Photoshop 7: Trade Secrets

Author: Janee Aronoff, David Cross, Gavin Cromhout, Colin Smith, Dave Cross
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ISBN: 1590591739
Publisher: APress (01 July, 2003)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 439,720
Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5

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Rating: 5 out of 5
Good instructions and good for your reference shelf
You don't need to be a pro to understand and use the material in this book, but if you are a pro you the hints, cheats, and work arounds that no one else seems to deal with, can be of real help. Though this was a collaborative effort it holds together as though it was written by one person.
Since I was working on a web page I started with the chapter on Web Graphics. I had several "a ha" moments here as I discovered how to get those buttons lined up and also how to easily get the mouseover effect I was looking for. With just the one chapter it has paid for itself. This is one of the top two or three.

Rating: 5 out of 5
Clear concise practical instructions
Too many Photoshop books go into way too much detail if you ask me. This one doesn't - it uses clear examples in full color and best of all, practical stuff that I can use. I am not that experienced in Photoshop and I found this book very helpful. I lent this book to my friend who is a long-time user and she loved it and bought her own copy.
If you're looking for a great book full of useful hints from experienced Photoshop users, take a look at this one.

Rating: 5 out of 5
Really useful tips and techniques
I have been using Photoshop every day for about 3 years. Most of the books I looked at were good, but spent too much time of the basics, when I wanted ideas, tips, techniques and shortcuts. I really like the approach of Trade Secrets - I don't have to read the entire book, but can jump in to get ideas on techniques or to learn more about some specific technique. The chapter on making selecitons was particularly useful since this is something I used to struggle with. This book has shown me how to make really good selections, very quickly. That rocks!!
I highly recommend adding this book to your library of Photoshop books.

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