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A Good Reference
on 14 June 2014
I have been using Photoshop for quite a few years but it is a 'huge' programme and can be used by different people in very different ways. A web designer, graphic artist, illustrator, photographer, video artist and so on will all use the software in a different way often ignoring other things it can do because they don't use them.
I started mainly using Photoshop in a photographic context but my work has evolved over the years to encompass print making and video and whilst I use other specialist programs, it is always worth taking a look at what you already have. In this context, whilst in buying this book, a lot of what it tells you I already know, it has given me a couple of 'pointers' to things that I can do with PS that I wasn't aware of because previously, I hadn't used the program that way so good value.
As to how useful it would be to a complete novice, in truth I can't really say but I suspect that it would be very helpful because it does cover a lot of basic stuff that more "advanced" books overlook because they assume that their audience "will know that" already.