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Photoshop CS2 Killer Tips [Kindle Edition]

Scott Kelby , Felix Nelson
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Scott Kelby and Felix Nelson (the creative team behind Photoshop User magazine) take their best-selling Photoshop Killer Tips books to a whole new level with their update for Photoshop CS2.

 

Okay, why a book of nothing but tips? Because that's where all the really slick, really useful, and really fun stuff is. It's true! If we're looking through a book and we see the word "Tip" we're all immediately drawn to it, because we know we're about to learn something great.  Maybe it's an undocumented keyboard shortcut, a hidden inside secret, or just a faster, better way to do something we do every day. The only problem with the tips in these books is that there are never enough of 'em.  That is, until now.

 

That's because this book is packed cover-to-cover, wall-to-wall with nothing but those cool Photoshop CS2 sidebar tips. Every tip is designed to make you work faster, smarter, and have more fun using Photoshop CS2. There are no detailed descriptions of CMYK separation set-ups, or long boring discussions on color management theory. It's just tips--short, sweet, and to the point.

 

But we've done the "tip" idea one better, because every tip has a full-color graphic to make the tips even more accessible, even more fun, and even easier to use. Most importantly, to get in this book they've got to be "Killer Tips." The kind of tip that makes you smile, nod, and then call all your friends and "tune them up" with your new  status as Photoshop guru.

 

If you've wondered how the pros get twice the work done in half the time, it's because they know all the tips, and all the tricks. Now with this book, so will you.

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Scott Kelby and Felix Nelson (the creative team behind Photoshop User magazine) take their best-selling Photoshop Killer Tips books to a whole new level with their update for Photoshop CS2.

 

Okay, why a book of nothing but tips? Because that's where all the really slick, really useful, and really fun stuff is. It's true! If we're looking through a book and we see the word "Tip" we're all immediately drawn to it, because we know we're about to learn something great.  Maybe it's an undocumented keyboard shortcut, a hidden inside secret, or just a faster, better way to do something we do every day. The only problem with the tips in these books is that there are never enough of 'em.  That is, until now.

 

That's because this book is packed cover-to-cover, wall-to-wall with nothing but those cool Photoshop CS2 sidebar tips. Every tip is designed to make you work faster, smarter, and have more fun using Photoshop CS2. There are no detailed descriptions of CMYK separation set-ups, or long boring discussions on color management theory. It's just tips--short, sweet, and to the point.

 

But we've done the "tip" idea one better, because every tip has a full-color graphic to make the tips even more accessible, even more fun, and even easier to use. Most importantly, to get in this book they've got to be "Killer Tips." The kind of tip that makes you smile, nod, and then call all your friends and "tune them up" with your new  status as Photoshop guru.

 

If you've wondered how the pros get twice the work done in half the time, it's because they know all the tips, and all the tricks. Now with this book, so will you.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 17217 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: New Riders; 1 edition (6 Sep 2005)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006N4S83I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,057,457 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Scott Kelby is the world's #1 bestselling author of computer and technology books, as well as Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine, and President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals
(NAPP). He's the co-host of the highly acclaimed Photoshop User TV, and teaches digital photo and imaging workshops around the world. Scott is an award-winning author of more than 50 books, including The Adobe Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers, The Digital Photography Book, volumes 1, 2 & 3, and Scott Kelby's 7-Point System for Adobe Photoshop CS3.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy you Photoshop CS2 17 Dec 2006
Format:Paperback
As a tips and tricks book, The Photoshop CS2 Killer tips for Scott Kelby and Felix Nelson is not a tutorial book, it helps you explore the hidden tricks in Photoshop CS2 to help you accomplishing tasks faster and easily.

The book starts with some useful tips and trick for Adobe Bridge that come with Adobe Photoshop. The Adobe Bridge tips includes tips that help you work faster such as batch processing your files, renaming, rating to easily reach your search results.

The next chapters of the book describe Photoshop tips and tricks with a friendly light language that suite the nature of the topics discussed in the book.

Each chapter concerns with a group of tips and tricks. For example, chapter 6 (Speedy Gonzalez) concerns with the layers tips and trick, and chapter 7 (Burn Rubber) shows some cool text tips.

I see this book turns the life of the Photoshop users to a fun; they can now achieve with single mouse click what they used to do with a lot of steps and time. I can not recommend this book for beginner as they may find it hard to deal with shortcuts of things they still need to learn about, but I find it a very good book for intermediate and professional Photoshop users.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good book 1 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Although alot of the tips in this book are available in other publications, it's extremely helpful to have them all in one place.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for your shopping list 14 Oct 2013
By D. Wood
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Great tips from the pros, in an easy style that helps you understand the process and get results - love it!
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CS2 Killer Tips 9 July 2009
Format:Paperback
Order arrived sooner than expected and book was in immaculate condition even though it was "used". Pleased with order.

