Just wanted let everyone know and to say thank you to Lynette for producing an easy to follow, understand, extremely well organized and content filled book. Further I was super excited to see it already available for Kindle. Although I have had CS5 Master Suite for over a year now (*those who have learned this in the past know the curve)...I am just starting to finally rap my head around some of the finer points of CS5 Photoshop, Bridge (*of course mini bridge) and Lightroom 3. However I am still trying like a bald tired monster motored hot rod in the mud, to get moving on learning most of the rest of CS5 still (did I mention I have master suite), but Photoshop along with OnOne's Perfect Photo Suite, Topaz Labs Suite and Unified Colors Suites have been my primary focus.
Lynette, Your book will aid in my learning more than you may ever know. I was a top IT OP's/Deployment manager until a torn retina cost me most of my vision. That, coupled with other heath issues left me with little more than the taking/playing with a photo here & there and that is all I have left (yep - blind photographer, what a concept!). So this really has so far been and no doubt will continue to be a fun read, Again Thank You and as always - Cheers! Brad
This book, by far, is the very best Adobe Photoshop explanatory text. It compliments a basic text on Photoshop. Even for a beginner like me, this book offers so many ideas for the use of Photoshop. And, many ideas springboard off the lessons offered by this book.
I highly recommend any Photoshop user to get the book. You will grow and be better using Photoshop. Amazon, thank you for carrying the book. FYI, I just bought another copy.
It's so good it's almost interactive! Easy to understand & follow along with as well as a ton of tips & tools to learn with. The only thing I haven't seen yet is a section on creating seamless textures which is fairly easy to learn anyway. I purchased this book, being at an intermediate level in Photoshop, but it teaches so much more than that. Buy it, you won't be sorry!
Found this to be the best step-by-step guide yet to Photoshop CS5. I will certainly be on the lookout for other publications in this series. The tips and tricks described are essential to using CS5 and to good editing of photographs and they are all illustrated and described in an easy-to-follow method that eliminated frustration and unnecessary details that are great if one wishes to be 'learned' but not so good if one desires technical proficiency and excellence of outcome. Highly recommended.