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Why shouldn’t learning Photoshop be fun? With Gary David Bouton, it always has been -- and Inside Photoshop 7 is no exception.
All the goodies new to Photoshop 7 are covered: not just how to use them, but when. For example, everyone’s all agog over the Healing Brush, which doesn’t just clone away unwanted areas but also considers lighting and texture, so it’s easier to get seamless effects. Bouton loves it, too, but also points out that it’s best used on small areas -- dents, marks, nicks, and face wrinkles, for which it’s better than Botox.
When’s the last time you saw screen captures with personality? You’ll find them here. Every technique is liberally illustrated, and the images are as much fun as the text (as, for instance, in Bouton’s example logo project, wherein you learn text effects by working through a bowling alley logo with the proprietor, a gentleman of exceptional taste).
Everything’s here: web graphics, automation, layer styles, retouching, color management, GIF animations, displacement mapping, droplets, you name it. When you need to learn something new about Photoshop, here’s one tutorial you’ll pick up with anticipation, not weariness. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.