Professional Photoshop: The Classic Guide to Color Correction
||Author: Dan Margulis|
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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (August, 2002)
Sales Rank: 10,198
Average Customer Rating: 4.45 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
Difficult, but good
After a trying a bunch of other books, this was the one that totally changed the way I worked in Photoshop and taught me the most, but it's very difficult and highly technical. If you're the type that can wade through that kind of stuff, the concepts are golden. It isn't a text to learn Photoshop, though--it's written to help only with the very specific narrow area of dealing with color correction.
Rating: 5 out of 5
This is the ONE book to own!
I've been using Photoshop since 1991. It's my bread and butter. I've read through at least 10 Photoshop books and this is by far the best one. I've even worked for one of the major computer book publishers and I have to say that as nice as that companies books were, they still don't even touch Margulis's books on Photoshop. WARNING: this book is NOT for the novice, and it is difficult to read. But it is worth it! I would estimate that 50% of all Photoshop books are crap, another 40% are good for novices, another 9% are good for intermediate users, but Margulis's book is part of that rare 1% of Photoshop books that is good for both Intermediate and uber-pros. This is the one book every professional user of Photoshop should own!
Rating: 2 out of 5
Continuing on my search...
Currently I own two PS books. One by Scott Kelby (Photoshop for digital photographers), and the other one is this one. I must say they are two extremes. The one from Scott is too simple, and he doesn't go into why you're doing something. It's more like a tips and tricks books. This book on the other hand is too much information scattered around in different chapters. I find it very confusing and difficult to read especially when the author makes unrelated examples to throw you off. I spent much time reading the chapter about writing curves but I still could not understand the correct way to write my own rather than follow his. Overall, I think this book is very un-organized which makes finding a specific topic difficult.
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