"The creation of a photograph rarely stops when you press the shutter.
While a great photographer needs the skills to capture brilliant pictures
with their camera, they often need to polish their in-camera creations
during post-production. With film, it used to be that any necessary edits
and enhancements were done in the darkroom. Now, with digital, it's
done on a computer usually accompanied by an Adobe editing software.
Regardless of the type of digital camera you use, once you have your
images on your PC or Mac, Lightroom and Photoshop allow you to organise, enhance
and manipulate to your heart's content. Whether using Adobe's beginner-focused
Photoshop Elements or its powerhouse software, Photoshop, there are countless ways
to improve or transform your photographs. Add to these the intuitive workflow system
of Lightroom and you've all you need for efficient editing. While these programes
can be bought standalone, Photoshop and Lightroom can now be leased as an
affordable bundle called Creative Cloud, which means you always have the most up-
to-date software at hand. Of course, such sophisticated tools require time and effort
to master, which is where The Photographers' Guide to Photoshop and Lightroom will
help. Produced by photographers for photographers, this guide is the perfect jargon-
free introduction to Adobe’s imaging software, packed with practical and creative
techniques to help you get the most from your pictures. All the best!"
DANIEL LEZANO, EDITOR