Photoshop CS5: Essential Skills

Photoshop CS5: Essential Skills

by Mark Galer, Philip Andrews
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Taylor & Francis
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Photoshop CS5: Essential Skills

Master Photoshop CS5 project-by-project! Using a celebrated combination of real world examples, step-by-step projects and professional advice, two internationally recognized authors and Adobe Photoshop Ambassadors guide you through this powerful software package so you can start creating your own works of art in no time.

Broken into three parts to form a structured, self-study guide, Photoshop CS5: Essential Skills covers all the foundation skills to get you going, and then more advanced techniques to truly hone your image editing skills. A complete section of step-by-step imaging projects helps you practice your skills and learn how to create professional quality images.

. Over 12 hours of high-definition movie tutorials

. Full resolution project images in Raw, TIFF and JPEG file formats

. Multilayered Image Files

. More than 100 royalty-free stock images

. Presets and Actions to fast-track your workflow

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780240522142
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/14/2010
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.50(d)

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Tunguz More than 1 year ago
Photoshop is in people’s estimation the most advanced and best-developed professional level photo editing software. Its great power, however, can make it very complicated to use for all but the most essential tasks. There are many excellent resources for those who want to learn more about Photoshop and its uses –videos, online tutorials, forums, magazines, journals, and books. “Photoshop CS5 essential skills” is one of the best book-length tutorials that I’ve come across thus far. The book covers many Photoshop topics that are near and dear to all those who like to fiddle with digital photographs. It is divided into three thematic “modules”: foundation module, advanced skills module, and imaging projects module. Within each module there are several sections, such as “Workflow,” “Raw Processing,” “Selections,” “Layer Blends,” “Align and Blend Projects,” and several others. The book is very well written, and very easy to go through. As you might have expected from a book on photo editing, there are many nice large photographs, illustrations and screenshots throughout. They really help with the overall readability, and improve your ability to absorb the material. Overall, this is a very nicely designed book that is a pleasure to go through. The book comes with a DVD that contains over 12 hours of videos, as well as royalty-free high-resolution images. I found the DVD not easy to navigate on my Mac; it seems that it was created primarily with the Windows audience in mind. This is a bit odd considering that all of the videos are in QuickTime format, and the DVD comes with various versions of the QuickTime player installer. The videos are in general pretty good and very easy to follow. They are definitely well made and very pedagogical. The free images are really beautiful and definitely of pretty high quality. However, they too are embedded within each chapter and not easy to find. Whatever your level of experience with Photoshop you’ll find a lot of interesting and valuable information in here. Even though the book contains several more advanced projects and topics, anyone with some knowledge of the basic Photoshopping will be able to go through all of it in a reasonable amount of time. The book can also serve as a reference for any of your own projects.
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