Photoshop CS2: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks 1st Edition

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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.

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  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.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Visual; 1 edition (November 28, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764588419
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764588419
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.6 x 10 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: #1,151,477 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.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Ron Aguirre on April 19, 2006
Format: Paperback
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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robert D. Morrison on April 3, 2007
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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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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Sam Johnson on January 28, 2006
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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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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Loretta Jones on April 9, 2006
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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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. McMillan on November 25, 2006
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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 By L. Dougherty on February 9, 2008
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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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By Shedrick Jenkins on July 29, 2008
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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. The tricks that are in this book are easy to follow, thanks to the step by step tutorial. The tricks that I thought i knew, thanks to this this book i found easier ways to complete a project with less time. If you are a beginner I strongly suggest this book. If you are an intermeidate I strongly suggest this book.

The only thing i wish is that they were actaully 100 tricks. Few tricks are your computer settings. A few other tricks are plug-ins, you must have plug-ins to complete about 5 or so tricks. This is nothing to worry about, because this book compensates for that.

You can not beat the price for this book! GREAT BUY
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Diaz on May 23, 2007
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I learned a lot with this book. Exremely easy to follow instructions, and great tips!
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