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Photoshop 6 For Dummies Paperback – November 15, 2000
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About the Author
These days, Deke is the author of the best-selling computer titles Macworld Photoshop 5 Bible and Photoshop 3 For Windows 95 Bible (both published by IDG Books Worldwide), which have combined sales worldwide of more than 500,000 copies, making them the best-selling guides of any kind on computer graphics. Other best-selling titles include CorelDraw 8 For Dummies, PageMill 2 For Dummies (both IDG Books), and Real World Illustrator 7 (Peachpit Press). His newest title, Photoshop 4 Studio Secrets(IDG Books), chronicles the work of 16 of the world's most prominent computer artists.
When not writing books, Deke serves as contributing editor for Macworld and Publish magazines and hosts the cable TV computer series Digital Gurus (now in its fourth season). Deke has written more than 40 books and hundreds of magazine articles about graphics, electronic publishing, and multimedia. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages, including Portuguese, Slovenian, and Thai.
In 1989, Deke won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Computer Book. Since then, he has received honors from the Society for Technical Communication (1994), the American Society of Business Press Editors (1995), and the Computer Press Association (1990, 1992, 1994, and 1995). Other recent titles include FreeHand 8 Bible, Photoshop 5 For Macs For Dummies, and Web Design Studio Secrets (all published by IDG Books).
Top Customer Reviews
I will say this though. If you are familiar with web graphics then you may find most of this somewhat tedious but it will help you get a hand on the newly included vector drawing tools. But if you are new to photoshop and web graphcs then this book will be a good starting point for you, especially if you want a good solid grasp of Photoshop.
It may seem overwhelming at first but the Dummy series does a good job of keeping technical things simple and this book is no different from the others in the series. While geared more towards the beginning user of photoshop it will still provide enough new information for more advanced users as well. Because of this I can recommend this book for both beginner and advanced users of the Photoshop program.
Not only is most of this book a regurgitation of the Dummies book for PS 5.0, but that was bad to begin with. Considering the myriad of other PS 6 books out there, this one is plain old bad. Confusing examples and chapters, some wrong information every so often, and pages that leave you wondering how th eheck to do some functions. Skip this and get "Adobe Classroom in a Book for PS 6."
I strongly reccomend the Photoshop WOW! series, as well as Down and Dirty Tricks.... great for beginners who would appreciate tons of full-color visual tutorials and examples. Glass of drinking water optional :)
I've always been a big fan of learning to do something by fiddling with it, not reading about it. I'm the sort of person who throws manuals away (I suspect a lot of us are). For me, this book allowed me to very quickly (4 hours of reading) reach a level of understanding where I could use Photoshop to produce results. But months later, when I got puzzled by something (like histograms, or color manipulation, or printing), I'd crack out this book and find an explanation. Quickly, easily, without hassle.
And that may be the motto of this line of books. Quick, easy, without hassle. If you got a copy of Photoshop with your printer, or you've got access to a copy but don't know how to use it, buy this book. You'll be fixing red-eye, cropping, and saving for web in an evenings easy reading.
That said, if you already use photoshop, go browse the magazine aisle. You don't need this book (stay away from the photoshop bibles, too. If you needed them, you would already know).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
You got it. I used to know alot about photoshop. So much has changed. This is super helpful.Published 4 months ago by Dear Mamma Blogger
I bought two copies, one for my assistant at the office and some time later one for home. My assistant never used it and I wish she had told me why. Read morePublished 16 months ago by JeanieQ
I am a self taught photoshop user. I got this to enhance my knowledge. Some of it is helpful, but a lot of it assumes I am smarter than a dummie. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Theo K
This book is helping me do the basics with an older version of Photoshop on the computer. It's all I needed and I was pleased to be able to find it.Published on February 22, 2014 by Kathy A. Owen
A good easy reading reference book but the best teacher is doing the exercises in the book. Learning Photoshop gets easier once you apply yourself.Published on April 29, 2013 by herb