Photoshop 7 for Windows & Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide
||Author: Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas|
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Publisher: Peachpit Press (16 August, 2002)
Sales Rank: 6,197
Average Customer Rating: 2.71 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
What a mess..
Learn the easy way? Give me a break..Although I'm a beginner to Photoshop, I've done quite a bit of web oriented work using Dreamweaver/Fireworks..I became so disoriented reading this book, I just closed it up and returned it..Not for beginners at all..
Rating: 4 out of 5
NO, NOT FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS, BUT....
If you are just starting out in Photoshop then don't buy this book, it will confuse you. But, if like me, you've dabbled about in Photoshop and really wanted to get to grips with the basics through to intermediate then definitely buy this book. I've been using Photoshop for several years ( self taught) in the beginning a friend showed me how to use layers etc but I got lazy and tried to cheat. A few weeks back I decided to get a book and start from the beginning.
I already know all the tools etc so I didn't want a complete learners book.
This was perfect, I'm more than happy and I've learnt tons.
Right now I'm reading Real World Photoshop 7 which is fantastic.
Anyway, as I said, this is NOT a book for the absolute beginner.
Hope this helps
Rating: 1 out of 5
not for beginners
All in all this book's title and description on front page is misleading,and for that they deserve a poor review
Its cover claims that you can teach yourself Photoshop the quick and easy way and that it is a visual quick start. This book is not for beginners, unless you have used other bitmap editors and are therefore familiar with concepts and terms in bitmap editing and are now interested in learning Photoshop.If I were a beginner, I would be completely confused during the first few chapters and would never have made it past that.The first few chapters spew out all these terms that are for intermediate and advanced users. Generally speaking, if you did know a thing or two about image editors, but not everything, you might find the explanations to be fair to average and could use clearer explanations;perhaps with an example here and there.
I have used Photoshop for a couple of years and was comfortable with the book, but I remember what is was like when I was first learning it. This book would have scared me and greatly underminded my confidence in taking on a program with such a high learner's curve. While reading this book and introduced to methods that I did not know,I sometimes found myself surfing the net for better explanations.
There are better books out there for beginners and even intermediate users
· InDesign 2 for Macintosh and Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
· QuarkXPress 5 for Windows & Macintosh Visual Quickstart Guide
· QuarkXPress 6 for Windows and Macintosh (Visual QuickStart Guide)
· Illustrator 10 for Windows and Macintosh (Visual QuickStart Guide)
· Macromedia Dreamweaver MX for Windows and Macintosh (Visual QuickStart Guide)