18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Great book for all levels,
This review is from: Photoshop CS5: Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks (Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks) (Paperback)
This is a great book for the amateur and professional.
First of all this is not one of those books you read from cover to cover. It has simple, easy to follow sections, nicely split up into little projects e.g. - how to change the eye colour, how to use the content aware fill, design a custom brush, alter depth of field, etc. One nice handy section is the how to make a contact sheet in bridge(never used that one before).
So, some basics and some more complicated things, presented in designer friendly sections. There is little theory, just straight to the point tutorials.
One handy point about the tutorials is it uses numbers and pictures of the menu or screen you are supposed to be on. Step 3 for instance, will have a corresponding No 3 on the picture, so you never have to hunt for the menu or button. Totally visual learning. A great time saver if a client asks you to do something and you can't remember how to do it. Also if you are a little scared of photoshop the step by step approach will guide you through. Remember though it is not a manual it is a tips and tricks book.
I have been using photoshop for a long time and I found it a good all round teaching aid and reminder of how to do the things I don't use very often, which is why I bought it.