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Not quite for dummies!
on 30 November 2009
This book reads like a textbook, which is fine if you're interested in getting a generalised overview of WHAT most of the functions in photoshop do. However, if what you're looking for is a set of tutorials to explain HOW to carry those functions out to get the desired results then this book is not for you.
I've been messing around in photoshop for a few weeks so am not a complete beginner, but I've been struggling to make head nor tail of a lot of the more complex stuff in this book. I guess what I need is something with screen shots showing me how to get from A to B rather than a book which tells me what results I could get but not how to get them.
It's a good book overall (although to call it the 'Dummies' guide is a bit misleading as to me it seems to be a bit complex for a complete novice) just not quite what I was looking for. I have now ordered another book which apparently is more what I wanted, and I think the two books together should give me a comprehensive overview.