Adobe Photoshop 6.0 for Photographers: A professional image editor's guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Mac and PC

Adobe Photoshop 6.0 for Photographers: A professional image editor's guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Mac and PC

by Martin Evening (Author)


This is the leading book written for the needs of photographers - now updated to include Photoshop version 6.0. "Adobe Photoshop 6.0 for Photographers" has become a classic reference source written to deal directly with the needs of photographers. Whether you are an accomplished user or are just starting out, this book contains a wealth of practical advice, hints and tips to help you achieve professional-looking results. "Adobe Photoshop 6.0 for Photographers" begins with an introduction to working with digital images, providing essential information on everything from scanning devices to color management and output issues. Practical workshops show you how to master the essential techniques, such as optimizing an image for prepress, color correction, retouching techniques, layers palette management, toning a black and white image, rendering textures and so on. Each technique is described in step-by-step detail, showing exactly which command to use, whether you're working with a Mac or PC. The accompanying free CD-ROM contains invaluable movie tutorials and a selection of images to experiment with. If you are just beginning to work with digital images or are looking for new ideas, the best techniques and ways to improve the quality of your work, this is the book for you! Martin Evening is a professional photographer who has been working with digital images and Photoshop for many years. He works mainly in studio based beauty photography for PR and direct clients. The use of the computer has played a significant role in Martin's work, with nearly everything being retouched or manipulated in Photoshop. This is a regular everyday experience and one which has enabled him to gain an extensive, specialist knowledge of Photoshop. Martin is an alpha and beta tester for Adobe Photoshop and has presented seminars on Photoshop techniques in both the UK and United States. He writes regularly about digital imaging for leading photographic and computer magazines and also acts as digital imaging consultant for design and photographic studios. He is a founding member of the Digital Imaging Group, London and is co-listowner of the ProDIG mailing list - a Photoshop discussion list on the web. The author lives and works in Islington, London. Benefit from Martin Evening's experience as an alpha and beta tester for Photoshop. The book includes a free CD-ROM with movie tutorials for MAC and PC. It also contains practical techniques explained in step-by-step tutorials so you too can achieve professional-looking results.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
Edition: Pap/Cdr
Publisher: Focal Press
Published: 15 Nov 2000

ISBN 10: 0240516338
ISBN 13: 9780240516332
Book Overview: Benefit from Martin Evening's experience as an alpha and beta tester for Photoshop Includes a FREE CD-ROM with movie tutorials for MAC and PC Practical techniques explained in step-by-step tutorials so you too can achieve professional-looking results

Media Reviews
Reviews of this edition:

If you re fairly new to digital imaging, this book will help guide you through every step from capturing the image from setting up Photoshop to learning short cuts and image manipulation. It has a comprehensive chapter on color management as well, which is often a confusing subject.
Range Finder magazine

Despite its title...there's a lot in here that's valuable for the general Photoshop user... the chapter [on Color Management] is far and away the best I've ever read on the subject... Digital photographers should buy [this book] even if they have to pawn their analogue SLRs to get it. Karen Charlesworth, Macworld magazine

'Adobe Photoshop 6.0 for Photographers' has been awarded a COOL 2 Award from PEI magazine.

'The book is very production-orientated and herein lies its strength... It's reassuring to be taught by someone with many miles of real output to his name' Tom Ang, MacUser magazine

I wish I had bought this book before spending a fortune on other much more expensive books. This book is written in terms that are easy and interesting to follow. I would certainly recommend it. reader

Quality - that's the one word that sums this book up. The professional advice, the beautiful images, the simple but effective design and layout... all make this book a class act all the way. A very good book indeed. reader

'The title says it all... All in all it's an excellent book that deals with its title in a clear and professional manner.' reader

Adobe Photoshop 6.0 for Photographers carries on the series that has become an invaluable guide to getting the most out of the program, particularly in a photographic workflow environment. Professional Photographer

