Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here

Exclusive 25% off Affinity Photo: Professional photo editing with no subscription!

CS3 Books

da_nige 14 1.2k Scotland
6 Aug 2007 10:05PM
Good evening folks.

I am in the process of buying CS3 extended. As I am a student I get it for 135. The downside is there is no manual in the box. Does anyone have any recommendations as to a suitable book to go with it?



Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

Little Jo Plus
16 2.3k United Kingdom
6 Aug 2007 10:18PM
Martin Evening's books on Photohop are some of the best around. Ben Willmore's book CS3 Studio Techniques is due out next month, I don't know to what extent he'll cover the extended version. He does explain things very well, I had the pleasure of meeting the man at a seminar in London and he was superb.

International membership to NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals) has come down in price. You won't get hard copies of Photoshop User magazine, but will get a downloadable version. You'd still have access to lots of tutorials and a useful forum.

User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
6 Aug 2007 10:47PM
Try these for starters...

Why 'Extended'. It has no use for a stills photographer.

GPTek 12 454 1 England
6 Aug 2007 10:54PM
I use the CS2 version, and see that Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby is now available from Amazon UK for 18.59 which is a good saving.
Scott Kelby has written many books on Photoshop and is the Editor for Photoshop User Magazine.

HTH Geoff
Big Bri 17 16.4k United Kingdom
6 Aug 2007 10:55PM
Here we go - another link to Google.

I think Neil was asking for RECOMMENDATIONS, not just a list from a search engine...

FWIW, I'm reading Photoshop CS3 for Dummies , which is a lot more technical than it sounds, is written by an expert and in my opinion is worth every penny.
Big Bri 17 16.4k United Kingdom
6 Aug 2007 10:57PM
Mike - you can only get the student version in 'Extended', not the standard version.
da_nige 14 1.2k Scotland
6 Aug 2007 11:37PM
Yup as Bri has said I was specifically looking for recommendations as I was looking through amazon as thats where I'm getting CS3 from and there were just so many. I've heard good things about Scott Kelby but his CS3 book isn't available yet. Also as Bri said I'm getting extended as its all you can get as a student.

Incidentally I was going to buy from the adobe store but between wanting CS3(before my summer job) and being able to afford it (ie now) the price has gone from 135 to 205 but its still 137 at amazon

Thanks folks

User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
7 Aug 2007 7:43AM

Quote:you can only get the student version in 'Extended

Fairy Snuff. The extended version covers video and other 'multi-media' needs so it makes sense for it to be the 'Student' version. I'll pass that on to a friend of mine... Ta!
Hoffy 13 262 16 England
7 Aug 2007 9:29AM

Have you tried these training vids for starters.
bill777 Plus
15 652 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 9:33AM
If it's any help, Amazon dispatched my copy of the Scott Kelby book yesterday so I guess they now have them in stock, unless they've run out already.

paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
7 Aug 2007 3:41PM
If your upgrading from CS2 This set of video tutorials explain the differences between CS2 and CS3. Paul
da_nige 14 1.2k Scotland
7 Aug 2007 11:37PM
Thanks guys. I'm upgrading from elements 3. Bill when I was on amazon last night it said 4 - 6 weeks for delivery. Odd
Take-a-View 14 293 5 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 11:54PM
Same here about 3/4 weeks delivery when I checked

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.