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I’m Giving Away 5 Signed Copies of My Book “Photoshop For Lightroom Users”

Hi everybody — Hope your Monday is off to good start. 🙂

Last Thursday I was in New York City teaching my seminar and after the Lightroom session I talked to a number of photographers who told me that they had signed up for Adobe’s Photographers Bundle (Lightroom & Photoshop for $9.99 US a month), but they said they hadn’t even tried Photoshop — they felt Photoshop was not only intimidating, but they weren’t even sure when or why they would need it. Those are the exactly the folks I wrote my “Photoshop for Lightroom Users” book for. It doesn’t teach everything about Photoshop — just the stuff you can’t already do in Lightroom — just the stuff photographers are most likely to need to jump over to Photoshop for (and then jump back to Lightroom).

Because of how much Lightroom can do, it’s not a very thick book, but I think that’s a good thing.

Today, I’m giving away five free signed copies which I hope will wind up in the hands of people just like that — folks who have the photography bundle, but haven’t really ventured into Photoshop yet. Just leave and comment here and you’re entered to win. We’ll pick five winners and post their names here tomorrow. Good luck everybody!

In the meantime, if you want more info on the book, check Amazon or B&N.

Good luck everybody!

Best,

-Scott 

P.S. The next stop for my seminar is Boston on Wednesday the 30th of this month.

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    • Richard Dovala 6 April, 2016 at 18:29 Reply

      I’ve enjoyed many of the tutorials that you have shared on YouTube. I especially enjoy those episodes where you combine travel with photography. Keep those tutorials coming. They benefit all of us.

  1. Amy 11 March, 2016 at 18:15 Reply

    Simply AWEsome!! I am just diving in to learning Lightroom after almost 2 decades of only really knowing about Photoshop (and likely not that well) as best for working on photography and art…and have found it limiting in a few key ways. So now I will be, not only learning LR (and am stoked to do so!), but also relearning PS. This book will be an amazing resource to help in how to utilize both programs together to their full potential in our photography. You rock, Scott!

  2. Kristen H. 11 March, 2016 at 09:31 Reply

    It looks like this would be an incredibly helpful resource as I am learning more about post to increase the quality of my final images.

  3. Kathy E. 11 March, 2016 at 08:35 Reply

    Would love to receive a copy of your new book…..been taking pics of the flood down here in my hometown in Louisiana….could use some tips to improve the pictures….

    • John Burridge 9 March, 2016 at 15:42 Reply

      Hi Scott. I teach PS to new photographers at my local college, and this is exactly the approach I take with my students, teaching them what Photoshop does that Lightroom can’t. Doubt my college will spring for a copy, but here’s hoping I win the giveaway if not. 🙂

  4. Gary Duncan 8 March, 2016 at 17:36 Reply

    G’day Scott. Fabulous that you are giving away 5 copies of your book for inexperienced users of Photoshop, like me. I have the Photography bundle from Adobe and have just started using Photoshop and find it a little daunting on some matters, but I am learning slowly.

    I would love one of your books and would gladly pay the postage to Australia.

    Thanks again.

  5. Riddhi 8 March, 2016 at 17:09 Reply

    Hello,

    Thank you for putting the tips and tricks together!
    I am a great fan of the photo walk concept and sometimes (well, most times) feel that i should be spending lesser time in editing than that spent in shooting. I use Picasa (easy peasy sooc look) or lightroom ( when i am feeling adventurous). Photoshop only looks like the big sleeping dog that i dont want to stir 🙂

    From what it sounds, this new book will probably help me tame this dog. Looking forward to it.

    Again, thank you for all you do.

    Cheers
    ~ Riddhi

  6. Rory 8 March, 2016 at 16:36 Reply

    I have gone from using photoshop long ago to just Lightroom but feel like I am missing out. A refresher from your straight forward approach and guidance woudl be appreciated.

  7. John Roberts 8 March, 2016 at 11:11 Reply

    I think your book will fill a great need. Most of what I do is in Lightroom, but I’m sure some essential knowlege of Photoshop would allow for many improvements to my work.

  8. Sean Garrett 8 March, 2016 at 07:32 Reply

    Yes please this would be most welcome. previously used GIMP for my out-of-lightroom editing and recently started migrating to photoshop so this would be a great boon.

