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Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual (2014) book release party

September 15, 2014 by

Please join us on Sunday, Sept 21, to celebrate the release of two new books by Lesa Snider:

Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual (2014)
iPhoto: The Missing Manual (2014)

Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Location: Bohemian Biergarten
2017 13th St
Boulder CO 80302

Bonus: It's happy hour all day Sunday at Bohemian Biergarten, with $10 Beer & Brat full-meal deals!

Lesa will be on hand with books to sign for you — her other hand will be holding some of the best beer in the world, and maybe a sausage or two.

If you think you will attend, please send us a note so we’ll have a rough idea of how many people to expect.

Jay Nelson
director, PhotoLesa.com


These two Missing Manuals are the most comprehensive, accessible and entertaining Photoshop and iPhoto books ever written. Unique among Photoshop and iPhoto books, their content and style is appropriate for beginners as well as longtime professionals. They explain literally every feature in Photoshop and iPhoto, with practical real-world examples in Lesa’s humorous style. Art schools and colleges around the world use them in their classes, because Lesa teaches the Why behind the How.

“In my mind, it’s the new Photoshop bible.”
— Scott Kelby, founder of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and editor of Photoshop User magazine, reviewing Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual

About the author:

Lesa Snider is among the most respected and popular Photoshop and image editing instructors in the world, appearing at conferences such as Photoshop World, HOW Design, Graphics of the Americas, and more. She is also a featured columnist for Photoshop User magazine, Photo Elements Techniques magazine, Macworld and others. As a founding instructor at creativeLIVE.com, Lesa has dozens of comprehensive multi-day video training courses on Adobe Creative Cloud, Photoshop, Lightroom, image editing, graphic design, and stock photography. Most recently, Lesa has authored several titles in The Skinny Books series of eBooks.

Book specifics:

Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual (2nd edition), is 939 pages in print with four online appendices. It covers every feature in Photoshop CC 2014, with techniques updated for 2014 and an expanded chapter on 3D.

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 deeply into Photoshop’s secrets with expert tips and practical editing advice you’ll use every day.

It teaches everything you need to know:

  • Learn your way around. Get a guided tour of Photoshop’s workspace and find out how to customize it.
  • Unlock the magic. Discover the most practical ways to use layers, masks, and Smart Objects to safely edit your images.
  • Perfect your photos. Learn techniques for cropping, color-correcting, retouching, and combining photos.
  • Master color. Drain, change, and add color, and learn how to create gorgeous black-and-whites, partial-color effects, and duotones with ease.
  • Be artistic. Create illustrations, paintings, and pro-level text; use filters effectively, edit video, and even create 3D art.
  • Share your work. Produce great-looking images for print, presentations, and the Web.
  • Work smarter and faster. Automate common chores and install plug-ins for complex tasks.
  • Understand the Why. Learn timeless principles of typography, color theory, and real-world production.

Be sure to see Lesa’s comprehensive review of Photoshop CC 2014 for Macworld, including all the little changes you won’t read about anywhere else, at http://lesa.in/mwpscc2014

iPhoto: The Missing Manual, co-authored with David Pogue, covers iPhoto 9.5 for Mac and iPhoto 2.0 for iOS. (Note: Apple has announced that next year iPhoto will be replaced by a new Photos app, but Photos will be based on iPhoto — the techniques in this book will apply to it as well!)

In this book’s 434 pages you’ll learn how to:

  • Organize your collection. Group your pictures by events, albums, people, or places.
  • Sharpen your editing skills. Use all of iPhoto’s editing options, whether you’re on a Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.
  • Dive into new features. Learn about the enhanced mapping system, new slideshow themes, and streamlined printing.
  • Compare your photos. View multiple shots side by side to determine which is best.
  • Share your shots online. Post photos on iCloud or Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, and other social sites.
  • Keep web journals. Create snazzy, customizable online scrapbook pages.
  • Create projects. Have fun building slideshows, gift books, calendars, and cards.

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