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Vastly improved publication over earlier versions
on 27 September 2013
Whether the publishers have heeded the critiques of the earlier versions of this publication or simply changed authors through necessity, the change has been a good one. Peter Bauer was already a member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame when he took up the reigns for the CS6 equivalent and his excellent writing style continues with this version. He goes through the basic functions which most PS users will use on a routine basis (layers, selections, masks and so on) but he also takes the reader into more difficult areas such as colour management and makes it all comprehensible. This is a real achievement; many other guides have struggled with areas such as this. So the book is an excellent reference source and just about all you would expect and need is in there. Finding that information, however, can be a bit of a challenge and this is largely due to an inadequate index. I suspect the indexing job was handed over to office staff to allow Peter Bauer to do something more creative but it's a pity. I read the book cover to cover and learned a lot but when I came to try and find a few things I knew to be in there, I struggled.
Of course, whether you approve of the new pricing structure for PS CC or not is outside the scope of the book and this review.