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Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual, 2nd edition

Happily, my newest book hits bookstore shelves on August 25th… my birthday! This is the most perfect one yet :)
Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual (2nd edition), is the most comprehensive, accessible and entertaining Photoshop book ever written. Unique among Photoshop books, its content and style is appropriate for beginners as well as longtime professionals. The book explains literally every feature in Photoshop, with practical and often humorous real-world examples. Art schools and colleges around the world use this book in their classes, because it teaches the Why behind the How.

iPhoto: The Missing Manual: 2014 release

This new edition covers iPhoto 9.5 for Mac and iPhoto 2.0 for iOS.

Whether you’re on a Mac or iOS device, iPhoto now makes it easier than ever to organize, edit, publish, print, and share your photos—but neither version of the program offers a manual to help you get going. Fortunately, David Pogue and Lesa Snider offer a clear and objective guide to iPhoto in this witty, authoritative book.

The Skinny On Taking Better Pictures With Any Camera

Most of us feel great pleasure from taking pictures, and our pleasure is dramatically enhanced when we’re proud of the shots! Whether you have a tiny point-and-shoot, or a big honkin’ digital SLR, your pictures will dramatically improve by keeping in mind the eight universal tips and techniques in this brief, illustrated book.

The Skinny on Photoshop Elements 12

Welcome to the most practical guide for Elements 12 on the planet. In this informative ebook, you’ll learn the essential differences between Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, and how to use Elements’ three editing modes: Guided, Quick, and Expert.

The Skinny on Photoshop Lightroom 5

You’ll learn all the essential techniques to get the most value from Lightroom, quickly. Part 1 provides an overview of what Lightroom is and isn’t, and how it compares to Photoshop. Then we dive into the structure of the program, so you’ll know how to set up your Lightroom world, and where to find its various parts.

In Part 2, you’ll learn how to edit your photos like a pro, including enhancing specific areas and applying creative effects.

The Skinny on Photoshop Tips

The Skinny Books are short, yet comprehensive books that are finely focused on a single subject. The Skinny on Photoshop Tips is a collection of more than 150 incredibly practical and useful tips that cover multiple versions of Photoshop.

Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual

Photoshop CC is truly amazing, but it can also be overwhelming if you're just getting started. This book makes learning Photoshop as easy as possible by explaining things in a friendly, conversational style—without technical jargon. After a thorough introduction to the program, you'll delve deep into Photoshop's secrets with expert tips and practical editing advice you can use every day.

Maui Flowers Calendar

You can have your very own Maui calendar by ordering it from PhotoLesa.com. This 12-month calendar is big, 13 x 10.4 inches, and is printed on very high quality stock. It's simply gorgeous!

Free standard shipping to anywhere in the continental US. For international orders, please include your address and the total price will be calculated and emailed to you.

Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual

Photoshop CS6 is truly amazing, but it can also be overwhelming if you’re just getting started. This book makes learning Photoshop a breeze by explaining things in a friendly, conversational style—without technical jargon. After a thorough introduction to the program, you’ll delve deep into Photoshop’s secrets with expert tips and practical advice you can use every day.

iPhoto '11: The Missing Manual

With better ways to get your photos online and new options for creating printed projects, iPhoto '11 makes it easier than ever to transfer photos from a digital camera, organize them, and publish, print, or share them in maps—but there's still no printed manual for the program. Fortunately, David Pogue and Lesa Snider team up in this witty, authoritative book that should have been in the box.

Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual

You'd be hard-pressed to find a published image that hasn't spent some quality time in Adobe Photoshop. With new features such as Content-Aware Fill and Puppet Warp, Photoshop CS5 is more amazing -- and perhaps more bewildering -- than ever. That's where this full-color Missing Manual comes in. It covers Photoshop from a practical standpoint, with tips, tricks, and practical advice you can use every day to edit photos and create beautiful documents.

Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual

Photoshop is the world's most widely used photo-editing and graphics program. But with all its fantastic new features and options, the CS4 version can bewilder even the most seasoned professional. That's where Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual comes in: packed with tips, tricks, and lots of practical advice, this visually rich four-color guidebook teaches you everything you need to know to edit photos and create beautiful documents in Photoshop.