"[A]n excellent book which basically majors on showing you how to get things done with a minimum of fuss and shows all kinds of fakery. Typical perhaps is the neon lettering effects that we have used in the Greg Preston feature of this issue, we lifted the technique right out of How To Cheat. The initial chapters also include sound advice on using masks and paths and more importantly, Caplin explains why certain dodges are vital to achieving a realistic fake.. Overall then, this remains a good book with a lot of really practical advice on how to cheat - enjoy!"--Professional Imagemaker Magazine
"This book is a joy to work through. It also makes a great reference when you absolutely have to get something done NOW! The two-page format is a great way to present information and an easy way to learn it. It makes a great asset for any Photoshop user working with compositions."--TCS eJournal
"I reviewed the previous version of this book and liked it a lot but the new version is bigger, better looking, and full of useful tips on creating photomontages using Photoshop's latest iteration. Many Photoshop books spend early chapters introducing tools but Steve Caplin demonstrates how to use those tools to create interesting looking images instead."--Shutterbug Magazine
Highly recommended for both beginners and advanced alike.
I'm just a left-brain photographer, but I've learned a lot about what Photoshop is capable of doing by reading this book over the years and just "playing."
Each example is complete on a two-page spread, which makes it easy to see both before and after, as well as the interim steps.
This book has helped me out a lot on the job. I am a graphic designer that uses Photoshop regularly. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Shang
My Photoshop skills have increase exponentially since I started running through the tutorials in this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sara J. Rawland
This book was excellent for learning about Photoshop CS5. However, after the class I didn't purchase Photoshop CS5 and just continue to use my Photoshop CS3Published 6 months ago by R. Reeder
Essential for PS users of all kinds, even if you
aren't doing the type of editorial work shown
here. You will learn a lot.
I have learned more from this book than from any other I have tried. But I have to caution that this book might not be for everyone. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Stephen Muenster
This is a practical "Cheat Sheet" Photoshop book. If you want to quickly learn how to use specific aspects of Photoshop, then this book fits the bill.Published 12 months ago by Kate Go Brightly
I have really enjoyed this book. I'm very inspired to try things with photoshop SC5
Some techniques take time and lots of practice, but don't give up. Read more
Not really lacking in anything I was looking for, and taught me a great deal more than I expected for the price. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Seth S. Johnston