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Photoshop CS5: Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks (Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks) [Kindle Edition]

Lynette Kent
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Book Description

Intermediate-level users learn to coax much more from Photoshop

Photoshop is the preferred image-editing software, with more than four million users worldwide. Professional photographers, Web designers, graphic designers, and serious photo hobbyists who already know earlier versions of Photoshop will expand their skills by mastering these techniques. Fully revised for the newest Photoshop release, this guide uses step-by-step instructions and full-color screen shots to make comprehension quick and easy for the visual learner.

  • Photoshop is the image-editing software preferred by professional photographers and designers around the world; new functionality and enhanced tools in the latest version enable new shortcuts and techniques
  • This full-color guide shows intermediate-level users how to coax more from Photoshop with professional tips and tricks
  • Packed with cool and valuable advice to help you take advantage of Photoshop's newest bells and whistles and take your skills to new heights

Photoshop Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks provides a visual reference that teaches adventurous users how to make the most of Photoshop.



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From the Back Cover

You already know Photoshop CS5 basics. Now you′d like to go beyond with shortcuts, tricks, and tips that let you work smarter and faster. And because you learn more easily when someone shows you how, this is the book for you. Inside, you′ll find clear, illustrated instructions for 100 tasks that reveal cool secrets, teach timesaving tricks, and explain great tips guaranteed to make you more productive with Photoshop CS5.

  1. Minimal text and maximum illustrations

  2. Task–oriented, step–by–step approach

  3. Navigational aids connect instructions to illustrations

  4. Self–contained, two–page lessons

  5. Uniform layout makes it easy to read less, learn more

How easy is it?

  • Look for these symbols marking the difficulty of each task.

  • Demonstrates a new spin on a common task

  • Combines multiple skills requiring in–depth knowledge

  • Requires extensive skill and may involve other technologies

About the Author

Lynette Kent (Huntington Beach, CA) studied art and French at Stanford University, where she received a Master′s degree. She taught at the high school and community college level before becoming an unconventional computer guru when she adopted the Mac in 1987. As a photographer and artist, Lynette writes books and magazine articles on digital imaging and photography. She also teaches and presents graphics–related hardware and software for technology companies, including Wacom, Adobe, G–Technology, and Digital Foci. Lynette enjoys traditional and digital painting and often blends these techniques with her photographs to create images. Lynette has written the Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks titles for Photoshop CS2, CS3, and CS4, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Mac OS X Leopard, and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Digital Photography, 3rd Edition. In her non–existent spare time, Lynette helps run the Adobe Technology Exchange of Southern California, a professional organization for photographers, graphic designers, and fine artists.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 66221 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Visual; 1 edition (9 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0051BKYIQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #332,417 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply brilliant 16 May 2011
By JoeDee
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I`m a bit of a beginner when it comes to CS5 ,lets face it - its a huge piece of software.
This book leads you step by step in a clear and easily understandable manner , from easy to difficult tasks, making anything you choose to tackle ,very rewarding.Such tasks , would be out of the reach of most beginners without this guide.
This book would also appeal to intermediate users , and I cannot praise the author enough for the way that she has styled this book , colour photos and numbered steps are invaluable.
If you`re looking for an undaunting introduction to CS5 , then look no further - simply brilliant.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of it,s Type 23 Feb. 2011
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There are so many books on the market of this type, most are not well written and almost look as if they are designed to confuse, or at best assume you already have a supperior knowledge of Photoshop already! you don,t, otherwise you would not be buying a book of this type.
This book is different, well layed out, easy to read, doe,s not leave you it a pit of confusion and enables you to progress onto more difficult subjects to experiment on.
From only being introduced to CS5 Extended at the end of 2010 I can now cope with all the well layed out exercises and more besides
John Bentley. Liverpool.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for all levels 29 Nov. 2010
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This is a great book for the amateur and professional.

