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 – 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 – there are lots of incredible things you could do, if you just knew Adobe Photoshop.
But, while Lightroom is pretty easy to learn (well, except for maybe the whole managing your images part), Photoshop is – well – it’s Photoshop. It’s this huge, amazing, Swiss Army knife of a program with 70+ tools, more than two dozen floating panels, and a ton of filters, so compared to Lightroom it seems really complicated, but that’s only because it is.
Well, it would be tough to learn, but you’ve got a secret weapon: Scott Kelby, the guy who wrote the world’s #1 best-selling book on Lightroom, and the Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine. Scott has put together this short, quick, plain-English guide that only covers the parts of Photoshop that a Lightroom user would actually need to learn. Here’s the good news:
About the Authors
Scott Kelby is the world’s #1 best-selling author of computer books (every year since 2004), as well as Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine, and President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP). He’s the co-host of the highly acclaimed Photoshop User TV, and teaches digital photo and imaging workshops around the world. Scott is an award-winning author of more than 40 books, including The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, The iPod Book, and Scott Kelby’s 7-Point System for Adobe Photoshop CS3.
Matt Kloskowski lives in Tampa, FL and is a full-time Photoshop Guy for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP). He’s a best selling author of books and DVDs, a professional photographer, and Photoshop instructor at seminars and conferences around the world. Matt co-hosts two top-rated video podcasts, Photoshop User TV and Dtown TV. He also hosts the Lightroom Killer Tips blog and podcast.