Where to buy Modern Photoshop Color Workflow in 2021


Troy Welch
 

Hi all, it is hardly surprising that that MPCW has both sold out and become rare and impossible to find.

Luckily I have my own well-worn copy. However after singing its praises to a couple of interested family members I'm now coping with their disappointment as they find it impossible to buy. Even worse I'm now having to beat back requests to (if you can imagine such an outrage) borrow my copy.

I doubt that anyone but an unaware retail shop would actually sell a copy they had in their possession, but if anyone knows of such a place and is willing to share I'd be most appreciative.

Are there any plans for a reprint or digital version?

Troy


David Riecks
 

Troy:

I'm not seeing it on Ebay or Abe Books, but it's predecessor, "Professional Photoshop" is still showing on Ebay. 

As an alternative, for those family members who are interested in dipping their toes into learning color correction, many of Dan's articles that eventually became chapters in these books started out as part of his "Makeready" column that appeared in Electronic Publishing and others. I still have mine, three-hole punched in a binder, but have begun linking to the PDF's that can be found in:

The Makeready Article archive 

http://www.moderncolorworkflow.com/makeready-archive

Perennial favorites, like "Color by the Numbers", "Colors, Curves, and Horsetrading", "The Case of the Counterfeit Color" and my personal favorite "Sharpening With a Stiletto" are available for download at no cost.

This might be enough to get some of them started if they can't find a copy of the book new (or used). 

David 

On 2020-12-27 12:36, Troy Welch wrote:

Hi all, it is hardly surprising that that MPCW has both sold out and become rare and impossible to find.

Luckily I have my own well-worn copy. However after singing its praises to a couple of interested family members I'm now coping with their disappointment as they find it impossible to buy. Even worse I'm now having to beat back requests to (if you can imagine such an outrage) borrow my copy.

I doubt that anyone but an unaware retail shop would actually sell a copy they had in their possession, but if anyone knows of such a place and is willing to share I'd be most appreciative.

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Hector Davila
 

Everybody on this list should have at least one copy.

Just post: Wanted to buy your copy of Modern Photoshop Color Workflow ISBN 13: 9780988280809

and post the highest price you're willing to buy it for.

Everybody has a price, you pay it and it's yours.

Hector Davila


Alec Dann
 

Dan was talking about using extra money from donations to ship copies to libraries or other deserving organizations.  Maybe he could sell some of his stock.

Failing that, Amazon sometimes has them for sale.  I bought mine about a year ago through a seller there.

Alec


Stephen Marsh
 

Happy New Year from Australia!

I'm locked out of the group's website due to 2-factor authentication being active, which I am positive that I never set up. Therefore, I'm not sure if this email will make it through or not...

Apart from the usual suspects, the following site specialises in out of print and rare books, allowing sellers and buyers to connect:



Regards,

Stephen Marsh


On Mon, 28 Dec 2020 at 05:36, Troy Welch wrote:

Hi all, it is hardly surprising that that MPCW has both sold out and become rare and impossible to find.

Luckily I have my own well-worn copy. However after singing its praises to a couple of interested family members I'm now coping with their disappointment as they find it impossible to buy. _,_


Dan Margulis
 


On Dec 27, 2020, at 1:36 PM, Troy Welch <twelch@...> wrote:

Hi all, it is hardly surprising that that MPCW has both sold out and become rare and impossible to find.

Luckily I have my own well-worn copy. However after singing its praises to a couple of interested family members I'm now coping with their disappointment as they find it impossible to buy. Even worse I'm now having to beat back requests to (if you can imagine such an outrage) borrow my copy.

I doubt that anyone but an unaware retail shop would actually sell a copy they had in their possession, but if anyone knows of such a place and is willing to share I'd be most appreciative.

Are there any plans for a reprint or digital version?


Unlike CC2E, there are ample supplies of the book for the moment. I’m not sure why amazon is showing it unavailable, these things happen. I will look into it.

A reminder that, thanks to the donations of members of this list, we are willing to ship cases of both this and the Chevreul book to worthy educational or cultural causes, so anyone who knows of such a group that would like them, please let me know.

I am not willing to ship individual copies myself because i’m not willing to enter the post office unnecessarily; hopefully this will change in coming months.

Also, as we found out during shipments of the Chevreul book, the entire international postal system is not as reliable as it once was, and customs officials are unpredictable, so we’re not willing to ship cases outside of the U.S. except by UPS or similar, which can be quite expensive.

Sorry for the inconvenience. I have been looking at it recently and its content is holding up well IMHO.

Dan


Troy Welch
 

Thanks Dan, its content holds up well indeed. I also particularly appreciate your writing style. In addition to a fantastic body of practical knowledge it is also a damn good read.

I can certainly appreciate the necessity of avoiding Post Offices and other such places. Patience is currently a great virtue than it perhaps has been before.

I'll keep checking Amazon.

Thanks,
Troy

 


Alec Dann
 

Dan,

Have you ever considered issuing it as an ebook?  I expect you could outsource much of the production and it would enjoy more photographers to learn from it.

Alec


Dan Margulis
 



On Jan 7, 2021, at 11:02 AM, Alec Dann via groups.io <alec.dann@...> wrote:

Have you ever considered issuing it as an ebook?  I expect you could outsource much of the production and it would enjoy more photographers to learn from it.

A pleasant thought, thanks, but my book production career ended with Chevreul. If I were nevertheless going to do an e-book, it wouldn’t be either MPCW or Chevreul, because there are plenty of physical books available. I’d do CC2E instead, where the beancounters at the publisher insisted on too short a pressrun, with the result that it now costs people $200 or so to snag a copy.

