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#43020 - 12/03/16 04:54 PM recommended manual for Photoshop and Lightroom CC
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
I held my nose and downloaded Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC. I would not have done this except that my existing PS CS5 is wonky with Sierra (unexpected crashes when trying to print, although it eventually stabilizes, and the fact that selections cannot be saved). I would like to buy a manual for both CC apps.

Does anyone have a recommendation?
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#43021 - 12/03/16 05:00 PM Re: recommended manual for Photoshop and Lightroom CC [Re: jchuzi]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Would it be worth your while to run your apps in an El Cap volume?
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#43022 - 12/03/16 06:29 PM Re: recommended manual for Photoshop and Lightroom CC [Re: jchuzi]
joemikeb Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Unless you insist on paper books there are good options in the iBooks library
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#43023 - 12/04/16 03:06 AM Re: recommended manual for Photoshop and Lightroom CC [Re: artie505]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Originally Posted By: artie505
Would it be worth your while to run your apps in an El Cap volume?
I no longer have an El Cap volume. As a matter of fact, I don't even know how well CS5 would work in El Cap because I haven't used it since Snowy. I have been away from photography for about 2 years and am starting to get back into it.
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#43024 - 12/04/16 03:09 AM Re: recommended manual for Photoshop and Lightroom CC [Re: joemikeb]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Originally Posted By: joemikeb
Unless you insist on paper books there are good options in the iBooks library
I abhor ebooks, but your suggestion is good one. I'll be going to Barnes & Noble today to see what their offerings are. Yes, Amazon has a lot of choices, but not all manuals are equally easy to follow. From the little that I have explored with CC, it looks substantially like CS5. Lightroom looks interesting but I'll have to play with it.
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#43025 - 12/04/16 10:22 AM Re: recommended manual for Photoshop and Lightroom CC [Re: jchuzi]
joemikeb Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
If you haven't found them already, Adobe has several free Photoshop Lightroom CC tutorials online with series for both beginner and experienced users.
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#43026 - 12/04/16 01:12 PM Re: recommended manual for Photoshop and Lightroom CC [Re: joemikeb]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Thanks, Joe. I had already found those tutorials. They're quite good but I like to have a page open in a book because I find it easier to follow.
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#43030 - 12/05/16 05:20 AM Re: recommended manual for Photoshop and Lightroom CC [Re: jchuzi]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
Jon, any good?

photoshop_reference.pdf Free New 87-Page Book! Download Adobe Lightroom Tutorial Guide | ProDesignTools.webarchive

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#43031 - 12/05/16 06:02 AM Re: recommended manual for Photoshop and Lightroom CC [Re: jaybass]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Thanks! I downloaded it and will peruse it.
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OS 10.14.3, iMac Retina 5K 27-inch, late 2014, 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5, 1 TB fusion drive, 16 GB RAM, Epson SureColor P600, Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, MS Office 365

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#43032 - 12/05/16 06:58 AM Re: recommended manual for Photoshop and Lightroom CC [Re: jchuzi]
joemikeb Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Originally Posted By: jchuzi
Thanks, Joe. I had already found those tutorials. They're quite good but I like to have a page open in a book because I find it easier to follow.

I definitely agree with that but I have a handy work around that accomplishes the same thing. I have the iBook open on my iPad Pro and work on my Mac or vice versa depending on the app. The beauty of this is having the equivalent of a few hundred pounds of paper on a device weighing in at about 16 ounces. Not only that, but I can carry my references anywhere I go. I can and occasionally do use the iPhone the same way, but the larger screen of the iPad Pro is a lot easier to read.
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#43033 - 12/05/16 07:30 AM Re: recommended manual for Photoshop and Lightroom CC [Re: joemikeb]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
That would be great if I had an iPad, but unfortunately...
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OS 10.14.3, iMac Retina 5K 27-inch, late 2014, 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5, 1 TB fusion drive, 16 GB RAM, Epson SureColor P600, Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, MS Office 365

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#43042 - 12/05/16 05:59 PM Re: recommended manual for Photoshop and Lightroom CC [Re: jchuzi]
ryck Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Okanagan Valley
Originally Posted By: jchuzi
....I like to have a page open in a book because I find it easier to follow.

Originally Posted By: joemikeb
I can and occasionally do use the iPhone the same way, but the larger screen of the iPad Pro is a lot easier to read.

Originally Posted By: jchuzi
That would be great if I had an iPad, but unfortunately...

And, besides, it's hard as hell to fold the page corners with an iPad. laugh
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#43049 - 12/06/16 07:36 AM Re: recommended manual for Photoshop and Lightroom CC [Re: ryck]
joemikeb Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Originally Posted By: ryck
And, besides, it's hard as hell to fold the page corners with an iPad. laugh

Au contraire, folding a page corner is not difficult at all. A single click/touch on the appropriate icon (It resembles a bookmark ribbon) inserts a bookmark for the current page into an index with the chapter title and page number. Command+drag creates a highlight and you can choose the highlight color as well as adding your own note to the highlighted section. All of this is automatically indexed. Even if you did not bookmark a page (turn down the corner) you can Spotlight search the entire document from within iBooks a lot faster than you can scan the pages of a paper book — even if you are a master at speed reading 🤓.

I have not been a particular fan of eBooks, but lately I have been working with several new to me applications Affinity Designer, Hype 5, Sketch, and Goldfish 4 for a personal project I am working on and I have found using iBooks on my iPad and the app on my Mac mini has proven very useful and functional. Better than having several books open and scattered about my already crowded physical desktop. My only complaint is the available documents for some of the apps were all too obviously NOT written by someone trained and experienced in either technical writing or pedagogy.
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