“…offers a different perspective by looking at productivity boosters…the accessible tone means this book is unlikely to confuse…” (iCreate , No.12, 2004) “…Approachable guide…ideal if you want pointers without wading through blocks of text…” ( PC Home , November 2004) “...ideal if you want pointers without wading through blocks of text” ( Web Pages Made Easy , August 2004) “…well written, easy to follow… beginner to intermediate Photoshop users are sure to find something to learn.” ( PC Utilities , No 54, 2004) “…Davis does a sterling job of explaining many of the program’s complex areas with style, panache…and simplistic writing style.” ( Digital Camera Buyer , No. 24, 2004)
From the Back Cover
Tame time–consuming tasks, create presets, and more Over 60 techniques that help you save time by Installing plug–ins and downloading tool presets Customizing your workspace for the way you work Developing your own digital negatives using Camera RAW Getting it right the first time when preparing for printing Creating custom keyboard shortcuts for repetitive tasks Batch–processing files with custom actions The Dummies Way Tricks and tips for working smarter Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Contents arranged by technique Advice that goes beyond the basics A dash of humor and fun
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Best Photoshop book!27 May 2004
Pradeep Giat, PhD
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If you know a little Photoshop and have done a few things with and want to move to the next step, this is the perfect book for you. Directions are clear and concise and step by step. You'll become a much better, more expert, and faster Photoshop worker following the reading of this very good book.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Without a single redeeming quality.12 Nov 2004
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There is little here that you can't find better described and illustrated in other more worth books on Photoshop. Most of the techniques are adequately described in Photoshop's own online help manual.
For example, Davis spends two pages describing color calibration for Windows machines. Her material is literally a lift of the Photoshop help file and fails to point out the crucial importance of truly accurate color calibration.
This is typical of the book as a whole: instruction without explanation.
A waste of money in my opinion. Anyone interested in increasing their Photoshop skills should spend considerable time either reading reviews of other books on the subject or thumbing through other tomes at the library or local bookstore.