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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press; 4Rev Ed edition (24 May 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0240520629
  • ISBN-13: 978-0240520629
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 18.9 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 641,571 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A fun project-led workbook for anyone who wants to get to know Photoshop more intimately. Covering all the techniques you'll ever need, it's packed with inspirational projects to try - from combining body parts, to making introduced light sources, shadows, textures and reflections look realistic. With this handy guide, the digital world really is your plaything." - Photography Monthly (Aug 2007)

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"The tutorials are concise, well presented, [and] show the reader what is possible with a select few of the tools, those which serve as the quickest and most practical in any given situation.. The only title which focuses on getting things done in the shortest amount of time as well as producing photo-realistic results.”
David Asch, UK based freelance digital artist and photographer specialising in photo-montage and image effects.

". refreshingly candid and easy-going approach to teaching Photoshop techniques. It is enjoyable and informative. It's greatest strength is its approachable, friendly writing style combined with obvious expertise.. more personal and direct than any other Photoshop book I've read.”
Keith Martin, UK based freelance graphic designer, Technical Editor for MacUser magazine.


"...this book is fascinating and Steve is unquestionably the master in his field." - Amateur Photographer

"Brilliant illustrations, step-by-step instructions and packed full of tricks from one of the finest masters of them all." Tom Ang

"An invaluable guide to creating impressive montages from your digital photographs. Composed primarily of step-by-steps, this tome is packed with useful shortcuts and time saving tips." - What Digital Camera

"A must-have for all Photoshoppers" - www.total-image-nation.co.uk

"Covering all the major techniques, author Steve Caplin takes you on an intriguing and insightful journey through the realms of the digital montage." - Advanced Photoshop

"Its 376 pages, plus CD, are crammed with colourful instruction on making your dull, unexciting snaps look altogether different...It should be required reading for anyone using Adobe's image tweaking tool in a semi-pro environment." - MacUser

"You'll find plenty of fun in the author's offbeat lessons and examples which explore the program's hidden powers. What makes CHEAT so unique are the gems that other volumes simply don't cover. The juiciest bits that real artists hunger for are here. So dig in, dig deep, and Shop yourself mad." www.dingbatmag.com

About the Author

Steve Caplin is a freelance artist and author working in London, England. His satirical photomontage work is commissioned by newspapers and magazines around the world, including The Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Times Magazine, Radio Times, Readers Digest and L'Internazionale. Steve has worked for advertising agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Lowe Howard Spink, and his work has won two Campaign Poster Awards and a D&AD Pencil award. He has lectured widely in England, Norway, France and Holland, and has taught digital design at the University of Westminster and the University of the Arts London. Steve is the author of ten books: How to Cheat in Photoshop (five editions), How to Cheat in Photoshop Elements (co-authored, three editions), Icon Design, Max Pixel's Adventures in Adobe Photoshop Elements, The Complete Guide to Digital Illustration (co-authored) and Art & Design in Photoshop. He has also co-authored three mainstream books: Dad Stuff, More Dad Stuff, Stuff the Turkey and Complete and Utter Zebu. When he's not at his computer Steve plays the piano well, the accordion moderately and the guitar badly. He spends his spare time making improbable constructions out of wood and other materials. His first commissioned sculpture was for the Bethlem hospital - the original 'bedlam' - in 2010.

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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful By R. L. Davey on 11 Oct. 2007
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I had the first edition of this book and learnt an incredible amount from it. This newer version (fourth edition) includes many more examples and is substantially more beefy, with almost twice the amount of pages, over 400! The other benefit of getting the new edition is the inclusion of two hours of video tutorials (it seems Steve has responded to feedback on his forums, as people mentioned how helpful the videos were in previous editions).

If you've ever studied illustration and photomontage you'll know that the Author is a pioneer in this field. You've probably been turning through the pages of The Guardian or The Times or any number of popular magazines and seen his work without even realising it. Anyway, my point is that the Author is busy working in the industry and if you want to learn from someone then he is the best man for the job! A particularly nice touch is the inclusion of various "interlude" sections of the book which divide up the tutorials. They give the reader an idea of what people in the industry might expect of you as a graphic artist, self-promotion, and tips on sourcing images etc.

I think it's important to say that this book does something that the other CS3 books don't - that is explain how you would use Photoshop quickly and painlessly everyday to complete the tasks a publishing company/magazine/newspaper would ask of you. The layout of the book is superb with everything is broken down into small chapters that explain each step to completing the dramatic transformations to images that you will undertake.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By E. M. Connolly on 30 Jun. 2007
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Having spent a small fortune on photoshop books from all different authors I wish I had bought this one first,I could have saved a small fortune this book explains how to do all the things you would do on a regular basis,but it shows you the easy way of doing it leaving you thinking why didnt I do that earlier,simple and to the point.I cant recommend this book highly enough,its the only book I have ever reviewed on Amazon out of all the books I have purchased(around 8 photoshop book)
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By G. K. Bain on 19 Jun. 2007
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If you are an inexperienced Photoshop user BUY THIS BOOK. If you are an experienced Photoshop user BUY THIS BOOK.

I can honestly say that I learned more about day to day use of Photoshop from this one book than all the others combined.

Steve Caplin takes you through real world examples in very easy to understand steps and shows you techniques that you might never even have thought about.

Having read the book navigate your way to the "How to Cheat in Photoshop" website also run by Steve to find out more and join in the "Friday Challenge".

Come on in. The Photoshopped water is lovely!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. H. Rawat on 20 Jun. 2008
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I bought this book in late 2007( as a newbie to PS) and it laid dormant for several months. Now I have got into it and I would have to say its a very good book, well structured with good techniques that are all chaptered appropriately and progressively, also the accompanying CD is very effective and helpful. Now if you want a beginners book that explains all the tools and holds your hands through the tasks this book may disappoint. However, if you want a book that teaches you good techniques in a way that encourages your understanding and creativity then this is the book for you. Also the how to cheat bit, is a bit misleading and is more appropriate to other books that hold your hand through every part of the task, This books guides you, eg use this tool and this effect, but the tasks require you to think and problem solve, which actually makes you understand the software and is more rewarding, as opposed to the parrot understanding that you can develop with other books.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Vernon Nash on 28 Oct. 2007
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I have a total of five Photoshop instruction manuals; all are good in their different ways but without doubt How to Cheat in Photoshop is the one book I always return to and the first one I go to to look something up. The style is easy going and informative and there is no padding. It is filled with real world examples of how to use the numerous tools and techniques that Photoshop presents you with. The accompanying DVD also adds great value to a must-have book. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to improve their photoshop skills and have fun in the process.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Vibeke Friis on 14 July 2007
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I have many Photoshop books, but this is the one I return to over and over again. Full of ideas and tips. So useful both for fun and serious work. Great tutorials for testing my skills, which with the help of the book keeps improving.
I also have the previous version, and have been looking forward to this one. so far I have not been disappointed.
Vibeke Friis
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Hill on 25 July 2007
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The best photoshop book I have purchased, clear and easy to read, its always the first book I reach for when trying something new in photoshop. There's also a web forum connected to the book were you can get answers and advice from the author and other photoshop users, a very helpful and friendly bunch,
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