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Adobe Photoshop CS2 One-on-One Book Review,
This review is from: Adobe Photoshop CS2 One-On-One (Paperback)Title: Photoshop CS2 One-On-One Review
Author: Deke McClelland
Reviewer: Michelle LaRock
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Holding an aversion to any type of user manual as indecipherable and confusing, I have found "Adobe Photoshop CS2 One-on-One" by Deke McClelland to be an extremely user friendly and interesting way to learn more about my favorite program Photoshop.
The books is arranged into 12 logically ordered lessons, allowing the more experienced user to skip what it not needed and to hop ahead to new things to learn. I found this a wonderful way of setting the lessons up and I resent working through training books only to find that I could have written the lesson rather than taken the lesson. Consequently, this book is great for users at all skills levels
The easy to use enclosed CD makes the lessons vibrant and interesting. The sidebar, "Pearls of Wisdom" are excellent allowing the reader to pick up those pro tips we all wish we had someone around to explain and teach. Of course, you won't learn all you need to know about Photoshop in this book or any other, but the hands-on experience available in this book is just what I needed to learn. I've never been able to read a manual and figure out a program. Hands-on is the way to go for me so I found this book particularly helpful.
Perhaps those who learn by reading (as some of my colleagues do), will find this book frustrating, but it was just the ticket for me!