  9. Mike Mahaffey 7 March, 2016 at 23:58 Reply

    This has been a missing part of my photography. This would be a instant help with the bonus of your autograph!

  10. James 7 March, 2016 at 23:51 Reply

    I would absolutely love to transition from Lightroom to Photoshop and this book would be an awesome start.

  11. Richard Poire 7 March, 2016 at 22:16 Reply

    I use Photoshop only but see many pros who use both.
    Would like to be able to now when to use one or both together

    Rich 0

  12. Berty 7 March, 2016 at 21:32 Reply

    I don’t need this, but I have a friend who this would be perfect for, who is into Lightroom (and who I’ve lent your Lightroom book to) that would love to have this.

    I’d give it to her. Seriously. She will use it.

  13. Patrick 7 March, 2016 at 18:55 Reply

    Would love to win the book and stop looking at the Photoshop icon in my dock that I have yet to use 🙂 and maybe click it!

  14. Brian 7 March, 2016 at 18:40 Reply

    Would love to have one of these signed books sent to me in Canada. Your website is the first thing I check every morning! Thanks.

  15. Tamas Komaromi 7 March, 2016 at 17:11 Reply

    Hello Scott,
    I use Lightroom from version 1.0 but I didn’t install PhotoShop yet, because it too complex for me.
    Maybe your book help me.

  16. Michael Thomas 7 March, 2016 at 15:55 Reply

    I check LKT almost everyday and am continually impressed with all the good stuff you post. Thanks.

  17. Christian Sonntag 7 March, 2016 at 15:48 Reply

    Lightroom was a scary and daunting subject when i first started using it last year, and your books helped me become very comfortable with it. Now, Photoshop seems scary and daunting! I am sure one of your books will do the same for Photoshop as it did for Lightroom

  18. Dave C 7 March, 2016 at 14:43 Reply

    that pretty much describes me – I definitely do work in LR that would be better/faster if I know the photoshop options better…

  19. Rey Coronado 7 March, 2016 at 13:51 Reply

    I use lightroom and seldom go to photoshop. I would like to have a book which shows how to go from lightroom and make adjustments in photoshop. It would be a great gift to get this book.

  20. Dennis Bolton 7 March, 2016 at 13:25 Reply

    As a long time Photoshop User member and now a KelbyOne member I would just love to win a copy of your new book. I have most of your previous books and do refer to them on occasion.

  21. Andrea 7 March, 2016 at 13:17 Reply

    Timing is perfect for this book! I’m finally feeling like I know how to unleash the power within LR after committing myself to the tutorials this year (and own 2 of your books) and have been pondering what I might be missing in Photoshop. So happy to hear about this book.

  22. Scott G. 7 March, 2016 at 13:05 Reply

    You can’t win if you don’t enter. Winning a signed copy of Photoshop for Lightroom Users from Scott Kelby would be a great way to start off the week.

    • Mildred Cintron 7 March, 2016 at 12:00 Reply

      Scott, I’m a Kelby One member who loves to read the Photoshop for user magazine. I haven’t ventured out to try Photoshop yet but I’m dying to do so. I would LOVE to learn Photoshop. As a light room user, I thought I could do all that I needed to my photos using only light room. However, there are SOOOOOOO many things I can do to make better images and use my creative mind with Photoshop. I’ve also attended one of your seminars and it was so informative. please add me to the list.

  23. Martial M 7 March, 2016 at 11:47 Reply

    That would be a very welcome book. I use plugins and droplets for exports via photoshop, but could lean more

  24. Justin F 7 March, 2016 at 11:47 Reply

    This book is a great read and definitely worth the money. I’ve read the book twice over the last year and will probably read it again this year. Thanks Scott

  25. Rick Cleland 7 March, 2016 at 11:46 Reply

    I’ve been using PS (inefficiently) long before you got me thinking LR as the best for workflow and other reasons. I’m now fairly efficient with LR and still switch to PS for some of the things I personally can’t manage properly in LR. However, PS still bewilders me and I’d like to know exactly when I need to switch to PS to supplement the amazing LR program. (Canada)

  26. Keith Krueger 7 March, 2016 at 11:33 Reply

    Looking forward to reading this book – I’ve enjoyed the Kelby Photoshop Elements and Lightroom books and am ready to “graduate” to Photoshop.

