This book was a disappointment. It is aimed totally at designers of magazine covers and suchlike graphics. There is nothing much at all for pictorial photographers looking for instruction on photo editing. Also, as it is printed in black and white (with a distinctly photo-copied look) there is not enough clarity to the illustrations. In addition, there are far too many typos - something on nearly every page. It could have done with some serious proof reading before publication. Not a good advert for Mr. Burkus' work.