My existing Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers It's designed to teach you Lightroom from the ground up, and its focus is on workflow, and teaching you all the awesome stuff that Lightroom does so you can fall in love with it like about a bazillion photographers around the world already have. Here are the links to it on Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or from us at KelbyOne.
My New Lightroom Book This one is a reference guide for people already up and running in Lightroom. You don't read it cover-to-cover (like the other book); instead, you just keep this one nearby and when you see something you don't know how to do (or wonder if Lightroom can even do it), you turn to the right chapter, and there's a quick, no-nonsense, straight-to-the-point description of how to do just that one thing. Here are the links to it on Barnes & Noble, Amazon, KelbyOne, or from Rocky Nook (this is my first book with them. I hope I don't blow it with the risky idea I'm about to unleash below).
On August 13th, we're trying something we've never done beforeâ¦ On that date, we're putting the entire book online (all 250+ pages), for free, with each page on its own page (just like the book), for a limited time. Why are we doing this? Because we're hoping you'll find it so useful, that you'll buy either the print book or the eBook. This is either going to work brilliantly, or it's going to be the shortest experiment in the history of book publishing. But we're going all-in on it, so we'll see what happens.
If you're a member of KelbyOne, you can download the eBook today for just $10. Ten bucks! That's insanely cheap (but that deal is only for KelbyOne members)! For everybody else, it's $235.00. Okay, it's not quite that expensive (but it certainly should be). ;-) Here's the link for the member deal, and here’s the coupon code for non-members: Lightroomkelby.
Anyway, could you please take just a moment and watch the video where I explain it above (it's only around one minute long), and then go order the heck out of it (and if you could help me spread the word about this new book, and new concept, that would be especially helpful (and many thanks from me and the book team in advance).
Thanks for taking a moment to check this out, and I hope you all have a better than average Tuesday!
P.S. I'll be signing the print version at the Photoshop World Conference coming up in just a few weeks in Vegas. Hope I get to sign yours there.