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on 22 October 2006
I'm frankly surprised by the number of 5 star reviews for this book. It admittedly contains a lot of great advice how to put together montages in Photoshop, but it also lacks a lot of things. To me it is between 3 and 4 stars, and as most other reviewers give it a 5, I opt for the lower of the values.

The instructions are not always foolproof. This is not necessarily a big problem, as it encourages you to look around in Photoshop and try different things to get to the desired result. However, sometimes you have to look around for a long, long time, and a few of the instructions I am still not sure I have managed to follow correctly.

The included photos on the CD are not top quality. They do not need to be for the purpose of learning, but it is disappointing to have to work with low quality files.

The example pictures are not stylish. The aim is always to produce a specific result - often something that would fit as a newspaper illustration. It is well done, and it does what it says it shall do, but it is not aesthetically pleasing. I am not that familiar with British press, but at least in French and Italian press I have seen much, much more beautiful montages.
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