From the Publisher
Al and Colin found they didn't have the space or time on their sites (actionfx.com and PhotoshopCafe.com) to pass on all their knowledge to visitors - people kept asking them for more, more, more... so here it is: more information, more effects, more tips... and lots more!
Photoshop has helped to create an army of devoted followers, not by being relatively easy to pick up, but by having a huge range creative options available to you once you have learned the basics. You can then let your imagination run wild...
With Foreword by Scott Kelby:
"One of the most powerful features of Photoshop, may be the effect it has on the people who use it. People who use Photoshop are hungry for information, they're hungry to learn the latest tricks, the hot new techniques, and that common interest has an amazing way of bringing like-minded people together."
From Reviewers on the book:
"This will prove invaluable to everyone who uses the program as it will improve productivity and increase their use of the program as will the entire book. This really is going to be a must have item in any designers/students/serious enthusiasts bag."
"...the lessons are very applicable to real world design issues."
"This is good nuts and blots information that enables us to get inside the program. I cannot imagine having too much of this kind of info."
"This is a fascinating trick, that you could spend ages with. It is really powerful and again explained really well. It makes you want to use it just because you can"
"Brilliant time saver. This book gets better and better"
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About the Author
A certified Photoshop addict and webmaster of Action FX Photoshop Resources (ActionFX.com), Al Ward
hails from Missoula, Montana. A former submariner in the U.S. Navy, Al now spends his time creating add-on software for Photoshop and writing on graphics-related topics. Al has been a contributor to Photoshop User Magazine
and a contributing writer on Foundation Photoshop 6
and Photoshop Most Wanted: Effects and Design Tips
, Inside Photoshop 6
and Special Edition Inside Photoshop 6
from New Riders. Al was also a panelist at the Photoshop World 2001 Los Angeles Conference, and contributes to the official National Association of Photoshop Professionals website as the actions area coordinator.Colin Smith
is an award-winning graphic designer who has caused a stir in the design community with his stunning photorealistic illustrations that he composes entirely in Photoshop. He is also founder of the popular PhotoshopCAFE web resource. He has won several design contests and awards including: first place, illustration, Photoshop World Guru Awards 2001, Los Angeles; finalist, Macworld Design Contest 2002, New York; and first Place, illustration, Photoshop World Guru Awards 2002, San Diego. Colin has coauthored six books for friends of ED, including From Photoshop to Dreamweaver
, Photoshop Most Wanted 2
, and Photoshop 7 Trade Secrets
. His latest book is How to Do Everything with Photoshop CS
(McGraw-Hill Osborne, 2003). Colin writes weekly columns for Planet Photoshop
and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals member site, and is a contributing writer for the Photoshop User
and Mac Design