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What is this book trying to be???,
This review is from: Photoshop cs Bible (Paperback)
I'm confused by this book; I just don't know who it is supposed to be helping.
It is far too advanced for a beginner: it doesn't teach how to use Photoshop to achieve anything much, apart from the odd very odd example.
For a regular user it isn't suitable as a reference book.
For an advanced user they will find its style of basically running through every single Photoshop command from start to end as completely unhelpful (especially the material covering the basics).
The book just runs through the Photoshop commands from start to end, leaving something as fundamental as layers at the finish. Bad structure and bad examples; and please, spare me the humour, I know it is well intentioned but it just becomes too much.
If you're a beginner go for a more hands on teaching book.
If you're an intermediate go for a more advanced teaching book.
If you're an expert buy a reference book.
It is clear the author is a Photoshop expert, but I just don't think he knows what he's trying to do with the book.
The only thing I can think is perhaps if you're a self-taught expert it will help fill in the gaps in your knowledge; it certainly lists every single shortcut keystroke (Mac and PC)!