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Photoshop 7 Magic
Rating:2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Author:Sherry London Rhoda Grossman
Publisher:New Riders
Price: from 19.85!
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Congratulation are due for being one of the first to get a Photoshop 7 titled book out, and its horizontal format makes it more practical to use on a crowded desktop. The book has good repro quality on bright white pages and is laid out in a step-by-step format, with all the necessary tutorial images provided on an included CD. There is a lot of creative white space so you dont see text and pictures crammed together. Following the steps is easy providing you are already familiar with Photoshop as many of the basic necessities are excluded. You have to know how to edit colours and find certain functions. It soon became apparent that you need a graphics tablet and a basic skill in art to perform many of these too as they are centred on artist techniques. Tutorials include: how to create translucency with type, paint still-lifes from your original photos and create lenticular prints. Theres a useful tutorial on designing a front page for your web site and various offerings to create backgrounds and graphical tricks. The idea of the book is to discover many of Photoshops tools, such as Actions option and Extract mode, by following practical examples. The tutorials do go in to great depth, but with just 16, I cant help feeling the book is grossly over priced. Especially as youd get more than this in a magazine such as Digital Photo or What Digital Camera, which cost less than 5. The artist bias also means it has little value for photographers.

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