• I mean, really - there must be zillions of Photoshop books out there, right? - - but how many of them are written by a custom photographic printer with over 35 years of professional experience, working with some of the finest photographers in the world?
• It's unique because it’s Photoshop for photographers (NOT graphic artists!) and focuses on what makes a good color print. This Photoshop book will show you how to use the basics of Photoshop to achieve your desired printing results, using your own computer and printer combination (either your own photo-quality printer and/or through a custom print lab).
• This photoshop book (along with the free live & online Photoshop Meetups) will show you how to effectively navigate through a complex program, showing those functions that you really need and want as a photographer.
$39.99 - Paperback
$19.99 - eBook
• There are 5 FREE "Photoshop 101" classes available, live & online. All are based on the principles of this book. It's a great way to watch & learn in "real-time" -- truly "Photoshop for Photographers".
... If you’re just getting started in Photoshop and Digital Printing, then this Photoshop book is for you - I take the "propeller-head" out of the process!
... If you have Photoshop and Digital printing experience, but you've been disappointed with the results.
Allow me to answer that with a question: What is your time worth? When you purchase my book, that's when our relationship starts - not too many other Photoshop books (or their authors) can claim that.
As you're going through the book I encourage you to contact me - via email or phone - or by participating in the free Photoshop Meetups. You're going to have questions, and I'll strive to answer them.
PLEASE NOTE: The Kindle version of this Photoshop book is best viewed on tablet devices or larger, especially Kindle for Mac / PC - not suitable for e-readers. On iOS devices, external links may not work due to legal issues between Amazon and Apple.
"John, your photoshop book shows a deep understanding of the fact that in undertaking the writing of an instructional book, it's every bit as important to know what NOT to include as it is to know what to include. When I sought other sources for information on the various tools and functions, I was immediately bogged down with overly confusing and useless information that I'd never use.
I spent a lot of time with your book, working thru each step in your workflow, and it really paid off. Your book is the perfect overview of the program, and includes things that everyone will need regardless of the type of work they do. From there it is easy to jump off into areas of greater concentration. After spending about ten hours with your book, I feel more familiar with the program than I could have ever imagined."
Adam Orr Fine Art
“If you’re looking at Photoshop for the very first time, the application is intimidating. Where do you start? With someone that has done it for years, someone that has written books that can support the teaching, and someone who is a master printer that keeps it real! John M. Watts, Jr. of Watts Digital is that person. If you want to get started now, and crack open this powerful application - call John. He will show you the simple workflow from Camera, to Bridge, to Photoshop, to printing! After all, isn’t that want we really want - a fantastic photograph for the wall?!
John keeps the teaching on track, he comes to your home, teaches you on your computer, and his wit will keep the stress of learning at bay. Never mess up an original file again - with John’s Master File lesson, understand the nuances of colors, tone, grasp the basics of layers, dodging, short cuts, and more! We've taken John’s class and we own his book - and this is 'NOT JUST Another Photoshop Book'!"
On the road, USA
"John, I have been working with Photoshop for almost 3 years. I am self-taught and I thought I knew a lot about the program. I’ve only studied 9 Chapters in your ebook and I’ve learned about techniques and nooks and crannies in Photoshop that I never knew existed. I’m familiar with some of the material in the book but you explain it in such a way that I look at what I’ve been doing in a different way now. Thanks for publishing this helpful book."
"Hello John, Got the E-Book downloaded last night. WOW! This is the best Photoshop book that I have read and I have read many. Thanks for a great learning tool!"
“I just got your photoshop book, and I can't put it down. I like what you've done with this format and focusing only on what is needed. You've cut through all of the nonsense, and got me to where I need to be. It is right on. I've seen many other books on PS, but this is by far the best for us photographers. It's very easy to follow, and very clear to read. It's well worth the money!"
Ted Spriggs, Jr.
San Diego, CA
"John's ability to create professional quality prints by using only core Photoshop tools is impressive. His method puts the power of Photoshop to work for those who may otherwise be intimidated by the software. I highly recommend attending one of his workshops and buying his photoshop book."
San Diego, CA
"John simplifies Photoshop with a smooth workflow that works for me every time. I wish I had bought his photoshop book earlier on. The K.I.S.S. approach takes the fear away and I'm using tools I wouldn't have considered before. My confidence (and speed) is much higher and I can't wait to try the new things I learned at his seminars this summer at the Fair. I know I can find answers to glitches along the way either in the book on my shelf (and computer) or from him directly. Thanks, John---and my photos thank you also!!!"
San Diego, CA
"I am having great fun and learning a lot from your photoshop book…"
"You are so easy to understand and you know what you’re talking about…"
Palm Springs, CA
"You have a knack for presenting information in a way a person can understand – The chapters on Color Management are great!"
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