The Non-Designer's Photoshop Book

The Non-Designer's Photoshop Book

by Robin Williams, John Tollett
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The Non-Designer's Photoshop Book by Robin Williams, John Tollett

Many designers and photographers own the entire suite of Adobe creative products, but they manage to learn only one or two of the applications really well. This new addition to the popular Non-Designer’s books from best-selling authors Robin Williams and John Tollett uses a series of individual exercises to teach image-editing tasks in Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 specifically to designers, who need to enhance their photos for use in brochures, advertising, Flickr, Facebook, websites, and so on. 

In this fun, full-color, straight-forward guide to Photoshop CS5.5, you’ll learn:

  • Basic photo editing, such as how to smooth out wrinkles, remove blemishes, lose a little weight, clean up dust and scratches, brighten and sharpen the image, delete people, remove or add space in the middle of a photo, and more
  • How to further manipulate and enhance images with filters and effects
  • How to draw and paint with customized brushes, and how to colorize a black-and-white image
  • All about layers and how to take advantage of them
  • How and when to use paths, layer masks, and clipping masks to increase your editing capabilities
  • How to merge several photos into one panorama, use the Puppet Warp feature, remove lens distortion, and much more
Whether you need to improve or edit your photos for your graphic design work or to upload to your Flickr or Facebook account, this book is the easiest path to mastering basic tasks in Photoshop.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780132732949
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 07/24/2011
Series: Non-Designer's
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 26 MB
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About the Author

Robin Williams is the author of dozens of best-selling and award-winning books, including The Non-Designer’s Presentation Book, The Non-Designer’s Design Book, The Little Mac Book, and so many more. Through her writing, teaching, and seminars, Robin has educated and influenced an entire generation of computer users in the areas of design, typography, presentations, and the Mac.


John Tollett has co-authored numerous books with Robin, including Robin Williams Cool Mac Apps, Robin Williams Design Workshop, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and many others. In John’s career as a designer, illustrator, and art director, Adobe Photoshop has been a valuable and favorite creative tool since the first version shipped in 1990. 


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AnObjectivist More than 1 year ago
If you're serious about learning desktop publishing, and you see THIS Robin Williams' name (as opposed to Mork), do yourself a favor and buy it, along with the Non-Designer's series she has authored or co-authored: Typography, Design, Illustrator, InDesign. Very helpful examples and exercises. As opposed to the nuts & bolts of these programs, these books address principles and theory, to help the reader develop higher reasoning powers in these fields.