  27. Marcia 7 March, 2016 at 11:21 Reply

    I would love to win this book to share with my photo club. We have a lending library and this would be the best addition possible.
    Thanks Scott.

  28. Shantoria 7 March, 2016 at 10:52 Reply

    I’d love to have this book, I’m still new to Photoshop and there’s so many things I want to learn how to do but not everyone brakes down the steps for you like Scott

  29. Casey G 7 March, 2016 at 10:48 Reply

    Would love this book. I use LR all the time, and have since v1.0 but I don’t use PS that much and would like to use it more.

  30. Joan Sullivan 7 March, 2016 at 10:11 Reply

    A great way to welcome in the new week. Happy Monday! Thanks Scott and company for holding our hands as we transitioned from Aperture to LR. Now looking forward to mastering PS too!

  31. Rich M. 7 March, 2016 at 09:56 Reply

    I’m sitting on the CC offer I bought from B&H and using LR6 for fear of PS/CC not being used. This book might bet me to make the move.

  32. Brandon S. Fields 7 March, 2016 at 09:31 Reply

    If this book is like any of Scott’s other books, then it will be a great read with humor throughout. I have not read any of his books that has not been extremely informative. It would be great to add to my collection….especially a signed copy.

  33. Dick Kruse 7 March, 2016 at 09:23 Reply

    I’ve been contemplating subscribing to the Photography Creative Cloud plan for months now and this book addresses the concerns that are holding me back. This book would be a great addition to my Kelby book collection.

  34. Jeff 7 March, 2016 at 08:56 Reply

    Scott:

    Thank you for making this offer available! Not only will I make good use of your book, I would be glad to have your signature to add to my collection!

  35. K.G.Wuensch 7 March, 2016 at 08:52 Reply

    Who doesn’t like a free book – especially if it turns out to enhance your abilities in photoshop. I tried a few times to enhance a photo to my liking in photoshop but it takes me ages to find my way around the feature pool of that monster… So I probably have reinvented the wheel quite often – simulating basic functions with other basic functions – just because I didn’t know where to look 🙂

  36. David Smith 7 March, 2016 at 08:50 Reply

    I’m another “uses Lightroom regularly, rarely gets to Photoshop” person, and would love to win the book that you aimed at “photographers like me.”

  37. Stan 7 March, 2016 at 08:32 Reply

    This is EXACTLY what I need. I use LR exclusively but never venture into PS because I am so intimidated by it.

  38. Walter "Ski" Szymanski 7 March, 2016 at 08:26 Reply

    Mighty generous of you, Scott–and thank you for sharing your photography enthusiasm and skills with anyone who cares to tune in.

  39. Dori Sendig 7 March, 2016 at 08:18 Reply

    Wow! I’d love this book! I’m an avid reader of your posts, and I’ve been working with Lightroom for a number of years now. I’ve tried Photoshop a handful of times, but have always shied away when I couldn’t figure out how to get something I wanted to do accomplished. I was holding out when the CreativeCloud bundling was introduced… I was against the subscription idea. But it introduced me to Bridge, which I now use with ease, and I’m glad I made the switch over a year ago. I have been wanting to expand my portfolio with more creative post-processing, but making the jump to what I’ve seen so far in Photoshop is daunting. I’d love your book to be the “kick in the pants,” and then the guiding hand, that could lead me there!

  40. Susanne H. 7 March, 2016 at 08:09 Reply

    How timely! I’ve been eyeing my Photoshop link with a bit of trepidation lately … knowing that I will just have to take the plunge soon. What a wonderful gift you are giving. Thank you for all that you do for the photography community!

  41. himi 7 March, 2016 at 08:08 Reply

    I’m pretty much Lightroom user, using Photoshop quite seldom. Would love to have the book. Thanks for all your tips!

    • Walter "Ski" Szymanski 7 March, 2016 at 08:10 Reply

      Mighty generous of you, Scott–and thank you for sharing your photography enthusiasm and skills with anyone who cares to tune in.

