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Book of the Week | Updates

This week’s book selection is not a new book. In fact, it has been out for quite a while but it is a gem for all versions of Photoshop. The book is titled The Photoshop Channels Book by Scott Kelby. Channels are an all too critical tool in Photoshop as any expert will tell you, and this book will help get you there quickly. It covers everything from creating special effects and color correction to masking and compositing. With so few resources on mastering channels out there, this book is a no-brainer!!! Check it out!

There are updates for Camera Raw 5.3 and Lightroom 2.3 available now over at Adobe Labs. It’s the usual drill. They have added some newly supported cameras and fixed a few bugs.

Posted by Corey Barker

Corey is an education and curriculum developer for KelbyOne. He is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, FL, with a degree in Illustration. Over the years, Corey has worked as a graphic artist in a variety of disciplines such as illustration, commercial design, large format printing, motion graphics, web design and photography. His expertise in Photoshop and Illustrator have earned him numerous awards in illustration, graphic design and photography. Using Photoshop since version 2, his expertise and creativity have evolved exponentially with every new version, which makes Corey an invaluable addition to the KelbyOne team.

One comment on “Book of the Week | Updates

  1. Thanks for the heads-up on the updates. I installed both and discovered that they are beta versions that expire next month. No biggie.

    Scott’s channels book is excellent. I bought it last year because channels were an area that I’d been avoiding in most of my horsing around with PS. Channels are fun, and they can be used for so much more than I had imagined, including the coolest of cool effects. I didn’t know that until Scott showed me in this book, which is well written, sprinkled with humor, has a useful index, and gets right down to making things happen step-by-step, quick keys and all. The book opened some doors for me, and not just as a doorstop.