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Excellent Reference Work
on 5 September 2007
I teach imaging and I find it hard to recommend books when my students ask for recommendations but Philip Andrews is one author that I feel I can recommend. The beauty of Philip's books is the guy is a teacher not a geek and that means that what he writes, even in this A-Z format, is field tested with real live students. Philip understands what problems learners face and how to get the techniques over in a way that is clear and, most importantly, understandable. What that means is that it all actually works - unlike some books which, even after 15 years of using Photoshop, have me confused after just a few pages!
This one is particularly useful if you are teaching yourself or picking up new features in CS3. If you come across a feature that is either new or new to you, a quick flip through this and you'll be using it without hours of guesswork. It's designed as a reference work so you'll get good value out of it because you'll be dipping into long after you buy it.
If you are on a course then this book will back up your teacher's program with specifics that go into more detail than any teacher can manage in a class or lecture. So it is a useful tool whether you are a complete novice or, like me, just need someone who writes about Photoshop in English when something you have never seen before crops up.