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Elements is a cut down version of Photoshop but no less satisfying to use and although the interface has been designed for beginners theres still plenty that needs good explanation and thats what Philip Andrews intends to do with this 246 page book. Colour throughout the book is heavily illustrated some examples are overkill but many are excellent visual aids to areas of digital imaging that are often talked about but rarely illustrated such as artefacts that occur when an image is saved as a J...
A book with over 3000 terms, each explained in paragraph or two and organized in an A to Z structure that are grouped within 10 chapters each with sub categories where do we begin! Well let's start at the beginning, because finding a word from anywhere else is as about as confusing as it's possible to be. The book is designed to be used by first looking up the word you want to find in Part 1 the word finder. You then look up the number alongside the word, for example 1.228 for Marching Ants, a...
Coming from Adobe press you can assume that this book will be the essential Photoshop tutorial, especially with its "Classroom" title and the fact it's part of Adobes official training series. The cover features Photoshop's familiar eye graphic that's used on the supplied manual and outer packaging. The book is laid out like the manual supplied with the program so it is disappointingly dull with lots of monotone images and just a small colour section in the centre. That said, the info provide...
With hundreds of books on Photoshop each trying to grab your attention the writers and publishers have several ways of making you pick theirs. With over a thousand pages and a two inch thick spine you wont miss this one on the Photoshop section of the bookshop! But size doesnt always matter! Having read through several areas I could have reduced the copy by at least half and still maintained the chatty American style, along with the essential Photoshop advice. Cut out the chattiness and this boo...