- Paperback: 1120 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (March 5, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764541781
- ISBN-13: 978-0764541780
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 2.4 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,260,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Photoshop CS Bible 1st Edition
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“…impressive…an ideal reference point for CS users…” (Advanced Photoshop, November 2005)
“…a good starter for those serious about getting in to Photoshop…a sound one-off investment…” (British Journal of Photography, July 2004)
From the Back Cover
"Ive learned more from Dekes Photoshop Bible than any Photoshop book, ever."
Scott Kelby, President, National Association of Photoshop Professionals
"When someone asks me something I dont know about Photoshop, I tell them to go read the Photoshop Bible. It does something no other book does it tells you everything."
Russell Preston Brown, Senior Creative Director, Adobe Systems
World-renowned Photoshop expert and Hall of Famer Deke McClelland has earned more than 20 industry awards and written over 60 books on computer graphics and design with more than 3 million copies in print. Now, in this thoroughly updated edition of his international bestseller, McClelland shows you how to master every aspect of Photoshop CS from image-editing basics to new techniques for working with the File Browser, layer comps, Lens Blur, Match Color, the color replacement tool, customizable keyboard shortcuts, camera raw images, and more.
- Get creative with text on a path
- Give bad color the slip with the Match Color command
- Give images a colorful new look with the color replacement tool
- Create depth-of-field effects with the Lens Blur filter
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Unfortunately this book barely touched on the specific new areas of Photoshop that I wanted to learn about, despite having over 1000 pages! I also noticed that there are only about 16 actual color pages in the whole book. For those just learning how to use Photoshop, this lack of color examples could be a real drawback.
Frankly, notwithstanding the disingenuous reasoning of why NOT to provide quality color images (whether on CD or online), it would have been cheaper in the end to include a CD with the book and dispense with the color plates altogether. The lack of see-for-yourself images is particularly troublesome in the promising section on layer blending modes. Deke keeps on talking and talking, but after a while you give up with a bad headache because even the original layer arrangement isn't all that clear. Too bad, really - this would have been one of the most outstanding parts of the book.
The Bible becomes even more confusing when you learn that there's a professional version with exactly the same title (librarians just love that!) -- sort of like an Old and a New Testament. Unfortunately, now that I own both versions, there are indeed some differences (mostly omissions) between the two. Even so, there are huge sections that are almost verbatim repetitions of the Old Testament, other than for the high-quality paper and the on-page color images (yet even here the section on layer blends remains unfulfilling for lack of a CD to learn how the author got there). Worse, the tantalizing in-depth treatment of Adobe's Camera RAW plugin doesn't show up till near the end and, truthfully, isn't that greatly changed from the original (even the tea kettle illustration remains unchanged, other than for the color).
In all truth, McClellands "All-in-One" text that includes a CD and video strips may be not as complete as the Bibles, but you'll learn a lot more, and retain it much better.
All told: the Bible(s) remains the definitive Photoshop reference work, presented in readable style with a nice touch of gentle humor. As it stands, this is a great resource for intermediate to advanced users, and a great buy pound-for-pound, well worth the top five stars. Substituting a CD for the color plates would turn this already bright star into one heck of a super-Nova.
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Thank you Deke for your labor of love.