Outstanding, well written, what every photographer needs.... I've been using Photoshop now for many years, in fact since S3.0 when I upgraded to PS5 I purchased Adobe Photoshop 5.0 for Photographers, couldn't put it down. Now with this edition you would have thought Martin couldn't have bettered it...but he has. This book is the 'must have' reference book for all....not just photographers. reader

To be called the 'bible' in a given field is a high honour for any book. But this updated edition deserves the accolade, as it's the essential reference work for all digital photographers. Incorporating Photoshop 6's new features, this manual shows how your digital images can be enhanced and improved.
Computer Arts

Martin Evening makes a splendid guide for the photographer making the change from darkroom chemicals to digital processing. A professional photographer himself, Evening knows which information is essential for a smooth transition, and what needs be left on the cutting-room floor. The book covers everything from Photoshop workspace basics to sophisticated montage techniques. The accompanying CD is packed with tutorial movies. Serious shutterbugs, this one's for you.

... covers fresh ground and the tutorials work brilliantly. If you are looking for fresh insight you will not be disappointed. reader

The Designer's Bookshelf ( gave Martin Evening's 'Adobe Photoshop 6.0 for Photographers' a five star review and an Editor's Choice Award.

Martin has changed the rules for publishing Photoshop tutorial books... this is the real thing... it has a clear, clean layout with superbly detailed content on nearly all of Photoshop's features, old and new. It's wonderfully illustrated with color images throughout, and (my favorite) includes real-life assignments from leading photography professionals - the real difference between the bulk-book authors who guess at the technique and the pros who are actually doing it. Fred Showker, Editor/Publisher, DT&G Magazine listed 'Adobe Photoshop 6.0 for Photographers' 6th in its Bestselling Graphics and Illustration Books of 2001.

'This is really the Photoshop bible - and that's not just my opinion! Packed with class information and terrific illustrations, once you have had a look at this complete volume, you'll agree that there's not much that can come close to Evening's book for no-nonsense, quality Photoshop information. Everything Evening has to say is eminently relevant for the serious commercial or enthusiast photographer. One of the best Photoshop books on the market.'
Better Digital

Reviews of previous editions:

This is the book I wish I'd had five years ago when I was first learning Photoshop.
Russell Williams, Adobe Photoshop engineer.

Adobe Photoshop 5.0 for Photographers is a great choice for any photographer who has finally been dragged, perhaps a little reluctantly (or perhaps kicking and screaming), into the brave new world of digital imaging.
David Herman

Someone has just re-written the bible, the Photoshop bible...Whether you are an expert or a beginner, this is a book that talks your language.
Digital PhotoFX

You are a photographer and new to digital imaging and Photoshop - this is just the book for you. A teaching CD-ROM of short walkthrough movies enhances the value of the book as a really sound instruction manual - likely to be revisited many times as experience grows
The Photographic Journal

A mine of useful information, aimed at not only helping photographers to produce the very best quality images, but also gives techniques for image manipulation. For anyone involved with image processing this is a must have book!
Photo Technique

Whether you're a newcomer to Photoshop or a more experienced user seeking some guidance, Evening's easy-to-follow book is on the only guide aimed specifically at photographers .
Amateur Photographer

Every instructor of Photoshop should have Photoshop for Photographers in their library and use it as a resource
Photoshop student

If you're one of those people who hates manuals - this book comes as a breath of fresh air.
British Journal of Photography

Covers all the most useful features in understandable terms. This book will save you hundreds of hours of heartache.
Total Imaging

This publication is a must for all photographers, independent of your level of experience with the package, as it's written by a practising professional photographer with you, the photographer, in mind
The Association of Photographers

'Photographers, and anyone else who needs a thorough technical grounding in all aspects of digital photography will find everything they need to know within these pages'. --Ken McMahon,

The previous, 5.5 edition of this book was 5th in's 'Choices of 2000' titles in the computer graphics section!

With the previous version never straying from the Top Ten digital imaging publications for photographers at, [this is] THE digital imaging book that photographers must have. Digital Photography & Design
Author Bio
Martin Evening is a professional photographer and digital imaging consultant, an experienced Photoshop user and key demo artist for Adobe. Based in London, UK, Martin was inducted into the legendary Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2008.