Announcing My Brand New Book: “Photoshop For Lightroom Users”

Hi Gang: I know it’s the end of the year, but at the very last minute I’m jumping in with a brand new book (should be available next week, just in time for your Amazon and Barnes & Noble gift cards ;-) called “Photoshop for Lightroom Users.” Here’s why I wrote it:

Lightroom is such an awesome program for organizing and editing photos, but after you've worked with it for a while, you'll hit a wall â” a point where you realize that there are things you need to do that Lightroom just won't do. It could be anything from retouching portraits to blending two or more images together to stitching panoramas to creating realistic HDR images, to adding beautiful type to your images â” there are lots of incredible things you could doâ¦if you only knew Photoshop.

But while Lightroom is pretty easy to learn, Photoshop isâ¦wellâ¦it's Photoshop. It's this huge amazing Swiss-Army knife of a program with 100+ tools, and two dozen floating panels, and a ton of filters and compared to Lightroom it seems really complicated, but that's only becauseâ¦it is. But what if you only needed to learn about 10 or 20% of what Photoshop can do. What if you only needed to learn a few important techniques for photographers? That’s what my new book is all about. Teaching just the stuff Lightroom can’t do — and it’s one of the shortest books I’ve written (at 192 pages), so it’s short, sweet, right to the point, and even shows you things you might think you need to jump over to Photoshop for (but you can actually do right in Lightroom — I show you how).

Anyway, you can pre-order the print version right here from Amazon or Barnes & Noble, or the Kindle version which is available right now!

I really feel like this book will help a lot of folks add Photoshop to their workflow in a quick, easy and fun way (especially all those folks who got in on the $9.95 Photoshop CC/Lightroom bundle, which ends at the end of the year). Anyway, thanks for letting me tell you about it, and I hope you find it helpful.

Holiday Cheers,


  1. This is on my Christmas list this year. It will come in handy as I jumped on the Adobe Photography bundle during Cyber Monday. Scott to the rescue once again! I’ll have to bring this to Atlanta for an autograph….


  2. Scott, do you reckon your book is suitable for us few dinosaurs left who use Apple Aperture. I have CC Photoshop and Lightroom, but have not moved from Aperture, cos I have to say I rather like it and can’t face another move and learning curve to LR. But I like the idea of your book – I just want to know what I need in PS as a photographer, not the whole massive programme.

  3. Scott, the link to download the photos you used in the book gives me the following error…

    Fatal error: Class ‘KelbyCore’ not found in /nfsmount/production/ on line 8

    I’d really like to be able to follow along as I read the book. Is there a new link?

  4. Scott, I love the new book!! But I have a question (actually a couple). I’ve read several of your Photoshop books now. For me, sharpening has been a bit of a conundrum. It’s becoming clearer (thanks to you). In your new book, you talk about going to Photoshop for sharpening. So do you add any sharpening at all to your RAW images in Lightroom before sharpening in Photoshop, or do you just skip sharpening in Lightroom altogether and just do it in Photoshop? Also, do you do any extra sharpening to get an image ready to print, or is the regular Photoshop sharpening enough? Thanks so much.

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