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Not ideal as an introduction to using the software
on 11 September 2014
Whilst it is clear that Evening knows his stuff when it comes to Photoshop, I would say that he assumes his readers do too. I found there was a lot of technical details about the software that probably the average photographer doesn't need/want to know, and sometimes not enough detail in areas where those less familiar with Photoshop would like a bit more guidance and support.
Previously I am used to Scott Kelby's books and whilst his style does grate on some people, it didn't bother me too much. He got the point quickly, showed the features the average person would like to use and presented them in a clear fashion. I will be buying the Kelby book when it comes out to replace this.
I find even the layout is a little dated looking to me and the stock photos not that inspiring either but I would have been okay with this if the content had been what I was looking for. It has some good points and there are free videos online accompanying the book plus sections that are from previous versions of the book not included in this book available for free download which is helpful. However it's just not the 'bible of all things photoshop' I was looking for and I think for the inexperienced user, it's not a good place to start.