This is a comprehensive and comparatively inexpensive desktop reference book for Photoshop 7 users who want to explore the capabilities of the software.
Tools, filters, techniques and other features are set out alphabetically, making it easy to find out quickly what an unfamiliar menu item will do to your graphic. Each is explained by a concise text, usually including advice on effective use of the feature as well as the basic facts, liberally illustrated with colour screenshots.
Just as the title says, it is an A to Z listing. This is not a step-by-step tutorial type of book, so perhaps it would not be the first choice for absolute beginner. However, it should be an invaluable tool for anyone (student, artist, designer etc) who already has a basic understanding of Photoshop and wants to experiment with its visual capabilities.
This is an updated version of previous books based on earlier versions of Photoshop. There is an Appendix which compares the features of V7.0 with these earlier versions of the software, giving a quick indication of the pros and cons of upgrading your existing package (or not!). Other useful appendices include a guide to customising the package Preferences and an overview of some of the third-party plug-in filters available.