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Photoshop CS2: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks [Paperback]

Lynette Kent
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Book Description

November 28, 2005 0764588419 978-0764588419 1
Master Photoshop CS2 with this completely updated guide. You'll find:

  • timesaving tips, cool secrets, and productivity tricks.
  • highly visual two-page tutorials and step-by-step screenshots on cool Photoshop techniques.
  • a task-oriented approach that helps visual learners, at any level, edit and create images like a pro.

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Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks

You already know Photoshop CS2 basics. Now you'd like to go beyond with shortcuts, tricks, and tips that let you work smarter and faster. And because you learn more easily when someone shows you how, this is the book for you. Inside, you'll find clear, illustrated instructions for 100 tasks that reveal cool secrets, teach timesaving tricks, and explain great tips guaranteed to make you more productive with Photoshop CS2.

How easy is it?

Look for these symbols marking the difficulty of each task.

  • Demonstrates a new spin on a common task
  • Introduces a new skill or a new task
  • Combines multiple skills requiring in-depth knowledge
  • Requires extensive skill and may involve other technologies
  1. Minimal text and maximum illustrations
  2. Task-oriented, step-by-step approach
  3. Navigational aids connect instructions to illustrations
  4. Self-contained, two-page lessons
  5. Uniform layout makes it easy to read less, learn more

About the Author

Lynette Kent is a split nationality. A native Californian and Parisian, both by birthright and having lived in California and Paris, she speaks both French and English fluently. After completing her master’s degree at Stanford University, she taught art at the high school and community college levels. Lynette is a demo artist at trade shows for computer graphics companies, and helps lead the Adobe Technology Exchange of Southern California, a professional organization for designers, photographers, and artists.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Visual; 1 edition (November 28, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764588419
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764588419
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 8.7 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #369,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

I am an unconventional geek. I like learning to use computers and software to get projects done, not for the pleasure of playing with a keyboard or knowing all there is to know about an application. The books I write are intended to get people started. They do not cover every possible option, but rather step the reader through the basics in simplified projects so he or she can understand how the software works. People learn by doing not by reading about software. Once the reader has these steps figured out, learning more for a specific project becomes a matter of trial and error or finding a video or another book showing that specific project. As an artist and photographer, I just love Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom because I can create so many different images just by experimenting.

Customer Reviews

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Learning Tool April 19, 2006
Find exactly what you need to do in Photoshop and follow the easy illustrated steps. There is no need to read the book, got a difficult project, look it up and it is finished in no time at all. This book contains tips & tricks used by Photoshop Pros worldwide.

I purchased three of these books (for myself and two friends). Lynette Kent has an easy to follow writing style. I look forward to new books by her.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So clear and helpful! April 9, 2006
I love the creative projects in this book. Not only are

they clear and easy to replicate, they are really worth

trying out. Thank you for showing me how to create a

watercolor in Photoshop.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great addition to my Photoshop Books January 28, 2006
Lynette has done a great job digging out some of the most hard to find tips and tricks to help me with Photoshop CS2. There are so many Photoshop books out there, but Lynette's easy to understand, yet powerful tips have already helped me in things I do with Photoshop everyday. I recommend this book to all Photoshop users.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent resource April 3, 2007
I purchased this book soon after I acquired a "beginners guide" to Photoshop CS2. Like most people, I wanted to apply some PS techniques to my images straight away. The "Top 100" tricks includes the majority of techniques I require and actually helps to understand the theory of the more formal beginners guide. This book does not assume that the reader knows all the terms and tools and by following the very clearly illustrated step by step instructions, even newbies to PS can achieve startling results. I've scouted round bookshops looking at the numerous PS CS2 publications - this is as good as any and better than most.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Constant Reference November 25, 2006
I am regularly using Photoshop and am regularly referencing this book on technique. It's easy to use, easy to find what you want to do, easy to follow! I hate reading through loads of text to get a result, this books gets me straight there. There are a few more complex/creative techniques it does not go into, for which I then refer to "Secrets of the Digital Darkroom" by Peter Cope (which I also love) - but this is always my first point of reference due to it's simplicity to follow.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to Follow February 9, 2008
I gave this book only four stars as it was a little to basic for me. This was the only reason!

There is lots of valuable information and it is very easy to follow the instructions to get the desired results/effects. Some things I had already learned either on my own, from another book, or from a two day Photoshop CS2 class I took.

Would recommend to beginners or maybe beginner/intermediate looking to expand with fast tips.

I bought "Hacking Photoshop CS2" use off of Ebay, Amazon has them new, but this book really paid for itself just in the first chapter of tweaking the Photoshop preferences, etc. Starts up noticiably faster on my laptop now! Would recommend that book highly for intermediates and up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Photoshop CS2 FUN! May 23, 2007
By M. Diaz
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I learned a lot with this book. Exremely easy to follow instructions, and great tips!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Never Arrived March 11, 2014
By darket
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It's hard to write a review about a book that the seller has sent out two copies that have never arrived at my doorstep, which is extremely disappointing. It sounded like a great book, so if others say it's good then it must be. Wish I had my copy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars worth to get a copy for those novice learner.
Simple to understand with lots of illustration photos.
Good to have a copy by your computer.
Easy to pick up, lots of details and tips.
Published 9 months ago by Tan Ah Look
5.0 out of 5 stars This Lifesaver Never Gets Old
For anyone interested in fast-tracking their way to the status of Photoshop guru this book is definitely the way to go. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Ba
5.0 out of 5 stars What I was looking for !
This is what I was looking for . Step by step tutorial covering the most used tools or topics. The color pictures help also.
Published 15 months ago by adagocal
5.0 out of 5 stars great
Just needed something to help me keep up with the different features, Came in excellent shape too. Thanks. . .
Published 15 months ago by AC
5.0 out of 5 stars Always Great Instruction books!
I bought this book so that I could learn more about CS2. I have had it for several years now, and was glad to know that this book held more knowledge that I could use!
Published 23 months ago by Shell
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Books I Really Love
This book is really a great book. Although the author says it's for some one who already know the basic of Photoshop, I found this book very easy to understand and the tips-tricks... Read more
Published on October 25, 2010 by N1kita
4.0 out of 5 stars Nicely produced colourful quick reference
This is a great little quick reference book that gives 100 tips in full colour and explanation. Very handy for learning CS2
Published on April 8, 2009 by Harvey Wilson
2.0 out of 5 stars Unless it's free.....
Unless you get this book free don't waste your money. The "author" frequently omits critical instructions. She assumes that you already know how to do certain applications. Read more
Published on December 18, 2008 by Alan Lashbrook
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product
I bought this product about a week ago. Im somewhat familiar with photoshop cs2, but know-where near an expert. This book opened my eyes to all type of creative ideas. Read more
Published on July 29, 2008 by Shedrick Jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars CS2 Tips
This book is easy to follow. The step by step illustrated instructions are easy to follow. Great book!
Published on June 11, 2008 by Raymond E. Hunkins
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