Scott Kelby has written some of the best, most readable introductions to Elements, Lightroom, and Photoshop. If you are new to this software, this is a great place to start. The book for the most recent version of Elements is The Photoshop Elements 13 Book for Digital Photographers. Kelby’s books is also available for Elements 12.
The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers (Voices that Matter) by Scott Kelby is one of the best and most interesting introductions to Photoshop. Kelby covers the basic and intermediate information in a way that is fun, witty and informative. There are a versions of this book for CS6 and CS5.
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter) by Scott Kelby is one of the best and most interesting introductions to Lightroom (sound familiar?). There is a version of this book for Lightroom 4.
If you are using Photoshop and/or Lightroom, what do you read next after Kelby? I am glad you asked. Go here: Lightroom & Photoshop: The Essential Books.
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