  42. JS 7 March, 2016 at 08:05 Reply

    Awesome, another great giveaway from Scott. Thanks a lot for doing this! I love your videos and tutorials. Would be great to get the book 🙂

  43. John 7 March, 2016 at 07:59 Reply

    Watch lots of your stuff on kelbyone which is brilliant, can’t wait to see you at the photography show in Birmingham UK on the 21st march…

  44. Fred Faerber 7 March, 2016 at 07:59 Reply

    I’m pretty comfortable with Lightroom; less so with Photoshop. I have most all of your other books and find the writing style very instructive.

  45. Tom Syroid 7 March, 2016 at 07:38 Reply

    Hi Scott, Devoured your Lightroom CC for Photogs, and subsequently signed up for the Adobe bundle, but as you suggest — and despite multiple attempts — I still find PS intimidating (compared to LR). Looking for a book that teaches me why I need PS in my workflow. Perhaps this is the one?

  46. Egidio Leitao 7 March, 2016 at 07:35 Reply

    I am one of those with a subscription to LR and PS CC, and whenever I need to do further editing outside of LR, I go to Photoshop Elements instead of PS. It sounds like your book is just what I need. Thanks for giving us this opportunity.

  47. Broadway 7 March, 2016 at 07:28 Reply

    I’m the person you describe… Don’t see the need for PS, but would be interested in knowing why I should.

  48. Christopher 7 March, 2016 at 07:06 Reply

    Since I started using Lightroom I tend to forget how to edit in Photoshop. It’d be nice to re-learn the skills. Thanks!

  49. Alexander DiMauro 7 March, 2016 at 06:40 Reply

    Thanks Scott. I’m just venturing into Photoshop now, but would love a guide to help me along the way.

  50. Warren Thrush 7 March, 2016 at 05:47 Reply

    Hi Scott,

    This sounds like a great book! Thanks for making this possible for everybody.

    All the best!
    Warren

  51. Luigi Dorigo 7 March, 2016 at 05:26 Reply

    I always follow with pleasure and attention to yours posts but it is very difficult (I’m Italian and I live there ) partecipate in yours conferences.
    I hope to be one of the lucky otherwise patience, I will continue to follow your posts.

    • Zoltán Nagy 7 March, 2016 at 05:23 Reply

      Hi Scott. I have all The Digital Photography series books and they are absolutely great. I would step one level higher with this book, not to mention that Hungarian editions do not contain the grey card page :-). Thanks.

  52. Henk 7 March, 2016 at 05:14 Reply

    Would be great to have. It will certainly help me to learn more editing skills.
    (Thanks for all your great books!)

  53. Maximilian L 7 March, 2016 at 04:48 Reply

    Have the bundle now for more then two years, but never used photoshop. This book seems two be just right for me.

  54. Tonya Smith 7 March, 2016 at 04:46 Reply

    I could really use this, since I am getting back on my feet and into photography again. I’m trying to make a career out of it to better my children’s lives. Thanks!

  55. Doody Atraktsi 7 March, 2016 at 04:46 Reply

    Right on time Scott. In the past few weeks I am trying PS more than before but is seems that some operations are just easier in LS (much smaller click count 🙂 ) so I find myself compromising on the end result. Please count me in. Thank you.

  56. Niklas Andersson 7 March, 2016 at 04:36 Reply

    Please sign me up for this Scott! I have the creative cloud bundle and use PS from time to time, but I don’t feel 100% comfortable with it quite yet. This book might provide me with some more skills. Cheers!

  57. Paul 7 March, 2016 at 04:22 Reply

    Scott, you’re right! I guess I should get into PS even more – your book will go a long way to making that happen. Thanks.

  58. Paul C 7 March, 2016 at 03:56 Reply

    Amazing timing! a few weeks ago I updated from LR6+PsE to CC and have been amazed at how similar the basics are between PSCC and PsE….. but then I realized that CC offered so much more. This book would be perfect, Scott you are amazing

    • Bob K. 7 March, 2016 at 07:44 Reply

      I use Lightroom mostly and only pop over to Photoshop infrequently. Using just a small set of Photoshop features and need to learn more.

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