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on 13 March 2015
For the more photoshop savvy amongst us, Martin Evening's CS2 book will no doubt be of interest and use. Scott Kelby's offering is far more user friendly and easier to assimilate, and in my humble opinion, the better choice for getting to grips with Adobe's excellent CS2 program. So, while this book is obviously good, detailed and rich in information, the often overly technical manner in which it is written is perhaps a drawback.
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on 15 December 2016
Very nice
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on 4 November 2015
I didnt like it to be honst
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on 25 March 2013
This book does not assume to much prior knowledge but covers all aspects of retouching with CS2 in great depth
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on 31 August 2006
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.
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on 6 July 2006
An excellent book, packed with genuinely useful information for all digital photographers.

Tergetting those Photoshop facilities that are of use when manipulating digital photographs, Martin Evening gives clear and concise guidance on getting the best from digital images.

The layout of the book, with clear screen shots and high quality example images is particularly good for books of this type, and is a joy to behold!

An invaluable reference work, very well written, and with an extremely useful CD including movie versions of many of the techniques in the book, along with a host of useful resources.

Highly recommended!
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on 3 June 2005
My personal Photoshop library numbers many dozens of titles from most of the well & not so well known Photoshop Authors.Amongst them are the last three titles from Martin Evening in the Photoshop for Photographers series. Photoshop in all it's guises is in my humble opinion one of the top, if not the top application of all time.However it is a vast and initially daunting programme with many in depth areas.Adobe work hard in making Photoshop accessible and enjoyable to use, but, and this is a "big" but,the programme demands that an individual must make a very real commitment to learning how to use Photoshop if they wish to progress and achieve professional results.
If you are a photographer of any standared from beginer to Agency or International Press Professional then this Martin Evening title should be top of your to buy list.As I mention earlier I have many Photoshop books and the vast majority are very good but trust me this title is a "cut" above the rest.It is clear,concise extremely well presented and above all a real pleasure to read.If you are in any way serious about getting the maximumn benefit as a photographer from the latest incarnation of Photoshop CS2 buy it!
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on 29 January 2015
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on 31 May 2009
This book is nice, but what it feels in the end is like leaving the mouse over any button, and getting a ballon-tip.

I was expecting to getting some technics in manipulating photos, how to combine layers, etc, however all what this book was about, was ... what each button does.

No advanced technics, nothing. I guess for the complete noob it might be usefull. For anyone looking for something more serious, just skip it.
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on 17 October 2008
I bought this to help me use the software, as most people will have done. I'm reasonably literate with software packages generally, as well as photographic concepts and techniques. However, there's so much to CS2 that a reference book really was in order. This book is a bit too big to be a vade mecum, but then I don't use CS2 on a laptop so that doesn't matter. The book makes great reading on a cover-to-cover basis, and is easy to dip into if you've forgotten something and need a quick refresher. Thoroughly recommended.
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