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Photoshop 7 may sport a new painting engine and native support for Mac OS X, but for new users -- well, let's just say they're shooting the next Survivor TV series in a Photoshop training class. This can still be one intimidating piece of software. Unless you learn it from Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop 7 In 24 Hours.
Each of Carla Rose's 24 concise chapters takes you gently through one core concept or technique, including transformations, layers, paths, color modes, masks, and more. There's a full three-chapter section on filters, another on text. Many of these explanations have been carefully refined over the years (Rose has been improving this book since Photoshop 4). Much is new, including updated web coverage.
Every chapter contains step-by-step To Do's ("Turn a Scene into an Oil Painting," "Straighten a Horizon"), plus brief quizzes to make sure you get the drift. There's also the occasional priceless reminder (Among the images you should never flip: signs that say "This side up," and guys wearing one earring.) (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. He served for nearly ten years as vice president of a New Jerseybased marketing company, where he supervised a wide range of graphics and web design projects. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.