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Professional quality imagery for everyone,
This review is from: Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Photographers: A professional image editor's guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC (Paperback)
Firstly, don't be put off by the word professional in this title's sub-heading. If you're serious about digital photography at any level and want the very best from your images, this is certainly a book to have in your library. Martin Evening has used his expertise in both photographic technique and Photoshop to produce a reference which is highly informative and easy to follow. This weighty tome explains in superb detail how to employ Photoshop to fix, enhance, manipulate and output your finished images.
The content is split into logically linked chapters. Beginning with a run-down of the program's new features, it goes on to show the steps to streamline your workflow - everything from configuring Photoshop's workspace, choosing the right computer for your needs and even how to get the best from your studio space. It continues with the basics of image editing and on to more complex topics including repair, montage, special effects, preparation for print - both for home and industry - and publishing on the web. There are numerous examples and projects; many of which have video tutorials on the CD to accompany the text and illustrations. There is a definitive section on colour management, an essential subject to grasp to ensure your images look as good on the page as they do on the screen. There are also very useful explanations of image resolution and organising and cataloguing your files.
A highly recommended book.