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Creative Photoshop CS4: Digital Illustration and Art Techniques

If you already know how to use Photoshop but are looking to find ways to be more creative with it then take a look at this book. The book has four parts which are each split into chapters and they cover drawing and painting, unconventional methods such as antique effects, real world Photoshop and illustrative photography. Each chapter opens with an image, and the step-by-step instructions of each chapter show you how to create that image. The language used isn't over complicated and the bo...

How to Cheat in Adobe Photoshop Elements 6: Create stunning photomontages on a budget

This book shows you how to create photomontages and is written by two excellent authors who clearly understand their chosen subject well. The book is split into 12 sections which are then divided into individual tutorials. The layout is great. Each tutorial is presented on a double page which makes them easy to follow and also leaves space for larger images, something which some people find easier to learn from. There's even interludes at the end of each chapter covering various topics of...

Photoshop Elements 7 All-in-one for Dummies

The tips and techniques found in this book cover everything from the basics of what Photoshop Elements is about to how you can share your images once you've edited them. The content is vast and the tutorials are detailed and easy to follow. There aren't many images but the ones that are present are large, appropriate and accompanied by captions which explain why they're there. There's also useful tips and warnings which are highlighted by symbols. If you're looking for a detailed book tha...

The Adobe Photoshop CS4 Dictionary: The A to Z desktop reference of Photoshop

When you first look at this book you may be a little confused over how the book actually works. But if you stick with it you'll find it's a really useful tool to have on your shelf. The book's written in alphabetical order so you can easily find a particular technique or lesson. Each topic has a summary which tells you where the feature can be found, what shortcuts work and which Photoshop has that feature. There's a colour tab system which will let you thumb-through the book quickly and...

Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: The Ultimate Workshop

If you're a photographer looking to create top quality images then this guide will be perfect for you. The book covers the picture taking process, processing in Photoshop, printing and protecting your pictures. All the lessons are easy to follow and the language is easy to understand. Each chapter is also illustrated with several images which are informative. Some of the images are also screen shots from Photoshop so you can see exactly what process the authors are walking you through. ...

Advanced Photoshop Elements 7 for Digital Photographers

If you want a clear and well presented manual then take a look at this book. The chapters are detailed, colourful and very easy to read. The lessons are in-depth and teach you everything from the basics to more adventurous editing skills. The images are useful and help clarify the points the author is trying to make and they also make the book a little easier to read as they break the text up nicely. There are plenty of lessons to keep you busy and this is a book you will treat as tuto...

Black and White in Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop Lightroom

This 241 page book is split into 6 chapters which cover everything from colour management to dealing with black and white photos in Photoshop and printing. The book follows clear and easy to understand steps and perfect for the intermediate or advance user wanting to further their knowledge. The steps are numbered and well illustrated with images that both inform as well as make the book look nice! This book is great for someone looking for a series of tutorials to follow or for the pro...

Adobe Photoshop Elements 6: A Visual Introduction to Digital Photography

This guide is perfect for the beginner and is a great way for you to get started with Photoshop Elements. The chapters are well detailed and will take you through an introduction to Elements all the way through to more complicated and adventurous editing. Lessons are easy to follow and are split up by nice large headings which make the text easy to read. The Images used are not just decorative they also help demonstrate the techniques discussed in the book. The book also comes wi...

Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 Digital Classroom

This book is like having a tutor in your own home. It walks you through 13 easy-to-follow lessons which teach you the basic skills at your own pace. The text is easy to read and the images are informative. If you feel you need more lessons than turn your attentions to the DVD which comes free with the book. This is the sort of book you can pick-up on the odd occasion to read or sit and work you through several or all the tutorials at once. If you want to learn some basic Photoshop E...

Computer manual

From the publishers of the famous DIY car mechanic series, comes this book based on the same idea of getting tools inside your PC case to build, repair, upgrade amd maintain your PC. It has the same hard cover and familiar Haynes logo. Inside the 176 pages is just about everything you'd need to add internal items upgrade ram and soup up you PC. There's a timeline showing the history of the PC, a check list of tools you'll need, pointer pictures to motherboards, sockets and positions in the case...