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2.0 out of 5 stars Fine for photoshop beginners, 17 Dec 2006
This review is from: The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter) (Paperback)
Sorry to buck the trend of the previous reviews but I bought this book and promptly sent it back. I was attracted by its apparrent popularity and the fact that it is aimed at photograhers who have no need for the gimicky graphic effects featured in so many photoshop books. Unfortunately this book is aimed at Photographers who have little experience of using Photoshop. I found the majority of techniques - even those marked as 'pro techniques' to be very basic. The book avoids any technical detail and does give inexperienced users a step-by-approach that many people will find useful. As a photographer who has been working with Photoshop for a number of years however, for me there was very little in this book and I was very disappointed at the lack of advanced techniques for professional users. And as for the 'humour'...what can I say? Scott Kelby seems to think that he is a comedian. He isnt.
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Initial post: 26 Mar 2008 22:18:14 GMT
S. Oliver says:
Generally I agree with Mr. Gundry. This book is a useful and very accessible guide to a practical range of photoshop techniques. It is easy to follow, you can browse it at leisure and easily find the technique you want with no fuss. However, this is partly because there are a limited number of techniques to follow. They are the basic, essential ones and I agree that even the ones designated as 'for pros only' are not especially advanced. A handy book to have as you're learning Photoshop for the first time.
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