First of all this is not one of those books you read from cover to cover. It has simple, easy to follow sections, nicely split up into little projects e.g. - how to change the eye colour, how to use the content aware fill, design a custom brush, alter depth of field, etc. One nice handy section is the how to make a contact sheet in bridge(never used that one before).

So, some basics and some more complicated things, presented in designer friendly sections. There is little theory, just straight to the point tutorials.

One handy point about the tutorials is it uses numbers and pictures of the menu or screen you are supposed to be on. Step 3 for instance, will have a corresponding No 3 on the picture, so you never have to hunt for the menu or button. Totally visual learning. A great time saver if a client asks you to do something and you can't remember how to do it. Also if you are a little scared of photoshop the step by step approach will guide you through. Remember though it is not a manual it is a tips and tricks book.

I have been using photoshop for a long time and I found it a good all round teaching aid and reminder of how to do the things I don't use very often, which is why I bought it.

Highly recommended
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real tips, no (bad) trips 18 Mar. 2012
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Books don't come much better than this. Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks is magisterially designed and lavishly illustrated. This is the only book on Photoshop CS5 that I know which really makes everything plain--the only one that doesn't leave you clamouring for the CS5 Help. Every move is laid out and accompanied by an illustration. It is wonderfully authoritative, but also allows you to strain at the leash, with very helpful tips. Lynette Kent explains, and then allows you to explore. It is a wonderfully graded guide, which allows you to skip without being whistled back.

I jumped from the first couple of chapters, having heeded such advice as changing the RGB, to the creative section in the back--and a couple of hours later I had transformed some of my pics into pen & ink and pencil drawings. Yes, the 'Tips & Tricks' extend way beyond any commonplace, and really get you somewhere.

If I were a Photoshop Dante, in the middle of a dark forest, I'd be damn glad to have Ms Kent as my Virgil.

This is by far the best book on Photoshop that I've read. Buy it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Photoshop Made Simple.... 9 Mar. 2012
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I bought other books which gave me the required information but found them difficult to absorb in 'easy speak'

This book changed all that and is without doubt the second best purchase I have made (after Photoshop itself, of course!!)

Highly recommended. Enjoy....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book for CS5 Beginners 14 May 2012
By S. Unlu
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I have purchased this book with the hope of learning some tricks on CS5 and it really has some key tricks.
If you are a person who is new to CS5 and want to learn specific things then this is the book for you.
It gives step by step how to do explanation on many topics and you can't miss to learn them.
Saying that, as it does not start from the very basics of Photoshop, you shall have certain knowledge of PS otherwise you may have difficulties in learning but memorizing the moves.
On the other hand, if you already have read many books or online articles on PS or CS5 you must have already
learnt many tricks through those and which is the case for me.
In that respect i did not get much of " this i did not know " moments when i went through the book.
From that perspective the book was not so useful to me, at the same time it will be an excellent reference book
to keep in my library for " how was it? " questions for the actions I would not repeat so frequently.
This is why i give 5 star to it...
So highly recommended for the beginners of CS5.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Jenks
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Elements users who progress to CS5/6 will already know most of the information in this book, some key shortcut are given but overall it will be of little use to the experienced user of elements moving to CS5 it is reasonably well layed out and for the beggine rit will give you some help but there are better informative books available, adobe training videos are also a very good information resource
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Being a Bloke I don't normally want to read manuals as I think I can always manage !!!! This time got this book and I use it all the time. Tricks and tips are very good. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Joe T
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Got this book to help me try learn Photoshop CS5 and is a great help. Would recommend this book to anyone looking to learn this software
Published 13 months ago by Gary Cunningham
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I haven`t found this much use. Ok for reference if you`re stuck but I find it`s better to work these things out for yourself. I`ve very rarely used it.
Published 15 months ago by ArumLily
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Book in excellent condition and delivered within expected timescale. I haven't had time to try out tips & tricks yet but a quick browse through the book, looks like it will be very... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Ms. Dee Loeve
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