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Rehash of earlier material
on 17 January 2011
If this is your first introduction to Photoshop, read the first review offered. The book will get you started. However, I got the impression that it has been put together in a rush to meet a deadline and from previous editions. In such a huge book it tends to focus upon publication work rather than the demands of a photographer. In fact I don't get the impression that the author is a photographer. Rather it is someone who sets up others' work for presentation and probably does this very well. In short, there are better books out there for a start in CS5 (cf Martin Evening's book)- oh and check out Planet Photoshop on the web for excellent tutorials.