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on February 1, 2012
I'm really loving this book. I've been stumbling through teaching myself how to use Photoshop for years. Photoshop is like the human brain; most people only use about 10% of it. Now that I'm empty-nesting I decided to get serious. I'm taking a level II online class and was a little worried I might be somewhat behind in some areas. The instructor has this book on her list of recommended books so I bought it on my Kindle. I also bought an upgrade for $4.99 which allows me access to a website where I can get updates and download the photos used in the book for practice. The upgrade also allowed me to download a PDF version to my iPad which can be read in iBooks. Jumping around is NO problem! If I choose to check a reference I click a live link and I'm there. When I want to go back I click "Back to page xxx" and I'm right back where I want to be.
So far, I think it's perfect for a beginning or intermediate (which I consider myself) user. I've got the book right next to my computer and I test every new thing I come across until I'm comfortable with it. On the iPad I highlight and make notes just as I would in a paper textbook, but they're so much easier to find later!
The book is definitely filling the few small gaps between my experience and my online class and infinitely more. I foresee using it as a reference manual for a long time to come.
The Missing Manual is easy to read, easy to understand and easy to use (at least in e format). The light tone and humor add a great deal to what could otherwise be very dry and difficult. When I'm at work I can't wait to get home and play/learn more.
Thank you, Lesa!