Although I do have the rights to make an e-book of that one, I have no inclination to do so. Nowadays I think people prefer videos, so just for giggles I decided to see whether anybody had posted on youtube a video on how to use LAB. I expected possibly a handful.

There are in fact about 150.

I have perhaps a proprietary interest in how people are using LAB nowadays, so I have actually spreadsheeted all of them and am starting to view them. Too early to make any generalizations yet, at least not about LAB knowledge. I will, however, shortly post about a matter of terminology that may be of interest.

Dan


Ronny Light
 

According to this link, Amazon has Professional Photoshop as a Kindle book.

 

https://tinyurl.com/y476k84j

 

 

Ronny

www.RonnyLightPhoto.com

5010 B Wilkerson Dr., Nashville, TN 37211

 

 

 

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On Jan 7, 2021, at 11:02 AM, Alec Dann via groups.io <alec.dann@...> wrote:

 

Have you ever considered issuing it as an ebook?  I expect you could outsource much of the production and it would enjoy more photographers to learn from it.

 

A pleasant thought, thanks, but my book production career ended with Chevreul. If I were nevertheless going to do an e-book, it wouldn’t be either MPCW or Chevreul, because there are plenty of physical books available. I’d do CC2E instead, where the beancounters at the publisher insisted on too short a pressrun, with the result that it now costs people $200 or so to snag a copy.

 

Although I do have the rights to make an e-book of that one, I have no inclination to do so. Nowadays I think people prefer videos, so just for giggles I decided to see whether anybody had posted on youtube a video on how to use LAB. I expected possibly a handful.

 

There are in fact about 150.

 

I have perhaps a proprietary interest in how people are using LAB nowadays, so I have actually spreadsheeted all of them and am starting to view them. Too early to make any generalizations yet, at least not about LAB knowledge. I will, however, shortly post about a matter of terminology that may be of interest.

 

Dan


Alec Dann
 

Thanks for posting, Ronny.


Doug Schafer
 

I have seen several www videos regarding "learning" how to use LAB, and NONE are very elaborate. Most are someone who discovered how to change colors or add outrageous saturation...nothing even 5% close to Dan's books for knowledge and example content or what can be done, and how to use LAB....nothing in terms of .atn or panel like PPW...even for an abundance of Ps "panel" makers. Most are based on luminosity masks. Dan is still miles ahead in the color correction field.

Doug Schafer


Hector Davila
 

This one that everyone should have looks to be available soon again at a relative affordable price:

https://www.amazon.com/Photoshop-Workflow-Quartertone-Quandary-Enhancement/dp/0988280809


Hector Davila


Hector Davila
 

On 1/9/2021 11:46 AM, k_d@... wrote:
Dan is still miles ahead in the color correction field.

Doug Schafer
_._,_._,_


I would say...Light years ahead.

For example, you can stumble upon one sentence in Dan Margulis's book that can change your whole entire outlook on color correction.

I read other books where I might learn something new, but not life changing like Dan Margulis's books.

His books contain more than just information, ...it contains Wisdom.



Hector Davila


Glenn Smith
 

My first introduction to Dan's work came as a result of one of those tutorials

https://photoshopcafe.com/amazing-color-texture-photos-lab-color-photoshop-tutorial/

It interested me enough to dig deeper and I bought Dan's LAB book.  After working through it, I bought the PPW book.  It has taken several years to reach a reasonable understanding of their contents and has been a wonderful journey.

Glenn


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On Jan 7, 2021, at 11:02 AM, Alec Dann via groups.io <alec.dann@...> wrote:

Have you ever considered issuing it as an ebook?  I expect you could outsource much of the production and it would enjoy more photographers to learn from it.

A pleasant thought, thanks, but my book production career ended with Chevreul. If I were nevertheless going to do an e-book, it wouldn’t be either MPCW or Chevreul, because there are plenty of physical books available. I’d do CC2E instead, where the beancounters at the publisher insisted on too short a pressrun, with the result that it now costs people $200 or so to snag a copy.

Although I do have the rights to make an e-book of that one, I have no inclination to do so. Nowadays I think people prefer videos, so just for giggles I decided to see whether anybody had posted on youtube a video on how to use LAB. I expected possibly a handful.

There are in fact about 150.

I have perhaps a proprietary interest in how people are using LAB nowadays, so I have actually spreadsheeted all of them and am starting to view them. Too early to make any generalizations yet, at least not about LAB knowledge. I will, however, shortly post about a matter of terminology that may be of interest.

Dan


Kirk West
 

I agree with everything Doug has said regarding other "learning" videos, there is only one I keep coming back to and that is Dan. Despite our money being rather weak vs the US Dollar, I have made a small contribution (South Africa) and I will participate in the new challenges coming up.
Thanks to Dan

Kirk West


Hector Davila
 

It's available now at the regular cover price: (after it's gone the price goes back to a few thousand dollars)

https://www.amazon.com/Photoshop-Workflow-Quartertone-Quandary-Enhancement/dp/0988280809

I wouldn't even call Dan Margulis's books color correction books...

I view it as Professional Color Processing books whereas You are the machine that processes  the images.

Where in the past people people would drop off their film at a Kodak Process Center, and they pick up the finish prints a few days later.

Kodak did all the film processing for you on their hundred thousand dollars machines.

With a Dan Margulis' book, you become the hundred thousand dollar machine.

Hector Davila