Also like the fact that Amazon always recommend other books that link to chosen order.

Website is easy to use and straightforward.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Tips, but missing a few things 15 Nov 2005
By Scott F. Lowry - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is for someone who is experienced at PhotoShop, but wants to work a little faster and get more familiar with navigation. It is also slanted toward new features in CS2, though it still contains many older tips. Scott devides the book into about 9 sections: The Bridge, Essential Tips, Production Tips, Way Cool Tips (?), Camera Raw Tips, Layer Tips, Text Tips, Image Correction Tips and Advanced Tips. Curiously missing is a section on Selection Tips, or any mention of Web tips. The book is very heavy on pointing out the shortcuts in PhotoShop. All but a few shortcuts are well documented in the software, so if you throw out these "tips" you are left with about 50% of the remaining book - which does still leave some cool stuff.

If you are interested in these types of things, you may want to get this book:

- Finding the Center of a Document or object quickly

- Creating a flattened copy of your layers

- Changing brush sizes and types quickly

- Using Photo Filter Adjustment Layers

- Drawing Lines with Arrowheads on them

- Putting Photos into Type

- Typing within (or on) a Perfect Circle

The biggest disappointment is the lack of tips around creating better selections - which tools to use and when, how to configure them when making different selections, etc.

Almost anyone who buys this book will find a couple of "I didn't know you could do that" items here. However, if you are relatively new to PS, you'll want a more complete book and if you are really experienced with PS, there may only be a few great tips here. Thus, the audience is a bit limited and if you fall into either of these groups, there may be better books out there for you.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for Reference 18 Aug 2006
By Carter A. Thompson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I loved this book but it took a lot of effort to read it. That may sound funny but the format of this book is nothing but tip after tip after tip and that can get old pretty quick. If you can stand it, read through the whole thing. Then you'll find yourself either using the tips you've learned, or like me stopping and saying to yourself, "Uh, wasn't there a tip about how to do this faster?" at which point you refer back to the book and find the quicker way to do what you were doing.

Did you know that you create a flattened layer from your whole layered document without flattening the image? Yep, Mac: command-option-shift-E, Win: cntrl-alt-shift-E. Something I learned from the book that has changed my life with Photoshop.

Cool.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What You Need to Move Up in Skill 2 Nov 2005
By John Matlock - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
After you are familiar with Photoshop you can get a lot done. But then you meet someone who is a true pro and you learn that what you did works, but what he does works better, faster and easier than your approach. He (or she) just happens to know a shortcut, a tip if you will, that is specifically oriented to just what he wants at that exact time.

Here the Editor-in-Chief of Photoshop User magazine (Scott Kelby) and the Creative Director of the magazine (Felix Nelson) have combined to bring several hundred of these tips to your attention. As such, these are not for beginners, many of them are simply short cuts for things that you could do using other more standardized techniques.

The authors suggest that you read this book in front of your computer ready to jump in and try new things. I'd suggest instead that you don't. I suggest that you read through the book rapidly, from front to back, covering the whole thing before you start experimenting. The reason is, I find that I learn best when I actually have a need to do something. So, read it quickly, then just remember the concepts. Then when you need to do something, go back to the book. There's even a convenient couple of pages in the back of the book to make some notes to make it easy for you to find what you need. Then, every few months go through the whole book again. You'll have forgotten all the tips, and the next time you'll be working on a different project, needing to use different tips.

These are the tips, the information that enable you to move from say intermediate level to advanced.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It is decent, not essential, but nice to have. 10 Mar 2007
By Apprentice - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This was a quick read. It covers new features of CS2 and the book is basically all about keyboard shortcuts and few hidden tips. Honestly, most of these "tips" can be found on the internet search engines or tutorial sites but if you need a book that complied it for you in a accessible format, it is a good purchase. I noticed some of the tips came straight from the CS edition and was not updated (not a big deal). It's a nice desktop reference. I like David Blatner's CS/CS2 Breakthroughs because of it's question/answer format but both are very nice addition if you are a power user. The title fits the content of this book, it is all about speeding up your workflow.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the tips 3 Aug 2006
By FredM - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Some Photoshop books purport to teach you how to use Adobe's flagship image editor. Others help you sharpen your skills. This one simply presents an array of useful and unusual tips, and it's hard to argue with that. The techniquews are clearly presented, and should appeal to any level of expertise. Whether you are still attempting to scrabble up the learning curve, or are already a Photoshop veteran, you'll find something to use within the pages of this book.
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