A long production process ended two days ago, when Modern Photoshop Color Workflow started shipping. In a few more hours, this site will go live, so it’s time to welcome friends old and new.
If you already have a copy of the book, here’s where you’ll find the videos and other resources you need to make good use of it.
If you’re thinking about buying a copy, and you’ve read one of my earlier books, you know what to expect. It’s longer than Photoshop LAB Color and slightly shorter than Professional Photoshop Fifth Edition. The content, of course, is quite new, but the method of presenting it is the same, with most chapters broken into two sections, one for experts. The big change you’ll see is that instead of an enclosed CD, you have this site, with a wealth of videos that support the lessons of the book. And, provided you have at least Photoshop CS5, we’re also making a brand-new version of the PPW panel available, with full documentation.
If you’re thinking about buying, but you don’t know much about my writing, there’s plenty of online commentary about it that will verify what I’m about to say. My books are not like those of others. They are designed to challenge, not to give recipes. They are bleeding edge, offering techniques and theories that weren’t known previously. You won’t be bothered by a lot of fancy language, nor do you need to be a Photoshop expert, unless you want to dive into the sections labeled experts only. But you will have to stop to think, and probably have to reread certain sections to get their full benefit. You have to decide whether that’s to your taste. It is to a lot of people; much of what’s in the book and on this site comes from volunteers, including a group of beta readers that had access to all the drafts and images as the book was being finalized, suggested some radical changes, and generally got their way.
There’s plenty of stuff to preview here to help you with your decision. Whatever your choice, you are welcome to download the PPW panel, which offers some very powerful actions. Its documentation is built-in and quite thorough. It will speed up any workflow.
Here’s to great-looking color!