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cost of adobe books

New Here ,
Feb 07, 2024 Feb 07, 2024

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it so annoys me the cost of photoshop and light room books , I am paying £120 a year for adobe software and I cant afford the books  to use the software it to the full potenial , Im  struggling with second hand out of date  books ,as i'm not a great fan of trying to follow tutorial videos and using photshop at the same time , i use youtube but clicking backwards and forwards to learn is not the best solution ,

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Feb 07, 2024 Feb 07, 2024

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Perhaps you can understand that book authors have bills to pay too?

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Feb 08, 2024 Feb 08, 2024

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maybe adobe could send a discount price for books once you subscribe to adobe !!

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Feb 08, 2024 Feb 08, 2024

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Adobe is not involved in those books. They are written and published by independent authors and publishers.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Feb 08, 2024 Feb 08, 2024

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I'm not sure what you are trying to learn:

  • If you are trying to learn how to use LrC, then there are some free books out the from sources like the Lightroom Queen.
  • If you are looking how to accomplish a specific edit, then I find Googling it normally will get me to a number of free articles. I used that approach in finding out how to a) Select an invert a lens ball issue b) Remove the portion of the suction cup in the inverted image and c) Remove the tripod. Mind you this was for PS but I've found the same for LrC and only used the example because of it's complexity and the on-line free results available

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thank you for the info

but i am after hardcopies to learn from as i struggle to use ebooks at the same time as using lightroom and photoshop 

 

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Feb 08, 2024 Feb 08, 2024

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thank you for the info

but i am after hardcopies to learn from as i struggle to use ebooks at the same time as using lightroom and photoshop 

 


By @bobone779

 

Ah, then recognize that a large part of the cost of a hardcover book is in it's production. Not something the author can control. Check out the comparative cost of an book between hardcover and ebook and you will see what I mean. Here's an example. The hardcover is $29.95; the paperback is $14.95 and the eBook is $4.99.

You may want to consider picking up a cheap second monitor from a thrift store to load the eBook onto while you have the Adobe app running on your primary screen. It can be any HDMI old TV as well.

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Feb 08, 2024 Feb 08, 2024

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Correct. I have written 20 (printed) books and as the author I would receive less than 10% of the selling price of my book in a bookstore.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Feb 08, 2024 Feb 08, 2024

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Keeping up with software training has changed a lot in the last 10 years. Before that, it was almost all books, and some magazines. Now that most software is updated continuously, it’s harder for books to keep up with updates, and almost all print magazines, especially the specialist computer magazines, are gone. There has been an almost total landslide toward videos, because everybody gets YouTube for free, and anyone can upload for free so instead of just the few experts of the past, when a new version comes out there are a wide range of videos about it almost immediately from a lot of sources.

 

So even though you have trouble with YouTube, because it is one of the best no-budget training options, the long-term solution is probably to make it easier to watch YouTube videos next to your computer screen. In my case, I have two displays connected to my laptop so that I can do one thing while watching another. If you have a tablet, you can put that next to your computer, then it would be a lot like a book.

 

And this doesn't have to be expensive. That second display I use? It’s over 15 years old and is worth almost nothing now. You can grab any spare display you find at a thrift shop, if it's just for referring to YouTube videos or reading PDF/web manuals while you use the software on your main display. If you already have a TV, you can get a cheap HDMI cable to connect the TV for use as a display for tutorial videos.

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Feb 09, 2024 Feb 09, 2024

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I apologise if it Seems ive been nasty ,but its  I need to get more of  computer litterate , so once again if ive upset anyone im sorry 

 

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