Inside Adobe Photoshop 6
||Author: Gary D. Bouton, Barbara Bouton, Ron Pfister, Beth Mohler, Mara Zebest Nathanson|
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Publisher: New Riders (19 December, 2000)
Sales Rank: 19,069
Average Customer Rating: 4 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 2 out of 5
I Can't read it, can you ?
I am a programmer, not a DTP professional - therefore this review might not be good for people who do the living on DTP or photography editing.
This book seems to cover techniques how to do something, but in a strange manner. The book is too slow, which makes me very inpatient and angry, and examples (tasks) often are guided like: press ctrl T, now D, then select pen tool and draw a line (which you can't from some reason), then press this and that, and we have a new path here, now hide a layer by ctrl whatever, and so on.
The book is not organized well. It misses the global definitions at the beginning, e.g. what the path is. What is a layer? When we use it? Then there should be a simple example how and when to use it. When to link or not to link a selection with layer? When to use RGB layers, add a selection layer. And finally the same for some frequently used basic tools and effects (shadows, distortions, and whatever is important).
I have seen many people who really know Photoshop (guys who work for newspapers), and that stuff can't be learned from this book. They use different techniques, more efficient, while this book wastes your time by showing you how to do a shadow, or use a path for such a simple thing that you would never use path for. Also, the author is paying too much attention for tools like lasso, or some other selection tools, while I was interested into details of displacement maps and other effects, mixing photos and etc.
However, I have seen that marks of this book are really great - and therefore I must be very wrong because I am going to mark this book with only two stars, so forgive me on that. But I would really recommend future readers to try to borrow this book before buying it or compare with some other book, since this book is not organized well and is not leading you properly as the good book should.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Very resourceful book for the beginner and expert
This book is HUGE. It is packed with useful and helpful information to guide anyone through Photoshop. The tutorials were very helpful to me in getting started with the techniques used in Photoshop. All users of Photoshop 6.0 should keep this book close by-- it is an excellent reference.
Rating: 5 out of 5
I really learn
This is the best computer book I have bought.
It really teach me on how to use Photoshop.
It's helpfull for the novice to the beginner. I was beginner.
What I really like about the book it's that it comes with step by step instructions and a cdrom with files you need.
It's worth every buck and also is good reference.
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