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Corel PHOTO-PAINT 8: The Official Guide [Paperback]

David Huss
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Jan 1998 0078824451 978-0078824456
Details the image management software included in the CorelDRAW suite -- rivals and complements Photoshop

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  • Paperback: 656 pages
  • Publisher: Osborne/McGraw-Hill (Jan 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0078824451
  • ISBN-13: 978-0078824456
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 3.6 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,413,995 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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PHOTO-PAINT 8 -Making the Best Better
Same book, new cover? Hardly. While the program has been improved a lot, the book now contains even more (68) step-by-step tutorials to teach you how to use PHOTO-PAINT 8. My purpose in creating the tutorials is not to show you what the tool does, but what you can do with the tools. There are few dazzling surealistic effects but a lot of practical techniques. For example, in Chapter 9 you learn to repair photographs that are overexposed or the color has faded. This is my 4th PHOTO-PAINT book which goes to show, if at first you don't succeed, then skydiving is not for you.

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The Most Complete and Innovative Guide to Corel PHOTO-PAINT 8

Image editing, digital illustration, and Web-page creation just became easier! Not only has Corel's premier photo manipulation program been significantly revised to address the concerns of today's digital artists and Web designers, but the #1 best-selling guide available on using this amazing product has been thoroughly updated and improved.

Whether you're brand new to PHOTO-PAINT or a seasoned professional, Corel PHOTO-PAINT 8: The Official Guide is your one-stop resource to all the powerful features that this product has to offer. Let world-renowned expert David "Prince of Paint" Huss show you how to:

-Customize the PHOTO-PAINT 8 workspace to your exact specifications
-Use the step-by-step workshops to learn how to create digital masterpieces
-Scan images like a pro and turn overexposed, scratchy, or timeworn photographs into visions of beauty
-Gain control of version 8's new tools, brushes, and filters
-Become a master of masks
-Create mind-blowing special effects
-Control your colors, including corrections, models, and palette setup
-Create custom Web graphics and dazzling Web pages
-PLUS! Browse the 16-page color insert for professional ideas that will help you generate your own digital works of art

If you want to learn how to create visually stunning works of art, the solution is in your hands. Get the only PHOTO-PAINT guide complete enough to carry the official Corel seal, Corel PHOTO-PAINT 8: The Official Guide

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4.0 out of 5 stars A good book for the inexperienced user 21 Mar 1999
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Corel Photo-Paint 8: The Official Guide
This is a pretty good book, designed primarily for inexperienced users. It's written in an informal, easy to read style. And if you go through the book and do all the examples, you will find yourself quite comfortable with the tools in Photo-Paint. It would also be useful as a general reference text. The author says he is not an artist, but I thought his creations were artistic and they are certainly effective. There are a few unfortunate slips in the hands-on examples, things that wouldn't work because of step which had been omitted or incorrect locations for menu items, but I was always able to figure out how to correct them. Like most rather complex programs, practice is the only way to become proficient. After completing the book I came to the conclusion that Photo-Paint is a wonderful program and that the book was worth the money.
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The manual as such is good, but as a Macintosh user, I expected a book that says it covers both versions to actually do so. There are no mac screen shots, and no mac specific instructions. Although most commands are easily enough converted by those familiar with the mac interface, some actions are not the same as those used by windows and take a little bit of figuring out. I'm glad I bought it, but would have prefered a little more mac information.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good basic manual BUT... 6 April 1998
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I am most interested in .AVI, .MOV and animated GIF processing. As a moderately skilled Photoshop and Draw 5 user, I was pleased to see the ease of access to these formats that PhotoPaint 8 provides. Alas, I expect that I will have to wait for the WOW book to get to the "expert tips" that I crave in this area. But I would recommend the book as a good intro to the program and it will take most new to midrange users skill level up a notch.
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